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Suzuki T500 magazine articles

I have put some T-500 magazine articles on this page. I would be grateful of any contributions — sales brochures, magazine ads, magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these instructions.

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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 Cobra. Here's some pictures of his bike, before and after restauration.

Suzuki TR 250 / 500 Sport

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.

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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!

Here's the T500 engine picture (exploded view) in a larger format.

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Sources: MC-Nytt (Sweden), Tekniikan Maailma (Finland)

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