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Yamaha DT250MX, 2 x 1, 6V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Martin Pagh, Horsens

 

Danish Army Specific: Around 1977, the Danish Army issued a Request for Proposal together with specifications for a MC to replace the fleet of old BSA and Nimbus MC´s. Besides Yamaha´s DT250MX, Honda XL250, Husqvarna Military and Maico M 250/M were tested in 1978.
In 1980 the Army decided to buy the Yamaha MC, and some 450 units were delivered through Franz Kroon Motorcykler I/S in Aarhus. The acquisition price was around 14.000,- DKr. each.
The MC´s were delivered to end users between June and August 1980.
The Yamaha only lasted a few years and was superseded by the
BMW R65GS.
Historical
: Militarised civilian machine. The content of the fuel tank was increased by 50 %.
Length: 2.15 m (84 inches).
Width: 0.88 m (34 inches).
Height: 1.14 m (44 inches).
Weight: 295 kg (649 lb.).
Engine
: Own 1-cylinder, 246 cm3 (15 cubic inches) displacement, air cooled.
Horsepower: 23 at 6.000 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Brakes: Drums front and rear.
Tyres front/rear: 3.00 - 21/4.00 - 18.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 12 liter (2.6 gallons).
Range: Approx. 130 km (80 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: N/A.


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