As per my last post, I have been working on an update to the T/GT500 section of the web site, and the first iteration is now complete. As always, it will continue to evolve as I gather additional material either from my own projects, or from other owners.
There are (in my own view) four main versions of the Suzuki two-stroke 500 twin although it was produced for nine years, and close to 95,000 units rolled off the assembly line. I group them as being:
- The 1968 Cobra (or MK I or 500/Five as you prefer and depending on your local market).
- The Police version called the Patroller.
- The various models produced between 1969 and 1975 which varied for the most part only in paint and trim.
- And the 1976/1977 models called the GT500 in most parts of the world.
The link to the new section is here and please do check back every few weeks to see it continue to take shape as new material is added.
Cheers, Ian. Keep up the good work. I always look forward to your articles. Lots of information.