once Upon a time,
In the late 80s and early 90s,
Able to ride a blue smoke,
The big iron horse that made a squeaking sound
Is still buying millions of luxury cars today,
What a beautiful thing.
Once upon a time, when a motorcycle was more than 20,000 “astronomical”, the house price was only 50,000.
Perhaps the sound of those two-stroke old cars sounds so pleasing to you.
Perhaps one of those “highly priced” locomotives was your dream car.
Maybe, those locomotive riders who once pulled the wind are the objects you desire and chase.
Or fortunately, once you already owned one or two of these motorcycles,
And they accompany you through the green years,
Take you from the beginning of your career to the peak of your life;
After teaching you to slip from time to time,
Pat off the dust,
Raise the vehicle and move on!
Xiaobian took you to uncover the dusty picture album,
Revisit the old cars that once ran in the north and south of the river 30 years ago.
Maybe, the generation of riders who have seen these cars and ride them are really old!
In the 1980s, motorcycles, as a means of transportation that were not even common on the streets of first-tier cities, could only be purchased by public institutions with a small number of quotas. And the White Yangtze River 750 “Zongzi” of public security units, and the happiness of some postal units 250 motorcycles, should constitute all memories of motorcycles of that era.
Most current motorcycle engines use short-stroke large-bore bores to increase the speed and squeeze the power limit; the Happiness 250 at that time adopted a 65.0mm bore and 75mm.0 stroke, which is contrary to today’s mainstream. At that time, the engine operating speed was reduced and the torque output was increased, becoming a two-wheeled magic car of the generation of the 80s and earlier.
(Yangtze River 750)
At the moment, if you are a hardcore motorcycle fan, when you see a three-wheeler driving on the road, accompanied by a thick exhaust sound, the word “sister” will definitely jump out of your mind.
The lineage has been inherited from the German BMW R71 and Soviet M72 military tricycles during World War II. The horizontally opposed domestic version of the “Boxer” engine has been driving with a unique thick exhaust sound since the 1960s, although it has been discontinued. However, in the retro car market nowadays, all kinds of refurbished Changjiang 750 can still circulate in the market at a high price of 20,000 to 30,000. In the United States, where the motorcycle culture is more developed, the Yangtze River 750 from China has been dubbed the “Black Star”, and is sought after among local tricycle riders.
In the 1990s, motorcycles began to be used as an “expensive” means of transportation that could be bought privately, and began to enter more and more ordinary people’s lives.
(Wuyang Honda 125-A)
Among the first batch of domestically-made joint-venture vehicles, the 125-A model produced by Wuyang Honda, because it can reach a speed close to 110 meters per hour, and the exquisite sound of the engine, has left a deep impression on the Chinese since the 1990s. This impression also prompted many people to grit their teeth and have to pay 10,000 yuan to buy it. The good quality of the car that is still stepping on for five to ten years has also created the legend of “the Honda that is not bad” that is widely circulated in the country.
And this engine, this car, also scrambled to be imitated by the major domestic manufacturers that emerged in that era, and for a time, became the generation of the era, nearly the largest domestic magic car.
(Happy Honda CG125)
The biggest feature of CG125 produced by Happiness Honda should be its huge holding capacity and a chain box designed to reduce maintenance intervals in complex road conditions. The huge output also contributed to the decline in the price of the entire vehicle, which eventually made motorcycles a practical means of transportation that truly entered the homes of ordinary people.
As a representative of durable and cost-effective, this car has been produced until 2000 and sold to countries in South Asia.
(Chongqing Construction Yamaha 80)
In the early 1990s, a model suddenly entered the public eye. It had no overhead fuel tank, no left-hand clutch handle, but had the same shift lever as a normal car. That’s right, this is the Yamaha 80 that was all the rage in the future. The Chinese also knew for the first time from this car that the car can also have an automatic clutch.
Fuel saving, easy operation, and exceptional lightness are its advantages. The appearance of this car has also laid the unshakable position of curved beams in the field of scooters.
(Jincheng Suzuki AX-100)
In the period from the early 90s to the mid-1990s, major manufacturers competing for imitations of the CG 125 four-stroke straddle bikes have increasingly appeared on the road. And in this era, there was a car that went up against the current, and it has just won numerous sales in the north and south of the river, becoming the car of people’s dream of that era. This is the Jincheng Suzuki AX-100.
Even though competitors have replaced four-stroke engines with lower fuel consumption and quieter sound, the AX-100 still relies on its more maintainable two-stroke engine to crush all 125 four-stroke engines of the same level, which can easily break through 110 The tail speed of kilometers is destined to become the “king” of the last domestic two-stroke cross-riding.
(Jinan Qingqi Magnolia 50)
In the 1960s, there was a European style called Vespa, which accompanied Audrey Hepburn to fame around the world. In the 1990s, China had a kind of feeling called Magnolia. It was accompanied by the spirited figure walking the streets and red all over the country.
The highly reliable 50CC engine, the two-stroke minimalist structure, the relatively low maintenance costs, and the popular civilian price all allow Mulan motorcycles to enter the lives of ordinary people no longer a dream.
From the “civilian magic car” that flowed in the streets and lanes 20 years ago to the “medium pedals” that we seem to be full of feelings today, this cognitive change seems to indicate that everyone is beginning to treat these nationals. Nostalgia for the car.
Unfortunately, time flies and things change for the stars, these national magic cars that swept the 1990s are no longer produced. Being able to relive their moments can only be felt from some old cars still at home.
As for the “elderly people” who have ridden these cars in the past, they should also be really old. Are you still riding?