1980 Suzuki RH250

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Suzuki AN 250 S

1980 Suzuki RH250

beautiful bike was ridden by Howerton and used to win the 1980 AMA 250 Championship. The Suzuki RH250  1980 was the last of the Japanese bikes to run twin rear At the time, all the major Japanese were experimenting with single shock solutions.

had Pro-Link, Yamaha was fine their pioneering Mono-cross and Kawasaki had Uni-Track.  Suzuki was to struggle against the single opposition, but instead it emerged and carved a piece of history.

The Suzuki pictured is a fully works bike with parts being completely The motor is sand cast, the is hydro formed and the engine are all titanium.  This lightweight strength concept is seen all the bike with both the and hubs being sand magnesium units and everywhere you there are more titanium and brackets. The bike also aluminum triple clamps and a alloy brake pedal.

The was also state of the art 1980 The front forks are 43mm units, whilst the rear end is by Ohlins “piggy back” designed especially for this

This is the only works that was given to a rider by Suzuki.  Kent Howerton at the top of his game in 1980 and demanded bike as a trophy for his Championship Against company policy, gave him the bike.

  Howerton the team for their gesture another Championship victory in

Suzuki AN 250 S

Here is what Howerton about his Championship winning on MXWorksbike.com “We didn’t get this until right before and we didn’t have much to set it up. During the first couple of I had trouble with the front They were too harsh and gave me trouble in the corners.

  To compensate for this I used the low end cylinders and pipes.  This until we got the front end working and then I switched to the mid-top end set The rear end was real good with the Ohlins shocks .  The had a real good geometry to It was well balanced and the handling was Mid way through the season, I already had the about won, and we were at The Morris National.

  We had just taken delivery of the new Full Floater (single bike)  earlier in the week.  riding in practice on the twin bike, there was a section jarred my back every I went through it.  I was in a lot of from a back injury, so I out the new bike, and going through the section, there was no back no The bike absorbed the bumps better.

  I really wanted to race the new but Suzuki was against it because it was The bike was so much better I told them I wouldn’t unless I could ride the new They agreed.  I won that and finished out the season with the Floater.”

And so came to an end the reign of the Shock works bike.

Suzuki AN 250 S
Suzuki AN 250 S
Suzuki AN 250 S
Suzuki AN 250 S

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