Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fat Tire Enduro Trial Revival Suzuki RV 200 VanVan Mini Adventure

Suzuki Updated the Fat Tire VAN VAN, FULL of potential for fun.

The Suzuki RV-200 Van Van clearly shows the potential in modern dual sport / adventure bikes with fuel injection and moderately fat tires.

Aside from stock commuter applications it has the potential to be a great super light  supermoto.. Think Sumo bike on rails.

It would make an excellent weekend camping trail bike or even a hobbyist trails bike for going slow over the rough stuff.

Beginner bike possibilities abound since it's low seat height and light weight would not intimidate. With the right tires and suspension mode the Suzuki Van Van could even evolve into a fair dualsport enduro cross trainer where speed is not the answer but traction is king.

Here's some comments on the Van-Van:
"retro enduro styling"
"It's now a 5-speed, not a 6-speed bike."
air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder lump with the emphasis on low-to-mid range power."
with just 30.3 inches (770mm) seat height, same as the 125cc, it’s a viable option for the shorter or less confident rider.

"33mm-innner-tube telescopic front forks"'aluminum wheel rims"
18-inch 130/80 front tyre"
14-inch 180/80 rear tyre""200 only weighs 282lbs (128kg), wet."

" 1.7 gallon (6.5-litre) fuel tank""projected to cost$4544 (£3199) at current exchange rates"
"The VanVan 200 will be available in three colour options: Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Mat Fibroin Grey or Solid Black."


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 cc
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
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

VW Van in the dirt.. Not an Enduro VanVan

Suzuki RV 125 VanVan on  Wikipedia