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Friday, 6 January 2017

Friday bike

Another one you've probably never heard of.

1970 Balkan MK50 2JU25

Found mention of this in an article and as I'd never heard of this bike before, decided to do some digging.

Balkan were a Bulgarian manufacturer who built a range of two stroke bikes from 50 to 250cc. Virtually unknown outside of Bulgaria, they ceased production in 1975. This particular model was labelled as 1970, and I found a photo of what looks like an earlier version.


General moped information
Model:Balkan MK50 2JU25
Rating:64.7 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:49.00 ccm (2.99 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder, two-stroke
Power:3.30 HP (2.4 kW)) @ 6500 RPM
Top speed:65.0 km/h (40.4 mph)
Bore x stroke:40.0 x 39.0 mm (1.6 x 1.5 inches)
Fuel system:Carburettor
Cooling system:Air
Transmission type,
final drive:
Fuel consumption:2.20 litres/100 km (45.5 km/l or 106.92 mpg)
Greenhouse gases:51.0 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Front brakes:Expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear brakes:Expanding brake (drum brake)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight:61.0 kg (134.5 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:70.0 kg (154.3 pounds)
Power/weight ratio:0.0541 HP/kg
Overall height:1,015 mm (40.0 inches)
Overall length:1,860 mm (73.2 inches)
Overall width:
655 mm (25.8 inches)

I think 'touring' is a bit optimistic!

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