Post Sale Update: After 13 bids on eBay, this Dual Twin sold for $1,525.
One of the many high quality (and somewhat pricey) small displacement bikes from a company we now only associate with tires, the Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin was basically a baby sport bike with two of their 90cc single engines merged together.
The Dual Twin featured expensive rotary valves, fully-enclosed carbs, the first oil mixing system that Bridgestone used, and a “Sport-Shift” lever, a lever on th eleft side of the transmission that enabled a manual overdrive function enabling a top speed bump from 65 to about 80-85 miles per hour. The 177cc engine produced 20 horsepower and the bike weighed 271 pounds. At 25 miles per hour, this bike could return 129 miles per gallon! All that would set you back $599 back in 1970. For more on the Dual Twin, check out this scan of a road test from Cycle Magazine hosted on Bridgestone Motorcycle.
This specific Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin is in decent original shape – the paint, exhaust and tires are the original units and it’s a numbers matching bike. Everything works except for the horn. Here’s the catch – this bike might actually be a Hurricane Scrambler, which is the exact same bike as the Dual Twin but it came with a skid plate, scrambler pipes, different front fender, and taller handlebars. This bike has the fender and bars, but is missing the skid plate and pipes…so your guess is as good as mine. Also – it just hit me how oddly redundant of a name “Dual Twin” is.
Find this Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin for sale in Matthews, North Carolina with bidding up to $950