Street Legal – 1996 ATK 260LQ

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In 1995, your only option for an American-built dirt bike was ATK. So it was rather exciting when the company announced that they were debuting liquid-cooled models. The 260LQ was an interesting option, as it was a 2-stroke, street-legal enduro – this one is currently road legal in California.

To be frank, the 260LQ was outclassed by most competitors, but it’s an oddball and as such I feel obligated to share it. For more on the 260LQ, check out this review from Trail Rider Magazine (now hosted on Motorcycle.com) – they note the excellent components surrounding the Rotax 2-stroke motor (WP suspension, machined billet triple clamps, Pro Taper bars, Talon billet hubs, and more) but complain about “warts…features that basically require further “refinement” to improve performance and longevity.

This example (VIN: 4MAV1CC47TA006281) spent the last decade as a showroom queen, though it was recently given a new top end plus tires, chain, air filter, and front fender, and the seller has enjoyed it for about an hour since. He/she notes that there is a small amount of clutch drag if the motor isn’t warm. The bike is street-legal in California though it’s currently on a non-op registration. There’s a headlight and taillight but no turn signals and no brake light switch.

Find this ATK for sale in Boulder Creek, California with a BIN of $3,300 or best offer here on eBay.

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