1981 Suzuki GS250T

1981 Suzuki GS250T

Also known as the GSX250T

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I purchased this 1981 GS250T from the 2nd owner on Oct. 15, 1993, mileage at time of purchase 1556 (2490 km). It was basically in good condition, just suffering from neglect and needing a thorough cleaning more than anything else. The GS250 is in original condition and has not been restored - the paint, chrome, seat, exhaust system, etc. are all as delivered from Suzuki. It is pictured above on Colorado Route 5 at an approximate elevation of 12450ft (3795 meters).

1981 Suzuki GS250T

The GS250 has been ridden numerous times from Denver, Colorado to elevations of over 12000ft (3658 meters) in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and has completed a number of trips over Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, the highest continuous paved road in North America.

Trail Ridge Road is highly recommended for an enjoyable ride with outstanding alpine scenery. I invite you to click Rocky Mountain National Park on the Links page to learn more about the U.S. National Park Service and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Another enjoyable ride with fine alpine views is Colorado Route 5 (the Mount Evans road) west of Denver. Paved in its entirety and seldom busy, the GS250T has completed a number of trips up this mountain, the most recent of which was September, 2013. Despite the elevation, the 250T climbs up to the over 14,100ft (4298 meter) summit without problem. The engine's stamina and willingness to run is amazing. For more information and a photographic essay of the breathtaking ride up Mount Evans visit my Mount Evans Ride pages. Below are 2 pics from an earlier ride up the mountain on the GS250T, the date is 2010-05-28 (May 28, 2010).

1981 Suzuki GS250T
1981 Suzuki GS250T

Along with the 1980 GS250T, the 1981 GS250T features an exceedingly durable and reliable counterbalanced engine, 6 speed transmission, four valves per cylinder and Suzuki's TSCC combustion chamber design. The GS250 is currently one of my "riders" with a mileage figure of around 20200 (32522 km).

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This 15 minute, HD-quality video features a ride up Colorado's Mt. Evans, the highest paved road in North America. The road had been cleared of snow and opened for 2013 just hours earlier.
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Recorded on 2013-05-25 (May 25, 2013).
This 15 minute, HD-quality video features a ride down Colorado's Mt. Evans, providing a significantly different perspective compared to the video above. As in the video above, the road had just been cleared of snow and opened a few hours earlier.
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Recorded on 2013-05-25 (May 25, 2013).
This 6 minute, HD-quality video features Colorado Route 103 starting at frozen Echo Lake and continues to the road's high point at an elevation of 11144ft (3397 meters).
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Recorded on 2013-05-12 (May 12, 2013).
This 4 minute, HD-quality video starts near Morrison, Colorado and contains canyon riding to Evergreen, Colorado.
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Recorded on 2013-03-30 (March 30, 2013).

The pics below are from various rides on the GS250T.

1981 Suzuki GS250T
1981 Suzuki GS250T
1981 Suzuki GS250T
1981 Suzuki GS250T

Below is a nice view along Colorado Route 5.

1981 Suzuki GS250T

First offered as a 1980 model and replaced by the GS300L for model year 1982, the 1981 GS250T was the last of its kind offered for sale in the U.S.

In April 2012 I purchased a 2nd 1981 GS250T that was my project bike for 2012-2013. Here's a picture of the project bike (in front) along with the GS250T featured on this page. Details of my now-completed rehabilitation effort are on the GS250T Project Bike Photo Page.

1981 Suzuki GS250T
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As with other machines in the collection, the Suzuki GS250T is not offered for sale at the present time. Looking for a Suzuki GS250T for sale? Be sure and check online auction sites from time to time.

Here's a shot of the GS250T with two of its like-size stablemates.

L-R: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - 1990 Honda VTR250 - 1981 Suzuki GS250T

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