The Strangest “Running When Parked” So Far

We’ve seen super expensive Running When Parked. We’ve seen diamonds in the rough. We’ve seen junkers that the owners should have paid the buyers to haul away. But we’ve never seen anything quite like this Honda-CBR-600-powered BMW motor-less motorcycle with sidecar Running When Parked.

Yes, you read that correctly. Somebody started with a salvaged BMW K75, tossed the engine, added a sidecar and then powered the three wheeler with a Honda CBR 600 power plant mounted behind the passenger compartment of the sidecar.

I know there is someone who will look at this and see the start of a beautiful relationship. I’m not that guy. If you are that guy, the project appears to be well constructed. Well engineered? I don’t have a clue. It might burn a left-hand donut every time you get on the gas or the thing might make a right turn every time you downshift. And who knows how it will feel on a curvy mountain road?

I also hope you have a close friend or a relative who works for the Highway Patrol. You are going to need help from the inside to get this beast licensed.

If you are a hipster starting a coffee shop and want a prop for decoration, offer $1200 and a $200 gift card from your new shop. That is the best application I can see for this vehicle.

The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that has been neglected in the corner of the garage or tool shed for far too long. Lacking the energy, time or resources to bring the little beauty back to life, the owner lists it for sale in hopes that a new owner will massage it back to health. Our collection of RWP bikes fall into two distinct categories; treasure or trash. And you are the only one who can properly judge which category the bike belongs in.

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