What the legendary sixteener gave us all
THE SPORTS ÔPED CULT
The FS1-E started a whole 16-er cult. Bikes like the Honda SS50, Gilera Trail 50, Garelli Tiger Cross, Suzi AP50 followed.
MOTORBIKES AT SCHOOL
Being a 16-er meant you could ride the Fizzy into school for your CSES. Many did.
It’s the early ’70s, so it had to be Candy Orange (1973-74), Popsickle Purple (’74-75) or Baja Brown (’75). After that, the FS1-E got sensible.
The (initially) cheap, easy-towork- on FS1-E kicked off the whole modern classic restoration scene. LCS et al followed.