Suzuki TS Motorcycles

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Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250

Suzuki TS Motorcycles

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For many motorcycle the lure of a motorcycle that perform two functions — and off-road riding — was tempting. So much so that developed a range of such to meet the market need.

was the first to mass produce a machine (as they became with their DT range was introduced in 1967/8. However, motorcycles had been used the years for more than one and Triumph could claim to produced the first dual with the Mountain Cub.

Following shortly after the of the Yamaha was the Suzuki TS250, a based loosely on the company’s MX which would go on to win the world in 1970 with rider Robert. The TS was a single cylinder with a 70.0 x 64.0-mm bore and …, giving an capacity of 246-cc. (Interestingly, the MX machine’s had reverted to this and … combination – they used 66 x 73-mm – to give a spread of power).

The TS250 was heavier than the DT1 Yamaha lbs compared to 230 lbs) but was, a capable street or off road The Suzuki engine produced 23 hp was fed through a 5-speed gearbox to the wheel.

Early versions of the Suzuki a flywheel magneto and points for lighting and ignition systems, but was changed to fully electronic (CDI) from the 1971 R onwards. However, the early did have the popular posi-lubrication oil known as Crankcase and Cylinder (CCI).

Riding Impressions

The is a reasonable all round classic today. The engine starts from cold (not all the from that era did!) selecting the manual choke The engine carburates cleanly the range.

The gearbox is typical Japanese clean selection with ratios – and progress through the is brisk if not particularly fast. The tall top gear (5th) is suited to highway travel the little bike can hold 55 mph all day. For street use, the is good offering well long travel.

However, off the Suzuki is best suited to fire lanes or any section too many bumps. Typically the will display a tail riding experience wherever ground is encountered.

Brakes are basic but were for the time. The single leading front and rear brakes well in the dry but suffer (as do most of the time) in wet or muddy conditions.

of the 1969 TS250:

Engine: ported single cylinder 2-…. Bore 70-mm x 64-mm. Produces 23 hp at 6,500 rpm

5-speed wet multi-plate clutch to final drive

Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250

Front Oil damped telescopic forks

Rear Suspension: Twin shocks with pre-load

Front Tire: 275 x 21”

Rear 400 x 18”

Ground Clearance: 9.5”

Seat Height: 34.6”

Dry Weight: 280 lb’s (127

Prices for an early example in condition are relatively low at $2,000 to an equivalent Yamaha DT1 at $4,200 would suggest the Suzuki is due for a increase if the current popularity of dual sport bikes Parts availability for the Suzuki is with most mechanical still available.

Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250
Suzuki TS 250

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