Introduced in Japan in 1971, the Suzuki GT250 was basically a successor and an improved version of the Suzuki T250. However, the difference between the two bikes was limited to just their respective names. The “G” was added to the T250 model to represent a more modern version of the older bike.
The additional component in the newer model was a disc brake at the front of the bike and a new Ram Air cylinder head. A closer look at the models on the market prior to the launch of the Suzuki 250 models (T250 and GT250) suggests that the T20 Super Six was quite similar to both the T250 and GT250. However, the launch of the GT250 was a bigger hit in the markets as the bike had all the ingredients of a very competitive machine.
In fact, the GT250 was as big as 400 models and as good at performance. These qualities made the GT250 the best-selling motorcycle in many countries, including the UK, by the mid-1970s.
Unfortunately, however, success soon faltered when new environmental regulations emerged in the 1970s, prompting Suzuki engineers to work towards four-stroke engines instead of two-strokes. These environmental and noise regulations meant that Suzuki now had to focus on redesigning the exhaust systems. As a result, by the late 1970s, the Suzuki GT250 was being outclassed by its contemporaries. It can also be said that despite the similarity in appearance, the Suzuki GT250 engine was slightly less powerful than that of the T250. Aside from that slight difference, the T250 lacked a mounting bracket, unlike its successor. In 1972, Suzuki released the second model of the GT250 (GT-250 II), which featured a front disc brake in addition to a new paint job.
This model remains a rarity to this day as it has never been presented to the western world. The Suzuki GT250 incl. X7 is a rare gem that made its way into showrooms in 1979. The name has been changed in different parts of the world e.g. B. RG250 in Japan or X7E in Germany. This new model of the GT250 helped reduce the weight of the bike by 20kg. This bike is super light and can offer an amazing experience to any biker who wants to try a different style of bike. The Suzuki GT250 incl. X7 is a classic motorcycle that shows courage in its specifications. The built-in engine is a two-stroke two-stroke engine that can reach top speeds of up to 149.0 km/h. Fuel control is very different from many other motorcycle fuel controls and is known as a diaphragm which helps the motorcycle dissolve gasoline much more slowly than traditional methods.
The transmission was ahead of its time with a six speed and gearbox. Another benefit riders get when choosing the GT250 X7 is the 27 horsepower that the bike represents. This is a huge boost to the marketing strategy as similar models only averaged 20hp at the time. Displacement remains at 247cc when it comes to the impressive performance of the Suzuki GT250 incl. X7.