1970 Honda Mini Trail Herter’s c.1970 Hunter Bay Mini for sale
Herter’s c.1970 Hunter Bay Trail Bike On offer here is a fantastic piece of kit.
Herter’s Hunting and Fishing catalog offered this mini-bike for sale to, as the advertising says, “fishermen, beach use, the tundra, trapper and camper” alike. The original Mark I was offered for $199, while subsequent models could be bought for $229, and were sold
“direct – no dealer or jobber profits to pay”. It was powered by a variable speed Tecumseh or Lauson pull-start, 5bhp engine and although it will fit in the trunk of a car, could haul a rider and up to 400 pounds of gear, according to the sales brochure.
Please note, this was not tested. Neither was the brochure’s claim that it “will go anywhere a packhorse will go”. Interestingly, Herter’s also offered imported shrunken heads made from real skin and hair by primitive Peru(vian) Indians ($4.60) as well as a range of famous Hudson Bay all-real-mohair teddy bears. The Mini-bike offered is in great original condition and sports the optional head and tail lamps. Road-registered with a California title (I kid you not), the only departure from its original specification, is the rather robust sissy-bar, complete with trident tip. The bike runs good and is a blast, drawing a crowd wherever it goes. And colorful comments on the street-legality!
Type: Motorcycles Mini & Pocket
Location: North Hollywood California