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3/29/2018 2:50 PM

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3/30/2018 12:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/30/2018 12:55 PM

Awesome, early Wasp chassis 1975ish, left handed... Looks like a Honda engine, pretty unusual, most would have been Triumph and Norton twins of that age.
Around 79-80 the XS 650 (bored and stroked to 1000cc or more) Yamaha took over until the 2 strokes became the go to in 83-84 (the last big 4 stroke twin to win the World Championship was an EML chassis Yam ridden by Emil Bollhalder and Charlie Busser in 83) the 4 strokes were pretty much gone by 87 apart from a few die hards, Wasp built their own 1000cc parallel twin but it didn’t come out until about 84ish and was a little too late...
That’s worth a fair bit in that condition... in Europe any way, im not too sure on its value in the US... I have an 85 Wasp powered by a KX 500 that we use for beach racing... Sidecarcross is awesome.

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My Wasp

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Emil Bollhalders works World tittle winning EML Yamaha at the British GP at Frome in 1983

Sidecar history lesson over... As you were men, back to solos...

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