No Reserve - 1970 Bridgestone MK II RS Project

SOLD FOR: $450

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 16, 2022

Winner: jason29307

Winning Bid: $200
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $450

Description

Additional photos of this 1970 Bridgestone 200 MK II RS are available here for your perusal.

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 – near the middle was the Mach II 200 (based off the 175 Dual Twin), which was available in RS (Road Sport) and SS (Street Scrambler) variants. Both were offered between 1967-1971.

Standard features included oil-injection, a combined ignition/generator, and a dual-mode transmission called “Sport Shift.” As explained by Motorcycle Classics, “shifting the lever forward put the transmission into a 4-speed rotary shift pattern, with neutral between fourth gear and first gear, and with the gear pattern repeated endlessly by pressing down on the foot shift. Shifting the lever rearward brought an overdrive fifth gear into play and made the transmission shift in the regular one down, four up pattern, with neutral between first and second gear.”

This example is VIN: TA2036131. The seller acquired it in 2008 from a close friend in Japan who sent over a shipping container’s worth of Bridgestones.

The odometer shows 7,352 miles.

The seller’s plan was to restore it but he hasn’t had the time and realizes he won’t get to it so he wants it to find a new home.

Modifications:
This Bridgestone appears to be stock.

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 Bridgestone Safety Super 10 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 clean California title. Have any 200 MKII RS stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1970

Make

Bridgestone

Model

200 MKII RS

Mileage

7,352

VIN

TA2036131

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 3

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: jason29307

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
jason29307 November 16, 2022 7:30 am $200
Andyswine November 16, 2022 7:30 am $150 Auto
Andyswine November 11, 2022 7:49 am $1 Reserve
Auction started November 9, 2022 8:25 am
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