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The Type A was basically a ready-made bicycle on which was mounted the first independently designed mass-produced engine to carry the Honda name. It was a long-selling product for approximately three years, from February 1948 to 1951.
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Storage location:HONDA COLLECTION HALL (Twin Ring Motegi, 120-1, Hiyama, Motegi-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3597)
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Year manufactured:1947
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Manufacturer:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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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:Honda Type A
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Model:Type A (Honda Type A)
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Company name:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Class 1 motor bicycle
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Honda Collection Hall
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Year manufactured:1947
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Model / Weight
Style:Engine mounted on bicycle
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Points of interest, topicality:Honda's first original design and engine
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Body / Size
Features:No features as it was a bicycle equipped with an engine.
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Features:Mounted on ready-made bicycle
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Air-cooled 2-stroke gasoline
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Cylinder arrangement:Single cylinder
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Valve train:Piston
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Carburetor:1
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Bore x stroke:40×40
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Displacement:50 cc
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Ignition system:Magneto
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Max. power/r.p.m.:1 ps
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Noise reduction muffler
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Supercharger:None
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Lubrication method:Oil-in-gasoline lubrication
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Start method:Pedal
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Fuel tank capacity:3.2 L
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Drive-train
Transmission:Variable 1-speed
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Power transmission method:Belt
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Performance
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