1969 Vostok C364

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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

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 only infrequently, and 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.

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