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Suzuki Selpet MA-1 (50MA) model history

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Suzuki MA-1 Selpet at museum
1960 Suzuki MA-1 Selpet. Click to enlarge. This beautiful Suzuki Selpet motorbike is shown at the Honda Motorcycle museum in Montegi, Japan. The photo was sent to me by Jan Butenschoen, Germany, who visited the museum in 2010.

Suzuki MA-1 Selpet at museum
The information plate at the Honda Motorcycle museumtells that the Selpet motorbike was good for 75 km/h (46.6 mph) and was the first bike in its class to offer an electric starter.

Suzuki 1960More Suzuki models from 1960

Suzuki 50 MA Selpet 50MA MA50 MA 50MA-1 (50 MA) Selpet 1960
Overall Length: 1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Overall Width: 605 mm (23.8 in)
Overall Height: 895 mm (35.2 in)
Wheelbase: 1,150 mm (45.3 in)
Dry Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled 48cc single cylinder 2-stroke. 4 hp/ 8,000 rpm, 0.38 kg-m/ 7,000 rpm. 2.25-17 tyres.
”Dynamo starter, independent suspension, 4 speed gearbox”

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