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1973 KV

In anticipation of the demise of the Solyto delivery van, New Map designed and built yet another miniature vehicle that was technically interesting but aesthetically less so, obviously a product of an engineer. KV built its own motors (unusual in itself), which drove the rear wheels by means of rubber rollers pressing on the tires. Transmission was automatic, and the company was one of the only ones in France to use steel bodies for this class of vehicle.

This is an example of an early KV (as opposed to a KVS),
featuring small indicator lights and a full convertible top.

Manufacturer: Societe Anonyme de KV, Chassieu, France

Model: Mini 1 Motor: KV 2-stroke Body: Steel
Years Built: 1970- 1984 No. Cylinders: 1 Chassis: Steel Frame
No. Produced: 2,000 Displacement: 125cc Suspension Front: Coil
No. Surviving: Horsepower: Suspension Rear: Coil
Length: 2,100 mm Gearbox: Variable Speed Transmission Steering: Rack & Pinion
Width: 1,120 mm Starter: Dynastart Brakes: Cable
Weight: 180kg Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.00 x 8"
Interior: Bench Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 55 kph

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