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Whizzer Motorized Bicycles Whizzer bicycles are still produced today and are one of the oldest motor bikes around. Share some of your stories about this timeless classic with us today

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Old 03-07-2016, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: 2015 cruzzer ???

I see these at times on Craigslist but usually it's the Whizzer itself you see. I think the Whizzer would be the smarter buy. Not too many people want a fakeout.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:25 AM
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These are a rehash of the Gen 2 Whizzers. They cant be associated with the name Whizzer. The Guy/company in Taiwan I guess is continuing on his own since he has the tooling. These look like they are fully DOT compliant.

I was a Gen 2 dealer for a while around 2005-6. The bikes were fairly decent with a few minor problems. It looks like there may be a bit more quality control now. I say that because I just bought a fuel tank for my Briggs build from Whizzer Paul. It came complete with all hardware and all of it was excellent quality.

If I were going to venture into one of these I would get the base model in the box(es) for $1600 and assemble it less the non vintage parts. Properly done one could have a fairly decent vintage "style" bike. The telescopic front end rides well but is a dead give away. Swap it for a Schwinn blade fork and the looks will change immediately. I would also run the manual clutch. The Gen 2 also came in a 24". I sold only one but it was fairly cool.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:54 AM
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Interesting info Cannonball2. Yes, It looks like they went for a transport motorbike and skipped most vintage cues. The original Whizzers have a pretty high price tag now.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:07 AM
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Seems even the newer bikes are staying pricey lately compared to a few years ago. There are deals out there at times on Craigslist etc though. Usually too far to go grab for most people. Be nice if they were in most towns like that.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:07 PM
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Default Re: 2015 cruzzer ???

Are Whizzers still manufactured? I was looking into buying one in the late nineties but never got around to purchasing one. Just curious if they are still being made in 2016? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:30 AM
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Currently they are only making a bad knock off of the Wizzer called the Cruzzer.
Its pretty ugly in my Op...just too much going on, too many wires, ugly hardware etc. with very little features that look vintage, but they may very well operate decent. They are for sale on ebay if you are interested in seeing one. The last decent looking knockoffs were made in 1999 as I have been told.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:57 AM
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The 1999 was essentially the same appearance wise as the later Gen2 Whizzers until maybe the last few years. The NE1 as I remember had engine issues surrounding the valves. The later NE5 parts could be used to update the NE1. I retro fitted my personal NE5 with a bit of vintage parts. Looked more authentic. The telescopic fork rode too well on the country roads to swap it out. I ditched the white walls also. You could also kick start it on the stand with the pedals as well as pedal start. They started very easily using the compression release.

They were also heavy just under 100lbs as I remember. This was a plus for a good ride and decent handling, but a pain to load into a pick up or such. All in all I liked them even with the small issues they occasionally had they were light years more reliable than a CG. I kept one new in the crate for years until I was talked out of it.

Heres a pic of one of the sales brochures I still have(sorry scanner is inop)
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:51 AM
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Thanks for the info. Those look pretty sweet actually. The engine looks very high quality, love all the chrome.
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You can still find vintage whizzer motors out there, and they aren't priced too bad either...just find a nice old frame and have at it.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:51 PM
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I'm going to name my 212cc death row "BRUZZER"
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