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MARUSHO-LILAC Brand History
The Marusho history began in 1946 when Tadashi Ito opened his first Marusho Car Repair Shop, a company that made truck bodies for Toyota and Nissan. Two years later, Ito founded Marusho Shokai Co., Ltd, a new company which manufactured motorcycles for a period of no less than 19 years.
In 1950, the newly-founded company rolled out its first ML prototype, also known as LA, LB or LC, a motorcycle equipped with an engine of 150cc. In approximately ten years, between 1951 and 1961, Marusho managed to develop and release no less than 31 motorcycle models sharing the same Lilac brand.
The LB and LC models represented a major success for the Japanese company, the two motorcycles being followed by other popular bikes, such as the JF Baby Lilac. For almost five years, between 1955 and 1960, the Marusho company had a great period, producing no less than 8,091 bikes in 1955 and 11,241 units in 1959.
The 250cc SY grew up in popularity, being produced in two versio... continue reading MARUSHO-LILAC history →