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Barber's Best

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


1969 Vostok C364

1969 Vostok C364

1969 Vostok C364

Country: U.S.S.R. (Russia)
Engine: Air-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power Rating: 56hp @ 13,00rpm
Bore x Stroke: 49mm x 46mm
Displacement: 347cc
Valves: Gear driven twin cam. One inlet, two exhaust valves per cylinder
Fuel System: Four Dell’Orto carburetors
Transmission: 6-speed
Suspension: Front Italian Ceriani telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front Italian four shoe drum, Jawa rear drum
Weight: 344lb
Top Speed: Unknown

1969 Vostok C364

Built by Moscow based Central Construction and Experimental Bureau with help from Motokov (Jawa) in Czechoslovakia, the Vostok 350 and 500 fours raced outside of Russia infrequently, always in Communist controlled countries. Loosely based on the Honda/MV/Gilera designs, these crudely built and unreliable machines disappeared in 1969, outclassed by European and Japanese machinery. These machines were the most technically advanced racing motorcycles that Russia ever produced.