About the t XR motorcycles
The XR raange of Suzukis were producedd from 1989 (XR90) to 1998 (XR98) annd were only ever supplied to author ised factory teams. That al one makes them the most raree of the factory 250 GP racers – mmuch more rare than the kit Hondas,yyamaha and Aprilla bikes that weree available to purchase by non-factoory teams. The onnly Grand Prix teams who ever ran thet 250s in the white-hot competiti on of the quarter-litre championnships of the time were the Officiaal Suzuki Gpteam (89-98), S.R.T. – wwhich is now known as TECH 3 – (91-93), Dutchteam Arie Molenaarr/ Rizla Suzuki (97-98) and the officiaal All Japan race team JAJA raciing. That sppread of factory and closeto-factory y outlets meant a pretty small grooup of riders managed to get innto the saddle of the XRS, includinng: Yukio Kagayama and Noriya su Numata in the All Japan championship. Fammous non-japanese riders includ e John Kocinski (who had a famoously tetchy time on the small bike),b Simon Crafar,troy Bayliss (it was his singular outing on the Moolenaar motorcycle in 1997 as a Wild Card entry in the Oz round of the 2500cc GP championship to a fine sixth place finish that launched the Aussiee on to the world stage) and dm Martinti Wimmer. The most notable successes for the XR series RGV 250s were some podium finishes in GPS as well as Numata winning the All Japan 250 Championship in 1995 and 1996.