Post Sale Update: This Renegade sold for $1,903 after 5 bids on eBay.
American Eagle was John McCormack’s moderately successful attempt at importing models from Italjet, Kawasaki, and most prominently, Laverda. While AE didn’t last very long, it was a wonderful introduction for Laverda, who continued to sell big bikes in the US. This oddball started as a Laverda 125 Trail but McCormack had it rebodied in a futuristic way in an attempt to make it appeal more to the US market. It didn’t work.
While this started as a Trail 125, American Eagle swapped in a 16 horsepower, 150cc motor for the Renegade and the fiberglass bodywork was designed by a company called UNICON. Other basic specs were a top speed of just over 50 miles per hour and a dry weight of 202 pounds. Check out this vintage advertisement:
The seller of this example doesn’t have much to say, but he notes that it’s in “original condition”, it has just 381 miles, and it runs. He advises that you don’t use fuel with ethanol due to the fiberglass tank.
Find this American Eagle for sale in Beaverton, Michigan with bidding up to $1,580 and the reserve already met here on eBay.