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Honda 250 Super Dream

In 1978 Honda released the Super Dream 250 (the CB250N) and a 400 cc option. Both had a pretty good run with over 70,000 units sold in the UK alone. …

Yamaha RD250

Yamaha RD250 – King of the 70’s Quarter Litre Motorbikes

Yamaha produced their first 247cc two-stroke in 1957, the YD1. Following a series of YDS piston port machines it was December 1972 when the first Yamaha RD250 was released.  Little…

Yamaha RD 250

Suzuki RG250 Gamma Review and Spec’s

When it comes to top tier two-stroke motorcycles of days gone by in the 250 class there are several contenders for the top spot and here we take a look…

1970 Suzuki T250

Suzuki T250 Hustler – 1969 to 1972

In this article we look back at the short lived but memorable Suzuki T250 Hustler which dominated the quarter litre scene in the early 70’s. In the early 70’s Japanese…

1970 Suzuki T250

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Suzuki X7 – Worlds First 100mph Production 250

The 1978 Suzuki X7 was an all new ground-up design, however the origins of the bike go way back to 1966 with the original T250.  Following the T250 came the…

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Honda MVX 250

Honda MVX 250 -The V-Triple 2 Stroke You’ve Probable Never Seen

The illusive Honda MVX250 quite often draws blank looks from all but the few in the know and there are only a few motorcycle geeks aware of the ins and…

Kawasaki KR1

Kawasaki KR1 – Fastest Ever Mass Produced 2 Stroke

In 1988 the Kawasaki KR1 was released. It was a road-going race replica two-stroke with a difference, it was one of the only bikes in the category that wasn’t based…

Kawasaki KR1

Yamaha TZR 250

Yamaha TZR 250 YPVS 1986 to 1996

The Yamaha TZR 250 remains one of the most sought after 80’s motorcycles to date and a firm favourite among two-stroke enthusiasts and in this article we’re going to look…

Yamaha TZR 250

Kawasaki KR250 – Ultra Rare Tandem Twin Two Stroke

For reasons I cannot fathom, the Kawasaki KR250 race replica was never released here in the UK. Nor did it make an appearance in North America, or mainland Europe. This…

Suzuki RGV250 for sale

Suzuki RGV250 – Iconic 1980s Two Stroke Race Replica

In 2021 the Suzuki RGV250 still has an enthusiastic following as do many of the 250cc race replicas from the 1980’s and early 90’s.  Sure if you ride one today,…

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Aprilia RS250 – Last of the Two Stroke GP Replicas

The Aprilia RS250 is a legendary V-twin two-stroke road going GP inspired motorcycle that satisfied riders needs for a truly excellent machine. Produced between 1994 and 2004 the Aprilia RS250…

Yamaha DT 250

Yamaha DT250 Duel Sports Bike 1971 to 1982

The Yamaha DT250 started life in 1968 as the DT-1 and it very quickly sold through the initial 12,000 unit production run.  The US market was slowing down and yet…

Yamaha RD250LC – Hooligan Bike of the Early 1980s

The Yamaha RD250LC is considered to be an absolute hooligan machine and its reputation particularly in the UK in the 80’s is partly why it had such a short lifespan. …

Honda NSR250 – The Ultimate 2 Stroke Classic Motorcycle

While the first Honda NSR250 was introduced in 1985 it can be traced further back to the MVX250 in 1983. It took all the best bits from the MVX and…

Honda XL250 – A Great Affordable Classic Scrambler

During the early 1970s, the off-road motorcycle market was in full stride. With models from Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha entering and leaving the showrooms like a revolving door, this had…

Honda Rebel 250: King Of The Beginner Bikes

If you’re shopping for your first bike and you’re considering the Honda Rebel 250 (also known as the CMX250), you’re in good company.  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has given thousands…

kawasaki KH250 Triple

Kawasaki KH250 Triple

The Kawasaki KH250 was my first ‘proper’ road bike. When I hit 17 in 1981 you could own and ride a 250cc bike as a learner in the UK and…