1973 DKW Hornet

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In the early 70s, DKW offered two versions of their 125cc “Moto-Cross” bike. One option featured a nifty Boge leading link front suspension (like in this previously featured example). The other utilized Betor telescopic forks with 6.75″ of travel. That’s what today’s bike is, and it was called the Hornet.

DKW Hornet Motocross - Right Side

The only difference between the models was the front suspension, and the Betor telescoping units cost an extra $30 – bumping up the MSRP to $859. Both bikes got 24 horsepower engine, 6-speed transmission, Magura controls, Metzeler tires, and more. This example has Works rear shocks and is claimed to have a strong engine that’s ready to race. It’s in decent original shape – the seller says nothing needs to be repaired or replaced, and there’s an extra chrome gas tank with some decals and the owner’s manual included with the sale.

DKW Hornet Motocross - Tank

Find this Hornet for sale in Marana, Arizona with bidding up to $1,200 and the reserve not yet met