Post-Listing Update: Despite 30 bids up to $5,000, this DMR did not meet reserve.
While OSSA is probably best known for their trials bikes, one of their prettiest models was the Dick Mann Replica, a flat tracker designed with Dick Mann featuring a tuned 250cc OSSA engine. At the time, Yankee Motors of Schenectady, new York was importing OSSA’s into the US – they built the DMRs and they used that experience when they built their own motorcycle, the noteworthy Yankee Z500.
Enough about Yankee – let’s get back to the DMR. Dick Mann is a legend in motorcycle racing – he was the second winnigest rider in AMA Grand National history (24 victories), a two time AMA Grand National Champion, and the first rider to win all forms of the Grand National Championship: road racing, TT, short track, half-mile, and mile. For more on “Bugsy”, check out his profile in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Less than 200 of these flat trackers bearing Dick’s name were built – according to Mid Atlantic OSSA, estimates peg production at 50 four-speed models and 100+ five-speed models. Features included Telesco 34mm forks, Boss seat, fiberglass tank, alloy rear fender, a quick-change rear hub, and more. The seller says this is chassis #150 and it’s a 5-speed model. The plate was supposedly nickel-plated when the bike was assembled, and the engine has zero hours on it now after a rebuild. Goodies include a new Jemco exhaust, Betor suspension, Bates foot pegs, and some new parts. The gas tank is original and it has some scratches – overall the bike is claimed to be very nice but not perfect.
Find this DMR for sale in Vestal, New York with bidding up to $1,982 and the reserve not yet met