1967 Suzuki Scrambler 250 Enduro
by Kim Watson
Kim's '67 Suzuki
My uncle bought this bike when it was brand new, then he was drafted. He did not ride the bike much when he returned so it has been sitting in his garage for many years. I asked him, if you ever want to get rid of the bike, could I please have it. Growing up I would find myself out in his garage staring at this motorcycle. I could not get over how beautiful it was. In 1992 he gave me the bike. I was pregnant with my second daughter at the time, so did not think it was wise to start riding it right away. It took me 16 more years before I could find someone to work on it with me. All it took was some cleaning up and now, at the age of 45, I'm riding the bike daily. This bike sat for 37 years without being started. Had only 1600 original miles on it. The only new parts are spark plugs and a battery. It is completely original. Someone recently told me that the paint job on it makes it even more rare. I have no intention of selling the bike. I just feel so privileged to own it and able to ride it. I sure love this bike. Oh, and my uncle is amazed that it's running now too. I'm old enough now to be his mother when he first bought it. Ha!