batavus trike

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by rawly old, May 15, 2013.

  1. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    I just spotted this rare '77 Batavus 3 whl moped on craigslist,(skagit/island, Washington state).
    It sez everything works + new shocks,brakes & tires for $700. Wish I had the dough. So for any
    well heeled collector out there, this thing is classic.
     

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  2. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    That's sharp..... Looks like it may have a performance exhaust on it too
     
  3. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    yeah, wish I'd had the money. This as a project had some
    pretty cool potential. I would have loved to put one of
    Dax's 9 hp. GP50R performance 48cc engines on this thing.
    That would a made for a nasty 'lil tricycle.


    "Thow a kit on the b!tch an' rida moped!"
     
  4. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    I had a batavus moped back then ,looked a lot like the front half of that trike. Eventually sold it and bought a cb100 but missed that thing. What's cool about that one listed is it doesn't look overly narrow like most...still scary in turns though I'm sure. Its cool
     
  5. Gary Player

    Gary Player New Member

    I never seen anything like that,didnt know they made 3 wheeled moped.
     
  6. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    Neither had I, looks like just the unit for touring if you rigged up some kind
    of box on the back.
     
  7. JunkyardDog

    JunkyardDog Active Member

    I'm 54, I got hooked on mopeds when I was 16, and bought a new Peugeot. Since then I have had over a dozen of them of various brands. I still have a '77 Puch Maxi 2 speed ZA50, and a Solex 3800. But it is just to dangerous to ride them where I live. Unlike motorized bicycles, they cannot be ridden in the bike lanes. That Batavus, properly geared for the extra weight and rolling resistance of a trike probably has a top speed of about 20 mph. Which is still way faster than a pedal bike, for most people.
     
  8. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    Bring em by jjunkyard! I've always liked the trikes....is it tippy?
     
  9. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    junkyard,
    20 is plenty fast enuff for for me, but I guess the width could be
    a downside if you were out on the highway. Although, there is
    some fellow around here I see all the time zipping about with his
    girlfriend in a sidecar moped. It even has a canvas canopy and
    a jitney paint job.(too cool)
     
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