This bike is the perfect platform for a unique cafe Racer. Honda built these VTR 250s from 1988 until 1990. this is the most desirable and final model of the series. they went from a 16" front wheel up to a 17 with a full disc brake that stops and handles very well .
I would throw away the tank and sell off the stock upper fairing, fairing stay, gauges and headlight and put a classic round simple one on it. You can buy a bump stop seat and tank and lights off of e Bay for a few 100 bucks. It has new tires, straight chassis and suspension, just cosmetic damage.
These V-Twin motors are the only ones that were in that configuration ,vs the other smaller sport bikes that were single cylinders , or parallel twins. This has as a unique throaty growl to it that is different from all the others. They are soaring in value in stock condition if you chose to buy the original panels off eBay and re do it that way. At Addams autocycle we have 40 years in business an a plus rating with the BBB and credit cards are accepted