In light of the massive success Yamaha enjoyed in the American offroad market, the other Japanese manufacturers followed suit in the 1960s. Suzuki’s efforts began with modified road machines, but development came thick and fast with increasingly capable dirt-focused machines. For all four of the Japanese firms, competition became an important part of the marketing, and a plethora of trials, moto-cross and enduro machines were put into production. Suzuki’s first attempt as a trials bike was the RL250 of 1971.
The c.1975 Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle on offer here comes to us from the estate of a deceased collector, dealer and all ‘round enthusiast.
The bike is offered in good overall condition. It has good compression, so should be in need of simple service and re-commissioning before returning to rewarding duties in classic competition.
Frame no. RL250-17946
Engine no. RL250-17161
Location: Ventura, California