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Swedish mopeds of the 1950s - part 3: Monark

Picture of Monarped M308F
Monarped M308F

Manufacturer:
AB Cykelfabriken Monark, Varberg, Sweden
Engine:
Ilo ‘Piano’ G50, capacity 49cc, 2-stroke, producing 0.8bhp at 4,300rpm.
Transmission:
2 or 3 speed gearbox in engine unit, fitted with kickstart.
Suspension:
Front: telescopic fork.  Back: swinging arm with telescopic dampers.
Tyres:
23"×2.25", white wall optional.
Frame:
Pressed steel, incorporating back mudguard.
Fuel tank:
4.3 litre with reserve.
Price:
960Kr (3-speed, 45Kr extra; white tyres, 5Kr extra)

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Monark Jubileums Monarped
1958 Monark Jubileums Monarped

Manufacturer:
AB Cykelfabriken Monark, Varberg, Sweden
Engine:
Capacity 49cc, 2-stroke, kickstart
Transmission:
2 or 3 speed gearbox in engine unit.
Suspension:
Front: telescopic fork.  Back: swinging arm with telescopic dampers.
Frame:
Pressed steel, incorporating back mudguard.
Fuel tank:
4.3 litre with reserve.
Colour:
Special glitter-gold finish in honour of the Jubilee day of 22 October 1957

Picture of Monark Monarped M578
Monark Monarped M578

Manufacturer:
AB Cykelfabriken Monark, Varberg, Sweden
Engine:
Pilot FM, capacity 49cc, producing 0.8bhp at 3,600rpm, flywheel magneto.
Transmission:
Beltdrive from engine to rear wheel, serparate chain for pedalling.  Single-speed.
Suspension:
Rigid frame. Teleskocopic front fork.
Tyres:
24"×2"
Fuel tank:
Capacity 4.3 litre
Price:
735Kr

Picture of Monark Monarped M34F
Monarped M34F

Manufacturer:
AB Cykelfabriken Monark, Varberg, Sweden
Engine:
Ilo ‘Piano’ engine, capacity 49cc, 2-stroke, producing 0.8bhp at 4,300rpm varv/min.  Flywheel magneto with 6 volt lighting coils.
Transmission:
Chain drive, 2 or 3 speed gearbox in unit with engine.
Suspension:
Front: telescopic fork.  Back: swinging arm with telescopic dampers.
Hubs:
Full width hub brakes front and back.
Rims:
24"×2"
Price:
895Kr.  Supplement for 3-speed option, 45Kr

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