Suzuki Colleda CO

 

 

 

Make Model

Suzuki Colleda CO

Year

1954

Engine

Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 2 valves, transverse

Capacity

90 cc / 5.5 cu in
Cooling System Air cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Starting Kick

Max Power

2.9 kW / 3.94 hp @ 4000 rpm
Clutch Wet, cable operated

Transmission

3 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel frame

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork - cartridge

Rear Suspension

Plunger type shock absorbers, spring loaded seat

"Colleda" means "this is it!" or "this is the one!" in Japanese.

The Japanese government decided that no driver's license were needed to ride a bike with an 4-stroke engine up to 90cc or a 2-stroke engine up to 60cc. Therefore Suzuki's choice of engines for its first models in 1954 - the Diamond Free motorized bicycle with 58cc 2-stroke engine with 2 hp and the 90cc four-stroke with 4 hp.

The Colleda CO had a steel frame, telescopic front fork, shock absorbers on the rear wheel and coil spring-suspensioned seat. It had no turning lights but it did have a headlight and a rear light.

It was the first Japanese motorcycle provided with a speedometer, built in the headlight.

The built-in gearbox had three speeds.