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Suzuki T350 Review

conditions in the global economy the Japanese motorcycle industry in the 1960s. As the fuel crisis of was yet to hit and emission controls were in the future, these were days for the two-….

Suzuki set the in the production of sporting two-strokes its Super Six T20, or X-6 Hustler, of This new breed of two-… had a gearbox and impeccable handling for the competing with four-… twice its displacement.

But the late also coincided with the of annual facelifts and the release of for what was termed a new Model And for Suzuki this meant the 250 to 305cc in 1968 and then to for 1969. There wasn’t of a ring to 315 so Suzuki called it the or Rebel.

The T350 formula was brilliant the start. The piston-port two-… was fed by a pair of large 32mm carbs and produced 39hp at rpm. And the entire package was compact.

Rolling on a pair of wheels, with a short wheelbase and weighing only 130 kg the T350 could show a pair of heels to just anything on a tight road. optimistically claimed a standing time in 13.8 seconds, but was obviously achieved with a issue flyweight Japanese Despite the modest power the was always better going than downhill because the doubl- leading-shoe front brake was barely up to the task.

One of the T350’s most appealing was the lack of the traditional two-… Until the late 1960s were notorious for a light-switch powerband resulting in an unpleasant Two-strokes were also noisy, unreliable and distasteful to motorcyclists but the Suzuki T350 did to change this perception.

Not was it considerably more reliable comparable British motorcycles, but it was simple to work on. In the time it to change the oil in the engine, primary and gearbox of a British bike, a top-end decoke and new piston could be undertaken on the Suzuki. And hands were a lot cleaner Ultimately emissions regulations the two-… motorcycle but Suzuki it longer than most.

And its air-cooled twins were the most appealing. Small, and uncomplicated, the T350 epitomised of the finest attributes of motorcycles of the 1970s.

Five superb about Suzuki’s two-…

1. Suzuki’s first two-… was the 250 Colleda TT of 1956, which into the Twinace in 1960. a pressed-steel backbone frame were mundane motorcycles no sporting pretension.

2. Although the 250cc T10 was closely related to the the 1966 T20 was a big step forward. lubrication eliminated pre-mix and the frame was a more modern type. The T20 was also capable of than 150 km/h, quite a for a 250 at the time.

3. A more sporting of the T20 was also produced, the 30.5hp and in 1968 Suzuki released a version, the T305. Power up to 37hp but this only a year before it was replaced by the T350. The T350 evolved four versions, finishing as the in 1972.

4. In the first Castrol Six-Hour of 1970 Joe Eastmure and Dave won the 250cc class on a T250, filling the top three places in the Eastmure and Burgess completed 306

5. Joe Eastmure was initially acclaimed the winner on a T350 in a sensational ride in the 1972 Castrol race. Eastmure completed 334 and finished ahead of a field of Honda and Ducati 750s, but was for not having a horn. In the 1973 race Eastmure rode the T350, this time the 500cc class, with a

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