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Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Buying -

Pete O’dell of The Mo­tor­cy­cle Works (01733 578883, the­mo­tor­cy­cle­works.co.uk) is a Suzuki two-stroke spe­cial­ist and has con­verted a TS250 for road rac­ing. “You’ll never be over-ex­cited by the power out­put of a TS250 in stan­dard form but they are ro­bust and keep go­ing. Rac­ers and tuners recog­nised this back in the day and Vic Camp’s road race bikes started a trend. I built one my­self when clas­sic rac­ing was get­ting go­ing. You can turn a TS into all sorts of things. The reed-valve B-model and its suc­ces­sors lend them­selves to more tun­ing but for simplicity the ear­lier ones are bet­ter. Or you could just ride and en­joy the TS250 for what it is; a good solid all-rounder.”

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