Founded in 1947 by Luis Bejarano Morga, Lube was a relatively popular Spanish motorcycle manufacturer that utilized NSU motors starting in 1952. In their best years, they sold almost 1,000 bikes a year and it went out of business in 1967. This Condor is from 1964, the last year for NSU powerplants.
Condors were available with 125, 150, or 175cc two-stroke motors. The front suspension is interesting because it combines leading-link forks (springs inside the fork tubes) and external struts on the front of the forks. For more on Lube, check out Ed Youngblood’s MotoHistory.
This example is powered by the 150cc motor, which is good for about 17 horsepower per the seller. The wheels were recently trued and new tubes/tires were installed when that happened. The seller has put 60 miles of the 191 that show on the odometer. The seller says everything is there and it all seems to work. The mirrors, bars, and controls are not stock – good luck finding OEM equipment!
Find this Condor for sale here on Craigslist in Titusville, Florida for $3,250.
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