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1973 Suzuki T500 (with Reed Titan bodywork?)

This is an interesting, and low priced, Suzuki T500 in need of a bit of work to get it ready for either the street or a track day. The seller claims it is fast and “runs/rides well”. The neatest thing about the bike is the bodywork. While the seller thinks it is original Reed Titan bodywork, I would tend to believe that at this price and condition that it is replica fiberglass. It needs some work and parts to be fully rideable (missing front master cylinder being the most obvious thing), but it is 95% complete. Check out the listing to get more details.

The auction still has almost 10 days left at this point, and the starting bid is $999. Interestingly, it has a Buy-It-Now of only $1,999. This seems like it might make this bike a really good deal, but it also speaks to the fairly beat-on bodywork and the need for some work before riding. It will be interesting to see what happens with this auction as it moves towards completion…

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1972 Suzuki Titan 500 Cafe Racer

I’m not quite sure what to make of this bike. The idea seems good in concept (fully-faired two-stroke cafe racer), but in looking this bike over I’m not sure that it has been executed fully. Stock, it’s a great bike that I would love to own and convert to a cafe. I just think I would keep it more traditional.

Gripe list – square headlight, stock taillight, cafe seat plopped on the rear fender.

Like list – full fairing, two-stroke 500cc engine, fairly reasonable price.

There are zero bidders right now, and the starting price is $2,750 with just over 2 days left in the auction…

Suzuki Titan 500 1972 Cafe Racer 011
Suzuki Titan 500 1972 Cafe Racer 012
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Suzuki Titan 500 1972 Cafe Racer 014
Suzuki Titan 500 1972 Cafe Racer 015
Suzuki Titan 500 1972 Cafe Racer 016

Nice, cleaner, Suzuki T500

To make up for the flamed-out T500 I posted the other day, here is a nice semi-clean example of the Titan that is currently up for auction on eBay. It’s a 1975 model, with approximately 8.5K miles on it. It isn’t in perfect shape, but as the basis for a cafe racer build up it would be great. I really want to try building up one of these, and I will after I figure out if I’ve got the chops to do a great job with the SL350 project…


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1974 Suzuki T500 Titan

I really like this bike. I’ve been looking at the T500 for a while, thinking that it might make a great cafe racer that isn’t your run-of-the-mill Honda twin or four, and this seems like a good candidate. It is being sold for a friend, so be sure to ask the right questions of the seller. I think the seller needs to have the keys handy so he can comment on its ability to start up. But on the face of it, this looks like a nice bike…


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