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


1953 CZ 350 GP

1953 CZ 350 GP

1953 CZ 350 GP

Country: Czechoslovakia
Engine: Air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke
Ignition: British BTH magneto
Power Rating: 26hp @ 5,500rpm
Bore x Stroke: 71mm x 88mm
Displacement: 348cc
Valves: Single overhead cam
Fuel System: Single Amal Grand Prix carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drums
Weight: 300lb
Top Speed: 115mph

1953 CZ 350 GP

Little is known about this motorcycle as it was never raced or seen outside of the eastern European countries, but we know that the motor was designed for CZ by Jaroslov Walter, his name is cast into the timing cover. This machine is very similar to the 1950 Norton Manx model, a sure sign of flattery, and a good one to copy. CZ was better known in the U.S. for their Motocross machines of the 1960s and 1970s.

1953 CZ 350 GP