the two stroke tearaways

teenage kicks with the KH250, RD250 & GT250

4y ago

In 1970s and 80s Britain, regulations allowed you to ride a 50cc moped, such as a Yamaha FS1E (or 'fizzy') at age 16 and then progress to a proper 250cc bike at age 17.

The choice of 250cc motorcycle at the time was simple, it was between the Kawasaki KH250, Yamaha RD250 or Suzuki GT250.

From three carb-fed cylinders screaming away and the mysterious torque induction, to the full Barry Sheene experience, this film is a review and comparison of three iconic Japanese bikes from the class of 1973.

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Comments (3)

  • Hi i have just finished a 3 year resto of my Suzuki gt250 ram air, having looked at you three 70s machines i was wondering what you have used on the clock surrounds to get them in that condition? The ones i have are new old stock but are showing there faded age.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

      1 month ago
  • Great old bikes

      4 years ago
  • Fantastic

      4 years ago