Monday, 26 October 2009
1974 The Sammy Miller's Honda
After sign a contract with Honda Japan, Sammy Miller made his own Team to develop the specific Honda for trial. Early 1974 he agreed to develop all the Honda range of trial bikes.
This Team developed in 1974 the new Honda trial 250cc based on the XL250 engine.
This was one of the first off-road bikes to feature a truly tuked-in upswept muffler. Its 4-valve OHC engine and chassis were uprated SL components.
The single cylinder, four valve engine was made all-alloy and equiped with a five speed gearbox. The final weight was only 90Kg.
Soon after Sammy Miller presented his new evolution, the new Honda 250cc Hi-boy frame with alloy plate replacing the bottom tubes.
The Honda 250cc first prototype
Sammy Miller and his nice first Honda 250 trials prototype
More info at The Honda Trials History webpage