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 Silver Pigeon (Motor Scooter)
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This motor scooter was manufactured by Mitsubishi and named the Silver Pigeon after the peace symbol of the dove. This model was developed based on the Motor Glide manufactured by the American manufacturer Salsbury, which was brought into Japan by Yasuji Maruyama, who lived in U.S. for more than 30 years and worked for a long time for General Motors. It used a belt-type continuously variable transmission. The Silver Pigeon and the Rabbit motor scooter manufactured by Fuji-Sangyo (now Fuji Heavy Industries Inc.) dominated the vehicle industry, and both became convenient means of transportation for ordinary people, who had lacked adequate transportation. A Silver Pigeon C-11 and a Rabbit were presented to His Imperial Highness the Emperor of Japan in May of 1948.
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Storage location:MITSUBISHI MOTORS CAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (1, Nishishinkiri, Hashime-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken 444-8501)
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Year manufactured:1946
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Manufacturer:Mitsubishi 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:Silver Pigeon C-10
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Model:Motor Glide manufactured by the American manufacturer Salsbury
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Company name:Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Motorcycle
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Okazaki
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Year manufactured:1946
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Collaboration:Kojiro Maruyama
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Model / Weight
Passenger capacity:1
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Weight:70 kg
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Body / Size
Overall length:1550 mm
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Overall width:560 mm
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Overall height:1010 mm
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Tire size (rear):3.50-7
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Wheelbase:935 mm
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Air-cooled
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Cylinder arrangement:Single cylinder
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Valve train:SV
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Carburetor:Transverse ventilation
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Bore x stroke:57×44 mm
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Displacement:112 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:1.5 hp/3500 rpm
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Features:V belt type automatic CVT (running start) type, model type NE10
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Drive-train
Transmission:Automatic CVT
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Performance
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Reference materials:Mitsubishi Motor Corporation Company History
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