Hello from Cambridge, England - Suzuki Van Van 200 Forum
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Cambridge, England

A VanVan 125 owner from the UK. I have had this bike for a few years now, and much enjoyed it. There was a brief sale of the FI 200, but that stopped a couple of years ago, due to new EU emission laws. In fact the 125 ceased to be sold at the same time. Prior to that some 200s were imported, privately, from Japan and were carburettor versions; what we call grey imports. I do have designs on the newer 200 as it has a little more oomph !!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 11:29 PM
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EU doesn't like cleaner-burning FI bikes? Or are they not actually cleaner?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 01:05 PM
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The lack of ABS was another key factor which ended sales of the RV200 in Europe. From 2017 all EU newly registered road bikes over 125cc had to have ABS. I think Suzuki had a temporary waiver from this rule for the RV200, which allowed sales to continue to early 2018(?).
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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The VanVan 125 and 200 were what we call Euro 3 compliant. They were EFI.

Euro 4 came into effect on the 1 January 2016 for new models. Existing models could be sold for a further year. Euro 4 is more stringent on emissions, and, as Tigerjohn points out, also requires the use of ABS. I think I've got the dates right, but the upshot is that the VanVan, in either form, is not Euro 4 compliant.

Euro 5 comes into effect on the 1 January 2020 with a similar run out of one year for existing models.
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