1952 Nimbus Type C

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Post Sale Update: This Nimbus sold for the BIN of $10,000.

The Nimbus motorcycle dates back to 1919, the result of a vacuum cleaner manufacturer that decided expansion into bikes was a worthwhile endeavor. They were technologically advanced, with shaft drive, steel frames, and a telescopic front fork (a year before the BMW R12, though the latter was hydraulically damped). The first Nimbus was affectionately known as the Stovepipe…in 1932 the world was treated to the Nimbus Type C.

Nimbus Type C - Engine

The 746cc inline four engine was capable of about 20 horsepower, good enough to get the 408 pound (dry) bike up to approximately 70 miles per hour. The Nimbus is legendarily reliable – even today some people use them as daily commuters.

Nimbus Type C - Front Left

This specific Nimbus Type C has 10,000 miles and is being offered by the 2nd owner, who has had it for 40 years. It’s claimed to have all parts and be 100% working. I’ve been waiting to feature a Nimbus for a long time – these don’t come up for sale often.

Nimbus Type C - Right Side

Find this Nimbus Type C for sale in West Orange, New Jersey with a BIN of $10,000 or best offer