(Dare I ask) 1977 Batavus Bronco

David Moffatt /

I have been offered a 1977 Batavus Bronco, complete in running condition with 2800 miles on it for $200. From reading other posts on this model, it doesn't sound as if they're a favorite around here, but I'm looking for opinions on the price and practicality. I'm not looking for a collector piece or something to mod--more likely to haul a few groceries until something breaks that I can't fix.

This one has turn signals, which I cannot find on any similar bikes that I can find online. An add-on? Factory option? Any thoughts?

I guessing this one will need tires (don't they all?). That and a bit of shining up and I'm hoping it will serve well as a "personal transporter". Is it worth $200? Open to any thoughts--yes, even if your honest opinion is that I should run like hell.

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LSLB Lou Daddy Jr. Jr. /

DO IT

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$200 in running condition? Go for it.

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David Moffatt /

I figured anything that will run should be worth $200. Just wondered, given the reputation these have, if they have some hidden problems that I don't know about! Appreciate the reassurance.

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Blinkers are probably a cat-eye aftermarket set, a nice option. Seats are beyond goofy, but rumoured to be comfortable. Price is right for running/riding, does it have a title if your state needs it?

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David Moffatt /

Yes, it does have a title. Even the repair manual and some other paperwork.

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

Whoa whoa, anyone hating on a Bronco obviously never rode one. Sure performance parts are scarce (largely non-existant) but that doesn’t make it a crappy bike. Stock they can hit respectable speeds and the stock Bronco seat is amazing! Put it this way, I don’t want anymore mopeds but if a bronco popped up forsale I would find the space. I had one years back that I sold and regretted it ever since.

Now I say this in regards to a Batavus Bronco. Other Batavus bikes can make good reliable stockers but the Bronco is special to me.

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Buy it forthwith. Post pics!(edited)

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> Jimmy Cincinnati Wrote:

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> Whoa whoa, anyone hating on a Bronco obviously never rode one. Sure

> performance parts are scarce (largely non-existant) but that doesn’t

> make it a crappy bike. Stock they can hit respectable speeds and the

> stock Bronco seat is amazing! Put it this way, I don’t want anymore

> mopeds but if a bronco popped up forsale I would find the space. I had

> one years back that I sold and regretted it ever since.

>

> Now I say this in regards to a Batavus Bronco. Other Batavus bikes can

> make good reliable stockers but the Bronco is special to me.

Whoa! Nobody in this whole thread hated on a bronco. Relax. What were you reading?

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David Moffatt /

I didn't mean on this thread. Some bozo apparently tried to sell his for $1500 a while ago. A lot of the comments suggested that the Bronco isn't a very desirable moped. I just wondered if they might have a weakness I didn't know about. I certainly understand the shortage of available parts, but.....that is fairly common with a 70s machine.

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LSLB Lou Daddy Jr. Jr. /

It’s a stock chopper moped. Why is this conversation even happening - just buy the damned thing already they’re fucking sick

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Alexandro Ramirez-Nagy /

DO IT. I'd kill for that deal.

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Just looked up a picture...buy this damn thing now. Do not hesitate....

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Im heading over to look at it now, thanks

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Love my bronco! So comfy and honestly not that slow. Get it for sure

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Josiah Radebaugh /

DOOOO IT! I've ridden a Batavus City before. More or less the same bike. Got them Dooope gorilla bars.

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Alexandro Ramirez-Nagy /

Ditto on the gorilla bars, THe one I rode had an MLM peoples pipe on it and it rriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiippppppppppppped and I don't even think I got into it's powerband.

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Yeah, those are sic!

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Josiah Radebaugh /

> Alexandro Ramirez-Nagy Wrote:

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> Ditto on the gorilla bars, THe one I rode had an MLM peoples pipe on it

> and it rriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiippppppppppppped and I don't even think I got

> into it's powerband.

And a kit. I got it to it's power band. And Nut! It rippsss

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Please send all Batavus Bronco's back to their motherland.

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

I sold mine years back to some dude up in Chicago. I wonder who has it now?? I made a little intake for it, opened up the reeds a bit, and installed a Dellorto carb on it.

Relax. What were you reading?

I was relaxed... i was trying to stress the awesomeness of the Bronco.

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> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> Please send all Batavus Bronco's back to their motherland.

Lmao

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

Buy it forthwith. Post pics!

Im ready for pics too!!

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Josiah Radebaugh /

3rd that^ Pics! Get some good ones and add them to the photo gallery

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Alexandro Ramirez-Nagy /

4th! Let's see that dutch stoner!

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One of my all time fav stock bikes and one of the very, very few mopeds I would still buy nowadays. DO IT.

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David Moffatt /

UGH! Have been communicating with the seller and said I was definitely interested, which got a positive response. I posted earlier today that I needed to get my carrier out of storage, which was read but no reply. Then I let the seller know that I was all ready to go and could we set up a time and a place to meet. Silence for three hours, after which it was marked "sold" without any further word.

Sigh. So it goes in the crazy world of mopeds and online classifieds.

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The early bird gets the worm . ;)

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There are two words when buying mopeds, yes I’m interested and no. No maybe I’m interested but I need to get feedback first and look for my rack. it will be gone. Just saying. Broncos are so rad for $200 it was a no brainer dude.(edited)

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David Moffatt /

Somebody got there first. And I quite agree, they may well have thought I was putting them off. Ah, well.

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