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1977 Suzuki GT500

Posted on September 14, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 5 comments


This all alloy beauty was built by Tim Hart and Paul Courbot from Titan Performance in the U.K. Titan specialize in building Suzuki 2-stroke café racers and café racers parts. This 1977 GT500 features a polished alloy TZ tank, polished alloy race seat, Titan Performance polished alloy ‘S’ logo rearsets and Titan polished stainless steel expansion chambers. The motor is basically stock apart from a little tidy up in the ports, 120 mains jets, cone filters and of course the pipes, which look they make a sublime sound. Tim told us the bike isn’t quite finished yet. “As with all cafés it’s undergoing constant mods and will soon have a smaller, neater polished alloy oil tank/battery box so we can do away with the huge standard one” Tim said.

You can view some videos of Titan Performance racing their bikes at the Isle of Man TT this year and hear their pipes for yourself.

  • D.

    Has no bolts – you disassemble with a can opener!

  • D.

    No, I actually like it. 😀

  • Pamberjack

    I reckon that just a touch of something that WASN'T polished metal would actually add to the overall effect. Maybe a coloured logo on the tank? Or a little pin striping?

  • Titan Performance is a recently formed partnership of 2 Suzuki Titan 500 enthusiasts, who produce cafe racer components in rural Kent, UK. We originally made components for use on the cafe racers we built for ourselves, but when we were asked by other people for these items, we quickly realised there was a commercial demand for our hand made products, and we have built up a range of items over the last 12 months. While many of our products are designed for the 500, others are suitable for other models too. We have made rearsets for the 750 Kettle, and 3-3, and 3-1 expansions will be available for the 750 very soon. There are also still a number of components on the drawing board…..take a look at our site for an idea of who we are…………..

  • Pete

    Where did you get the gauges?