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Japanese Type 95 / Type 97 Motorcycle
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Built by Rikuo Nainenki Kabushiki Kaisha / Rikuo Internal Combustion Company (陸王) in Japan. This motorcycle was a license built Harley Davidson, operating under the license and name of Harley Davidson. This motorcylce had a higher body frame than the commercial model and used magnetic spark plugs.

Type 95 (1935)
The first military model of motorcycle, used by the Japanese Army and Navy.

Type 97 (1937)
The Type 97 was an improved model of Type 95, and most widely used by the Japanese.
This type also could also be configured with a side car or in a tricycle configuration.

Technical Details Type 97
Crew  1 (driver), sidecar passenger
Engine  45°, V–2 air-cooled engine with 5.2 gallon fuel tank, three speeds forward and one reverse.
Max Speed  56 mph
Range  140+ miles

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