3,831 miles from new,1970 Bridgestone 175cc Dual Twin  Frame no. TA1-27562 Engine no. TA1-27665

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Lot 271
3,831 miles from new,1970 Bridgestone 175cc Dual Twin
Registration no. JJC 463J Frame no. TA1-27562 Engine no. TA1-27665

£ 1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,100 - 2,800
3,831 miles from new
1970 Bridgestone 175cc Dual Twin
Registration no. JJC 463J
Frame no. TA1-27562
Engine no. TA1-27665
Established in 1931 as a tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone also built motorcycles between 1952 and the early 1970s, establishing an unrivalled reputation for design innovation and engineering excellence. The firm started by using proprietary engines provided by the Fuji Precision Industry Company (later reconstituted as Prince Motors) before acquiring its engine supplier in 1960. By the decade’s end the Ageo City plant was capable of turning out 250,000 motorcycles and 350,000 bicycles annually. Bridgestone commenced with a range of mopeds before moving up market with a range of disc valve induction two-strokes that was topped by the legendary 350 GTR. The smallest twin-cylinder model displaced 175cc and was available in two versions: the Dual Twin roadster and Hurricane Scrambler, the latter featuring upswept exhausts. A maximum power output of 20bhp was claimed for the 175s, which was good enough for a top speed of more than 80mph. A model rarely seen in the UK, this Bridgestone Dual Twin was acquired by the vendor in March 1992 as an investment and first registered to him in 1998. Not run for at least ten years, the machine will therefore require re-commissioning before returning to the road. Having covered only 3,831 miles from new, this rare and highly collectible Japanese classic is presented in apparently good original condition and offered with Swansea V5C registration document.
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