Suzuki X7 – Worlds First 100mph Production 250

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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 1971 GT250 and it was then revised again with an updated engine in 1976.  Fundamentally the aim of the game was to create a 250cc … Read more

Yamaha TZR 250 YPVS 1986 to 1996

Yamaha TZR 250

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 at just why this is. By the mid 1980’s two-stroke race replica fever was at its peak even with impending stricter emissions laws crashing down … Read more

Suzuki RGV250 – Iconic 1980s Two Stroke Race Replica

Suzuki RGV250 for sale

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, they aren’t as fast or as mental as you remember but that burning two-stroke oil, noise and styling will have even a tentative motorcycle fan … Read more

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 remains a modern classic today and continues to revel in the well-deserved hype that followed it from the models inception. It was 1991 when the … Read more

Yamaha DT250 Duel Sports Bike 1971 to 1982

Yamaha DT 250

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 there was a gap in the market for off-road motorcycles which only manufacturers such as Bultaco and Husqvarna were currently supplying specific off-road machines. To … Read more

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.  It was released in 1980, an extension of the earlier RD250 and it was very quickly deemed a two-stroke icon; it is highly collectable today.  … Read more

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 completely on the back foot with their only response to these being the outdated SL125 or CL350. With the newer dual purpose sport bikes … Read more

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 of riders their first taste of the two wheeled life aboard the Honda Rebel 250 in their rider training programs, and thousands more have gone … Read more

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 the Kawasaki triple was my weapon of choice. Mine was a second hand 1978 KH250B3 which had the front disc brake. It was the Kawasaki … Read more