Non US/European Motorized Bicycles

Ludwig II

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From the Lane motor museum, a Chinese made Kamasura. And there's me thinking it was an Indian book about pleasures of the flesh.

 
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Ludwig II

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50cc Kanto, Japan Ace



This is a genuine Indonesian shed find. The motor is a friction drive MX-5, which I think was made in Taiwan. No, don't ask, they went out of production years ago.

 

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Very cool, Ludwig!

I am right now at a grant awards show. I will be proposing for a 20K$ grant to produce 4 smokes with Cats. Really excited!

Not your tax dollars at work! Snork

I know. Go start my own thread.
 

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Hey there,

I have one of these 1965 Maruuchis with the original title. Any suggestions on where to get it appraised?

QUOTE="Ludwig II, post: 628096, member: 36675"]1965 (presumably assembled from older components) Maruuchi, Japan.



Toyomotor, 1950s Japan.



Toyomotor R5

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I have just looked in after an absence. Where are you? It will make some difference to the market vaue.
 
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Hey there,

I have one of these 1965 Maruuchis with the original title. Any suggestions on where to get it appraised?

QUOTE="Ludwig II, post: 628096, member: 36675"]1965 (presumably assembled from older components) Maruuchi, Japan.



Toyomotor, 1950s Japan.



Toyomotor R5

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Man, she is purty!
 
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Ludwig II

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The Maruuchi price depends on the market. I just saw one on an online auction went for 810,000 Yen, in Japan and in lesser condition.

This here 1950s Sunlight was in a Japanese arage, apparently not much cared for.



Showa bicycle, Miyata engine. Click link for text of ad and many pictures.

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/g287068388?lang=en#group=nogroup&photo=0



Roller drive Sunlight.



 
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Ludwig II

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Noritsu Motorbike KB 60cc 1954 by Okamoto Bicycle / Nagoya City



100 cc 1957 Thomas Union, Japan





1952 Type ED 60cc Toyomotor



Toyomotor T9, 1954, 90cc



Toyomotor R typ, 1950, 60cc

 
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Ludwig II

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Toyomotor E8, around 1955, 90cc.



Toyorite 3 wheeled vehicle G type (90 cc 1952)





An oddity, even in those strange times. Aisan Spit, 25cc, a properly licenced version of the German Lohmann compression ignition engine.



Cyclone Pet 50 cc 1959

 
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Ludwig II

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NISHIO 60cc 1952



A Tsunoda, which possibly (according to the writer) used an imported Zundapp engine.



Edit addition; Zundapp Combinette engine is confirmed by a different picture source.



Early 1950s Tohatsu Puppy

 
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Re: Non US/European bikes

Some bikes from Nagoya city: http://yaplog.jp/5972/archive/248

An unidentified (even the page writer had no idea) friction driver, Japan


Another page showing early Hondas and Bridgestones as wel as some companies you've never heard of: http://imaiauto.blog112.fc2.com/
I do believe this is the exact same model as my Maruuchi bike! Same exact frame shape, handle bars and their setup, rod driven brakes, etc. Looks more modified than mine though
 

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