Vintage Supply - Bridgestone 100 TMX

1967 Bridgestone 100 TMX

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Bridgestone (yes, that Bridgestone) offered their first "cycle" with a motor in 1952. The first Bridgestone motorcycle was imported to the USA in 1963. Bridgestone exited the motorcycle industry in 1971. It was a short but sweet run.

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Bridgestone motorcycles were known for their durability and exceptionally high build quality. The 100s were the high-seller of the bunch. They offered a Roadster and a dual-sport model. This is the dual-sport model complete with twin "hi-lo" or "on-off road" sprockets. The (claimed) 11hp, two-stroke, oil-injected, rotary valve engine offers a wide range of power topping out at 65mph. A rotary pattern gearbox is also featured in this bike, allowing the rider shift directly to 1st gear from 4th by shifting up.

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This particular bike is in all original condition and runs and rides great. Its a blast to ride and is great conversation piece. 

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