Izh Planeta Sport 350

Иж Планета Спорт 350

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my treasure
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in the bushes
on the ferry

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Most legendary was Soviet motorcycle "a sunsine through cludy skies" - Izh Planeta Sport of 1973 nicknamed by general public "Dog", the machne was created to v/o Avtoexport requirements aimed at US and european markets. This was the only Izh not taking after DKW genealogy engines, but from supposedly izh-61K, sports engines developed at the begin. of 1960-s. In addition, it was not unificated in other parts with "ordinary" izhs, innovations comprized: separate lub system(oil pump), engine to clutch assy transmission through toohgears, powerful 3-phase generator, 12v onboard el. system, all mounted on a thermo-treated high-class alloy steel frmae, , rod-less fork, rear shock absorbers with preload adjustments, Main tech. traits also included imported japanese equipment: carb(Mikuni), headlight(stanley), turnlights(Denso as well as gen. on some versions), 340cc engine (76x75mm) had 32 hp with max. speed 140kmh - a dream for most of USSR bikes at the time. Several years later PS lost some charm, 4 hp and imported parts, separate lub., though in some years its production output rreached almost 25.000 machines/year it was considered unprofitable and taken off conveyor lines in 1984.