Rare Euro Only Kickstart Puch City X40 from private collection (unavailable)
A local woman attended college in England in the 80’s where she purchased this, rode it and loved it for the duration, so she brought it back to the US. In 2016 she brought it in to us for a tune up and new levers; I fell in love. It is a Sears FreeSpirit deluxe / Kromag frame, tank, seat, and swing arm, BUT it has a Magnum MKII hydraulic suspension and dash, unique front and rear racks, cat eye turn signals, a kickstart motor, 12 inch mag wheels, and a fun decal on the tank. To my knowledge it is the only one of this model in this hemisphere. On top of all of that, the bike gets near to 35 mph when wound out on a stretch.
I told the owner that if she ever sold it, I had to have it. A few months later, I did! Then, like many of my mopeds, I put it on display in the front window for a few seasons, and then moved it to storage for a few years. I think it’s time for someone new to own this bike and get it back on the road. The only real deficiency that I recall is that the pipe is kind of clogged, so sometimes it takes a few extra kicks to start. As the bike has sat untouched for like 3 years, we are not going to warranty it; but with a tune up, the bike should be awesome. It does not really seem deficient in any way. If you want us to, we can negotiate a price for tune up and final review to sell the bike with a warranty.
– Alex, Owner, Detroit Moped Works.
About selling “as is” mopeds in 2020:
Detroit Moped Works has always felt confident profiting from our wonderful work, selling refurbished or rebuilt mopeds that we could stand behind and sell with a warranty.
As a matter of principle, Detroit Moped Works has always been opposed to “flipping” mopeds, or making money off of selling non-running mopeds, project mopeds, parts mopeds, and/or “as is” mopeds.
That said, due to what the media refers to as “these strange times” we are not able to get bikes built for sale this season. Further, we are repeatedly seeing “as is” mopeds selling on the peer to peer market for 2-3 times what we consider “Normal Market Rate.” For these two reasons we have decided to get some projects out of our shop and in the hands of folks who can hopefully get more bikes on the road.
Most of these mopeds will be priced above what we consider “normal market rate,’ but below the high prices we are seeing as the “new normal.” In the time honored tradition of “flipping,” we will be giving the most brief description possible, not promising anything of the individual vehicles, but promising you that you will have a wonderful time working on and learning about your new toy motorcycle! Or maybe it just sits as wonderful decor in your Man Cave or She Shed. Once you buy it, it is out of our hands and yours to enjoy!
Prices are firm / sales are final / bikes are as is.
Pick up appointments can be made through the Facebook scheduler.
Payments accepted: Cash, Credit/Debit card, or PayPal.