Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mystery Moped

I spotted the interesting moped in Ann Arbor yesterday. It didn't look like any moped I'd ever seen before; in fact, it looked very new, especially with that big disc brake up front.  But who makes traditionally styled mopeds today? 

I couldn't find a manufacturers plate or decal on it in the time I had. I thought it might be a Tomos, but I haven't seen any Tomos mopeds that look quite like this. Someone out there probably knows what it is.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A New Batch of Classic Mopeds at 1977 Mopeds

There aren't many classic style mopeds being made anymore; with a very few exceptions, all you see are CVT scooters.  Some of us think a real moped has to look like the 2-speed Sachs Prima seen above.

But 1977 Mopeds always manages to find a batch of bikes from the golden age of mopeds to restore and sell. Here's the latest batch. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Yamaha from Germany: The Sting

Yamaha never actually imported this moped into to the US, but at least one owner did, and 1977 Mopeds has one for sale. The basic bike is a rare 50cc "dirt ped" designed for on and off-road use. It came with a 50cc engine and a 2-speed automatic transmission, but this one's been customized by 1977 Mopeds and also features a Gianelli exhaust, 60cc kit, and high compression head.

They're asking $1299 shipped- you can see it here.