I have lost count of the number of stories told about riders losing control of their RGV250’s when hitting the famously unpredictable 2-stroke powerband.
Back in the 90’s the RGV 250 road racer were known to hold their own when compared with the likes of a 4 stroke 600.
My friend Peter once told me that he had actually flipped his 1989 Pepsi replica RGV on its head whilst trying to do a wheelie in front of friends. That would be hard to believe if it were any other 250cc motorcycle of that era, but we are talking 2-Strokes here and we would have to bust the powerband myth ourselves. So what did we do? We went out and bought one.
Here is a quote from an old Suzuki Sales brochure.
If you are looking from grandprix technology in a high performance sports bike, the RGV250 is the bike for you. This street machine incorporates many features taken directly from Team Suzuki’s Grand Prix-winning Gamma V4 racer. The exhilarating V-twin engine is fine tuned by Suzuki’s SAPC (Suzuki Advanced Power Control), a computerised engine management system. The front fork is inverted in racing style and the exhaust system is routed for maximum cornering clearance. You should experience the RGV250! – The closest bike to a Suzuki Grand Prix racer on the street
Oh yes, we have caught the 2-stroke bug.