The 1956 IZH 56 is the predecessor of the acclaimed Planeta two-wheeler, and has, at its heart, an air-cooled, two-stroke, 346cc, single cylinder engine paired to a four-speed manual transmission, and can produce 10 horsepower and 13 Nm of torque. This Soviet motorcycle had full fenders, a dual seat, laced wheels, a 14-liter fuel tank and could reach a claimed top speed of 100 kph. In addition, this motorcycle could be purchased with an easy-to-detach sidecar.
|engine specs||Type:||air-cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder||Displacement:||346 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||2.8x3.3 in OR 71 mm||Compression Ratio:||6.8:1||Horsepower:||13/4200 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||7/4000 lb-ft/RPM OR 9/4000 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||carburetor|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||4-speed, manual||Clutch:||-||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||steel||Front Suspension:||telescopic fork||Rear Suspension:||dual shocks||Front Brake:||drum||Rear Brake:||drum|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||83.3 in OR 2116 mm||Overall Width:||30.7 in OR 780 mm||Seat Height:||-||Weelbase:||-||Ground Clearance:||5.3 in OR 135 mm||Weight:||348 lbs OR 158 kg||Fuel Capacity:||3.7 gallons OR 14.0 L|