FASTEST GOLD Honda Urban Express Deluxe from private collection - as is


The Honda Urban Express was my first moped, so when I had some cash and a moped shop, I had my old business partner and head mechanic Ted build me the best NU50 that we could. We pulled out “all of the stops.” We went for the alu kit spaced properly, milled head, Malossi race gears, rear wheel powder coated and laced to 16 inch GP1s, thick belt, super tight springs, Dio 4 petal, Mikuni TM24 carb, and Week Ends Pipe. We installed a new battery and got the electric start working properly along with all accessory electric.

Full build data can be found here.

To the best of my memory, the bike did like 70 mph… BUT it had a few problems as every stupid fast bike does. First, it was kind of slow off the line and took forever for the clutch and pipe to “hit,” but when it did it was scary fast. This is ok for country riding but not well suited for city riding. Second, the fuel petcock had a small leak (back then the only NU50 petcocks you could get were like $40, so we never replaced it). Between the leaky petcock and the huge 24mm gas guzzling carb (for a moped), I kept running out of gas. Lastly, NU50’s were some of the first bikes with a mono-shock, so the subframe kind of sat cocked on the bike. It never caused any problems and the bike rode straight, but it always kind of irked me. 

I love this bike but it’s been in storage collecting dust for like 6 years. I think it’s time for someone new to own this bike and get it back on the road. As the bike has sat untouched for years and is stupid fast, we are not going to warranty it; but for someone who knows fast mopeds, the bike should be awesome. 
– Alex, Owner, Detroit Moped Works.

No warranty on as is mopeds.

All vehicles purchased online will be held at our flagship store on Michigan Avenue.

Pick up appointments can be made through the Facebook scheduler.  

National shipping can be arranged through U-Ship at the buyer’s expense. We expect it to be $200-$300 depending on location.

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Quantity Discount Discounted price
2 - 5 $100.00 $1,900.00
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About selling “as is” mopeds in 2020:

Detroit Moped Works has always felt confident profiting from our wonderful work, selling refurbished or rebuilt mopeds that we could stand behind and sell with a warranty.  

As a matter of principle, Detroit Moped Works has always been opposed to “flipping” mopeds, or making money off of selling non-running mopeds, project mopeds, parts mopeds, and/or “as is” mopeds. 

That said, due to what the media refers to as “these strange times” we are not able to get bikes built for sale this season. Further, we are repeatedly seeing “as is” mopeds selling on the peer to peer market for 2-3 times what we consider “Normal Market Rate.” For these two reasons we have decided to get some projects out of our shop and in the hands of folks who can hopefully get more bikes on the road.

Most of these mopeds will be priced above what we consider “normal market rate,’ but below the high prices we are seeing as the “new normal.” In the time honored tradition of “flipping,” we will be giving the most brief description possible, not promising anything of the individual vehicles, but promising you that you will have a wonderful time working on and learning about your new toy motorcycle! Or maybe it just sits as wonderful decor in your Man Cave or She Shed. Once you buy it, it is out of our hands and yours to enjoy!  

Prices are firm / sales are final / bikes are as is. 

Pick up appointments can be made through the Facebook scheduler.  

Payments accepted: Cash, Credit/Debit card, or PayPal. 

Additional information

Weight 3000 oz
Dimensions 72 × 40 × 30 in



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