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1973 Zippy (LB50IC)

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(1973 / Production Model)

Zippy (LB50IC)

True to its “Zippy” (active, energetic) name, this model was developed as a new type of sporty, fashionable motorcycle. Its features included a 50cc engine with automatic centrifugal clutch, extra-fat 5.00-8 size rear tire, a long seat and up-flared handlebars to enable great freedom of riding position for a variety of uses, from around-town to light dirt riding. There was also a manual clutch LB50IH and an 80cc LB80IC/IH variation.

  • Overall length × width × height: 1,560mm × 655mm × 985mm
  • Weight: 74kg
  • Engine type: Air-cooled, 2-stroke, single-cylinder, 49cm³
  • Maximum power output: 3.3kW (4.5PS) / 6,500r/min
  • Maximum torque: 5.2N・m (0.53kgf・m) / 5,000r/min
  • Price: ¥83,000

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

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