Beautiful 1960 LS-18/1 owned by Philippe of France, frame number F1-0-6601, motor number E1-6192. Bike is ex-Great Britain. Photos by the owner.
Sharp 1960 LS-18/1 from Brisbane, Australia, restored by the owner and his father in 2007-08, frame number F1-0-8255, motor number E1-8011. Photos by the owner.
Kim's restored 1963 LS-18/3 in Thailand, frame F1-63-33010, motor E1-33004. See also Kim's rare model FY-5 under 'Other Lilacs'. Photos by the owner.
Katsuyuki Inoue with his 1961 Lilac LS-18/2, frame
number F1-61-17318, a 'before' shot and 2 recent shots. Photos by
Kikuo Iwatate and Mr. Inoue.
Rob Blokhuis' very late 1961 Lilac LS-18/2,
frame number F1-61-17861, left and right shots. Photos by
Homer Knapp's (from left) LS-18/2, LS-18/1 and MF-39, showing their 'LILAC' personalised plates. Photos by Homer.
Edwin Uy Gindoy's (Philippines) 1964 LS-18/3,
frame number F1-44077. Photo by Mr. Gindoy.
A very presentable 1960 LS-18/2,
frame number F1-60-12287, showing left, right and top views as well as individual parts. This bike is presently (July 2000) for sale in North Dakota. Contact the webmaster for details. Photos by the owner.
Masaharu Machida's 1961 LS-18/2,
frame number F1-61-18054, engine E1-12345 (!!), as received from the previous owner in late 2000. It has high mileage for a Lilac - 45000 km - all done in three years 1961-64, so it must have been a very reliable bike. Photo by Mr. Machida.
Masaharu Machida's LS-18/2,
frame number unknown, from a photo by Mr. Machida made in 1963. This bike was modified with an LS-38 front fork, a Yamaha front fender (instead of the valanced original) and an LS-18/3 tank, giving a very attractive effect.
Roy Jacobson's rare Lilac MF-19, one owner since 1965. Roy and I have corresponded since 1977 and the bike has just undergone its second restoration.
Beautiful 1960 MF-39 owned by Philippe of France, frame number MF3-0-0158, motor number M9-0322, ex-Great Britain and Hong Kong. The blue is the original color. Photos by the owner.
Mack Sinclair's 1960 MF-39, frame
number MF3-0-0376, with 5 shots of the bike at various stages.
Mr. Sinclair had to fabricate the complex and unusual toolbox,
and had the logo decals produced by a local graphic artist. The
blue is an original MF-39/LS-38 color. Photos by Mr. Sinclair.
Greg Turner's 1960 Lilac MF-39, frame
number MF3-0-0247, one view. Photo by Colin Horn.
Michihiro Itoh's early LS-38, frame
number F3-0-0175, before and after restoration. Included is a photo of a sidecover with his reproduction decal. Photos by Mr. Itoh.
Masaharu Mchida's early MF-39, frame
number MF3-0-0186. Two photos showing the bike as it appeared in 1978, when owned by Fred Whitfield in New Zealand, and after its 2000 restoration by Mr Machida. Photos by Mr. Machida and Mr. Whitfield.
Homer Knapp's 1961 Lilac CF-40, frame
number F4-61-3403, two views. Photos by Ralph Walker.
1961 Lilac CF-40 restored in 2001 by the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, frame number F4-61-3395, five views. Photos by Brian Slark.
Homer Knapp's 1959 Lilac CS-28, frame
number F2-4851, the only one in the U.S. Photos by Mr. Knapp.