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Aermacchi Spirit 250
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1978 Hercules W-2000 With 3 Miles for Sale!

on March 10, 2014 by tad

The Hercules is a curious footnote in the history of one of only a handful of machines by Felix Wankel’s liquid rotary engine. Thanks to the rotary has come to be associated performance applications, but a major of the design is that it has so few moving making it reliable and very engine to manufacture. In theory, at

And while the W-2000 does an unusual, eerily-smooth character and a gearbox, it’s pretty that this machine was intended as a sport bike. it was more of a sophisticated commuter, one certainly appealed to people an eye for unusual technology.

I’d bet people that these also like and air-cooled Volkswagens, stuff cool without necessarily particularly fast.

Unfortunately, whole “reliable and economical to thing didn’t work out too and then The Government decided to tax it as a larger-displacement machine, making the exercise basically pointless. The is largely forgotten now, but have a following.

From the original eBay 1978 Hercules W-2000 for


This is as nice as you find. This bike is a survivor. It is a 3 mile original. at the photos and decide for yourself. One not nice sold down recently for 15K US.

It was not an oil injected bike. is an EXCEPTIONAL example of an oil injected


This has been properly stored as of a large collection and will only the most cursory to make it road worthy. bikes are very rare in the US and as total production was 199. are almost never seen in and some in private collections are

The Wikipedia photograph W-2000 is a bike, but it is a custom. It is not even to factory original. This is as as you can get to stepping into a time and stepping back to 1978.

To clarify, Hercules produced 2 of the W-2000. A pre mix bike (Total about 1800) and an oil injected total production 199. The has no oil sump in the engine (and no, not a two …) the only oil for the mains and (rings) comes through the system.

On a pre mix bike, you must mix oil at 1:25 . A bike does it for you.

Aermacchi Spirit 250

a Hercules W-2000 is rare. a premix bike is rarer Finding a premix still on the MSO is of…

The good news:

all good… just look at the You will be hard pressed to a better one anywhere in the world…



The bad


Well that’s to know: there’s no bad news. than the price, that starting bid is at $15,000 with no and four days left on the With miles this the bike is probably worth it, but it a very specific kind of willing to fork over kind of dough for an oddity this, with no racing that was generally perceived as a failure.

Hopefully, someone, somewhere is a break from the garage he’s rebuilding the  Maserati V6 for his ongoing Citroen SM stumbles across this bike and decides it would go next to his Art Deco furniture

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