(Gamma) is a high performance sports bike which had a great number of its features and design clues based on the Grand Prix technologies and ideas. It is a race-replica based on Suzuki
's 250cc GP
bikes from 1987 to 1998, the RGV Gamma V-2 racer. This motorcycle replaced the RG250 Gamma
, which employed an alloy frame with a two stroke
parallel twin engine. The bike produced over 50 bhp in a narrow power band between 8,000 to 11,000 rpm
. The dry weight ranged between (1989) to (later models) dry weight.
The top speed of a standard RGV250 is around . It has a 0- time of around 3.7 seconds.
This motorcycle's engine performance is not very inspiring at engine speeds under 7,000 rpm, due to the two stroke
engine power delivery of a relatively narrow power band
. However, once the engine is revved over 8,000 rpm, the power delivery characteristics effectively doubles, as is expected of a two stroke racing motorcycle.
Due to its light weight, engine characteristics and cornering capabilities, it is particularly suited to the track, compared to other motorcycles of similar engine capacity.
Model Designation and Power
All RGV250 models, with the exception of the Japanese domestic market's version (restricted to 40hp), make 50+ hp. The model designations are:
- VJ21:1988-1990: quoted power; 1988=58hp, 1989=59hp (90° V-Twin, i.e. the space between the cylinders)
- VJ22:1991-1996: quoted power; 1991=62hp (revised engine with more power, still 90°......