1971 Suzuki T125 Stinger

In Japan, Small Displacement by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

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Post Listing Update: This Stinger did not get any interest at the opening bid of $7,500. It was relisted and then pulled off of eBay due to an error in the listing.

As evidenced by the GT lineup, Suzuki had a strong affinity for 2-strokes in the late 60s and early 70s. So it wasn’t surprising that when they introduced the T125 (“Stinger in the US, “Wolf” in Japan, and “Flying Leopard” in France), it was equipped with a 2-stroke engine.

The 124cc parallel twin developed 15hp which could push the 227lb Stinger to about 70-75mph. When released, the bike was quickly appreciated, notably by the press. Cycle magazine said that it was a “quick and agile motorcycle”. Motorcyclist Illustrated described the Stinger’s easy-to-use character as being very responsive with light steering. That pleasant riding was especially due to Suzuki’s new “tri-form” frame, a very efficient structure that gave smooth handling. For the Stinger, Suzuki wanted something racy and attractive to young people trying to get into sporty rides. To this end, the T125 was gifted flashy colors and a dual exhaust, also called power pipes, that yields a rather aggressive look. To get more information about the Stinger, please read this story on Motorcycle Classics.

The T125 Stinger presented in this article is in beautiful condition showing about 5k miles. The bike seems fully original. Find this Stinger in Villa Platte, Louisiana with an unmet opening bid of $7,500 or a BIN of $9,750

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