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Suzuki GT 500


Construction [ edit ]

All were of the kick start,piston-ported, two-…. two-cylinder type. was provided via premix or automatic oil depending on the year and model. All through the 1965 model were of the premix type all models from 1966 used automatic oil injection. 250cc and above were with large twin shoe drum brakes 1975 when disc brakes were introduced.

under 250cc had single shoe brakes. Most had six-speed gearboxes, enabling the tuner to raise engine with the consequent narrowing of the band.

History [ edit ]

the 1960s, Suzuki showed it was serious about staying at the of the motorcycle business. In the fall of they introduced the T20 Hustler (aka X6 or Super Six) as a model with 250cc automatic oil injection and the world’s six-speed transmission in a production [ 1 ]

In late 1967, building on success with the T20, introduced the T500/5 (Cobra in the markets and Titan elsewhere) as a model. [ 2 ] This was a 500cc air-cooled bike with a transmission. It was able to do over durable, handled reasonably especially on motorways and sweeping and went on to be produced in the tens of until the end of the 1977 model

The Cobra model name was at the end of the first year of production, after Suzuki received a from the Ford Motor legal department. Ford at time had an agreement to market the Mustang Cobra automobile so took offense at Suzuki’s use of the From that time on, the was known as the Titan in all markets the 1976 model year.

In 1976, the Titan was given a and gained a single disc brake. The Titan name was and the designation became, simply, for both the 1976 and 1977 years. At the end of the 1977 model the 500 was dropped from Suzuki’s line after a production run of ten years and well over examples produced.

In Australasia the Rebel developed legendary after the triumph of racer Joe over much larger bikes in both the 1972 and 6 hour race at Amaroo, Although only 315cc and drum brakes, the bike was to out race bikes with the engine capacity using the but stable handling of the bike, the ground clearance. The T125 was a cheap and robust commuter in New

During the 1971 oil shock and large numbers of Japanese market Wolf models imported into New Zealand and the normal export model. The key were a less well petrol tank which had a raised seam running the centre top and black painted instead of all chrome. Most of imported were the high street scrambler style.

A T90 was also imported. It did not have a Unlike the 250, 350 and 500 models the 125 and 90 had iron barrels with heads angled well into the slip stream to engine temperature. [ 3 ]

Models [ edit ]

All engines had two cylinders with air cooling.


T125 Stinger (or Flying in the Japanese home market)

Invader (also known as the X5 in the American market)

T10 (no marketing known; 250cc engine premix oiling system)

T20 Six Hustler (also known as the X6 in the American market; successor to the

T250 Hustler (successor to the T20 with the 1969 model

T305 Raider (only produced for about one year ca.

T350 Rebel (outgrowth of the actual engine displacement was

T500 Titan [ 4 ]

Suzuki produced some of these in a high pipe or street version. These models sometimes prefixed as TC. Specific TC included:

TC200 (marketed as in North America)

TC250 versions available; one based on the T20 and one on the T250)

TC305 (marketed as in North America)

The TC models above had nothing in common the later off-road models Suzuki built under the (TC) model designation. later bikes were all machines with dual transmissions and proper knobby-type tires. The T125 was produced in high and low pipes -both the same model number

References [ edit ]

^ Roland Brown (July/August 1972 Suzuki T250 Motorcycle Classics. Retrieved Check date values in: (help ) ^ Richard Backus 2006). Suzuki T500. Classics. Retrieved 2009-08-14.

date values in: |date= ) ^ Suzuki T125 owners Motor Co. 1970.Hamamatsu. ^ Margie (September/October 2010). When Were King. Motorcycle

Retrieved 2010-08-09. Check values in: |date= (help )


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