Suzuki PE250: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki PE250
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Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called PE 250
Production 1977 - 1981
Class Enduro
Engine Two stroke, single cylinder, piston and reed valve
Bore / Stroke 66.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio 7.1:1
Horse Power 28.03 HP (20.9 KW) @ 8000RPM
Torque 19.92 ft/lbs (27.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel system Mikuni VM36SS carburetor
Sparkplug NGK B9EG-V '80
NGK B10EGV '81
NGK B10EV '79
NGK B8EV '77-78
Transmission Gear box: 5-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Suspension Front: Telescopic pneumatic/coil spring, oil dampened
Rear: Swingarm. gas/oil dampened spring, 3-way adjustable
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 3.00-21 4PR
Rear Tire 4.50-18 4PR
Wheelbase 57.28 inches (1455 mm)
Dimensions L 84.61 inches (2149 mm)
W 33.7 inches (856 mm)
Weight  (dry), 111.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 0.79 Gallon (3.00 Liters)
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The Suzuki PE 250 was a Two stroke, single cylinder, piston and reed valve Enduro motorcycle produced by Suzuki in 1977. Max torque was 19.92 ft/lbs (27.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 28.03 HP (20.9 KW) @ 8000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 66.0mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 246.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.00-21 4PR front tire and a 4.50-18 4PR rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic pneumatic/coil spring, oil dampened while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm. gas/oil dampened spring, 3-way adjustable. The PE 250 was fitted with a 0.79 Gallon (3.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 57.28 inches (1455 mm) long.


1977 PE250B[edit]

1977 Suzuki PE250 Brochure
1977 Suzuki PE250B Magazine Ad


  • FRAME #: PE250-10001
  • ENGINE #: PE250-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 246cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 414
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • White emblem on front and side number plates
  • Black Suzuki tank decal


1978 PE250C[edit]

1978 Suzuki PE250C


  • FRAME #: PE250-18647
  • ENGINE #: PE250-18666
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 246cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 414
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Plastic tank
  • Integrated headlight housing and mounts


1979 PE250N[edit]

1979 Suzuki PE250N
1979 Suzuki PE250N and PE175 Brochure
1979 Suzuki PE250N and PE175N Brochure 2


  • FRAME #: PE250-23045
  • ENGINE #: .... PE250-22632
  • ENGINE TYPE: ... 246cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: ... 414
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Quick change rear wheel

1980 PE250T[edit]

1980 Suzuki PE250T


  • FRAME #: PE250-200030
  • ENGINE #: PE250-200037
  • ENGINE TYPE: 246cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 144
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • Three tone blue tank stripes


1981 PE250X[edit]

1981 Suzuki PE250X


  • V.I.N. #: JS1PJ11A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: PE250-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 246cc Two-stroke
  • MODEL CODE: 144
  • COLOR: Yellow
  • White outlined Suzuki over three tone blue tank stripe



1977 - 1983 Suzuki PE 250[edit]

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The heart of the PE was a 250cc two-stroke motor with heavy flywheels and reed-valve induction. The engine made only 28 hp (20.8 Kw) at 8,000 rpm but pulled like a freight train. Even regular PE riders were often amazed at how the PE could slog up the steepest climb, or through the most glutinous bog, with the reed petals clattering merrily away and the heavy flywheels keeping the motor turning.


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