TR500

Tom Loughbridge’s Race Days

  Hi Murray, as promised the story of my experience of a great sporting relationship with Eddie Crooks, Frank Whiteway, Stan Woods, Les Trotter, the late Danny Shimmin and many others who rode Crooks’ Suzuki’s during the classic 60s and 70s. when we all raced for the love of the sport, particularly in the greatest …

Crooks Suzuki

Number 56 in the 1974 Senior TT at Governor’s Bridge, is Steve Tonkin who retired during the race. Steve went on to become 250cc British Champion and 1981 250 TT winner on an Armstrong. Martin Crooks’ dreaming on the 2000 500GP winning RGV Suzuki Charlie Williams “The newspaper cutting of Les Trotter has me on …

TR500 Daytona

Suzuki TR500 Steve Wheatman has picked up a factory TR500 Daytona which was imported into Australia for racing. This bike’s engine number is T500-24895 – The original owner was Kijima engineering from Japan & the bike was bought to Australia in 1973 by Grant McRichie & other Australian owners have been Martin Hone, Steve Trinder, …

TR500II Suzuki

TR500II Suzuki The 1973 TR500 MkII which was ridden to victory by Dale Wylie in the 1973/74 Marlboro Series in NZ The seat unit is not standard. The standard seat can be seen below in the shot of Jack Findlay’s TR500II pictured in 1973. (Picture borrowed from Ray Battersby’s book Team Suzuki)

Bimota TR500

Bimota TR500 Probably the most beautiful TR500 built, using the 85BHP Mk3 motor the Bimota was built for an Italian Bimota only race series. The late Don Leeson on a Bimota 500 Bimota SB1 – the most beautiful Suzuki TR500 racer of all —–o—– Hi, I have sent a picture of the Bimota Suzuki TR500 …

South African TR500

South African TR500 HISTORY OF SUZUKI TR500 ENGINE NO. TR10028 This SUZUKI racing motorcycle was one of (2) two bikes supplied to sponsored riders in South Africa in 1972 and arrived by ship at Durban harbour on the 19 th of December. The sponsored riders who were allocated the bikes were Jon Ekerold and Les van Breda, …