Suzuki RV125 L6 Van Van

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A cult legend Suzuki RV125 L6 Van Van 125 with just 777 miles and one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Gloss painted tank, side panels and mudguards, satin black front shocks, wide chrome handlebars, chrome cup indicators, soft pattern grips, compact 60/55W headlamp, matt black headlight casing with chrome bezel, rear combination light, grab bar/luggage rack, wide generously cushioned seat, rubber covered large-sized footpegs, fuel injection, electric start, engine kill switch, speedometer, neutral indicator.  Dealer options; Datatag Master Security Scheme.

EXTERIOR
Instantly relatable to urban cruisers, farm hands and surfers alike with low pressure balloon tyres perfect for loose ground, the iconic Suzuki ‘Van Van’ has earned a cult following since first launch in 1972 and re-introduction in 2003.  Finished in factory Solid Black, (Code 019), to the tank, side panels and mudguards, the paintwork is excellent and commensurate with the incredibly low miles with only light hairline marks to the mudguards.  All factory decals, stickers and labels are present and correct and the satin black/chrome shocks and chrome bars are perfect and match the classic retro looks this bike exudes.  Identification and information plates and stock frame number stamping are clearly legible.  All mirrors, light clusters, rubbers and other trim is preserved like new.  The large generously cushioned seat in black with white piping is comfortable, stylish and in perfect order.  The ultimate beach bike and great fun for the learner legal rider.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Using the bulletproof Suzuki 125cc 4-stroke single cylinder SOHC unit featuring fuel injection, power output equates to 12hp and 9.8Nm maximum torque.  Weighing just 128kg, this lightweight machine performs and sounds as good as it looks.  The engine and all ancillaries are exposed ‘naked’ in all their pristine glory.  Modern motorcycle features such as electric start and fuel injection allow ease of use and the 6-speed one down five up gearbox performs perfectly and is very easy to use.  Awesome fun!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The large 14in front and 18in rear chrome wheels with stainless steel spokes look superb with the huge balloon rear tyre perfect for sand plugging.  The factory Dunlop K180 tyres of size 130/80-18 and 180/80-14 with deep nobbly tread are virtually as new.  Slightly tarnished wheel spokes will only be noticed by the hyper-critical and this does not detract from the overall condition.  A combined front disc and rear drum brake system offers fantastic stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 19th April 2017 by Suzuki Main Dealers, Fraser’s of Gloucester, this example was purchased by the one and only owner, Miss Sophie Fishpool.  Having covered just 777 miles from new, this example is very close to a new machine but with a large saving from list price!  The history file consists of the original plastic wallet containing the service book stamped by the supplying dealer along with user manuals and Datatag documentation pack.  The V5 registration document lists no former keepers and there are two original keys, the spare still wrapped in its protective sheath and an original Suzuki Street range brochure.  A hugely fun, retro and iconic motorbike, the perfect blend of classic looks and modern capability.

HPI Clear.

Suzuki Carry Minibus

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A super rare Suzuki Carry 8-seater Minibus with 35,894 miles and one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Twin-side loading doors, driver’s airbag, front door impact bars, collapsible steering column, front crumple zone, electric power steering, central locking to all doors, tinted glass, locking fuel cap, halogen headlamps, headlamp adjust, high level brake light, heated rear window, rear wash/wipe, mud flaps, glovebox, cab vinyl floor covering, coin case, ticket holder, three forward facings rear seats, three rear facing rear seats, three-point seat belts to all eight seats.

EXTERIOR
Part of the increasingly popular and highly collectable Japanese micro-van following, this delightful and ultra-rare Suzuki Carry is a genuine factory built eight-seater minibus that seems to defy the laws of space! Finished in Suzuki Superior White, (Code 26U), the paintwork looks fantastic with a bright uniform finish with some cosmetic remedial work undertaken. Light markings are visible but remarkably, the thin factory panels are very straight and damage free, and the common areas with weakness on used and abused examples are entirely solid. All trim sections are excellent and the supplying Suzuki dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain. Furthermore, the door shuts display factory build sticker and service labels. This cheeky yet capable microbus cannot fail to amuse!

INTERIOR
The interior of this super example is clean and very well preserved. The eight-seat configuration consists of twin facing rear benches to seat six and two front seats, all with three-point seatbelts factory fitted. The grey cloth trimmed seats, (Code GR), are clean with no wear, damage or sagging. The simplistic yet chirpy cabin space will allow for much comedy with a full load of family or friends who will have little option other than to ‘budge up’ snugly! The fragile interior trim and plastics are immaculate, commensurate with the low mileage, and all controls and function operate perfectly. The original vinyl cab floor covering can be lifted easily to inspect the cab floor which is incredibly well preserved, as are the usually rust prone front steps and inner arches. A perfect city people mover!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The simple and robust G13BB four-cylinder 16v 1298cc engine features multi-point EFI fuel injection developing a lively 77bhp and 101Nm or torque, plenty of power in such a lightweight vehicle. The top speed and 0-60mph are entirely passenger dependant, but however long it takes will be guaranteed fun! This wonderful little engine offers simplicity and economy with both front seats easily tilted to allow complete access to the engine compartment with all stickers and plates intact, and the chassis number stamped into the floor. The original jack and wheel brace are correctly stored in the front compartment. The five-speed gearbox has a short throw and is light and precise. A highly amusing driving experience!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard 13in steel wheels in factory light grey are in very good order and all centre caps are present, unusual as most tended to fly off on the way out of the dealership! The 155/80 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining and excellent rubber condition. Dual circuit servo assisted brakes feature ventilated front discs and rear drums.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Suzuki Main Dealer Riding & Co of Preston, this example was registered new on 25th June 2002 and has covered just 35,894 miles with one business owner. Registered new to nursery company, Busy Bee Holdings Ltd, the business name and registration changed to Busy Bees in 2013. Used for light duties carrying nursery age children, this versatile vehicle doubles up as a van with the rear seats easily removed and re-fitted with simple bolt fixings.

The original vehicle literature wallet houses the stamped service book and all handbooks, supplements, radio guide and even the business cards of the dealership staff! Completing the history file is an original sales brochure, printed maintenance record and two sets of keys. This clever micro people mover ingeniously accommodates eight people and is guaranteed to attract interest and amazement at shows!

HPI Clear.

Suzuki Swift 1.0GL

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A charming Suzuki Swift 1.0GL with just one owner and 9,427 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Immobiliser, side impact protection beams, child-proof rear door locks, adjustable front seatbelt anchorage, halogen headlights, rear wash/wipe, high level third brake light, heated rear window, safety glass all round, water temperature gauge, rev counter, key-in warning chime, lights on warning chime, 4-speed air flow control, 3-position interior light, separately folding rear seat backs, luggage compartment mat.  Dealer accessories; PYE CCE500 stereo cassette.

EXTERIOR
This delightfully humble Suzuki Swift has covered an incredibly low 9,427 miles from new in the hands of just one owner!  The factory original Superior White paintwork, (Code 26U), is preserved in excellent order to boast a bright uniform shine, thanks to strict garage storage from new and the unusually low miles covered.  All factory panels are straight and free from damage, and only light markings can be seen including a touched in scratch to the boot lid and small mark to the driver’s door edge being worthy of mention.  All trim sections are fully intact and the bumpers are excellent with no scuffs.  The supplying dealer number plates remain fitted.  A rare surviving example preserved in incredible condition.

INTERIOR
The interior of this exceptionally low mileage Swift is virtually as new.  The original Blue Grey, (Code GR), seat trim is pristine and displays no wear whatsoever and the grey carpeting is perfect having been protected from new by two sets of overmats.  The grey plastic door cards are hard wearing and show only light scratches to the driver’s side front.  The perfect fascia houses fully functional equipment including the optional PYE CCE500 stereo cassette, and the polypropylene steering wheel and gear knob displays prominent veins found only on very low mileage examples.  The boot area is spotlessly clean with original luggage mat and parcel shelf fully intact.  A refreshingly basic yet functional interior, a stark contrast to today’s tech-loaded cars!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Suzuki’s ingenious G10A three-cylinder inline engine with single-point fuel injection, this lively powerplant is surprisingly nippy and emits a rather sporty rasp under load!  Power output is quoted at an ample 52bhp at 5700rpm and 76Nm torque at 3300rpm.  The engine bay is clean and displays factory plates, stickers and chassis stamping.  Benefitting from a 5-speed manual gearbox, this low mileage example has a tight gearchange and fuss-free top gear cruising manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard steel wheels wear the dealer fitted hubcaps in good condition and all tyres are the factory fitted Michelin MXT 155/70 R13 including the unused spare wheel.  Whilst displaying masses of tread, tyre renewal prior to regular use may be a wise safety precaution.  The spare wheel is housed underneath the immaculate plywood boot floor alongside the original toolkit and jack.  Even the paper factory build sticker in the boot has survived intact!  Active front ventilated disc brakes bring the car up straight and steady.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 30th June 1997 by Suzuki Main Agents, Autocar of Nottingham, this remarkable Suzuki Swift has covered a fully verified 9,427 miles from new with just one owner!  The history file contains both the original order form and sales invoice for £5,495 made out to Mr Edwin Smith, who upon retirement purchased it as a dealer pre-registered car when it was just four weeks old and had covered 11 miles.  Mr Smith was a traditional gentleman of senior years who was conscientious about vehicle maintenance, and even affixed notes in the engine compartment to highlight oil dipstick location and a reminder to cover the belt when checking the oil, presumably to avoid drips!  Virtually every MOT certificate dating back to the very first enables the mileage to be fully tracked and verified.  Furthermore, the Suzuki Driver Information wallet holds the service book with factory build sticker, handbooks and radio guide.  Competing the history file are invoices, welcome letter from Suzuki, two sets of Suzuki keys and an original sales brochure.

A delightful entry level classic with dare to be different kudos.  This is quite possibly the lowest mileage example left and will certainly put a smile on your face!

HPI Clear.

Suzuki RGV250P VJ22

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A race-bred UK Suzuki RGV250P VJ22 in superb original condition.

EQUIPMENT
Aluminium-alloy double cradle frame, light weight high rigidity DC-ALBOX main tube, link-type rear suspension, double braced swing arm, racer-styled cowling brace, racerlike wide seat, pillion seat, lockable under-seat storage, lockable fuel tank, steering lock, rectangular double tail light, aerodynamic rear view mirrors, dual right side exhaust pipes, Automatic Exhaust Timing Control (AETC), Suzuki Advanced Power Control (SAPC), Multiple Digital Ignition System (MDIS), Ram Air cooling system, race-proven inverted front fork, extensive side faring, front cowling incorporating windshield, tachometer, temperature gauge, parking lights.

EXTERIOR
The lightweight race-inspired RGV250 series offered an exciting 250cc streetbike package with many features and performance developments taken from the Team Suzuki RGV Gamma racebike.  Finished in the original combination of Black Metallic, (Code 6BY), with Purple decals, the paintwork is absolutely factory original and presents well.  Light aging to the finish can be seen and the factory fitted decals are fully intact.  Beautifully preserved, all farings and trim sections are in excellent condition and factory identification plates, stickers and labels remain fitted.  The chassis inscription and stamping on the frame and stock respectively are clearly visible to easily affirm the matching numbers credentials.  A wonderfully unmolested example and a fantastic testament to the Team Suzuki Grand Prix legend.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Based squarely on the RGV Gamma power plant, the two stroke water cooled V-Twin unit was redesigned by Suzuki for the 1993 model year, (Year Code P), with the most notable alteration being 90° to 70° between the cylinders.  The 249cc unit develops a manufacturer quoted 62hp at 11,000rpm, and as expected with a two-stroke racing motorcycle, the narrow power band above 8,000rpm effectively doubles the power delivery characteristics.  The original factory twin pipes have the Suzuki part number stampings clearly visible.  The 6-speed one down five up transmission features a wet multi-plate type clutch and operates effortlessly.  Widely considered at the time to be as close to a racing bike as possible.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Hollow three spoke 17” cast-aluminium wheels are lightweight and rigid and remain in unrestored factory black with quality Bridgestone BT45 110/70 R17 and BT96 150/60 R17 tyres fitted front and rear respectively.  The high performance braking system features enlarged 300mm dual front discs with the correct Tokico callipers and a single 210mm rear disc.

HISTORY FILE
The RGV250 ran from 1987 to 1997, but they were only officially imported into the UK from 1989 (RGV250 K) to 1994 (RGV250 R).  This rare genuine UK (RGV250 P) example was registered new on 20th August 1993 by Suzuki main agents Bridge Motorcycle World to first owner Mr Jason Chandler.  Having covered 15,882 miles prior to being put into dry storage in 2010, this enthusiast owned bike has since been on display and formed part of an impressive motorcycle collection, a 50+ assortment of classic bikes.  The original Suzuki service record with factory build sticker intact has been kept in the history file along with invoices and many MOT certificates from the pre storage period.  The original key and Suzuki fob has been kept.  One of the best unrestored UK examples there is and something for the Suzuki enthusiast or 80’s/90’s sports motorcycle collector to behold.

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Suzuki GSX-R750 SP

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An ultra-rare homologation Suzuki GSX-R750 SP, one of 200 produced.

EQUIPMENT
Box-section alloy double cradle frame, extensive side faring, front cowling incorporating windshield, 43mm upside down telescopic fork, monoshock rear suspension gas/oil dampened, 4x40mm Mikuni flatside carburettors, CDI electronic ignition, pillion seat, twin grab handles, magnesium engine components, lockable fuel tank, steering lock, aerodynamic rear view mirrors, 4 into 2 into 1 right side exhaust pipe, tachometer, temperature gauge, parking lights, engine cut off switch, high beam headlight + pass function, trip recorder.  Accessories; Single seat cowling, spare pillion seat.

EXTERIOR
The world of superbikes requires no introduction to the Suzuki GSX-R series of limited-edition production racers, and the 750 SP (Sport Production) stands to remain the most special.  A minimum of 200 road-going bikes were required for World Superbike homologation, of which 150 and 50 were destined for the German and French markets respectively, whereas Suzuki GB ordered none!  Just six bikes managed to make their way to the UK, with this example being Spectrum Blue Metallic, (Code 1MJ).  The paint finish is simply outstanding with all faring and trim in near perfect order.  Incredibly, the unique original decals have been preserved and carefully lacquered over for future protection.  All identification markers including the stock and frame chassis inscriptions, build plate and factory stickers such as the tyre information guide, remain intact.  The standard blue pillion seat remains in addition to a super rare single seat cowling, both in perfect condition.  An exceptionally rare example of this legendary road-going racer.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 749cc liquid cooled DOHC 16v inline four-cylinder engine features unique components to the SP model, including the 40mm Mikuni flatside carburation.  A power output of 105bhp at 11,500rpm and 55lb.ft of torque at 9250rpm enables a tested top speed of 160mph and 0-60mph in 4.38 seconds!  Furthermore, the exhaust system was completely redesigned from standard WR model with a four-into-two-into-one stainless steel system with the bore increased from 31.8mm to 35mm.  Finally, the six-speed close-ratio gearbox features deeper cut, hardened gears with very tall first gear, and gears two to six closely-spaced to facilitate rapid acceleration.  The bike is mechanically excellent and aside from the exhaust can, totally standard.  Widely considered at the time to be as close to a racing bike as possible.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Lightweight hollow three spoke 17” cast-aluminium wheels present beautifully with quality correctly sized Michelin Pilot Power 2 CT tyres fitted new in 2014.  The high-performance braking system features two 320mm front disc brakes with six-piston Tokico callipers and 280mm rear disc with twin-piston Tokico calliper.

HISTORY FILE
With Suzuki UK deciding not to import any of the 200 road bikes produced for World Superbike homologation, it was decided by renowned Paul Denning of Crescent Suzuki to source six examples from the 150 bikes supplied to the German market.  All six were registered to Crescent Suzuki and with a price tag of an eye-watering £10,400 compared £7,900 for a standard GSX-R750WR, the appeal in addition to improved performance was of course the extreme rarity.  First registration by Crescent Suzuki was on 21st March 1994.

This example was registered on the Suzuki GB system on 27th April 1994 and was the third of the six bikes, with matching engine numbers, as confirmed in an email from Tim Davies, Aftersales and Marketing Co-ordinator of Suzuki GB PLC.

In late 2014, Simon Turner, a GSX-R enthusiast and vintage clock mender by profession with a natural eye for precision, purchased the bike knowing the rarity and huge importance of the model.  To his delight, upon first viewing he realised it was the exact bike used in an edition of Superbike Magazine dated from 1994 when the model was released, a pristine copy of which is in the history file.  Also in the history file is a copy of the December 2015 edition of Practical Sportsbikes, whereby the complete strip down and meticulous rebuild by Simon Turner is featured.  This non-compromising restoration undertook every aspect to ensure this example almost as good as new, an aim he has certainly achieved.  His eye for provenance and detail even extended to replicating the Crescent Suzuki stickers to the front cowling.  Furthermore, the incredible history file includes a DVD with a complete documented and photographic log of the restoration with 100’s of before, during and after images to enjoy.  A certificate in the history file verifies the speedometer change from the original kilometers to miles, whereby a professional company matched the mileage to the km covered at the time of conversion, another wonderful example of attention to detail.  Furthermore, the history box file contains many invoices and literature relating to the bike and its maintenance, including work undertaken by respected Padgett’s of Batley Ltd.  An almost unrepeatable opportunity for the Suzuki collector wanting the ultimate fully useable showpiece.

HPI Clear.