1975 Rockford Taka 100

In America, Dual-Sport, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

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Rockford Motors was the American importer for Bridgestone, but when the Japanese firm stopped selling bikes in 1971, Rockford had a bit of an issue. They made a deal with Bridgestone to take over manufacturing rights for the 3 smallest bikes – two 60cc models called the Tora and the Chibi, as well as the 100cc Taka you see in front of you here.

The Taka obviously used Bridgestone’s rotary valve induction 100cc motor, paired with a 4-speed transmission. Production lasted until 1975, when Rockford shut down their motorcycle production experiment. This example (VIN: C46814248) has seen better days cosmetically but it’s said to run great and these don’t come up very often. The odometer shows 1,244 miles and the sale includes the original title. I’ve featured a prettier one before but that seller was asking for $10k…

Find this Taka for sale in Madison, Wisconsin with a BIN of $2,499 or best offer here on eBay.

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