Buy a Lossa Engineering bike, either for yourself or maybe a friend. Maybe a friend who writes for a motorcycle website... whose name begins with a J and ends with an esse? Yes, please buy this bike.
I’d heard about this bike after we visited with Mr. Lossa himself, Jay LaRossa, while spreading the word about the RideApart bike show at the Hwy-5 Bike Fest this weekend. The bike was built as a full flat tracker without any serious plan, but when you have parts laying around like a GSXR front end, good aluminum gas tank and a fiberglass flat track tail section, you put them to good use.
The cool thing about the bike is it’s street legal and essentially ready to race at the same time. Ride it to the track, race it, then ride it home.
Far way from the original.
The bike is essentially new with a rebuilt engine, new suspension and cleaned up frame (no tabs or unnecessary brackets), but it's made to look like a seasoned bike with distressed paint on the frame and body work. Which would you prefer, the original or the Lossa?
Take a look (and maybe pick it up for your buddy...) here:
1982 Honda XL250R Flat Tracker