1991 Suzuki RGV250M

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

What’s the story? It’s been off the road since 1996 and spent most of its life in the back of a garage. Cir­cum­stances meant it was laid up when I moved from Devon to Lon­don and then I just never had the time to do any­thing with it. In the pics it’s get­ting its first clean since the ’90s; there’s quite a lot of patina but most of it seems to be just sur­face stuff.

Progress so far? For­tu­nately, it’s spent its whole life in a dry garage so it’s not suf­fered too badly. I’m go­ing to have to re­paint the body­work and ap­ply new stick­ers. It won’t be Suzuki orig­i­nal qual­ity but should still look fine. In my in­fi­nite wis­dom af­ter bin­ning it years ago, I thought the bike would look good in red. Id­iot. I still have an un­painted NOS fair­ing to go on plus the rest of the body­work, all of which will be re­turned to blue and white.

What’s next? It should be back on the road for this sum­mer hope­fully to join our posse of NC30, CBR400RR and FZR400.

DEP muf­flers al­ways a wel­come ad­di­tion (blue too)

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