1974 Rickman 125cc Zundapp

1974 Rickman 125cc Zundapp

The Rickman brothers were already established moto-cross stars when they built the first Metisse in 1959 and within a decade their company would grow to become one of the biggest and best-known independent motorcycle frame-makers. In 1961 they introduced the first Rickman frame, designed specifically for unit construction Triumph and BSA Victor engines, but as time and development progressed, they began to experiment with smaller, more modern power plants. It provided the basis for 250cc Montesa and 125cc Zundapp powered off-road models, the use of these proprietary engines giving Rickman the opportunity to compete in the all-important North American market. The Zundapp-engined 125 was popular among schoolboy moto-crossers, with many a pro-rider’s career beginning on one.

The motorbike offered

The 1974 Rickman 125cc Zundapp on offer here comes to us from a discerning collector and enthusiastic tinkerer from Southern California. In generally good running condition, the Zundapp 125cc starts easily and runs well through a 5-speed ‘box. Nickel frame finish remains in good condition and the bike features a Ceriani fork front end and full road lighting kit. Sold on a clean, clear title.