Lot 277 - 1971 Suzuki T250
|Odometer reading||7,067 miles|
|Estimate||£3,000 - £5,000|
|Result||Sold - £3,248|
The Suzuki GT250 was an upgraded version of the T20. The very first model used many parts of the T20 and even the later versions (as well the GT250 from the seventies) used parts that can be fit to the T20 and its processor, the T10. The 1967 tuned-up version of the T20, the T21, was actually called T250 on its home market, Japan. When the T250 model came it was a very competitive machine, despite its roots in the early-sixties engineering. It had a 33 hp two-stroke engine, automatic oiling, six speed gearbox, rev counter and a twin leading shoe brake at the front - still hot stuff for the era but revolutionary in 1965 when the T20 (with a 30 hp engine) was presented. The T250 was light, sporty and economical. The 1971-year's T250R had wider tyres, a grab rail, un-braced handlebars, simple paint scheme and new badge styles.
Fresh from a local collection, this represents the motorcycle that launched a thousand motorsport careers and kept millions more mobile during the 1970s. Presented in good order throughout, there is always space in a motorcycle collection for the un-sung hero and a hero is very much what this is.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.