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Origins

This motorcycle joined the Foggy Mountain collection after being purchased in Florida.

The X90 replaced the earlier Shortster (MC-65) which was available in 1972 only. 

One of the innovations on the X-90 compared to it’s predecessor was the fold down handlebar which made it easier to transport the bike. 

For some the X-90 may seem very similar to the shortster, but it is a complete different bike. For example: Frame, Front Fork, Rear Fork, Gas Tank, Engine and Exhaust are different from Shortster. 

The engine used in the X-90 is the same as used on the Z-90 and very similar to the larger 125cc engines in other models, but completly different from the 65cc engine in the Shortster.