|Suzuki T500 magazine article from Swedish MC-Nytt
magazine 8/1968 (three pages). Click to enlarge. Thanks for
Lars Sellbom for scanning the article! Lars owns a fine 1969 T-500
some pictures of his bike, before and after restauration.
Suzuki T500 (here called 500 sport) presentation (Tekniikan
Maailma 7/1968, Finland). Click to enlarge. This picture
was taken at the '68 R.A.I. Motorcycle Show in Amsterdam. The
other Suzuki mentioned in the article was the TR250.
Suzuki T500 road test (Tekniikan Maailma 18/1969, Finland).
Click to enlarge.
The test rider (Tapio Sunell) thought the new T500 was a
super bike that made its owner feel like a king of the road.
He really loved the bike. Still, there was some things that
he didn't appreciate: The fuel tank was too small, the fuel
consumption a bit high and the vibrations from the engine were
almost unbearable at 5500 rpm and above (the meter needle actually
fell off after 2.000 kilometers because of the heavy vibrations!).
Mr. Sunell didn't like the riding position either, he would
mount a lower and a bit narrower handlebar to make riding at
high speeds more comfortable. Otherwise the bike was great:
durable, good looking and really fast. And it was even the cheapest
bike in its class!
the T500 engine picture (exploded view) in a larger format.