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    Question 125 Meguro Help with info

    hiya all
    i have been left my grandfathers 125 motor bike after his passing and as i have found out he purchased this, imported this new from overseas in the late 50s early sixties??? the tank has the , like wings and the reversed MM logo and fully complete and rideable if anyone can help with year make , history ect ect it would be much appriciated even the mirrors have the MM logo??
    thanxs
    james

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    I suspect the bike you have may be one of three possibilities.
    It could be a Meihatsu 125 which was produced by Kawasaki Aircraft Co. I have one which has the name Kawasaki on the engine case. (1.)
    Meguro, which was eventually bought out by Kawasaki produced produced three nice and elegant machines with overhead camshaft: the 125cc E3, the 250cc F and the 350cc Y A. mainly 250cc bikes which were very popular in Japan. Unfortunately they were too heavy for the export market. I think the photo below is of the 125cc Meguro E3 (2.)
    There is another possibility that it could be a M7 Meihatsu which became the first Kawasaki and was sold as the B8, B8T
    Not sure what the stylized double M or W stands for. Perhaps it is Meihatsu / Meguro
    Samples of Meguro emblems are below


    If you can take some photos of your bike and post them here or send to me I may be able to give you more information
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