Vintage 1968 Suzuki TC250 Scrambler X6 Hustler 6 Speed All Original Motorcycle

1968 Suzuki Other

Price: US $910.00
Item location: Bellevue, Idaho, United States
Make: Suzuki
Model: Other
Year: 1968
Mileage: 1,000
VIN: 53213
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

1968 Suzuki TC 250 Scrambler aka Hustler, 6, uper Six Rebuilt Top End & Carb Parallel Twin Cylinder 249cc 2 Stroke Air Cooled Engine 6 Speed Transmission Runs Strong ! Clear Title ! Payment Requirements

A $200.00 non-refundable deposit to my PayPal account at theclose of auction. Prefer remaining balance to be wired to my bank account within 4 days of the close of auction. Will accept personal or cashiers checks for balance. All funds must clearmy bank before titlewill besent to the new owner. Note: Motorcycle is "For Sale" locally. Seller reserves the right to cancel this auction at any time if a local sale takes place before the close of this auction. Ican store for up to one month. New owner mustpickup motorcycle withinthat time frame or possible storage fees may occur.

HISTORY Suzuki X6 Hustler Years made:1965-1968 Claimed power:29hp @ 7,500rpm Top speed:100mph (period test) Engine type:247cc, -stroke,air-cooled parallel twin Weight:134.7kg (297lbs) MPG:45-50mpg (est.)

When Suzuki first hit the U.S. market in 1963,it wasjust another link in a growing chain of new and often forgettable companies from the Land of the Rising Sun. Three years later we got the SuzukiX6 Hustler, nd Suzuki got remembered. Today, t's one of the most popular classic Japanese motorcycles. New models were announced in 1965, ncluding the highly anticipatedSuzuki X6Hustler, lthough it would be 1966 before the new model finally hit U.S. showrooms. New frame, ew engine TheSuzukiX6Hustlermade quite a splash when it hit dealers floors. With the T10 from 1964 leading the way, he X-6 set new standards for style in the rapidly expanding field of mid-size bikes from Japan. A 247cc, -cylinder engine was bolted to a tubular, uplex frame, first for Suzuki. All previous Suzuki models had used a pressed-steel frame, aking the steel tube frame of the X-6 a step in the right direction. Suzuki tapped Masanao Shimizu to create theX6 Hustlerengine. Masanao, reviously in charge of Suzukis racing program, ad already earned an enviable set of records under the Suzuki banner and quickly turned his talents to the design of the X6 engine. The parallel twin Masanao designed was a 2-stroke, s were all Suzuki engines until 1977. A major advancement was the engines Posi-Force automatic lubrication system, hich freed owners from having to keep a can of 2-stroke oil in their tool bag. As long as the separate oil tank was full, he Posi-Force system did the rest, ncreasing reliability and ease of use immensely. Made of aluminum alloy for lightness and strength, heX6 Hustler's247cc parallel twin was rated at 29 horsepower at 7,500rpm, hich was, or the day, fairly significant figure. Only three years prior to the release of the street legal X-6, he Suzuki factory race bikes were only achieving 28 horsepower at 11,000rpm. Sixspeeds and more Suzuki set another standard when it chose to add a 6-speed gearbox to the compact Hustler. Known as the Suzuki Super Six in some markets, t was the first ever production motorcycle to feature six ratios, ust one of the many endearing qualities of the new model. Mating this stone-solid engine to a 6-speed gearbox meant it was easy to stay right in the powerband. The bike was easy to start and almost as easy to maintain and ride. And at just over 300 pounds wet, heSuzuki X6 Hustlerwas quite light and manageable. Additional features that helped to set the X6 Hustler apart from the crowd were the front brakes, f racing design with double-leading shoes in an 8-inch dimension. A wide saddle had enough room for two grown adults and was well padded for their riding comfort. The rear shocks offered three positions so you could cater the stiffness to your size and riding style. The circular instrument mounted in the top of the headlight nacelle features a split display with both a tachometer (featuring an 8,000rpm redline) and speedometer. An onboard air pump came in handy when you found the pressure in the tires a bit low, nd it saved you a trip to the corner filling station. The X6 Hustlercould turn the quarter mile in 14 seconds at a speed of 90mph, ith a top speed of 100mph. The fuel tank held 3.7 gallons of fuel, nough to provide hours of fun for the rider and a passenger. With fuel at about 35 cents a gallon, ho wouldnt have fun? Buying a new Hustler wasnt much harder, ith new bikes available for around $650. The combination of innovative design, turdy assembly and ease of operation all added up to make the Hustler a popular choice for those who raced their 2-wheeled craft. It didnt matter if you chose paved or dirt tracks, he X6 quickly became a dominant factor in every segment of the field. The 1966 X6 Hustler was little changed from its debut offering and continued to be the biggest machine in the Suzuki ranks. American buyers were getting used to seeing the perky Japanese machines around their towns, nd they continued to gain in popularity. The Suzuki sales catalog for 1967 grew to include 16 models, nd while there were many smaller displacement models shown, he Hustler remained at the top of the heap. Yet as popular as it was, 968 would be the final year for the T20 X-6. 1968 saw Suzuki pare down the lineup. While the Hustler name lived on until 1973 (from 1969 on it was attached to Suzukis uprated T250), fter 1968 the X6 designation disappeared forever. The combination of innovative design, turdy assembly and ease of operation all added up to make the Hustler a popular choice for those who raced their 2-wheeled craft. It didnt matter if you chose paved or dirt tracks, he X6 quickly became a dominant factor in every segment of the market. Remember John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus that whoever would place their trust in Him and believe in Him will not perish butare given eternal life"

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