Suzuki TR500 and XR05

This is Les van Breda multiple South African Motorcycle Champion.

The Blue bike is my XR05 (ready to run at last!), and the wine red bike
you have featured before is Phil de Gruchy's air cooled TR500.

Les won South African championships on both of these bikes. He says the
watercooled XR05 had a great engine, but the aircooled TR handled much
better. One of the main reasons for this is that the TR came from the
factory fitted with a Cerriani front fork and 4ls front drum brake,
whilst the XR had Suzuki modified forks and disc 

Clive Strugnell


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