The definitive history of the two-stroke Suzukis, from little known
machines hardly seen outside Japan to the triples that took on the
world. The book covers all major markets and uses stunning contemporary
photography gathered from all over the world to help owners and
enthusiasts establish authenticity or simply take a trip down memory
Researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation
of the factory, here in definitive detail is the story of the
two-stroke Suzuki bikes – a series of models that put the company on the
map, helping it to survive a difficult era that saw hundreds of
Japanese motorcycle makers reduced to just four.
Successful immediately, the two-stroke models defended Suzuki's honour
on the tracks as well as in the showrooms, handing the company numerous
world championship titles. The series has now been all but killed off,
but this title helps celebrate an era when the two-stroke was king,
concentrating on the 1950s through to the late-1970s.
All Suzuki two-stroke models, 1952 onwards