This weekend, a local friend of mine — who is not at all into motorcycles — attended an estate auction where a non-running Suzuki X-6 Hustler from the 1960s happened to be on auction. He was fascinated by it and was amazed to learn that it and other bikes had six cogs in the box, way back then. To his car-centric mind, it was amazingly anachronistic. I told him that the technology timeline for bikes is very different than for cars. I mentioned that I had just posted a comment on Friday about how much longer carbs lasted on bikes than cars. The discussion eventually turned to whether there were any production cars that came stock with a carbureted engine and six speeds (or more) in the transmission. My friend came up with exactly one he knew of, but it really wasn’t in what you’d call the spirit of the question. What can you think of?
We normally include bikes in these lists, but obviously that’s not applicable today. Four wheels (or more?) please.
DIFFICULTY: Like drinking a Tabasco and thumbtack milkshake.
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