Dave Bertram (pictured) was part of Suzuki’s national Enduro and ISDE squad on a machine that struggled in stock form. It was a Green Sticker legal machine (it had to be quiet!) and therefore was mightily choked up at the muffler, cylinder head and porting. At the time all of the top racers basically plugged in RM suspension, an RM cylinder and RM pipe in order to get the performance into a competitive zone.


Suzuki dove back into the off-road arena with their RMX250 in 1989. It came off of the success of Randy Hawkins winning National Enduro titles on a modified RM250 in 1988 and before switching to the RMX the next year.  Randy  went on to win four more titles for Suzuki mounted on a modified RMX250. In the end slow sales forced Suzuki to yank the machine from their line, though they did hit off-road hard with a modified RM250.


Randy pocketed 7 National Enduro titles, six of them on Suzuki’s. and five of those were on the RMX250.


Steve Hatch was a Suzuki iron man and along with his hoards of trophies and ISDE medals, Mr. Hatch won a National Enduro title for Suzuki in 1994. Steve was always known for his fitness and has carried that into his after racer life with


Rodney Smith really made waves in 1992 when he went to the Australian ISDE and came painfully close to winning the overall! This was his first year of serious off-road racing after dabbling special off-road events the previous year. He went on help cement Suzuki’s brand on off-road and in doing so became one of the winningest and most versatile racers ever out of the USA.
Rodney Smith dominated the GNCC series for almost six years with five titles from 1998-2004. This is 1997, one of the years that Suzuki switched to a conventional KYB fork. Mr. Smith took home a whopping 13 AMA-sanctioned National Championship Series, including five GNCC, along with three AMA National Hare Scramble titles, and five AMA National Reliability Enduro Championships, all racing for Suzuki.










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Scott Summers and Johnny Campbell






We started with a Suzuki RMX250 tribute and we’re ending with one. This is 1990, the Idaho 4-day Qualifier in Idaho City.  I rode with Mark Mangold (Mental) on the left, and brother Mike (#314) in the middle. We were all mounted on Suzuki RMX250s. To this day that event stands out as tough, fun and a total memory maker. In my little world I went on to qualify for the U.S. Team and rode my first Six Days in Sweden that year.


Brother Mike running behind me on the trail. He went to work for Suzuki 3 years later and ran the off-road racing team for 17 years.


Here we’re testing a slightly modified RMX on nice winter day in the high desert hills. I went on to race an RMX250 at the Australian ISDE in 1992.

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