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1968 DT-1

Collection items

(1968 / Production Model)


At a time when there was no clear distinction between on-road and off-road bikes, the DT-1 succeeded in creating a new category known as “trail bikes.” It boasted technologies and functions expressly for off-road riding like a front fork with the longest stroke of any Japanese model at the time, wide-radius block-pattern tires, an engine guard and more. The DT-1 was explosively popular in the U.S. where off-road sport riding was popular. In Japan, it led to the creation of "Trail Riding Courses" and "Trail Land" riding facilities that opened up a new world of riding enjoyment.

  • Overall length × width × height: 2,060mm × 890mm × 1,130mm
  • Weight: 112kg
  • Engine type: Air-cooled, 2-stroke, single-cylinder, 246cm³
  • Maximum power output: 13.6kW (18.5PS) / 6,000r/min
  • Maximum torque: 22.6N・m (2.3kgf・m) / 5,000r/min
  • Price: ¥193,000

*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.


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