Lot 059: 1979 SUZUKI BEAMISH
Suzuki's first dedicated trials bike, the RL250, had appeared in1973, but failed to make a significant impression. Fortunately for Suzuki Graham Beamish, Suzuki's UK motocross importer recognised the potential of the engine and commissioned Mick Whitlock to develop a Reynolds 531 frame to house the engine. The result announced during 1975, proved to be an instant success with 1200 examples finding buyers. Development over the next four years saw a greater percentage of British built components being used and detail revisions to the frame. For 1978 a 325cc version was made available to the public having previously been the preserve of the works riders. This example of the 325cc variant is described as being in good condition throughout with no known modifications from the standard specification. A Swansea V5 accompanies it.
H&H Sales Limited, Imperial War Museum, Duxford
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|Engine capacity (cc)||325|
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