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The Jakovlev

The Russian Jakovlev brothers built this copy of the Dutch built TIBO machines, that were soon proving to be such a great success.

Another machine using a fairly standard Jawa engine, the frame comes with a very similar layout (engine mounted very far forward in the frame) and from a distance, it looks almost the same as the TIBO, although the suspension units are slightly different.

Easily recognisable, the Jakovlev machines are all painted white.

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