Post Listing Update: This ATK was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.
In their heyday (during the 90s), ATK was known for creating some of the best handling dirt bikes a rider could get straight off the dealership floor. Their approach was simple – take a proven engine (in this case, a 600cc Rotax unit) and envelope it in an exotic, in-house built frame. Consider it the American enduro version of Bimota.
When these bikes were released, Motorcycle.com had the following to say:
“The ATK four strokes have the undisputed, trickest frame in the business…this cool asymmetric flying “V” chrome moly backbone is a feather weight that makes the engine a stressed member. When ATK builds these models, the frame is bolted onto the motor, rather than the motor being bolted into the frame. It’s awesome…Quite frankly, ATK continues to amaze us with a world class product built here in the USA by a small cadre of dedicated motorcycle enthusiasts.”
As a ’95 model, this example combines several things ATK fans like – the last year of the full ‘flex-free’ frame along with the Talon hubs and Radialite sprockets that were introduced in 1995. The seller has had the bike since 2000 – in 2003 he “tore it down to its smallest component”, gave it a ground up restoration, then rode it for less than 10 hours. It has since been sitting in his heated shop, getting started once or twice a year and then having the gas drained out of it. Someone needs to get this bike back out on the dirt! The seller includes a long list of what was done during the restoration, so find this ATK 605 for sale in Forrest, Illinois with a BIN of $4,800 or best offer