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    Suzuki RGV 250, VJ21 Not VJ22 | eBay


    Just watched that end, was very tempted.
    I've seen a few two strokes go over the last couple of weeks for very reasonable prices.
    Of course there are still plenty advertised with silly prices but they're not selling, same adverts up for weeks.

    Same with cars, been watching Evo 9 & 10's and they've dropped a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    Suzuki RGV 250, VJ21 Not VJ22 | eBay


    Just watched that end, was very tempted.
    I've seen a few two strokes go over the last couple of weeks for very reasonable prices.
    Of course there are still plenty advertised with silly prices but they're not selling, same adverts up for weeks.

    Same with cars, been watching Evo 9 & 10's and they've dropped a lot.
    No mate, that's a VJ21. No interest at all, surprised to see they're going for silly money now too.

    VJ22 and the elusive 23 are the ones you want

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    I wish aprilia would actually make that v4 400cc they mutter about now and again - people would love a smaller cc pure sports bike I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    Suzuki RGV 250, VJ21 Not VJ22 | eBay


    Just watched that end, was very tempted.
    I've seen a few two strokes go over the last couple of weeks for very reasonable prices.
    Of course there are still plenty advertised with silly prices but they're not selling, same adverts up for weeks.

    Same with cars, been watching Evo 9 & 10's and they've dropped a lot.
    You regularly say that your 600SS Duke was the most fun you ever had. Add 30bhp, no weight and that will give you a 696 Monster which you could have for the summer, garage over winter sell it on and have the whole experience cost you less than 500...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slothbear View Post
    I wish aprilia would actually make that v4 400cc they mutter about now and again - people would love a smaller cc pure sports bike I think
    I agree.
    I still get called a variety of interesting names for trying to go from the RS to the RSV.

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    No, no, no!
    It's gotta be the sexy banana shaped swingarm version
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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    No mate, that's a VJ21. No interest at all, surprised to see they're going for silly money now too.

    VJ22 and the elusive 23 are the ones you want
    Whats wrong with the VJ21?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    Whats wrong with the VJ21?
    Nothing wrong with it per we, just not as desirable as any of the others. I guess it's the RWU forks and box section swing arm that places it firmly in the eighties. Engine is still a corker but you'd want to tart up the suspension, perhaps if you wanted to be ironic, with a banana swing arm and USD forks from a VJ22....

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    Ive owned 2 VJ22's and sold them both.... Seriously regretted not keeping at least one of them..


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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    Suzuki RGV 250, VJ21 Not VJ22 | eBay


    Just watched that end, was very tempted.
    I've seen a few two strokes go over the last couple of weeks for very reasonable prices.
    Of course there are still plenty advertised with silly prices but they're not selling, same adverts up for weeks.

    Same with cars, been watching Evo 9 & 10's and they've dropped a lot.
    With hindsight and all that......

    I always wanted an RS250 or RGV but left it too late. My normal budget for shed toys is about 800 and the days of an RGV or RS being in that bracket are long gone.

    Luckily, I did pick a few up over the years. A TDR250 with 11,000 genuine miles but the wrong body work which cost 1000 in 2002, a couple of NSR125's and recently a couple of TZR250's, a 1KT and a 2MA for under 800.

    The German 2MA, bought 2 years ago, was a bit of a bargain. It had TSR graphics on the fairing which put people off, the owner had no idea that they weren't correct and had been put on for a joke (The TSR is the pocket bike designed to look like a TZR250). For 780 + 10 for the correct TZR250 graphics, I got a standard 2MA which had just been rebored to 0.5mm oversize and in good condifion. It now has the 1KT front indicators and rear light unit, wit the originals kept on the shelf.

    There are still a few out there worth looking out for. I always look in the local papers for barn finds, like where the son has moved out years ago and left Dad to get rid of his old 2 stroke. There is little chance of a bargain on the Interent because so many people are looking now.

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    A friend of mine had a VJ23 SP with 1200 miles on the clock..totally standard and mint. He was sold it by a lady who had it in her shed..not quite sure on the story behind it. He brought it for 1200 not being at all clued up on how much it was worth..it sold for 5500 when he did realise what it was worth!. Really bummed out and should have offered him 2k for it..and then sold it myself..doh!

    Mind you didnt run as had been stood for so long so needed a fair bit of work.
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    That's quite nice, and reminds me of my KR-1S which sold for 1200 in far less clean and original condition. If I was after a pocket rocket to ride (as opposed to polish and keep on the mantlepiece) something like that would be high on my list, as quick and nimble as the later models and a lot less money.
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    The 21 has appeal to some, maybe not as much as the 22 or 23 but that sounded like a good price for a reasonable bike. There will always be bargain biikes in winter.

    I think Evos have been hit by rising fuel prices, like E46 M3s.


    I regret selling my tidy TDR250 for about 1500 quid but I couldn't have kept it all these years.
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    I can't quite believe the location of that front plug cap.

    I don't get the whole 2t thing. Less performance, more maintenance, more fuel and he expensive oil as well. Just get a fast 400 or a slow 600.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    I don't get the whole 2t thing. Less performance, more maintenance, more fuel and he expensive oil as well. Just get a fast 400 or a slow 600.
    Totally different riding experience though. The feeling as it hits the powerband is......EPIC. It is everything, all you ride/live for. In comparison a 4 just doesn't cut the mustard. Plus add in the fact that no standard 4 stroke is going to be anything like as light which counts in the twisties.

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