a little bit of help needed
these bikes are as rare as hens teeth but look truly bonkers, there were only 37 manufactured.
1000cc Wankel engine producing 100HP, manufactured by Citroen, coupled to a Porche gearbox and shaft drive.
when you now consider that these were in made in the netherlands in 1978 think about the frame, suspension and brake technology at the time and the fact this thing weighed 350KG and was capable of 125mph
one of these was sold at Christies in 2005 but I cant access the site at work,
can someone take a look at the link and see what price it sold for please
christies auction link
eye fang ewe
That's nuts .... I like it!
from their website - SALE TOTAL: 386,298 (GBP)
thank you muchly TrickyDicky have a pint on me
No worries Taff, made me thirsty that has
Transcript from the item below
1977 VAN VEEN OCR 1000 Frame No. A 0020 15 Green and black Engine: Dual disc Wankel, 996cc, compression 9,0:1, 100bhp at 6,500rpm; Gearbox: four-speed manual; Transmission: shaft drive; Brakes: front, dual disc, rear, single disc. In the Seventies Henk van Veen was the main importer of German Kreidler motorcycles for the Netherlands. Kreidler, highly specialized in two-stroke mopeds, got its reputation with a string of 50cc world championships in the 1970s, with a team managed by the Dutch importer. As Kreidler hit financial problems, Van Veen was looking for a new ambitious project and the idea of the luxurious rotary-engined OCR 1000 superbike was born. A prototype of the OCR1000 was shown in 1974 at the IFMA in Cologne, here still with a Moto Guzzi frame powered by a Mazda rotary engine. The first bikes were sold in 1976 and they were powered by a KKM 624 engine which was a modified powerplant for the Citroën GS. The rotary engine was a cooperation of Audi-NSU and Citroën and was developed and built by Comotor. The main driving tests and parts of the development process were done by Porsche in Weissach which guarantees a very good handling and can easily reach a top speed of 135 mph. Although very fast and smooth, the OCR 1000 was remarkable for being the world's most expensive roadster in the late 1970s with a price in excess of $15,000. Only some 30 of the 200 planed units were built before production ended 1978. No. A 0020 15 was the fifteenth bike of the production and was first delivered to Germany in January 1977. It is believed to be in good overall condition and comes from a deceased estate were it has not been used for the last two years.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
I've always been fascinated by these bikes, ever since I read Mike Scotts 1977 road test in Superbike magazine.
I guess they'll only get more expensive...
Suzuki Res-5 would be another contender for the rotary engined motor sickle
Typical crazy Dutch, check out the firm Bakker they have a model called Grizzly All-Road, basically a BMW GS style frame with a gsxr1000 motor
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