Suzuki RGV250 is one of the most popular 250cc 2-stroke bike in the world. It is staged with other interesting machines like the Honda NSR250R and Yamaha TZR250SPR. This particular bike is RGV250K-L VJ21 that gives out 58PS at 11,000RPM. Made from the 1988 and all the way to 1990. It comes in iconic Suzuki blue and white colour that sets it apart from the competing bikes.
The engine fitted to this bike is a 2-cylinder 90-degree V-configuration in 2-stroke mode cycle. It is forward inclined at 20-degree for lower center of gravity. The crankshaft is 180-degree and made to be strong and compact. To reduce the friction from the piston to the wall of the cylinder block, SBC cylinder plating is applied to replace the conventional cast iron sleeves. SBC stands for Suzuki Boron Composite that plates the aluminium cylinder inner walls with a special alloy plating that consists of nickel and phosphor alloy carrying boron bromide. This reduces the friction and increases the durability of the piston rings. Continue reading “1988 Suzuki RGV250 – the closest thing you could get to a GP bike on the road in 80’s”
After looking for a bike model from Suzuki on Google, I found this interesting picture of the 2004 Suzuki Satria 120 R which is marketed in Indonesia. The bike bears a significant resemblance of the Yamaha 125Z.
The bike itself is equipped with great specs to begin with. We can see the use of the front and rear disc brake, monoshock rear suspension, 120cc lean-angle 2-stroke engine. The engine are able to push 15.5PS at 8,000RPM and 1.50kgmf at 7,000RPM. Transmission is checked with the 6-speed gearbox. The tyre is wide at 2.50-17 at the front and 2.75-17 at the rear. All that packaged in 101kg of total weight. Continue reading “2004 Suzuki Satria 120 R – 2-stroke power”
Ady Sevens shared the link about this Yamaha RX-Z modified to motocross style as seen on Mudah.my. This kind of mod is very unusual since most RX-Z are modded lightly just to make it street legal but powerful and fast. This one in motocross style are equipped with monoshock rear suspension and the exposed front suspension that it makes it looks very different. We can only see the RX-Z design cues from the unmistaken look of the fuel tank. Good mod bro!