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Solex 5000- 1972

Solex 5000- 1972

Introduced in 1971, the Solex 5000 was the hip and trendy version of the 3800 model, aimed squarely at the youth market.
Although they share the 3800’s engine, 5000s have a few distinct differences: smaller
16” (406mm) wheels, a headlight attached to the handlebar, stainless steel fenders
and mudguards, and a white fuel tank and flywheel cover.

Solex offered the 5000 in four bright colors: Snow White, Atoll Blue, Palm Yellow, and Orange.

Specifications:

Manufacturer: Solex
Country of Origin: France
Engine: Single cylinder, 49cc, 2 stroke, air-cooled, .78 HP
Transmission: Roller to the front wheel
Top Speed: 18 mph
Years of Production: 1971-1978
Number Produced: 300,000
Original Cost: 580 French Francs or $96 US (about $428 US today)

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