A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
1951 FN Military M13
Engine: Air-cooled single cylinder 4-stroke
Power rating: 12bhp @ 3,500rpm
Bore x stroke: 84.5mm x 80mm
Fuel system: Single Amal carburetor
Suspension: Front trailing link forks, rear pivoted frame, with rubber band springs
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Top speed: 63mph
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.