Parade "At one time Japan challenged the world"
On the grid. Wait the start.
#5 1966 Bridgestone EJR-2. 50cc water cooled Twin-cylinder rotary-diskvalv Bore:Stroke 32:31mm 17ps/18000rpm 14speed.
This side; Moto Kitano and #3 Honda RC174. He road Honda CB92 roadster and defeated works 4-cylinder RC141 in 1959 Asama race.
Far side; Fujio Watanabe and #5 Bridgestone EJR-2. He was not only Kawasaki works rider but also superior engineer before.
Left; #3 Honda RC174 350cc air cooled 6-cylinder gear-train DOHC 4valv engine Bore:Stroke 41.0:37.5mm.
Right; #4 Honda RC146 125cc 4-cylinder Bore:Stroke 35.0:32.0mm. Ridden by Junichi Tanabe.
Naomi Taniguchi and #8 Tohatsu 50 twin. 50cc air cooled twin-cylinder Bore:Stroke 31:33mm 6speed. He road Honda RC141 and got 6 prize in 1959 Isle of Man TT.
It is a real disappointment. The engine was in bad condition. We could not watch this motorcycle run.
Kenji Koizumi and his 1964 Suzuki RM64. 50cc Engine exchanged with Suzuki TR50.
#6 TR50; single-cylinder Bore:Stroke 41:37.5mm 9.2ps/12000rpm 6speed
#400 1965 Bridgestone EJR. 50cc water cooled Twin-cylinder rotary-diskvalv Bore:Stroke 33.1:29mm 13ps/16500rpm 10speed. Ridden by Hirohide Uemura.
#5 1966 EJR-2 Fujio Watanabe manipulated very sensitive engine.
#13 First roadrace world champion Japanese, Takazumi Katayama. He is a 350cc class champion in 1977.
#3 RC174 approached the hairpin curve.
#4 RM64 Go out into the straight from the final corner.
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