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 Suzuki RE-5
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This masterpiece of ambition was equipped with a water-cooled, single-rotor Wankel rotary engine. The RE-5 gained popularity all over the world for its completely unique design by Giorgetto Giugiaro, as well as its peripheral port system and twin mufflers.
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Storage location:SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (300, Takatsuka-cho, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken 432-8611)
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Year manufactured:1974
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Manufacturer:Suzuki Motor Corporation
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: operational
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Suzuki
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Model:RE5 (RE-5)
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Company name:Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Motorcycle
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Suzuki Motor Corporation
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Year manufactured:1974
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Model / Weight
Style:Motorcycle
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Passenger capacity:2
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Weight:257 kgf
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Front axle weight:125 kgf
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Rear axle weight:132 kgf
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Body / Size
Overall length:2220 mm
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Overall width:870 mm
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Overall height:1170 mm
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Headlamp type:Sealed beam
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Tire size (front):3.25-19
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Tire size (rear):4.00-18
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Steel pipe double cradle
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Suspension type (front):Telescopic
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Suspension type (rear):Swing arm
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Wheelbase:1500 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Bar handle
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Brakes (front):Hydraulic double disc
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Brakes (rear):Drum
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Damper (front):Provided
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Damper (rear):Provided
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Water- and oil-cooled single rotor
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Cylinder arrangement:Single rotor lateral
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Valve train:Peripheral port system
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Carburetor:Provided
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Displacement:0.497 L
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Ignition system:CDI
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Max. power/r.p.m.:62 ps/6500 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Noise reduction muffler
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Supercharger:None
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Lubrication method:Wet sump
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Start method:Self (kick also provided)
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Fuel tank capacity:17 L
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Features:・Motorcycle with Japan's first mass produced rotary engine (for export)
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Drive-train
Transmission:5-speed return
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Power transmission method:Chain
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Clutch type:Wet multiple disc
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Performance
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