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RGV250 Formula 250 Basic Racer 

May 2007,

With the continual popularity of 250 production racing around the World, and particularly the wide level of support in the Formula 250 Series in the UK, we thought it would be opportune to make a basic 250 production race bike based on the VJ22. The VJ22 is a favourite in this class of racing globally and with the launch of our new VJ22 GP style bodywork, it seemed a good starting point. This project shows how you can change a stock road bike or bashed up hack into a very tidy race machine ready to take on the opposition. Of course, as the title says, it is just the basics, and you'll need to shop elsewhere for suspension and other performance enhancements but with the parts shown here you are well on your way to winning your first championship!.

So above you have the before and after shots. Our start point was this very tidy 1991 Japanese spec model with stock everything except paint; ideal for commuting or riding to the newsagent's on a Sunday. The pictures on the right show the bike after a few hours work ready to go win some races on the following Sunday!

The most obvious difference between the pictures of the bike before and after is the bodywork. We fitted the race version of our GP bodywork which is made from much lighter components than the ones they replace. The subframe is a fraction of the weight of the stock one and the lightweight epoxy resin/glass panels are strong and won't cost a fortune when you crash. The seat cowling kit is supplied with an autolube container, but because we are running premix, this was not fitted and the undertray cut down in this area for better access and looks. The seat cowling set is supplied with a seat pad which is attached by Velcro for easy removal. This means that it is reusable unlike most stick on pads which are destroyed when you try to remove them for repainting or repair work. The seat cowling set is supplied with an exhaust stay but because we are running side by side chambers, we needed to install a second one on the left side. You need to cut a slot in the seat cowling underneath for the second stay (The right side stay has a slot already cut for it).

As mentioned above, we are running side by side chambers which are the racers choice. They give the same power as the GP TYGA chambers offered but the side by side configuration is favoured by many as the least likely to be damaged in the event of a low side. We chose aluminium silencers because, again, they are inexpensive and are relatively strong.

The bike is fitted with a Tyga Step kit which. The position is raised and more rearward compared to the stock pegs and the levers operate on twin bearings for smooth and precise gear changes and can be installed in either a racing or stock shift pattern.

We also fitted a lightweight aluminium TYGA upper fairing stay and a carbon tank filler cover for cosmetic reasons.

The bike was then fitted with HEL braided brake lines to improve the braking performance, requiring less lever action and more confidence when hard on the brakes.

Of course, you could just leave your bike looking like this...

...or you could start ordering the parts you need now from the list below, as many of our customers have done.

Basil Stamou

Ryan Clayton

Paolo Bruni

PCP Racing Team

Joerg

Håkan Olsson

 

Set, Exhaust Chamber, GP Type, Stainless Steel, RGV250 VJ22

Set, Exhaust Chamber, GP Type, Stainless Steel, RGV250 VJ22

Constructed in stainless steel, TYGA Performance  combine modern technology and traditional techniques to bring you the best in…

Model
EXCS-0010
Quantity
11
Set, Exhaust Chamber, Side By Side Type, Stainless Steel, RGV250 VJ22

Set, Exhaust Chamber, Side By Side Type, Stainless Steel, RGV250 VJ22

Constructed in stainless steel, TYGA Performance  combine modern technology and traditional techniques to bring you the best…

Model
EXCS-0009
Quantity
13
Kit, Fairing Set (Race), VJ22 RGV250 GP

Kit, Fairing Set (Race), VJ22 RGV250 GP

This set of bodywork comprises the parts shown below which are also available separately. * A clear screen is…

Model
BPFS-0039
Quantity
3
Kit, Seat Set (Race GRP), VJ22 RGV250

Kit, Seat Set (Race GRP), VJ22 RGV250

This set of bodywork comprises the parts shown below which are also available separately. This kit is supplied with…

Model
BPFS-0037
Quantity
5
Carbon Tank Filler Cap Cover RGV250

Carbon Tank Filler Cap Cover RGV250

Carbon Tank Filler cap Cover. Fits Suzuki RGV250, and other models.   FREE SHIPPING  by Airmail* if ordered individually (please allow two…

Model
BPCC-0010
Quantity
16
Exhaust Stay, VJ22 TYGA

Exhaust Stay, VJ22 TYGA

This product is to be used exclusively with our TYGA Seat cowling kits for the VJ22. These include BPFS-0036, BPFS-0037,…

Model
TYLY-0029
Quantity
23
Front Fender (GRP), VJ22 RGV250, stock

Front Fender (GRP), VJ22 RGV250, stock

Model
BPFF-9008
Quantity
6
Racing Step Kit, VJ22 RGV250

Racing Step Kit, VJ22 RGV250

Designed in-house by TYGA Performance using AutoCAD software, these CNC machine-made step kits are made from top quality aircraft…

Model
STAA-0005
Quantity
19
Silencer, Aluminium, Two Stroke, (Special), Assy.

Silencer, Aluminium, Two Stroke, (Special), Assy.

This aluminium two stroke silencer offers the same excellent value for money that our silencers always have but now…

Model
EXSL-9005
Quantity
100+
Upper stay, RGV250 VJ22, Stock Type

Upper stay, RGV250 VJ22, Stock Type

Direct replacement of stock item, constructed in 6061 aluminium. Weighs approx. 200g.

Model
TYLY-0022
Quantity
8
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