I bought a new 1970 175CL in Tokyo coming back from Vietnam. Had never even been on a bike before. Yep--big wooden crate. Rode it from Albuquerque to Juarez stopping for gas twice each way on reserve. Top speed about 70, but a bit higher drafting semis. High front fender and same-look high exhaust. Still have brochure in English and photos are the same metallic blue. While in Germany, in 1975 bought a 350F with Euro specs--amber brake lights, headlight, kilometer gauges, and in a non-US import color of silver. Bike now has but 2200 km, with a Bates fairing, leather bags, and a stubby backrest. I've spent more on keeping it up than the bike cost. But, love it. Wish I'd kept the 1970, but sold it enroute to Germany in 1973.
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