Suzuki RG125 Gamma

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THIS TIME WE’VE a new suit of slippery bodywork, an that bristles with Schwantz hand-me-downs and a frame could have won a 125 grand half a decade ago.

also got a TNT 16wheeler three ahead. It’s doing 68, but we can’t get past. Yes we can, no we yesss. we can’t.

Such is for hapless learners. No matter how the bikes — their days always be slow (or illegal), by law to 12 measly bhp. They can go slow by shelling out a handful of for a needs attention MZ until the is passed, or go slow on something this: electric start, styling, Ј3000 price tag and

Previous to the latest generation of 125 consensus was that learners who new had more cash than Now, with Aprilia and Cagiva Mitos proving modern non-restricted 125s can be as fun as bikes of eight times capacity, the latter option — the test then de-restricting the — makes more sense each passing penalty and insurance premium. Suzuki’s RG125F Gamma is potentially the of the GSXR750.

Its engine is (probably) a firebrand — of liquid-cooled, crankcase reed-valve GP technology, or one detuned quarter of V-four. Except we don’t get the 32bhp at ll,250rpm, we get 12 at 7500. As its lightweight, low friction SBC cylinder and redundant AETC II three-postion valve are but expensive decoration. A RG125 of 1985 vintage, the F finally replaces, will those grand prix away.

Moreover, Heron has yet to homologate the parts test need to unleash those 20 bhp, so, officially, the RG125F is until further notice.

Thankfully for UK riders, Suzuki has to increase torque and improve response right across the rev Below 4000rpm there’s then there’s some then, at 8000, there’s enough — a plucky little band which extends usefully to 10,000 in all six gears.

that means on the road is riding: brake-free with stirring of a typically quick but than slick RGV-style But crouch and an indicated 80mph come. Open the filler climb inside and 85 could be

The extremely aerodynamic RG certainly has 12bhp than most. five mph was the bottom line on the flats of Cambridgeshire, and superb (an impressive oval-bored Mikuni, to speed and smooth intake at low revs) works hard at all to maximise what power’s An effective balancer shaft tingles at bay and the mirrors clear so, if you a suitably wiry ight you can scream hrough a tank (95 average) without troubling the

Learners will learn, for sure, rhey’ll learn to clutchless ipshifts so the closely early atios drop the bang on (OOOrpm — meting out of hrottle and snatching the gear efore power dies. speed is up, rogress depends on the and where the day’s winds on the Jeaufort Scale. When the ;ood the RG is easy to ride, Jong, hauling in 90 per cent of

Grabbing top, though, is a gamble: it might, and usuJly add precious speed. It night plenty too, especially the bow wave of a TNT 16wheeler.

Although its geometry is xiore novice than the !lGV250’s, the RG nevertheless has ne chassis and learners will dso about the need for smooth distribution. They’ll learn low to safely on a sixpence — he four-pot and floating lisc are dynamite — drop a jike onto the of its front tyre. fter they’re hooked, some-Jiing can’t be guaranteed of lie learner gone for the cheap uid cheerful — — option.

Forget it, though, if you’re five-eight because it’s cramped. Dropped elbows on raised thighs, neck first.

Suzuki GP 125

You have to leap into its Grand Prix treat every car as Capirossi, and there. If you can, the RG is both and hilarity personified. On wet and greasy it made a monkey of our ZXR400; to work (flat on the tank) you at yourself for acting so strangely grey faced commuters, at them because you’re such a rave up.

And they’re not.

The pressed frame is ultra-stiff, ditto the swing-arm and 39mm upside-down Front and rear suspension critical on a bike weighing 125kg, are non-adjustable. Its softly and damped set-up suited me, up bumps which could put the RG into orbit were it

The bars are quite wide — control upon them is and precise — which makes the steering ultra-sensitive. At times, catseyes or in sidewinds, the RG, always on its Dunlop K375s, gets a bit but is damn nearly RGV-brilliant.

adequate: the headlight is equal to the speed, the brake lever is way adjustable (and the rear is nice and gentle). Pillions are a nonstarter, the flip-up sidestand awkwardly beneath the footpeg/gear-shift and the tank runs dry without warning.

Still, this bike about niceties, it’s to give biking virgins a of the thrills they can expect if stay away from Mk 3 long enough to pass tests. Judged by that alone, it’s a total the mostest restricted 125 yet.

Bike Magazine 1992

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