For a couple of glorious years at the end of the 1970s, Suzuki’s X7 was the king of the 250s and the dream machine for every learner in Britain. Then Yamaha stole their thunder with the RD250LC. What, we were wondering, would a liquid-cooled X7 have been like? We’re putting a Mk3 250 Gamma motor into an X7 chassis in an attempt to find out. Whether it’s genius or utter folly remains to be seen.