Suzuki RGV250: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki RGV 250 SP
Manufacturer
Production 1988 - 1997
Class Racing
Engine
Two stroke, V- twin, reed valve, liquid cooled
Bore / Stroke 55.9mm x 55.9mm
Compression ratio 7.3:1
Top Speed 202 km/h / 125 mph
Horsepower 61.02 HP (45.5 KW) @ 11000RPM
Torque 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Fuel System 2 x Mikuni TM34SS semi-flat carburetors
Ignition Pointless Electrical Ignition
Spark Plug NGK BR9ES
Transmission Gear box: 6-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Frame Twin spar, aluminum
Suspension Front: USD telescopic fork, 5-way adjustable with anti-dive, oil dampened
Rear: Full Floater, mono-shock, gas/oil damped, 7-way adjustable
Brakes Front: Double discs 300 mm
Rear: Single disc 210 mm
Front Tire 110/70-17
Rear Tire 140/60-18
Wheelbase 54.09 inches (1374 mm)
Length 79.29 inches (2014 mm)
Width 27.4 inches (696 mm)
Seat Height 29.69 inches (754 mm)
Weight 161.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.1 Liters / 12 US qt / 1.0 Imp qt
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki RGV 250 SP was a Two stroke, V- twin, reed valve, liquid cooled Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Suzuki in 1997. Max torque was 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 61.02 HP (45.5 KW) @ 11000 RPM. It could reach a top speed of 202 km/h / 125 mph.

Clearly based on the Suzuki's 500cc Grand Prix motor, the super sporting RGV250, with a claimed 58 bhp pushed the quarter liter class into a new dimension. Its performance often equaled or surpassed 400cc and larger machines. The RGV 250 was not available for sale in the United States. Aprilia's RS250 used the Suzuki RGV250's engine even after it was discontinued.

Engine[edit]

A 55.9mm bore x 55.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 249.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/70-17 front tire and a 140/60-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double discs 300 mm in the front and a Single disc 210 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a USD telescopic fork, 5-way adjustable with anti-dive, oil dampened while the rear was equipped with a Full Floater, mono-shock, gas/oil damped, 7-way adjustable. The wheelbase was 54.09 inches (1374 mm) long.

1997 Suzuki RGV 250 SP[edit]

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The RGV250 ran from 1987 to 1997, but they were only officially imported into the UK from 1989 (RGV250 K) to 1994 (RGV250 R). It was a crime against motorcycling when Suzuki decided not to bring the beautifully curvy 1996/97 RGVs to our shores (or the 1991 SP version), which included the fantastic limited edition SP model, complete with a dry clutch, ram air and 70 hp.

1989[edit]


1991[edit]

The SP (Japanese Model) comes with a Close ratio gearbox, Dry Clutch, Miukuni 34mm carbs and produce's around 65hp. Only 250 SP models were made.

1992 RGV250[edit]


Photos[edit]

Specifications[edit]

Model. Suzuki RGV 250 SP
Year 1988
Engine Type Two stroke, 90° V- twin, reed valve
Displacement 249 cc / 15.2 cu in
Bore X Stroke 56 x 50.6 mm
Compression 7.5 :1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Induction 2 x Mikuni VM32SS semi-flat carburetors
Ignition Pointless Electrical Ignition
Spark Plug NGK BR9ES
Battery 12V, 5Ah
Starting Kick
Max Power 35.7 kW / 49 hp @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 40 Nm / 4.1 kgf-m / 29.5 lb-ft @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6 Speed, constant mesh
Primary Reduction 2.565 (59/23)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.454 (27/11) / 2nd 1.625 (26/16) / 3rd 1.235 (21/17) / 4th 1.045 (23/22) / 5th 0.916 (22/24) / 6th 0.840 (21/25)
Final Drive Chain, DID520V2, 114 links
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 5-way adjustable with anti-dive, oil dampened
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension Full Floater, mono-shock, gas/oil damped, 7-way adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in
Front Brakes 2 x 290 mm Discs ,4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 210 mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 110/70-17
Rear Tire 140/60-18
Frame Twin spar, aluminum
Rake 26o
Trail 110 mm / 4.3 in
Dimensions Length: 2015 mm / 79.3 in Width: 695 mm / 27.4 in Height: 1065 mm / 41.9 in
Wheelbase 1375 mm / 54.1 in
Ground Clearance 120 mm / 4.7 in
Seat Height 755 mm / 29.7 in
Turning Radius 3.1 m / 10.2 ft
Lean Angle 58°
Dry Weight 128 kg / 282 lbs
Fuel Capacity 17 Liters / 4.5 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal
Oil Capacity 1.1 Liters / 12 US qt / 1.0 Imp qt
Consumption Average 7.8 L/100 km / 12.8 km/l / 30 US mpg / 36.0 Imp mpg
Standing ¼ Mile 12.9 sec / 160 km/ / 100 mph
Top Speed 202 km/h / 125 mph
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