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Old 1953 450cc FN Model 13 Motorcycle

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Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre, S.A., of Herstal, Belgium, had a long history with military organisations as suppliers of arms, notably guns, and only later did they achieve similar renown as manufacturers of military motorcycles.

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This example, believed to be the Model 13, which was introduced in 1947, is powered by a 448cc, side-valve engine which developed 11hp and drove through a four-speed, unit construction, foot-change gearbox.

The distinctive rubber band suspension system, which this example features, was retained until 1951 when it was replaced by more conventional telescopic front suspension and trailing rear forks.

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This FN has been restored recently to superb condition. The ignition was converted to an electronic ignition during the restoration./classic-motorcycle.com

Specifications:

  • Manufacturer: FN
  • Model: 13
  • Year: 1953
  • Displacement: 448cc
  • Engine type: 4-stroke / sv
  • Cylinders: 1
  • Power: 11hp@3.500rpm
  • Bore/stroke: 84.5 x 80mm
  • Top speed: 105kmh
  • Weight: 136kg
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