1974 Condor

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1974 Condor

Country: Italy
Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power rating: 16.5bhp @ 5,000rpm
Bore x stroke: 76mm x 75mm
Displacement: 340cc
Valves: Single overhead cam, bevel driven
Fuel system: Single Dell’Orto 27mm carburetor
Transmission: 5-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rigid twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 390lb
Top speed: 85mph

This was a specialized military model used by the Swiss army, built by Condor using modified Ducati components. The engine unit is rubber-mounted to isolate engine vibrations, similar to a Norton Commando, and also has an external oil filter. The brackets on the frame are for mounting a sub-machine gun.

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