Tagged: Wankel

Barely Broken In: 1975 Hercules W-2000 with ONE MILE for Sale

Barely Broken In: 1975 Hercules W-2000 with ONE MILE for Sale

It’s a bit of a tragedy that, in the evolutionary march towards efficiency, strange beasts like this rotary-powered Hercules W-2000 have become extinct. These days, with very few exceptions, we’ve got singles for durability...

Wankel Week Continues! 1975 Suzuki Re5 for Sale

Wankel Week Continues! 1975 Suzuki Re5 for Sale

Two interesting rotary-powered motorcycles in one week! Back in the early 1970’s, it seemed like everyone was researching rotary engines, the “engine of tomorrow”. And you can see the appeal: the engineering of Felix...

1978 Hercules W-2000 Wankel With 3 Miles for Sale!

1978 Hercules W-2000 Wankel With 3 Miles for Sale!

The Hercules W-2000 is a curious footnote in the history of motorcycling, one of only a handful of machines powered by Felix Wankel’s liquid smooth rotary engine. Thanks to Mazda, the rotary has come...

Rotary-Powered1976 Hercules W2000 for Sale

Rotary-Powered1976 Hercules W2000 for Sale

This is a weird one: there haven’t been very many rotary-powered motorcycles like this W2000, and Hercules is certainly a forgotten marque. Producing a mere 32hp from its single-lobe rotary, the bike was more...

1975 Suzuki RE5

1975 Suzuki RE5

For Sale: 1975 Suzuki RE5 The 1970s was a decade of experimentation for many motorcycle companies. Honda moved the needle from two strokes to very complicated four cylinder four strokes, Ducati continued to evolve...

What come around goes around: 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary

What come around goes around: 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary

For Sale: 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary The Suzuki RE5 is one of the iconic collector bikes of all time. One of only a handful of rotary powered bikes ever produced (reference Norton from England...