as far as handling/frame wise which ones are better? the rgv's have the advantage of more parts, cheaper but are older... with the last ones been made ~1998 versus the aprillia's which were made up until 2002. is the difference bugger all? or does the newer, more expensive bike come out on top handling/weight wise. not really interested engine wise, mainly handling and weight... i like the more modern looks of the aprilia, and from the sounds of it the instruement panel is better as well. but then i plan on doing an engine swap, and apparently the engine is a fully stressed member in the rs250... is that going to be a major problem?