The bike has the original tool kit, two keys and has a working steering lock
Fitted with fantastic All speeds race cans! Though the original exhaust is not on the bike, we do have the originals which are restored, rechromed and as brand new! (should anyone in the future wish to return it to factory spec)
The engine rebuild was completed and there’s a full receipt of work, as well as pictures taken during the rebuild so that you can see the attention that was given.
The history file includes a full service manual and lots of other excellent documentation – very comprehensive.
The bike was featured in the September 2006 edition of Classic Bike magazine, just before the engine rebuild.
It has only covered around 1850 miles since the engine was rebuilt.
Featured in the Classic Bike magazine!
A little history lesson!,
The Suzuki GT250 launched in Japan in the year 1971, was basically a successor to and an upgraded version of the Suzuki T250. However, the difference between the two bikes was limited only to their respective names. The “G” was added to the T250 model to represent a more modernized version of the older motorcycle.
The additional component in the newer model was a disc brake at the front of the bike and a new Ram Air cylinder head. A closer look at the models in the market before the launch of Suzuki 250 models (T250 and GT250) makes it possible to assess that the T20 Super Six was quite similar to both the T250 and GT250. However, the GT250’s launch was a larger success in the markets as the bike had all the ingredients for a very competitive machine.
In fact, the GT250 was as large as 400 models in size, and as good in performance. Due to such qualities, the GT250 became the best selling motorcycle till the mid seventies in many countries including the likes of Great Britain.
Unfortunately, however, the success soon came to a halt as new environment rules sprang up in the seventies which made Suzuki engineers drive towards four-stroke engines as opposed to two-stroke ones. These environment and noise regulations meant that Suzuki now had to focus on redesigning the exhausts. As a result, the Suzuki GT250 got outclassed by its contemporaries in the late 1970s. It may also be said that despite the similarity in looks, the Suzuki GT250’s engine was a little less powerful than that of T250. Apart from this slight difference, the T250 had a lack of a grab rail as opposed to its successor. In 1972, Suzuki released the second model of GT250 (GT-250 II) which had a disc brake at the front in addition to a new paint job.
This model remains a rarity to date as it was never presented to the Western World. The Suzuki GT250 inc X7 is a rare gem that made its way on to showroom floors in 1979. The name was changed throughout different areas of the world such as the RG250 in Japan or the X7E in Germany. This new model of GT250 helped to cut the weight of the bike by 20kg. This bike is super light weight and it can provide a fantastic experience for any biker who wants to try a different style of bike. The Suzuki GT250 inc X7 is a classic bike that shows spunk when it comes to its specifications. The engine installed is a twin two-stroke that can reach high speeds of up to 149.0 km/h. The fuel control is quite different from many other motorcycle fuel control and is known as a membrane which helps the bike dissolve petrol at a much slower rate than traditional methods.
The gearbox was ahead of its time with a six speed and the transmission. Another advantage that riders get when choosing the GT250 X7 is the 27 horsepower the bike represents. This is a huge push when it comes to marketing strategy since similar models at the time were only running an average of 20 horsepower. The displacement will stick at 247ccm when it comes to the awesome power of the Suzuki GT250 inc X7.
FOR SELL (Located in Portugal)
2 SUZUKI's T250 (1972) and remaining parts from restoration (new and used).
1 - T250 hustler (1972) - Fully Restored. Portuguese registration. Frame sanded and lacquered. Fuel and oil tank and side cover not repainted (new old stock - NOS - with original Suzuki .....
A recently home restored Suzuki T250 that is in very good all round condition. A rare and usable little classic bike that starts, rides and brakes well and has been reliable and well cared for during it's life. Also Road Tax and MOT exempt! This bike draws a crowd wherever it goes!
The restoration .....
Early bike virtually unused. Very original condition. Good chrome. Original wheels. Tear on seat.
Original frame decals - Reynolds tube, frame number, Regena chain sticker on swinging arm. Mick Whitlock - Whitehawk frame sticker and Dyno-tape chassis sticker.
You are welcome to contact Simon .....
Hi i have for sale a very nice straight GT 250 Suzuki c two stroke.ive owned it from when it was run in ( i can tell you the story)nearly new starts and runs great what a noise they dont make them like this anymore.comes in blue metalic with the strobe stripes very nice.All in great codition all original .....
Suzuki classic racer , started life as a GT 250 !! Great classic Raceing bike , Allloy petrol tank, super quick 250cc , runs and rides great, raced many years in the uk and the Isle of Man TT , great for Raceing or just track day fun , great bit of history, comes with original leather overalls .....
I am selling off my classic bike collection due to retirement, offers invited!
Simply stunning Suzuki GT 250C, although made in 1977
Selling due to thinning down my collection
Part of my private collection
full restoration must be seen last of these rare GT models
Frame numbe 106255
Hi, I have a bunch of left over used parts fo the Suzuki 250 RL that I want to sell.
I am in Italy ,I can help with shipping and boxing the parts no problem.
I prefer selling the whole bunch as you see it on the photos .
For the whole I ask 500 Euro.
my e mail [email protected]
1978 Suzuki GT250.
Totally original bike.
Registered in Ireland currently, but was originally a UK Bike.
Starts and runs. Good engine.
All the important stuff is very good.
Perfect straight pipes
Original Seat cover in 100% condition
Perfect clock cluster
Front mudguard, .....
Fastline Superbikes are pleased to offer this superb, totally original Suzuki GT250X7 in pearl white with only 2675 miles, a time warp machine. UK supplied by Vin Cunningham's Motorcycles of Blackburn and first registered on 20/06/1978. Been in a mature owners collection, dry stored, with only two previous .....