1985 Moko/Powa Design D10

In Custom, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

I’m not ashamed to admit that I want this VERY badly, and it’s taking every ounce of my limited self-discipline to not bid on it. This is a D10, a futuristic concept bike based on a Yamaha FZ750 that was designed by a Swiss company called Moko/Powa Design. The consensus online (which seems to be from one source that a bunch of other people, myself included, regurgitated) is that 10 examples were made and this is one of just 6 that remain. Just look at it!

The bike was designed by Hans Walther and the bodywork was built to cut through the wind – improving gas mileage and reducing wind noise. When the bike was first presented at IFMA in Zurich, it was apparently bestowed with the nickname of “Whistler Bike.”

I featured another of one of these back in 2016 and I can’t guarantee that this isn’t the same bike, though that one had additional stickers on the tank and this one has 3,000 more kms on the odometer (total of 7,240 km / 4,498 miles). The current owner has had it for two years and claims that it is mechanically perfect. “The owner describes the condition of the paintwork as an 8 out of 10, with the only visible blemishes on the front lower-left panel, some stone chips on the front and a minor crack underneath the windscreen.”

Find this crazy Yamaha for sale in Kergrist-Moëlou, France with bidding up to $2,897 and the reserve not yet met here on Car and Classic.