The seller says he doubts “there is a DS6C in this type of condition outside of a museum.” It hasn’t run in 4 years but it’s been properly stored. I haven’t seen one better – plus this comes with a spare bike that needs new rings so you’ve got nearly every spare you could want. (Yeah, except rings. Smartass.)
Part of the reason why it’d be tough to find an example nicer than this is just because not many were sold in the first place. The DS6C was a scrambler variant of the DS6, itself a rare bike that evolved from the YDS. The motor is a 5-valve, 250cc single that produced about 29 horsepower. Motorcycle Sport tested the non-scrambler version, summing it up by saying “this smoothly styled, impressively accelerative two-fifty, offering plenty of potential for tuning to well past 100 mph, is truly a motorcycle for the time.” Note that their official top speed was actually 85 miles per hour.
The seller’s family found the bike 8 years ago as a barn find – it had just 400 miles and the original tires mounted. After bringing the bike back to life, it was placed into storage as part of a family collection. The last time the engine cranked over was 4 years ago. Included with the sale is the above green “parts bike” – it’s almost complete but the motor needs new rings.
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