THANKS FS1-E

What the leg­endary six­teener gave us all

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

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.

PSY­CHE­DELIC COLOURS

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.

MOD­ERN CLAS­SICS

The (ini­tially) cheap, easy-towork- on FS1-E kicked off the whole mod­ern clas­sic restora­tion scene. LCS et al fol­lowed.

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