Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 TYGA
On this page are some pictures of the TYGA Performance RGV250 bodywork. This project was initiated at the request of RGV owners, most notably the members of the www.rgv250.co.uk forum who have given us lots of ideas on what they would like us to make and how they would like it to look. The results are shown here.
We will be offering three different kits for the seat cowling, street with carbon, street in glass and race in glass. We also have a race and a street kit for the fairing, though they differ only in the street kit having a headlight.. So here 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 racestep kit. 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.