1973 Chappy (LB50II)
(1973 / Production Model)
The Chappy was developed primarily for women in Japan’s cities, featuring small 8-inch tires to make it easier for smaller-framed riders to mount, and a simple-to-use 2-speed automatic transmission. With the addition of a hand-clutch 4-speed model, a centrifugal clutch 3-speed model, and numerous detail modifications to improve user-friendliness, this became a long-selling model as a mini-bike for around-town use that could be ridden by anyone.
- Overall length × width × height: 1,570mm × 665mm × 925mm
- Weight: 71kg
- Engine type: Air-cooled, 2-stroke, single-cylinder, 49cm³
- Maximum power output: 2.6kW (3.5PS) / 5,000r/min
- Maximum torque: 5.4N･m (0.55kgf･m) / 4,000r/min
- Price: ¥82,000
*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.