Suzuki Stinger: 15 Horsepower of Fun, Painted Green

A Vintage Motorcycle Days swap meet find, this Suzuki Stinger was restored and is now back on the road.


| September/October 2012


1970 Suzuki T125 II Stinger
Claimed power: 15hp @ 8,500rpm
Top speed: 70-75mph (observed)
Engine: 124cc air-cooled 2-stroke parallel twin, 43mm x 43mm bore and stroke, 7.3:1 compression ratio
Weight (dry): 227lb (103 kg)
Fuel capacity: 2.1gal (8ltr)
Price then/now: $474/$500-$4,000

Discovered amongst hundreds of other bikes in the huge swap meet at Vintage Motorcycle Days, this rare little Suzuki Stinger stung both the buyer and the seller.

Suzuki collector Chip Miller and friend Mike Crane spotted the Stinger in the swap meet area, with a Sharpie-marker sign on the seat that read “For Sale — $600.” After talking to the owners, they learned the little Suzuki refused to run.

The conversation went something like this.



Chip: “Did you time it?”

Sellers: “Yeah.”

Jerome
5/19/2014 12:23:40 PM

Thanks for posting this great article. I have the 1971 green version of this bike. I rode it for a few years during university (Vancouver) and have been hanging onto it for the last 25 years knowing that its something special but not really knowing more about it than that. Jerome








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