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During the 1970s, had become the first Japanese to win a World Motocross Championship, and many events via the riding of such as Joel Robert. DeCoster. Sylvain Geboers. Rahier and Gerrit Wolsink on RH and RN series factory racers. [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

By the publicly available TM series of racers failed to reflect the of the factory Grand Prix in performance and handling. [ 3 ] This was and within two years, replaced by the improved RM Series machines. became extremely popular. The transfer of the works Grand developments into the RM Series for major success in the market. [ 4 ]

Creation of the PE [ edit ]

In the specialised field, the USA market was dominated by by Penton (KTM), Rokon, Maico, CZ, Can-Am and others. saw this as an area they challenge. In 1975, Tosh and T. Shigenoya at US Suzuki asked Morgan to provide the factory information about Enduros and motorcycles.

He then met with a group of factory engineers to discuss in Suzuki were also with Graham Beamish UK importer), and in Autumn of 1975, [ 5 ] [ 6 ] to take the upcoming 1977 motocrosser and add the appropriate engine, and suspension changes to allow motocross racer to run over stretches of public roads enduros. This was a keenly well performing machine for the The British Trophy team 3 of the new PE250B into the Austrian of September 1976 and carried off 3 medals, despite repeated to allow the machines to cool. [ 7 ] [ 8 ]

The initial 1977 PE250B rugged, well made and The engine was effectively the 5-speed RM motocross engine, with gearing, porting and a heavier which produced only but had broader power and outstanding This proved highly and popular in all countries. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ]

Models [ edit ]

The following 1978, the decision was made to the model range and the PE175C was This was again based an RM Series machine (the with appropriate alterations. The continued its development and had many but effective improvements.

The PE175C was built upon the frame and 6-speed RM125C along with the A softer Lighting and speedometer were courtesy of TS road/trail machines. All until the PE175Z had 36mm common across each year with damping and changes to suit. This new was keenly priced and proved popular. [ 12 ]

Suzuki RM 400 C
Suzuki RM 400 C
Suzuki RM 400 C

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