Originally Posted by wombat7
I realize they are not street legal, but does anyone know what the going rate for one is and how much it would cost to make the bike street legal?
They are illegal. Period. Doesn't matter what you do to it
Since '86 in the US, two-strokes over 50cc are not legal for road use.
Now .... if you were to somehow get it titled, and find some place that would insure it ... you'd have a bike on the street ... still wouldn't be legal though
In all seriousness ... the RS250 Cup bikes sold in the US have a race wiring harness with no provision for lights. You would need to either get all the lights (including the headlight unit and the street fairing stay), the handlebar controls, and wiring harness from a Euro street version of the RS250, or wire up some sort of lights and switches yourself (including flasher relay). You'd also need the street upper or cut the racing upper that comes with the Cup bike. Or ... you could buy someone's Euro RS250 that they somehow got titled in the states which has all the running lights and switchgear.
We have a '92 NSR250 and a '93 RGV250 in the garage, both with US titles. The real problem is getting them insured. No insurance company with a clue will insure them because they know they are not legal in the US for road use. You end up having to ... be vague ... and find a small insurance company that will give you liability only. Or insure/tag them as something else ... also not exactly leagal.
They're nice collectors' pieces though, and in another few years I should be able to title/register them as vintage vehicles which will make things easier and maybe even sorta legal.