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This scooter was manufactured right after World War II, using the U.S. Army airborne troops' Powell motor scooter as its model. It recorded explosive sales as the first motor scooter manufactured in Japan and caused a huge revolution in the post-war vehicle industry.
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Storage location:SUBARU GALLERY, FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. GUNMA MAIN PLANT (10-1, Higashihon-cho, Ohta-shi, Gunma-ken 373-8555)
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Year manufactured:1946
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Manufacturer:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Fuji Rabbit Scooter
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Model:S-1
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Company name:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Motorcycle
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Subaru Gallery (Ohta)
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Year manufactured:1946
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Model / Weight
Passenger capacity:1
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Weight:75 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Nicknamed the "Rabbit", it recorded explosive sales.
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Body / Size
Overall length:1547 mm
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Overall width:545 mm
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Overall height:940 mm
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Features:Ladder pipe frame
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Wheelbase:1115 mm
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Features:Both the pedal and throttle lever were used for acceleration and deceleration when ridden.
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Air-cooled
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Cylinder arrangement:Single cylinder vertical
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Valve train:Lawson type side valve
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Bore x stroke:55×57 mm
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Displacement:135 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:2/3000 ( ps/rpm)
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Fuel tank capacity:5.6 L
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Drive-train
Transmission:Centrifugal clutch, running-start type
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Performance
Fuel economy rating:35 km/L
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Reference materials:"Watashi No Rabbit Monogatari" (in Japanese), Nikkan Jidosha Shinbun
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