Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Unappealing Advertising Department.

Cycle Magazine April 1965
Large grim guy in white leathers, paddling an struggling underpowered 50 cc street bike through the forest...
 No wonder we don't remember the Rex motorcycle.


Graham Clayton said...

Doing it a bit of research, it seems that the American Rex was based on the Rex manufactured in Munich, Germany between 1948 and 1964, which were powered by two-stroke engines were of 31cc, 34cc, 40cc, and 49cc. It is interesting to see that the advertisement dates from April 1964 - was the United Rex Motor Corporation an attempt to try and sell old Rex motorcycles on the American market?

Mister G said...

Not a lot of info on that make. The engine does look fairly contemporary, possibly the ubiquitous Minarelli unit? I've never seen one in the flesh.