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Revision as of 22:13, 28 November 2010

Suzuki GT250
1973-Suzuki-GT250-Green-1665-0.jpg
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called Hustler
Production 73-77
Predecessor Suzuki T250
Engine 250cc
Sparkplug B8ES 73-75
B9ES '76-77
Battery 12N5-3B 73-75 , '76-77
Front Tire 3.00-18 73-77
Rear Tire 73-77
Manuals Service Manual
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The Suzuki GT250 is a motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 1973 to 1977. Suzuki GT250 was an upgraded version of the T250. In fact, the very first models (released in Japan) were exactly the same bike, only the model name was different. When the model was presented in the rest of the world, the additional ”G” in front of the T250 model name was to show that the model has been modernized with a disc brake at the front and with a new Ram Air cylinder head.

If we take a closer look at Suzuki's 250 models before the T250, we will find out that the T20 Super Six (X6 Hustler in the USA) had very much in common with both the T250 and GT250. Many parts from the sixties' T20 (and even the T10 from the early sixties) will fit to them.

When the GT250 model came (1971 in Japan, 1973 in Europe), it was still, despite of its roots from the sixties, a very competitive machine. It was as large as many 400 models and even performed like one, or better. In many countries, among them the Great Britain, it was the best selling motorcycle until the mid seventies. Unfortunately the environment rules that came along in the seventies made it harder to make any significant improvements to the two-strokes and a development of four-stoke engines became the main concern of Suzuki's engineers.

Already the 1965 T20 had a 30 hp two-stroke engine, automatic oiling, six speed gearbox, rev counter and a twin leading shoe brake at the front — very hot stuff for the era but not as revolutionary at the seventies. The T20 was ahead of its time, but the GT250, that used the same engine, was outclassed by a number of its contemporaries already in the late seventies.

The T250 had a slightly more powerful engine than the GT250. The environmental and noise regulations of the early seventies forced Suzuki to redesign the exhausts, somewhat poorer performance as a result.

Just a quick bit of info on the differences that between the Ram Air J-K-L-M (1973—1975) models and the later A-B-C (1976—1978) variants: Ram Air motors are quite closely related to earlier T250's and share the three main bearing crankshaft arrangement, and the carburetors are bolted directly to the barrels. A-B-C variants have a revised crankshaft using four main bearings and different lubrication arrangements, also the barrels are different in construction using different stud spacing, and rubber inlet stubs which mount the carburetors.

1971

1971 GT250 in gold

Looking very much alike the T250, Suzuki Motor Company released the GT250 in Japan in '71. As far as I know, there were only cosmetic differences between the models. The main difference to the T250 is the lack of a grab rail.

Initial frame number: GT250-10001

GT 250 1971

  • Overall Length: 1 985 mm (78.1 in)
  • Overall Width: 870 mm (43.3 in)
  • Overall Height: 1,065 mm (41.9 in)
  • Wheelbase: 1 290 mm (50.8 in)
  • Dry Weight: 154 kg (339 lbs)
  • Engine type: Air-cooled 247 cc inline-2, 2-stroke. 30,5 hp / 8.000 rpm, 2,82 kg-m/ 7,000 rpm.

1972

1972 GT250 in gold

In 1972, still not presented in the Western world, the Japanese GT250 got a disc brake at the front and a new paint job. Ram Air System cylinder head. A very rare model.

1973 GT250K

1973 Suzuki GT250K
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green
1973 Suzuki GT250 in Green


Restyled model. The Ram Air cylinder head forced the cool air to pass through the cylinders and behind the block. A simple but working innovation, although some people call it just a gimmick. The same Ram Air system was introduced in all of the air-cooled GT models (the GT750 was liquid-cooled). The model was equipped with a single disc brake at the front and a double-leaded drum brake at the rear and slightly wider wheels. The GT250 was now introduced in Europe and Northern America.

Apart from the engine update in 1976 (see the text in the beginning of the page), the model remained technically unchanged and didn't see any major updated until 1978, when it was replaced by the RG250, also known as the X-7 or GT250 X7. It was a completely new bike, not just a GT250 with new looks.

  • FRAME #: GT250-10001
  • ENGINE #: GT250-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 246cc Two-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: ... 184
  • COLOR: Jamaica Red, Hawaii Green
  • Headlight mounts and housing primary color
  • Ram air cooling

1974 GT250L

1974 Suzuki GT250L
1974 Suzuki Hustler GT250 in Blue
1974 Suzuki Hustler GT250 in Blue
1974 Suzuki Hustler GT250 in Blue


  • FRAME #: GT250-25966
  • ENGINE #: ..... GT250-26026
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 246cc Two-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: ... 184
  • COLOR: Wine Red, Rally Blue
  • Chrome headlight mounts and housing
  • Ram air cooling

1975 GT250M

1975 Suzuki GT250M

  • FRAME #: GT250-47326
  • ENGINE #: GT250-45157
  • ENGINE TYPE: .. 246cc Two-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: .. 184
  • COLOR: Aztec Gold
  • Front Brake hose to caliper
  • Ram air cooling


1976 GT250A

1976 Suzuki GT250A

  • FRAME #: GT250-80001
  • ENGINE #: GT250-80025
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 246cc Two-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 184
  • COLOR: Ontario Orange
  • Front fender has rear support only
  • Ram air cooling delited from previous year

1977 GT250B

1977 Suzuki GT250B

  • FRAME #: GT250-97426
  • ENGINE #: GT250-97528
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 246cc Two-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: ... 184
  • COLOR: Red
  • Black side covers
  • Black headlight mounts and housing