The period from the 1970s to the 1990s can be said to be the golden age of Taiwan’s motorcycles. The people are motivated, the society is vigorous, and Taiwanese people have begun to pay attention to the quality of life after the development of industry and commerce. Food, clothing, housing and transportation are gradually developing in the direction of refinement. At that time, in addition to convenience, young people wanted to buy a car. Of course, the car itself had to be handsome and fast. The Suzuki motorcycle “Jun 50” introduced today is a product of the background of the times, and it is also in the hearts of old Suzuki fans. Piece of gem!
ADDRESS 50, texture and youthfulness
If you want to talk about Jun 50, you have to mention its predecessor “Address 50”. In 1988, Suzuki Motorcycle announced the original Address 50 at the dealer conference, and it was listed in Taiwan under the name “Phantom 29 (or Phantom 29)”. The Japanese-designed Address 50 has a very sharp body line. The front swash plate is flat and pointed, and the body is slender and stylish. It gives a strong sense of movement. The design of the whole car shell that imitates the air intake holes gives people “high performance.” Although the visual experience is only the so-called “original payment,” the texture presented does not have the feeling of cheap cars at all.
At that time, the Phantom 29 of the Suzuki locomotive had an output of 6.5 hp. Although it was not the most powerful car on the market, it was already quite competitive. However, it was equipped with a multi-link front suspension, 19 liters of large-capacity cabin space, The meticulously-running horizontal engine, etc., and even the high-end water-free batteries were used for vehicle parts. Various advantages allowed the Phantom 29 to have more than 6,000 sales per month in that year.
Japan has also introduced quite a variety of original accessories to make Address 50 more versatile, but it is a pity that because the fuel tank capacity of Address 50 is only 3.7 liters, of course, you have to always look for gas stations if the fuel tank is small. This makes many car owners think that this car is very fuel-intensive, but it is not.
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Suzuki Motors also pays tribute to Japan. I took photos of the same car, the same color, and the same posture. Although it is still very handsome, there is something missing…
Introduce the more attractive TUNE of disc brakes
The hot sales of Address 50 (Phantom 29) also led to the birth of the second-generation model, which is today’s protagonist Address Tune (Jun 50). Address Tune also focuses on the young people and cuts into the field of vision of young consumers with a cool appearance. The biggest difference between Address Tune and Address 50 is that the rear wing, accelerator tube, and front brake are changed from traditional drum brakes to disc brakes. The front brake specification is a set of 162mm fixed single discs with one-way single-piston calipers, which have the same orientation. Distinct.
The domestic Jun 50 also comes from Address Tune, with roughly the same equipment.
At that time, Youtai Pop Rider also made a comparison between the front and rear models. From the side, you can see obvious differences. The front brake was changed to a disc brake system, a small rear wing was added to the rear, and the outlet angle of the exhaust pipe was different. Is still handsome.
The Fastest Trend Pepsi-Cola Special Edition
The Jun 50 is handsome and easy to ride, but the most memorable thing is this Pepsi special edition. The bright blue, red, and white color scheme and the large “PEPSI” Pepsi logo on the front of the car make this special The official version of Jun 50 is more charming, but it is very interesting that this Pepsi Special Edition is a “Taiwan-specific version”! At that time, Kevin Schwantz, who was riding a SUZUKI chariot with GP500, won consecutive victories. Suzuki Motorcycle specially negotiated cooperation with Pepsi and launched this Pepsi Jun 50, which is limited to 6000 units, which is even more rare today.
Sharp-eyed readers should have noticed that there are two cans of Pepsi in the foreground of the photo. Those two cans of Pepsi are the Michael Jackson special painted commemorative bottles launched by Pepsi in 2018. In the age when car owners were growing up, Michael Jackson, an international superstar, was very important to young people. It’s no different from a god, so when the car owner heard about the “commemorative bottle”, they looked around for buying channels. Unfortunately, Taiwan did not introduce it, so the importer was specifically asked to buy it from the United States. The car owner thought it would be expensive to import from abroad. Thinking of hearing a quotation for a bottle of less than ten yuan, I proudly bought a whole pallet and returned to Taiwan. It is said that at the time everyone of the car owner’s visitors drank Pepsi to the point of fear. Although it was an interesting anecdote, it was not bad. It can be seen that for car owners, the goodness in the memory is always far better than the money.
The Suzuki Motorcycle Jun 50 Pepsi commemorative edition has been verified and is limited to 6,000 units!
The headlights, direction lights, etc. all use halogen bulbs, and the lights are concentrated on the faucet. The shape design is quite technological, and the rigid feel of Founder is quite similar to that of the robot animation at that time.
The “SUZUKI Suzuki motorcycle” on the front of the car can be said to be the tears of the times. At that time, SUZUKI adopted the same overseas business strategy as Honda and Yamaha. At the same time, two different manufacturers were responsible for the production and sales of SUZUKI cars in Taiwan. The two companies are “Shiqiao Motors” and “Suzuki Motors”. Due to various reasons, they were finally merged into the current “Taiwan Suzuki Industrial Company” led by Ishiqiao Motors in May 1990, and have monopolized the manufacture and sales of SUZUKI cars until now. .
The special TEAM SUZUKI PEPSI paint is really handsome to commemorate SUZUKI’s invincibility. The words “Tune” near the faucet proves that this Pepsi special is really a Taiwan-specific version, and here it is. You can also see Jun 50’s handsome sharp inclined plate shape, and the air inlets on both sides of the inclined plate are more stylish.
From the Phantom 29 to the Jun 50, this multi-link front suspension design was adopted. This design was a very novel structure at the time. The three-frame wheel frame design is also considered to be stylish, and the front suspension cover part , In the original paint of Pepsi-Cola Teshi version, it was painted in black, but the owner changed it to white. Although it is a little different, there is no sense of contradiction when it is set up.
On the inside of the front wheel arch, there is a set of cold exhaust air intakes that imitate sports cars, and there are more sloppy air intake designs on both sides. The design can be said to be completely in line with SUZUKI’s large-displacement cars.
One of the most important changes to the second-generation model of Address 50 Jun 50 is the change of the front brake form, from drum brakes to disc brakes. The 162mm fixed single disc is paired with one-way single-piston calipers, although this configuration is slightly brighter by current standards. , But it was already considered high-end equipment at the time! And for the Jun 50 whose power has risen to 7 hp, it is absolutely safer to brake quickly. It is a pity that the disc brake system was still unfamiliar to Taiwanese motorcycle companies at the time, and consumers were even discouraged from buying disc brake models. Therefore, the evaluation of disc brake models in the eyes of consumers has been affected somewhat.
The interior design uses a rather bold blue color, and the overall design is quite square. In addition to the design trend at the time, the mold processing technology, plastic molding manufacturing restrictions, etc. also made the cars of that era generally “boxy.” s reason.
The instrument panel adopts the common fan-shaped pointer design at the time, and is divided into left and right and bottom areas. The left side is the speedometer, the right side is the fuel gauge, and the lower is the odometer, the oil indicator, and the high beam indicator. Pay special attention to the speedometer. The bottom is 90km/h. Although there is a bit of water, there are really not many 50c.c. cars that can run so fast at that time!
The left handle assembly is equipped with a far and near light switch, a direction light switch, and a horn button; the right handle switch is equipped with a headlight switch, an electric hair button, etc. The overall design style is really chronological, and a round shape is added to the square and adopts Bright colors can be said to be the mainstream of design at that time.
Founder’s interior design is really unique, and the raised square space on the left hand side is not a common glove box or front object space, but the location of the battery.
Jun 50 uses a very common lock, which can only be used to open and close the electric door and lock the car. The function is simple and reliable.
The owner of the car also put on a special foot pad for the car. The “ADDRESS” on the top and the word “phantom” with a full pen point can be said to be the tears of the times…
This is not a “breast cover”! Since Jun 50 designed the carriage and the car body into an integrated design, the dark blue block in the photo is actually a metal car body, not plastic!
The cushion color of Jun 50 is really purple! In this era when dark cushions are blooming all over the floor, it is hard to imagine that the car models played so boldly in color play, and the seat cushion on the car looks so close to the new product. It is through the relationship to find the supply of the Jun 50 cushion at that time. The dealer, ask them to take out the last remaining leather material and paste it on the old cushion. If the car owner adds good luck, the car will look shiny.
But there seems to be something wrong with the rear part of the cushion, and when I take a closer look, it turns out that it is a big “S” stamp! And this imprint is not made by the car owner himself, but the original design of the bag!
When you open the cushion, you can see that the 19-liter compartment space from Phantom 29 to Jun 50 is the main selling point. In fact, it is really big, and you can put down a full-face helmet directly.
In order to show how large the 19-liter carriage capacity is (really quite large), at that time Suzuki Motorsport also published a special advertisement for prizes so that everyone can guess how many oranges can be packed in the Jun 50, but I can’t find it. How many correct answers are there? If any netizens know about it, you can leave a message to answer, and you will be rewarded!
And what’s great is not only the capacity of the carriage, at that time Jun 50 already had the carriage lights! Although the cabin lights have been removed because of the older cars, the front edge of the seat cushion can still be seen, and the cabin light lock holes left at the joint keyholes of the seat cushions can still be seen.
The fuel filler hole and the oil filler port are set at the rear of the car, which can only be seen by the driving compartment. Because the Jun 50 uses a two-stroke engine, it needs to be supplemented with oil to provide lubrication, while the Jun 50 uses separate oil and gasoline. The design of the independent engine oiler pumps two-stroke engine oil through the oil pump, which is fully mixed before the gasoline enters the cylinder. This design allows the Jun 50 to obtain a stable and sufficient lubrication effect. The owner said that although the Jun 50 is very powerful and can run, However, it is rare to hear that some people’s Jun 50 shrink cylinder, in addition to the precision of manufacturing and assembly, may also be somewhat related to the design of engine oil mixing.
The handsome “TUNE” is written on the back of the seat cushion, and you can see the armrest and seat keyhole of the Jun 50 from below. Because the Jun 50 is not a dual-carry model in Japan, only the left armrest is provided.
The TEAM SUZUKI paint that fits the body line, plus the PEPSI logo that represents the fashion trend and the TUNE of the seat cushion, it is no wonder that the Jun 50 Pepsi-Cola Special Edition will be a car model that many old SUZUKI fans love.
The high-brightness taillights were also a selling point at the time, but what really attracted the young people of the Jun 50 was definitely the handsome small tail wing that was not modified by the original factory. Although there is no aerodynamic effect, some things are just like this. Handsome is it. Function, and you will be willing to pay for it.
The passenger pedal adopts a hidden design. The white painting is exactly the same as the body shell parts, and the screw-out design is hardly more handsome than the fixed one, but this part should be a design modification made by Suzuki motorcycles for the Taiwan market. , Because Japan’s 50c.c. cannot carry people, there are no passengers on the Japanese version of Address Tune.
The rear shock is a single gun design, there is no gas cylinder, and the preload is not adjustable, but the bright yellow shock absorber spring is quite eye-catching, and it is difficult to look at it.
Although the Jun 50 has electric generators that can be used, it still retains the design of the trigger lever. The later models produced by Tailing Industry also have a parallel design of electric generators and pedals. Perhaps it is the unique design concept of SUZUKI.
That’s right, because the Jun 50’s structural layout is quite tight, in order to leave space for the rear shock absorber, the air filter box is therefore set on the right side.
The rear frame is designed in the same style as the front frame, but changed from three frames to four frames, and it can be seen that the rear end adopts a single rocker design, which can further reduce the weight of the rear end.
The exhaust pipe part looks a little different from Jun 50. After inquiring, I learned that because the owner had upgraded the engine, in order to correspond to a larger displacement, the exhaust pipe of the Golden Winner AG100 was used, plus the engine of the SUZUKI car series at that time. The hanger design is the same, so it was a common upgrade method to directly switch to a larger displacement engine at the time.
There is also an exhaust pipe guard in front of the exhaust pipe head section, which can prevent the front pipe body from being damaged or the cylinder head damaged when the exhaust pipe hits something.
Speaking of the most glorious and quintessential period of Taiwanese car riders, the period from 1970 to 1990 is definitely the correct answer. How many classic cars shined in that era, but as environmental protection regulations became more and more stringent, Small-displacement two-stroke cars like the Jun 50 that sprayed white smoke across the street have gradually entered history. Although the past is lingering, but the times continue to move forward, every car of the moment may become a memory Mingji in China, if you want to reminisce about the beauty of the past, click on the classic garage article series, let the little wife accompany you to review the past and count your youth!
Vehicle provided by: Mr. Guo Yuancheng
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Original source:[經典車庫] Suzuki Motorcycle Jun 50 Pepsi Special Edition! The fastest contemporary trend!
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