Suzuki Snapshots

William Hardin

William (Willie) Hardin worked for U.S. Suzuki Motor Corp. from 1969-74 and has shared the following photos withn us.

Suzuki TR50

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Isle of Man winning 50cc rotary valve twin 12 speed that M. Itoh rode. The paint scheme is not correct. It was beginging to look a little "Ratty", so I painted it. They were taken at Indian Dunes Cycle Park in 1971 for a TVcommercial. Ron had raced it at an Orange County club race and it was said that he looked like a spider on a fly when sitting up at the end of the front straight. You can see how small it is (I'm 6 feet 1 inch tall). Definitely design for the Japanesse rider!

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