Post Listing Update: This Exacta did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $2,800.
Suzuki introduced the Exacta (aka the RL250) in 1974, and nowadays it’s considered a solid vintage trials bike (though there were some issues with frames breaking above the swingarm pivot). They were only imported in the US for 1974-1975, and the main difference was an aluminum tank in the first year and a steel tank in the second year. The Yamaha TY250 was more popular at the time, making this a relatively rare find in the world of vintage trials.
Over those two years, just 1,200 Exactas were sold in the US. The 246cc single produced 18 horsepower and 16.6 pound feet of torque. Dry weight was 190 pounds, which was a little heavy compared to the competition. For more specifications, check out Suzuki Cycles.
The seller of this example (VIN: RL250-10562) acquired it with another RL from the same owner, both of which were first year examples with the rare lighting kits. Both bikes were supposedly registered until just 1977 and then put away in storage. The seller is keeping the other one. This specific bike has a few accessories, such as the never used Malcolm Smith seat, Bates mirror, and a custom rear rack. The seller believes everything else is original, though he did repaint the silver. The gas tank is said to be “almost perfect with one scratch” but the paint is original and it still has the warning label. Everything is said to work and it seems to be fairly well-preserved for the age, with the seller calling it a “time capsule” and nothing that the “photos do not do it justice.”
Find this Exacta for sale in Sachshe, Texas with bidding up to $2,443 and the reserve not yet met