1943 JAPANESE RIKUO SIDECAR MOTORCYCLE

One of the first motorcycles manufactured in Japan, the Rikuo was originally built under license and name of Harley-Davidson in the mid-1930s until World War II was imminent. At that time, production continued under the name of Rikuo, which in Japanese means “Road King.”

Sidecar combinations called Type 97 were produced for the military role, serving in the Philippines and Manchuria during World War II.

Manufacturer: 

Rikuo Motorcycle Company, Hiroshima, Japan

Model: 

Type 97

Chassis Number: 

N02427

Engine Number: 

25032

Engine: 

74 Cubic Inch V-Twin

Drive: 

3 forward speeds, 1 reverse

Exhibit Type: 

  • Military Motorcycles
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