The best Soviet motorcycles
• The best Soviet motorcycles
Automotive industry of the Soviet Union gave a lot of interesting models of equipment. Among them were not only a variety of cars, but also motorcycles. They were created for the security forces of the state, and for civil use. Many of them have become true legends back in the Soviet times. Take a look at the best representatives of the Soviet motorcycle market close.
Vjatka 1. EP-150
This vehicle was the first Soviet scooter. In fact, it is a copy of the Italian model of "Vespa" 150GS 1955 release. Soviet equivalent was produced from 1957 to 1966 on Vyatskiye Polyansky Engineering Plant. It was "the best disco" transport of the Soviet Union. In all, the factory sold more than a million scooters.
2. L-300 "Red October"
Motorcycle of the 30-ies of the last century, which was largely copied from a German DKW Luxus 300. The production model has already ended in 1938, but the story has not ended Transport. Later, "Red October" was the basis of the projected IL-8.
The motorcycle, which was manufactured in the Soviet Union in large quantities from 1941 to 1960. We made five such plants in the Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Irbit and Gorky. Until the mid-50s in the free market did not act as stamped exclusively for the army. Total produced about 8500 cars. There was a version with a sidecar. After the war, it was made by the Soviet police.
4. "Ural" M-62
Soviet heavy motorcycle. Produced with a sidecar. Made on such IMZ-Ural, from 1961 to 1965. Due to the powerful engine and excellent suspension motorcycle easily cope with a load up to 255 kg and dispersed (with the load) to 95 km / h. Consumed about 6 liters per 100 kilometers.
The average road bike, which is designed for driving on any roads of the immense country. Motorcycles made at the Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant from 1951 to 1958. It was modified with a carriage for the transportation of passengers or cargo. Motorcycle have high reliability, durability and endurance even under severe conditions.
6. IL Planet Sports
Another brainchild Kalashnikov Concern, which produces a line in the period from 1973 to 1984. This motorcycle is notable in that it can easily be considered as the first production sports bikes of the Union. To create a vehicle with an eye on the popular Japanese model, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki. Even today, it looks quite archaic.
7. Java 360
The Czech motorcycle that enjoyed simply astronomical popularity in the Soviet Union. In 70-ies of XX century on this dream almost every Soviet teenager. There is nothing surprising that the bike was able to become one of the symbols of the era. Even in the movie "The Diamond Arm" appeared this bike.
8. Dnipro 11
One of the first Soviet bikers who called themselves "rockers", this bike is used in great demand and respect. "Dnepr" 11th model was heavy motorcycle and, most importantly, was easily tuning. Because of this deeply modernized "Dnepr" can now be seen on the territory of the former USSR.
9. "Minsk" M1A
most people's motorcycle was made in the company of the BSSR! First bike off the line back in 1951. Curiously, the German DKW RT125 was taken as the basis for this vehicle. At the time, the bike was even awarded praise from the popular Top Gear show.