1969 Tokyo Motor show article (Tekniikan Maailma 1 @ 1970,
Finland). Click to enlarge.
The 100cc trial bike Suzuki Wild Cat was only mentioned in the
article. The journalist (Tapio Sunell) thought that the new
Suzuki street bike models had been redesigned and the new models
looked great. The new 315 cc T350 Tiger had been given a "Good
Design" award bythe ministry of trade and industry (or
something like that). The journalist didn't find that strange,
the T350 seemed like a succesfull compromise. It had a 39 horsepower
and 4 kpm engine, 6-speed tansmission and its maximum speed
was over 175 kph. The bike felt even more complete than the
T250. The 315 cc version of the bike had more power (7 hp) and
more torque (1 kpm) but it had only 2 kg (4.4 lbs) more mass.
Tapio Sunell thought that the T500 (III) had been given a fuel
tank that was even more beautiful than the previous model. Copying
the old Triumph style, a bagage holder was now mounted on the
top of the fuel tank.
The T125-II was nevertheless the most sexiest bike
of them all. A real eye-catcher, the article author thought
of the Stinger. One of the most impressive bikes at the whole
show. He was also glad to announce that the model was to be
imported to Finland later that year.