1980 Wasp MX Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, England, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

There isn’t much information and I wish the pictures were bigger, but this listing is too interesting to pass up seeing as the seller states that this MX hack has lots of race history and was a “trophy winner at Pikes Peak.”

Wasp Motorcycles was the creation of Charles Rhind-tutt, who raced sidecars on the side while working aircraft gauges in England. In 1962 he designed his own frame, and his success led to a company that’s sold approximately 5,000 frames over 50+ years with 47 different designs spanning all sorts of solo and sidecar racing. Over the years, their most popular design is a twin shock sidecar designed to accept the Yamaha XS650 engine.

I was able to find this video from the Pikes Peak run, though it states that it’s a 1974 frame and at the time was running a Suzuki X650 motor that had been bored out to 750cc:

Beyond the race history (which apparently includes “3 time National MX Champion”), all the seller has to add about this offering is that it’s got a 650/750 Yamaha engine, $2,500 worth of Race Tech suspension, and some spare parts.

Find this Wasp racer for sale in Rio Rancho, New Mexico for $6,000 here on Craigslist.

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