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The Suzuki T500 arrived in a world that regarded a big twin two stroke with great reserve, almost mirth. Yet after the horrific fuel consumption of the first Cobras had registered, the reliability moan vanishes, and now that the T500 is quiet economical and nice to ride, it is almost a standard "it's solid, reliable, good value and big enough.


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The Suzuki MK I T500 Cobra was the only model in the T500 line that had a fully enclosed rear shock/damper with a painted upper shroud and a chromed lower shroud enclosing the spring. This causes two problems - suitable after market copies are not easy to find (actually I haven't found any), and as a minimum they need to be disassembled for.


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Suzuki had a game-changer on its hands with the Cobra. Released in 1968, the T500 Cobra was the biggest-displacement two-stroke twin-cylinder engine since pre-war England's Scott bikes that were also water-cooled. Big two-stroke bikes were known to be hard to handle, overheat, and to use as much gas as a car would.


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The ad said the bike was available in glittering gold, ruby red or sapphire blue.) Suzuki 500/FIVE with short wheelbase, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1967. 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra had 4.6 inches (117 mm) longer swingarm. 1968 Suzuki T 500 Cobra. Overall Length: 2 155 mm (84.8 in)


Progress is fine, but it's gone on for too long. 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra

Whilst the Cobra had the headlight cowl, instruments and rear shocks all colour co-ordinated, the Titan was very shiny with abundant chrome wherever possible. The Titan was designed to bring the Suzuki 500 into the 70's, its styling was much flashier, leaner and more colourful. The Cobra had more in common with Suzuki's earlier mid 60's styling.


1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra

Shortly after the 1968 introduction of the 500, Suzuki lengthened the swing arm just over half an inch (from 52.7 inches to 57.3 inches) to improve stability. The bike, now called the T500 Cobra, quickly gained a reputation for good handling, nicely aided by its engine's wide power band.


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Featured this month is Ian's 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra. Ian's T500 Cobra has a 492cc, piston ported, air cooled, twin cylinder, two stroke engine with oil injection. When first introduced, it was the world largest displacement air cooled two stroke in mass production. It is equipped with drum brakes front and rear, 12 volt electrics, kick.


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But soon after Suzuki unveiled its 500 Cobra, the naysayers not only shut up, but quickly began singing its praises. In the Suzuki T500's first year, the naysayers had reason to believe they were at least partially right. In 1969, however, Suzuki modified the engine's piston ports, which made it act (and sip gas) very much like a four-stroke.


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1969 Suzuki T500 Cobra. Pictures of Suzuki T 500 Cobra, sent by Lars Sellbom, Sweden, with comments.. 1969 T500-II Cobra Owner: Lars Sellbom Country: Sweden New: 1969 frame no 14271. Purchased: February 2002. Comments: "I found the engine in parts on a garage floor in February 2002..


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That model was fairly short-lived, and was replaced by the T500 Cobra. Outwardly and inwardly there was little difference, but in an attempt to tame the handling, Suzuki lengthened the swinging arm by a whopping 11.7mm. The ploy worked, and thereafter the Cobra gained a reputation for predictable steering to match the impressive power output.


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The GT500. The T500 became the GT500 in 1976, with more detuning to make it more reliable and to stop it competing with Suzuki's GT380 and GT550 triples, which were more performance-orientated. The GT used some major parts from the GT750 triple. It had two pistons from the 750 and it used the large petrol tank, too.


1969 Suzuki T500 Titan Cobra Gt 500 2Stroke Original Condition Clear Title

The Suzuki T500, variously known as the Suzuki T500/Five, Suzuki Charger, Suzuki Cobra and the Suzuki Titan during its model life, is a 492 cc (30.0 cu in), two-stroke, twin-cylinder motorcycle produced by the Japanese Suzuki company between 1968 and 1975. The model was developed as a larger version of the Suzuki T20 which was intended to compete with the large-capacity British twins in the.


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The swingarm of the 500 Suzuki was changed from 52.7 inches on the 500/FIVE to 57.3 inches on the Cobra. This is a very radical change on any bike but on the Suzuki 500 the longer wheelbase contributed to the bikes reputation for sure-footed and stable handling. For many riders it was also useful as the extra length of the machine made for a.


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Suzuki T500: history, specs, pictures. The Suzuki T500 was a twin, two-stroke motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1968 and 1974. It could reach a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). Max torque was 36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 46.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 7000 RPM.


1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra T94 Las Vegas 2016

The Suzuki T500, variously known as the Suzuki T500/Five, Suzuki Charger, Suzuki Cobra and the Suzuki Titan during its model life, is a 492 cc , two-stroke, twin-cylinder motorcycle produced by the Japanese Suzuki company between 1968 and 1975. The model was developed as a larger version of the Suzuki T20 which was intended to compete with the large-capacity British twins in the American market.