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Suzuki motorcycles imported in Finland
1969—1976

This page is still under construction. My aim is to put information of which Suzuki motorcycle models were imported in Finland, their prices and some specs that may differ from the specs in other countries. If you have any such information on any years or models (brochures and magazine ads would be great), pleasetell me about it. Here's more info.

For those who didn't know, I tell you that I was born in Finland and it was there I bought my first motorcycle (Jawa 250) back in the 1970's. Although I have lived in Sweden since mid-eighties, I still love my home country.

Suzuki 1969 More Suzuki models from 1969

By reading old issues of the Finnish magazine Tekniikan Maailma I know there were at least two Suzuki motorcycle models imported to Finland in 1969: Suzuki A95 and Suzuki T500-II. Importer: Bensow Oy. If you know of any other Suzuki models available in Finland in 1969 (or earlier) — please let me know about it!

Here follows some specs and prices for the models available in Finland:


Suzuki A95
Bore x stroke: 46 x 42 mm
Cylinder displacement: 69 cc
Compression ratio: 7,0:1
Maximum power output: 7,5 hp/ 7.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 0,8 kpm/ 6.000 rpm
Carburetor: Amal VM15CC
Transmission: 4 speeds
Fuel tank capacity: 5 liter
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs.)
Maximum speed: 95 kph
Retail price: 1 395 FIM

Suzuki T500-II
Bore x stroke: 70 x 64 mm
Cylinder displacement: 492 cc
Compression ratio: 6,6:1
Maximum power output: 46 hp/ 7.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 5,24 kpm/ 5.500 rpm
Carburetors: Amal VM34SC x 2
Transmission: 4 speeds
Fuel tank capacity: 14 liter
Dry Weight: 183 kg (403 lbs.)
Maximum speed: 176-192 kph
Retail price: 4 698 FIM



Suzuki 1970More Suzuki models from 1970

According to Tekniikan Maailma 9/1970 there were only three Suzuki models imported in Finland in 1970: Suzuki A95, Suzuki T125-II and Suzuki T250-II (3 495 FIM). Importer: Bensow Oy. The flagship, T500, was unfortunately dropped. The model didn't pass the Finnish exhaust noise regulations that year and wasn't allowed to be sold in Finland.

Here follows some specs and prices for the models available in Finland:


Suzuki A95 70
Bore x stroke: 46 x 42 mm
Cylinder displacement: 69 cc
Compression ratio: 7,0:1
Maximum power output: 7,5 hp/ 7.500 rpm
Carburetor: Amal VM15CC (VM15SC?)
Transmission: 4 speeds
Front tyre dimension: 2.25-17
Rear tyre dimension: 2.25-17
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs.)
Maximum speed: 95 kph
Retail price: 1 430 FIM

Suzuki T125-II
Bore x stroke: 43 x 43 mm
Cylinder displacement: 124 cc
Compression ratio: 7,3:1
Maximum power output: 15 hp/ 8.500 rpm
Carburetors: Amal MD18 x 2
Transmission: 5 speeds
Front tyre dimension: 2.50-18
Rear tyre dimension: 2.75-18
Weight: 96 kg (211 lbs.)
Maximum speed: 120 kph
Retail price: 2 390 FIM

Suzuki T250-II
Bore x stroke: 54 x 54 mm
Cylinder displacement: 247 cc
Compression ratio: 7,5:1
Maximum power output: 33 hp/ 8.000 rpm
Carburetors: Amal VM26SM x 2
Transmission: 6 speeds
Front tyre dimension: 2.75-18
Rear tyre dimension: 3.00-18
Weight: 140 kg (308 lbs.)
Maximum speed: 170 kph
Retail price: 3 495 FIM


Suzuki lineup Finland '70Suzuki A95 brochure, Finland '70

Suzuki T125-II and T250 brochure, Finland '70
1970 Suzuki full line catalog from Finland. Click to enlarge.
The scans were sent to me by Markku Nissilä from Finland for publishing on my site. In 1970, there were only three Suzuki motorcycle models available in Finland (as mentioned in the list above).


Suzuki 1971More Suzuki models from 1971
1971 Suzuki year code: R
Suzuki lineup Finland '71Suzuki lineup Finland '71

Suzuki lineup Finland '71Suzuki lineup Finland '71

1971 Suzuki full line catalog from Finland. Click to enlarge.
The scans were sent to me by Markku Nissilä from Finland for publishing on my site. In the beginning of 1971 there were only three Suzuki motorcycle models available in Finland (A95-2, T125-2 and T250R). According to the sales brochure the rest of the models (T350R, T500R, GT750 and TM400R) were ”perhaps available in the autumn of 1971 or spring 1972”.


Suzuki 1973More Suzuki models from 1973
1973 Suzuki year code: K

Suzuki lineup Finland '73Suzuki lineup Finland '73Suzuki lineup Finland '73Suzuki lineup Finland '73
1973 Suzuki full line catalog from Finland (four pages). Click to enlarge. The scans were sent to me by Veijo Saano from Finland for publishing on my site. The catalog shows that the models available in Finland were A80, A100K, TS125K, GT125K, GT250K, GT380K, GT550K, GT750K, T250J, T500K, TM125K, TM250K and TM400J. I don't know if all the models mentioned were actually available in Finland. It wasn't certain that TS125, the TM125 and the TM250 model were to be imported by the time the catalog was printed. Notice the J models - the T250 and the TM400 were 1972-year's models. The importer was Bensow Oy.
Surprisingly thin catalog for the 1973 lineup, only four pages...


Suzuki 1976More Suzuki models from 1976
1976 Suzuki year code: A
Suzuki lineup Finland '76Suzuki lineup Finland '76
Suzuki lineup Finland '76Suzuki lineup Finland '76

Suzuki lineup Finland '76Suzuki lineup Finland '76

Suzuki lineup Finland '76
1976 Suzuki full line catalog from Finland. Click to enlarge.
These scans was sent to me by Markku Nissilä from Finland for publishing on my site. The importer, Bensow Oy, had also started to import MZ, that's why there's a MZ TS125 in the brochure as well.


More years and models to come. Have patience. Please send me catalog scans and magazine adverts.



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Sources: Tekniikan Maailma (Finland)


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