1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma with 12,087 miles for sale on ebay.
There are quite a few 2-stroke fans on RSBFS and although I am not too familiar with these machines, I do have an appreciation for them. The parallel-engined Suzuki RG250 is quite special in that it was the first mass-produced motorcycle with an aluminum frame and aerodynamic fairing. 1987 was the last production year for the RG250, later replaced by the RGV250 with a V twin. To learn more about the RG250, click HERE.
And here’s a :
With 49 hp (this is the Canadian version) on tap, the RG250 won’t win any drag races, but with only 287 lbs (dry) to push around, the weight to horsepower ratio ain’t too shabby even by modern standards and should make one serious fun machine.
Although I didn’t grow up around these smoke machines, 2-strokes remind me of the era when life was a bit more simple and racing was about pure rider talent and cojones – the likes of King Kenny, Barry Sheene, Mick Grant, and Agostini (I may have missed a few, but please spare me).
In any case, this sounds like a Suzuki that I wouldn’t mind having a go on!