Post Sale Update: This SRV sold for the BIN of $3,750.
Never officially sold in the US, the SRV250 was Yamaha’s baby cafe racer a la the Honda GB500. The seller is not aware of another example in the US, and neither am I. I hope the next owner keeps it as-is and avoids the temptation of turning it into a cafe. It’s just too unique in the States.
The SRV (besides being a “Soulful V-Twin” as shown in the picture above) features the 250cc V-Twin from the Virago cruiser. Yamaha gave the motor dual carbs and a different cam which bumped power from 21 to 27 horsepower, and gave it some pretty nifty styling.
This example is said to be nearly stock, though it features a Supertrapp slipon exhaust, aftermarket bar/grips, and braided steel brake lines. The seller says the bike was legally imported from japan and it has a current Arizona title in good standing, registered into 2017. The bike was recently given a full service which included a carb rebuild and new spark plugs/fuel lines/oil and front brake fluid. The bike “runs perfect” but you’ll want to replace the tires, chain/sprockets, and grips in the not-too-distant future.
Find this rare little Yammie for sale in San Jacinto, California with a BIN of $3,750 or best offer
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