Regardless of your argument on whether a three-wheeler is a motorcycle or not, you can’t deny that the 1984 Honda ATC 70 Three-Wheeler was probably one of the greatest thing the Japanese marque has rolled out in the 80s. While the performance offered by the ATC 70’s 72 cc, four-stroke engine is definitely not something to shout about, it is by no means a toy ride. On contrary, it is a full-fledged three-wheel motorcycle that comes complete with an automatic clutch, adjustable throttle, an upper design that was a familiar sight of the 80s Honda motorcycle, and also, fat, knobby tires that makes this the ideal beginner ride that to take on the beaten trails.
This three-wheeler maybe over three-decade old, but there’s something about the 80s design on this ride that seems to stick pretty well even in 2016. And check it out; it looks like it has a pull-starter! Classy. I am sure that’s going to make you feel like a child riding on your dad’s lawnmower. This particular 1984 Honda ATC 70 Three-Wheeler is, accordingly to our source, “incredibly well-preserved,” and therefore, makes it worthy collectible.
If you want one, you can spend your entire lifetime, hitting up junk yards across the country (and possibly the world) to seek out one, or you could look to Mecum’s Las Vegas 2017 auctions, happening between January 25 and 28, 2017, where this particular example, designated Lot W137, will be going under the hammer. Don’t say we didn’t tip you off.
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