• Sales begin in December 2014
RETRO VANVAN IN SA: The retro-styled Suzuki VanVan 125 will be available in SA in limited units from December 2014. Image: Suzuki
• Retro design
• Wide and spacious seat
• Lightweight handling, great economy
Suzuki's VanVan 125cc adventure motorcycle, originally manufactured in the 1970s and reintroduced in 2003, goes on sale in South Africa from December 2014, albeit in limited units.
The VanVan measures 2.1m long, 0.8m wide, 1.1m tall with a wheelbase of 1.3m. Its seat height is 0.7m, sports a 6.5 litre fuel tank and weighs 128kg.
The Suzuki VanVan 125 is priced at R32 995 and is sold with a one-year warranty.
'PRETTY COOL AND FUNKY'
Its fuel injection air-cooled four-stroke engine allows for "easy starting, instant throttle response and economical running". According to Suzuki, its VanVan is it the "ideal city commuter" and offers rubber-covered foot pegs and a low, wide seat.
Stuart Baker, motorcycle sales manager at Suzuki Auto SA, said: "The VanVan 125 is a practical runabout, which also happens to be pretty cool and funky.
"It's a proper motorcycle in every sense, but one with individuality and flair. It also offers plenty of room for a pillion rider, not to mention great economy which makes the VanVan live up to that old saying - 'the best things come in small packages'. Limited availability just adds to its appeal." The VanVan is available in white, red and black.