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Marusho Motorcycle Industrial Co., which manufactured the Lilac ML, was established in Hamamatsu in 1948 by Masashi Ito, who gained his experience by working for Tokyo Art Shokai, operated by Soichiro Honda. The main feature of this motorcycle is the use of shaft drive. Even now, the Lilac Friendship Club, an organization of Lilac fans, holds a convention every year.
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Year manufactured:1950
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Manufacturer:Marusho Motorcycle Industrial Co.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Lilac ML
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Company name:Marusho Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Motorcycle (Motor bicycle)
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Year manufactured:1950
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Designed by:Sadao Mizobuchi
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Model / Weight
Style:Motorcycle
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Weight:95 kgf
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Points of interest, topicality:The first motorcycle launched by Marusho Motor Co., Ltd.
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Body / Size
Overall length:2050 mm
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Overall width:840 mm
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Overall height:945 mm
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Headlamp type:(Provided)
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Tire size (front):2.75-24
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Tire size (rear):2.75-24
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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):Rigid
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Wheelbase:1260 mm
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Steering:Bar handle
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Brakes (front):Mechanical
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Brakes (rear):Mechanical
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Air-cooled 4-stroke gasoline
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Cylinder arrangement:Single cylinder
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Valve train:OHV
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Carburetor:Provided
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Bore x stroke:55.0×62.0 mm
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Displacement:0.148 L
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Max. power/r.p.m.:3.3 hp/4000 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Start method:Kick
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Fuel tank capacity:17 L
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Features:Shaft drive
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Drive-train
Transmission:2-speed
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Power transmission method:Shaft drive
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Performance
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Reference materials:Extra number of Motorcyclist, Aug. 1987, "Kokusan Motasaikuru sengoshi"
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