1967 Bridgestone 100 TMX
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.
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.
This particular bike is in all original condition and runs and rides great. Its a blast to ride and is great conversation piece.