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The arrival of the RG250 represented a new phase of Japanese engineering. It was, of course, quicker than the RD250LC, in fact it was just about as fast as the RD350LC (and it cost nearly as much, too). It was functional, using the extra stiffnes of box-section alloy instead of thinner-walled steel tubing and an engine which was, necessarily, peaky in order to achieve its performance.

It had good suspension, which worked very well despite the relatively low weight of the bike and it had a high build quality with lots of neat touches and well-made parts which made it nice to look at, nice to sit on and satisfying to use. Much of this was rare in any roadster, on a 250 it was unique. The later Mk2 and Mk3 models smoothed out some of the peakiness and grew a very stylish full fairing. The Gammas opened up a whole avenue of production racing, gave the Yamaha-based tuning flops a hard time and founded a new industry supplying cheap aftermarket bodywork which production racers could afford to crash.

Its cost was out of line with its capacity, but so was its performance, and nobody seemed to mind. People did mind the precarious sidestand and the pitiful tank range — usually less than 100 miles when used as intended.

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1983 Suzuki RG250 1983 Suzuki RG250
  • Liquid cooled, two stroke, parallel twin, reed valve
  • 45bhp @ 8500rpm
  • 6 speed
  • 35mpg
  • 131kg
  • Disc brakes
1984 Suzuki RG250 1984 RG250  
1984 Suzuki Yamma Gamma Suzuki Yamma Gamma
  • 1984 Suzuki mk1 RG chassis With Spondon swingarm.
  • RG500 wheels, upgraded brakes.
  • Revalvled forks with Ohlins progressive springs.
  • Race bodywork.
  • Stan Stevens tuned Yamaha ypvs 375 engine giving 70 bhp @ rear wheel.Totally rebuilt this year.
  • 34mm carbs
  • PVL ignition
1984 Suzuki RG250 Gamma WE 1984 Suzuki RG250 Gamma  
1986 Suzuki RG250 1986 RG250  
1986 Suzuki RG 250 Walter Wolf Suzuki RG 250 Walter Wolf
  • Liquid cooled, two stroke, parallel two cylinder, read valve induction
  • 49bhp @ 9500rpm
  • 114kg
  • 6 speed
1986 Suzuki RG250 1986 Suzuki RG250 Import.
1986 Suzuki RG250 Gamma Suzuki RG250  
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma 1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma More info..
1987 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Limited Edition.
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma RG250 Gamma  
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma Mk III Suzuki RG250 Gamma Mk III  
1988 Suzuki RG 250 R Gamma Suzuki RG 250 R Gamma  
1988 Suzuki RG250 Gamma 1988 Suzuki RG250 Gamma  
1988 Suzuki RG 250TV Wolf Suzuki RG 250TV Wolf  
1990 Suzuki RG250 1990 Suzuki RG250 The RGV250 ruled the 250cc two-stroke race-replica roost for most of the 1990s. First produced to replace the RG250 in 1989, the first RGV250, the K model, was an incredibly high-spec machine. A 90" V-twin two-stroke engine produced an amazing 48kW (65bhp), which was enough to make the featherweight RGV more exciting than most bikes two or even three times its capacity.
1990 Suzuki RG 250TV Wolf 1990 Suzuki RG 250TV Wolf  

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