c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle Frame no. 101505 Engine no. 101505

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Lot 529
c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered Frame no. 101505 Engine no. 101505

Sold for £ 3,680 (US$ 5,062) inc. premium
c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 101505
Engine no. 101505
The Beamish Suzuki was first produced in the 1970s by ex-BSA works rider, Graham Beamish, at that time UK agent for Suzuki moto-cross machines. Beamish began by modifying a batch of RL250 trials models at the beginning of the 1974 season, the success of which prompted him to purchase all of the remaining unsold stock of the unpopular RL250 'Exacta'. Although Beamish's modifications had improved the bike, what it really needed was a completely new frame, production of which was entrusted to trials rider and frame builder, Mick Whitlock, who designed one made of lightweight Reynolds 531 tubing, bronze-welded and chromed: the 'Whitehawk'. A staggering 1,200 of this first Beamish Suzuki model were sold. A revised Mk2 version featuring a lighter/stronger frame and a higher proportion of British-made components was introduced for 1976, while a larger-engined RL325 model debuted at the 1978 Earls Court Motorcycle Show. Production of Beamish Suzukis ended in 1981. This very nicely presented Beamish Suzuki has been restored by John and Graham Pantah of GB Classic Motorcycles. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle Frame no. 101505 Engine no. 101505
c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle Frame no. 101505 Engine no. 101505
c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle Frame no. 101505 Engine no. 101505
c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle Frame no. 101505 Engine no. 101505
c.1974 Beamish Suzuki RL250 Trials Motorcycle Frame no. 101505 Engine no. 101505
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