c.1975 Honda TL250 Trials Motorcycle Frame no. TL250 1000847

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Lot 802
c.1975 Honda TL250 Trials Motorcycle
Frame no. TL250 1000847

Sold for US$ 1,872 inc. premium
c.1975 Honda TL250 Trials Motorcycle
Frame no. TL250 1000847
Having established itself as a credible producer of off-road motorcycles with the XL250 trail bike, Honda moved into the more demanding realm of competitive trials with the TL125. Looking like a reduced-scale XL250, the TL125 was constructed along similar lines, housing its all-alloy, overhead-cam, 4-valve motor in a robust cradle-type frame. As all the Japanese manufacturers would learn, there is a world of difference between producing a trail bike and producing a competitive trials bike, so Honda turned to off-road supremo Sammy Miller for assistance with development. Miller’s first brief was to develop the TL125, which he did by retaining the basic engine while subjecting the chassis and suspension to considerable detail revision. This process was repeated for the larger TL250 following that model’s introduction in 1975, and in 1977 Rob Shepherd took the ultra-competitive British Trials Championship riding a Miller-developed Honda.

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