Lot 303 - 1977 Suzuki Beamish RL250 Mk. II
|Estimate||£800 - £1,200|
|Result||Sold - £1,008|
In the Early 1970s, Honda and Yamaha both produced competitive trials machines to try and end the domination of the Spanish manufacturers, Ossa, Bultaco and Montesa. Suzuki's first competitive trials machine was actually developed and built in the UK by Graham Beamish in 1974. Beamish enlisted the help of local trials ace Brian Fowler to set about modifying these machines so that they would prove more acceptable to British trials riders. The Suzuki factory was delighted with the success of the Beamish operation and as a mark of their approval, gave Beamish Motors the world-wide manufacturing rights for Suzuki-powered trials machines, an unprecedented step for a Japanese manufacturer to make. For the 1976 season, Whitlock supplied a completely redesigned frame that was both lighter and stronger to form the basis of the Mk. II model all helping to mark the Beamish Suzuki as one of the most successful trials machines of its day.
Recently tested by a semi-professional rider from the Perkins Trials Stunt Team, this Beamish special was found to run well and perform within acceptable parameters. It benefits from recently replaced off-road tyres and has, as you would expect, a sump guard. Priced to sell, this classic 1970s example presents in reasonable condition throughout.
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