1966 Wards Riverside 125 cafe racer for sale.
Original owners manual and a blank Certificate of Origin included in sale. No title . Bill of sale only. [I don’t think this bike has ever actually been registered.]
This bike appears to have been stored properly for the majority of its life. It’s only sign of age is a little bit of fading and surface rust here and there. The tank is near perfect (meaning no dents), but is faded and rusty is spots as well.
I do have the front fender and original handlebars, but not the original seat. The bars, levers, grips, peg rubbers and cables are new. Other than that, the bike is 100% original. Nothing has been repainted or modified in any way. The seat is from an old Harley Davidson Aermacchi and is in near perfect condition. It alone is probably worth around $500.
The bike needs a battery and a slight throttle cable adjustment to be road worthy. There’s also a handlebar kill switch that I have neglected to reinstall properly on the handlebars. [It’s just kinda hanging out within the triple clamp area—I could probably just reattach it already. There’s another kill switch on the headlight that works just fine.] Oh, and tires. Please do not attempt to ride this bike with the tires that are on it as I am pretty sure they are original as well. Like 53 years old original. I would NOT trust them at any speed.
I bought this bike a couple of years ago as a project [something to tinker on] with no real intention of ever putting it on the road. It’s been more of a display piece for me than anything, keeping me company in my garage.
These bikes closely resembles the Ducati singles of the same era. A lot of the parts found on it [like the muffler] are actually the same parts used by Ducati back in the 60’s. Pretty cool.
Feel free to ask questions and please reference the pictures for details.
I have this bike for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the listing at any time.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping, whichever the case may be. I am more than happy to ASSIST with shipping if need be.
Thank you for looking!