A great classic off-roader, that commands sky-high classic values both in the USA and Japan.
The early 1970s witnessed a flurry of development in off-road and dual-purpose bikes that is still without peer for its diversity and excellence in execution. Two-stroke European motorcycles were often a dominant force in racing at this time, and although Honda had achieved some success with the SL-350, a dual-purpose variant of the venerable road-going […]
The Suzuki GT550 is a two-stroke, air-cooled, three cylinder 1970s-era motorcycle in Suzuki’s “Grand Touring” GT series. All three models were originally offered for sale with the beginning of the 1972 model year with the 550 christened “Indy” for the North American market.
Announced in Japan in 1975, the TL250 was the first competitive four stroke trials machine of the two stroke era. The 248cc single overhead cam engine put out 16.5bhp at 7000 rpm and more importantly 2.0Nm at 5500rpm. Commendable, for a four stroke, 99kg, while it was not up to beating the best ridden Bultaco’s […]