Quick Stats

1974-75, 249cc OHC twin, 27hp, 85mph, 60mpg, 365lbs

What to Expect

A combination of poor build quality and design was initially hidden under reasonable lines and a then modern disc front brake. Major problem with the cylinder head, which acted as camshaft bearing surfaces, soon written off by lack of oil. Some bikes kept going with needle bearing conversion but hardly worth the effort as slow, wallowing handling, dodgy disc brake and rotting electrics (check rectifier leads).