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A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1951 FN Military M13

1951 FN Military M13

1951 FN Military M13

Country: Belgium
Engine: Air-cooled single cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power rating: 12bhp @ 3,500rpm
Bore x stroke: 84.5mm x 80mm
Displacement: 450cc
Valves: Side
Fuel system: Single Amal carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front trailing link forks, rear pivoted frame, with rubber band springs
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 308lbs
Top speed: 63mph

1951 FN Military M13

The M13 was built in small numbers for the Belgium army, with a production run of only 1,030 machines. A simple, rugged machine for general escort duties, this example is to military police specification. The rubber band suspension is unusual, a simple and maintenance-free design.

1951 FN Military M13

1951 FN Military M13

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