T is for Trunk – 1980 Yamaha Exciter 250T

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Known outside the US as the SR250, the Yamaha Exciter was available in two versions: the 250 and the 250T, where T stood for trunk! That’s right, from the factory the Exciter had a large, lockable trunk that replaced the rear seat. In Yamaha’s words, “just flip a latch and the 250T’s trunk goes with you as conveniently as a briefcase“.

Or, as you’ll see from this ad from Dad’s Vintage Ads, “for those times when you want to carry a buddy instead of lunch, there’s an optional rear saddle“:

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The Exciter was available between ’80 and ’82 in the US, though it continued on until 2000 in Spain. This example has some cosmetic wear but it’s said to be “mechanically 100%”. It’s got 7,776 miles on the odometer and it comes with the optional seat. The listing suggests that this would make an excellent vehicle for a courier. What would you do with it?

Find this Exciter for sale in Framingham, Massachusetts for $900 here on Craigslist through Andersen Cycle Works.

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