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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.

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IZH 56 1956 - 1962

IZH 56 346

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
tyres specs
Front
3.25x19
Rear
3.25x19
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