Categories / Cars and Bikes

1950s Whizzer Ambassador motorcycle returns

Whizzer

Not the most powerful motorbike you’ll ever see, but the chopper-like Whizzer Ambassador certainly packs the retro styling by the bucket load.

It’s an updated version of the company’s top-of-the-range bike from 1951, offering an aluminium 138cc single cylinder 4-stroke motor, electric start, front and rear mechanical disc brakes, 26 x 3-inch front and rear wheels and belt drive. The top speed of 40mph isn’t going to impress at the local biker’s club, but if you just want to get around town in a fuel-friendly manner (90 miles per gallon), it could be for you.

I’ve not seen these in Europe as yet – but let us know if you have. Our US readers should be able to pick one up easily, priced at $1,995 (around £1,000).

Find out more at the Whizzer website

Via Retro Thing

  • Bart Bingham

    Having fun with my new Ambasador. I am a 76 yr old that was lucky enough to have had a Whizzer in 1949. I have tried to buy several thru the years..evening offering $2,500 for one about 15 yrs. ago.My closest friend who lives in Va. still has his bike but wouldn’t sell it to me….so I thought the Ambasador was really a beautiful piece of machinery and jumped on it. It pulls my 270 lbs around pretty good except from a dead start….but sails along @ 25-30 just fine.. I live on a lake and it has just the right amount of curves and hills to make the 6 mi. run just great. Having fun in Jacksonville Fl..