Post Listing Update: This custom RT did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,500 on eBay.
4-9-2019 Update: 7 months later, the seller has ditched the $11k BIN and is now trying to see what he or she can get with an opening bid set at $3,500 (and the reserve not yet met). Is that low enough to get you interested? If so, find it
Post Listing Update: This PDV did not get any interest at the BIN of $11,000.
Power-Dyne Vehicles (also known as PDV) produced several motorcycles in the early 70s, nearly all of which were copies of something else on the market. The PDV Gringo was a knock-off of Yamaha motocross engines and Champion frames – the story is that PDV was put out of business because Champion sued for infringement.
The Gringo was built for just 2 years (I’ve seen claims that just 112 were built) and it was available in two displacements – 250cc and 360cc. Highlights include a 5-speed transmission, Betor forks and shocks, and a claimed weight of 215 pounds. While Power-Dyne claimed that the bikes were assembled in the US, rumor has it that they were actually built in Taiwan (not that it matters anymore). For more on this bike, check out this collection of off-road oddities from Off-Road.com.
This Gringo is claimed to have been restored but because the seller “found it almost impossible to locate an original engine”, this has a ’74 Yamaha YZ250 motor. Seems appropriate, considering what this bike originally copied. The motor has also been modified with a “base plate under the cylinder” that allows the usage of a ’76 piston/rings but the original parts are included. The tank is a fiberglass copy of the original plastic unit, it has electronic ignition, and a Circle F exhaust.
Find this Gringo for sale in Sherwood, Arkansas with a BIN of $11,000 or best offer