Suzuki give the VanVan a 75cc boost for 2016

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

The Suzuki VanVan gets 50 more cc but one less gear for 2016

The iconic, small capacity, retro Suzuki VanVan gets a brand new engine for 2016, taking its displacement up from 125cc to 200c but one less gear. It's now a 5-speed, not a 6-speed bike.

It remains as an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder lump with the emphasis on low-to-mid range power.

The learner-friendly machine also retains its classic looks and uber comfortable and wide seat, spot on for both rider and passenger. And at just 770mm high, same as the 125cc, it’s a viable option for the shorter or less confident rider.

To soak up the pot holes and man holes, 33mm-innner-tube telescopic front forks and single-shock absorber rear suspension with 130mm of wheel travel combine with an 18-inch 130/80 front tyre on an aluminum-rim wheel and extra-wide 14-inch 180/80 rear tyre.

A headless model tries the VanVan 200 out for size

Front disc brake with two-piston caliper and rear drum brake provide braking power to match its 70’s looks. Thankfully the VanVan 200 only weighs 182kg, wet.

A slim shaped 6.5-litre fuel tank will be enough for short commutes and town riding while a white on black, glow-in-the-dark speedo also adds to its retro feel.

The original Suzuki VanVan, aka RV125, was an air-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke built between 1972 – 1982 and was also available in 50cc, 75cc and 90cc. The current 125cc, four-stroke model launched in 2003 and is available as part of the current range at £3199.

The VanVan 200 will be available in three colour options: Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Mat Fibroin Grey or Solid Black.

VanVan 200 is available in three colour optionsVanVan 200 is available in three colour options

Price, availability ad power figures are set to be released imminently. Stay tuned to Bike Social as we report live from the Milan Motorcycle Show.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Overall Length

2,140 mm

 

Overall width

865 mm

Overall height

 

1,125 mm

Wheelbase

 

1,385 mm

 

Ground clearance

220 mm

Seat height

 

770 mm

 

Curb mass

128 kg

 

Engine type

4-stroke, 1-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC

Bore x stroke

 

66.0 mm x 58.2 mm

 

Engine displacement

199 cm3

Compression ratio

 

9.4 : 1

Fuel system

Fuel injection

Starter system

Electric

Lubrication system

Wet-sump

Transmission

5-speed constant mesh

Suspension

Front

Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear

Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped

Rake / trail

26° / 91mm

Brakes

Front

Disc brake

Rear

Drum brake

Tires

Front

130/80-18M/C 66P, tube type

Rear

180/80-14M/C 78P, tube type

Ignition system

Electronic ignition (Transistorized)

Fuel tank capacity

6.5 L

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