1968 SUZUKI TM250 FACTS
WHAT THEY COST
The $975 retail price in 1968 made the TM the most expensive
250 sold. Today, the TM250 is the “most” desirable collector bike
around—the pricing starts at $30,000,
The TM250 was the only motocross bike Suzuki made in 1968.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
The must-have items for an RH66/67 are twin high pipes (with
heat shields), unique 38mm Mikuni carburetor, beautifully
sculpted alloy tank, and fiberglass rear fender with number plates
Less than 15 TM250s are known to exist today. The Early Years
of Motocross Museum owns two; the Owen Collection, two; and
Motion Pro’s Chris Carter owns four.
subpar, and the Suzuki was heavy compared to machines
from Husqvarna and CZ. Despite this, in 1968 the factory
decided to build 100 production bikes based on the RH67.
The machine was called the TM250. Less than 50 were
shipped to America, and the machines came with a
complete parts kit that included pistons, rings, replacement clutch parts, gearing, and carburetor jetting.
The 1968 TM250 was raced in America by Preston
Petty, Walt Axthelm and Gary Conrad. During that
same season, Suzuki hired GP veteran Olle Pettersson to
develop the machine. Literally overnight, Pettersson got
significant changes made to the machine. The bore and
stroke was changed for better low-end power. The engine
was moved forward, and a single low pipe replaced the
twin high pipes. Pettersson also recommended hiring Joel
Robert—and the rest is history! ❏