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Fuji Go-Devil- 1964
Japanese company Fuji Heavy Industries is best known as the parent company of Subaru. Before they made cars, FHI was well-known for their line of scooters and motorcycles, including the Rabbit scooter. The little Go-Devil seen here was introduced in 1964 and was marketed as “just what you need, and nothing more”. The Go-Devil folds into a compact package, made to fit inside the provided zip-up bag. The scooter is powered by a 50cc Fuji two-stroke, with power sent to the rear wheel via a chain drive.
The Go-Devil was considered one of the nicest mini-bikes of the time, with features such as swing-arm suspension, front forks with 30 degrees of rake, and good build quality. A Popular Science magazine review from February 1971 proclaimed the Go-Devil “Looks like a minibike, feels like a motorcycle, and rides like a motor scooter”.
Manufacturer: Fuji Heavy Industries
Country of Origin: Japan
Drivetrain Configuration: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine: 50cc Fuji two-stroke, air-cooled, one-cylinder
Transmission: Variator automatic transmission
Top Speed: 23 mph
Years of Production: 1964-1967
Number Produced: unknown
Original Cost: $100 USD
THIS SCOOTER WAS GENEROUSLY DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY GARY AND MARLA KUDNEY OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA