Rare Euro Only Motobecane Super 51 from private collection – as is


Not only does this frame come with the fancy decals, upgraded suspension, white 5 star mags, and long seat not seen in the US, it also has the sought after powerful case inducted AV10 motor. The motor paired with the new CDI ignition and larger 15mm Dellorto SHA carb puts this bike at almost 40 mph with tons of power off the line and tons of potential for more speed. To address the added power, we added the highest quality French Michelin City Pro tires, a new belt, a new drive chain, a cross bar stabilizer, and upgraded modern shocks. Aesthetically we went for dirt bike bars and a pink pedal chain… because 90’s.   

When the opportunity to buy and build this rare bike came up, I jumped on it. I actually really love this bike but I only rode it maybe 5 miles tops… then like many of my mopeds, I put it on display in the front window for a few seasons, and then moved it to storage for a few years. I think it’s time for someone new to own this bike and get it back on the road. As the bike has not been started in years and I can’t really remember if there are any deficiencies, we are not going to warranty it, but it does not seem deficient in any way. If you want us to, we can negotiate a price for tune up and final review to sell the bike with a warranty.
– 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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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

Weight1000 oz
Dimensions1000 × 1000 × 1000 in



8404 km