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There are basically 3 different models of the RGv250. The first model is the VJ21 (K/L models). It has 2 stage powervalves but they were prone to breaking and dropping into the engine although they are probably better than the later VJ22. The VJ21 is the lightest of the rgvs. It has an 18" rear wheel although a 17" from the Vj22 fits with the spacers. The bike is probably the peakiest of the bikes. Pic below:



The next model was the VJ22 (m/n/p/r/s/t) All these models are essentially the same bike. The main changes to the VJ21 were upside down forks, 17" rear wheel, 3 stage powervalves, different bodywork and extra weight! The M and N model had banana swinging arms while the later bikes had the braced swinging arm. The M model had a wider rear seat and the smaller 4mm pins in the powervalves that caused so much trouble. The front and rear subframes are steel on these. The P model onwards is basically the same bike with colour changes, they have 5mm rock and roll pins in the powervalves but this still didnt cure the problem.



The VJ23 sp is probably the best of the bikes but is not a very common sight on the road or track. The engine is a 70 degree v twin. It has electric start, lighter wheels, dry clutch as standard and a new type swinging arm. These bikes cured the problems with the powervalves.

 

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the vj21 in pepsi colours is gorgeous.
 

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i will show you my vj23 one day
 

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nothing gay about that bike, lol. its a gangsta pink so its ok.
 

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Very helpful. Which engine did the RS250 use, VJ22 Im guessing. You say the VJ23 has electric start!
I heard aprilia stopped making RS250 cause because Suzuki stopped making RGV250, but how come Aprilia never had any RS250 with electric start? I really hate my kickstart, rattles to sh*t every time I ride.

Can you also give a description of the Honda NSR250 models? Also confused about em, all I know is the one with the single swinger looks best IMO.
 

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the rs uses the vj22 engine with different heads and ignition i believe. the nsr with the single sided swingarm in the mc28 and is quite rare.
 

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because when aprilia started using the engine suzuki had finished using the vj22 engine and had just designed the vj23 so im guessing wanted to keep the better engine for themselves to use in a bike which is better than the rs250.
 

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Oh. So aprilia slightly modified the VJ22 making it better but Suzuki made a VJ23 which was better than their 22. So which engine is better the revamped Aprilia VJ22 or the Suzuki VJ23?
Imagine if Aprilia got their hands on the VJ23!
 

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the vj23 engine is better and overall a better bike than the rs250. in my eyes the vj23 is the best production 250 2t ever made.
 

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Why didnt Aprilia ever use the VJ23 seeing that it is the best engine and has electric start?
Because Suzuki wanted to sell all the old stock they had left over.

Oh. So aprilia slightly modified the VJ22 making it better but Suzuki made a VJ23 which was better than their 22. So which engine is better the revamped Aprilia VJ22 or the Suzuki VJ23?
Imagine if Aprilia got their hands on the VJ23!
Aprilia didnt make the VJ22 engine any better. The VJ23 is a better engine, it makes more midrange power, sorts out the problems with the powervalves and has the dry clutch as standard


in my eyes the vj23 is the best production 250 2t ever made.
Considering that the VJ23 holds most of the production 250 records in Japan it would appear that is true.
 

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Can you also give a description of the Honda NSR250 models? Also confused about em, all I know is the one with the single swinger looks best IMO.
Best bet is to get Norfolk aprilia to do that.
 
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