c.1976 Suzuki RV125 Van Van Frame no. JS1BT11100107317 Engine no. F447-108682
Lot 299
c.1976 Suzuki RV125 Van Van
Frame no. JS1BT11100107317 Engine no. F447-108682
Sold for £920 (US$ 1,546) inc. premium
Lot Details
c.1976 Suzuki RV125 Van Van
Frame no. JS1BT11100107317
Engine no. F447-108682
Suzuki first introduced the 'RV' series of 'all terrain' motorcycles in 1971, commencing with the 90cc RV90. Distinguished by its large-diameter 'balloon' tyres, the RV looked like a two-wheeled dune buggy and, if truth be told, was more of a fashion statement than practical off-roader. 50cc and 125cc versions followed in 1973, the smaller RVs being distinguished by their spine-type frames and the latter by its cradle chassis. The 'big' RV was powered by a de-tuned version of the TS125 trail bike engine producing 10bhp and driving via a five-speed gearbox. The subsequent arrival of three-wheeled ATBs and then quads spelled the end for the RVs, and production had ceased by the end of the 1977 season. With its low seat height and balloon tyres, this RV125 is a user-friendly machine for the novice rider as well as an economical choice for the daily commute. Offered with copies of Dutch registration documents, it would make a great bike for the back of your motorhome or for having fun on the beach. A total of 12,484 kilometres (approximately 7,700 miles) is displayed on the odometer. No reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • This machine dates from 2005, not c.1976 as stated in the catalogue. The frame number is JS1BT111100107317.
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