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Photo ou archives : F-M. Dumas

Capacity : 90 & 125
Model : T Wolf & Flying Leopard
Production : 1969 - 1973
Category : (R) Street Bike


T90 Wolf / T125 Flying leopard - 1969

A magnificent mistake

All things considered, very few motorcycles appear that create a radically different style. On that ground alone, the Suzuki T90/T125 deserve their own niche in history.

Original Styling

Launched in Japan in 1969, in 90 and 125cc versions, these Suzukis stood out from all the existing models by their styling and the concept. The T90 had the distinction of being the only twin in its category. The T90 and T125 were long, lean and well-proportioned. It had unit-construction engines whose cylinder fins were echoed by grooving on the

crankcase, high-level exhausts and razoredged fuel-tanks whose lines were prolonged into the dual seat. The whole flow of the lines was angular, horizontal, giving the T90/T125 a great sense of movement. It was one of the most original styles ever created in Japan.

Between Two Stools

However handsome the Suzukis may have been, the T90/T125 series made the error of not following the trends of the moment. The vogue for street scramblers with touring engines and raised exhausts was being replaced by sporting roadsters on more conventional lines or phony trails bikes with single-cylinder engines and better off-road manners. The public preferred the YAS Yamaha - the marque's best twin-cylinder in this category, with at least 1.2 more horsepower from the same-size engine, or Yamaha's AT1, first single of a famous line. The T90 Wolf and T125 Flying Leopard remained in production until 1973.


Engine: 89cc (38x37mm)/ 124cc (43x43mm) air -cooled twin-cylinder

Power Rating: 10.5 hp @ 9000 rpm/15 hp @ 8500 rpm ·

Valves: two-stroke; ports controlled by piston Skirt

Fuel System: twin carburetor

Transmission: 5-speed, chain fmal drive

Suspension: telescopic forks (front); swing arm with twin spring/ dampers (rear)

Brakes: drum (front & rear)

Wheels: 18 inch wire (front & rear)

Weight: 216 lb/243 lb

Maximum Speed: 68/81 mph


The Wolf and Flying Leopard had truly original styling; this pre-production Wolf T90 has a little plastic bug-deflector screen above the headlamp.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.