1957 Showa Cruiser

| 10/23/2013 2:36:00 PM

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1957 Showa Cruiser

1957 Showa Cruiser

Country: Japan
Engine: Air-cooled, single-cylinder 2-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power Rating: 10hp @ 5,500rpm
Bore x Stroke: 66mm x 72mm
Displacement: 246cc
Fuel System: Single Amal carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front leading link fork, twin shock rear
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 330lb
Top Speed: 62mph

1957 Showa Cruiser

Showa motorcycles are extremely rare; this machine was shipped back to San Diego in the 1960s by a serviceman stationed in Japan. General design and styling borrowed heavily from contemporary German machines. Today, Showa is better known as a manufacturer of high quality suspension components.

1957 Showa Cruiser

4/13/2018 8:12:25 AM

Can you Help me out? I'm looking for parts to complete my 1958 Showa and would like to see if Scott Brown could help me out! RobertC

4/13/2018 8:12:23 AM

Can anyone help me out? I have a 1958 Showa and need some parts to get it back on the road. I would like to see if Scott Brown might be able to help me out but noted his motorcycle business is closed. Robert

5/21/2015 1:32:15 PM

The engine in the Showa is not a 2-stroke as listed, even through the exhaust shape might suggest it. It is a side valve 4-stroke. This particular bike was restored by my good friend Scott Brown in San Diego

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