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 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,-
The MC´s were delivered to end users between June and
The Yamaha only lasted a few years and was superseded by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.
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.