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FRANCE JAP Garage Built Bikes

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Very little is known about this French racer from 1927. The frame was built in Paris (and it and the oil tank bear some resemblance to those used for some Terrot models). A 350cc JAP motor is used. The bike was later displayed on an old workshop/factory wall. In 1942 it was taken to Germany by the Wehrmacht and then reappeared on the wall of an old brewery in Saxonia/Heliues, from where it was purchased & restored. It was later bought to Australia. Photographed in Peterborough, South Australia. 2012. Peterborough Motorcycle Museum collection. John Alfred Prestwich (1874 – 1952) was an English engineer and inventor. He founded the company JA Prestwich Industries Ltd in 1895 and was a pioneer in the early development of cinematography projectors and cameras. The company also manufactured its famous JAP engines.

Built In: AustraliaBike Style: Board Tracker

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France JAP Bike Specifications – Garage Built Bikes

Class Styling Board Tracker
Featured Parts Open PrimaryJockey / Suicide Shift
Frame Custom One Off Frame
Gastank Custom One Off Gastank
Handlebars / Risers Ace / Clubman Bars
Motor Config 1 Cylinder – Thumper
Motor Size (metric) 0400cc
Paint Color(s) WhiteRed.
Seat Solo Sprung
Suspension Front Girder
Suspension Rear Rigid / Hardtail
Tires Skinny 100mm or less
Wheels Standard 40-80 spokes