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The Bridgestone Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products such as industrial materials and sporting goods, but for a couple of decades they also made motorcycles. They started building bikes in 1958 and were highly successful on the race track thanks to several features that were ahead of their time. So why did they stop making bikes? Well, their Japanese motorcycle competitors were also their customers when it came to tires, and the dramatic (but unconfirmed) rumor is that companies like Honda and Yamaha made it clear that they wouldn’t supply their products with Bridgestone tires if they continued to build motorcycles.
In 1964, Bridgestone introduced a lineup of bikes ranging from 50cc to 350cc – the middle was a standard called the 175 Dual Twin, which basically utilized two of their 90cc single engines merged together. The 177cc engine produced 20 horsepower and the bike weighed 271 pounds. At 25 miles per hour, this bike could return 129 miles per gallon!
The Dual Twin featured expensive rotary valves, fully-enclosed carbs, the first oil mixing system that Bridgestone used, and a “Sport-Shift” lever, a lever on the left side of the transmission that enabled a manual overdrive function enabling a top speed bump from 65 to about 80-85 miles per hour.
This example is VIN: 16G12252.
The odometer shows 2,884 miles.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on tires that have aged out.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Bridgestone is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any 175 Dual Twin stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Total Bids Placed: 3
Auction has ended.
Highest bidder was: madmattdawson
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