The nearly forgotten Canandian motorsports manufacturer Alouette had been making snowmobiles fairly successfully for about half a decade when they decided to “me-too” their cross-provence rival Bombardier and get into the dirt bike biz in 1973. They sourced proven Sachs motors from Austria, sculpted some rather bizarre bodywork, and…promptly fell flat on their collective corporate face, closing up shop less than two years later.
But wait! You can own your own piece of
Project Bike Hell Quebecistan motoring history! And you don’t even have to get scowled at by Anglo-hating French Canadians to do it. Just head next door into thoroughly English-speaking Ontario and pick up this cherry reasonably complete-looking Alouette AX125.
The current owner is either a sloppy ad author or doesn’t know much about his ride, since he misspelled the brand name and doesn’t provide many details other than, “running, sachs motor. excellent shape.” Oh, he does also add that it’s been “converted to motocross,” the meaning of which which I can’t really divine, since it still looks stock, with a headlight and no number plates. Perhaps it means that he’s ripped the taillight off at some point, but we can’t be sure since the lone low-res photo posted doesn’t show the back of the rear fender.
We can be sure that he is proud of his obscure mount, since he’s foregoing the usual auction and confidently looking to reel in a Canuckiphile with a whopping $3500 (US) Buy-It-Now price.
You can go big AND go broke here: Ebay.com
Found on Ebay: Alouette AX125
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I think I'd be forced to sing Alouette and trap guys in suits if I bought this.
Sadly, I lack $3500, and although I'm about 45 minutes from Wasaga Beach right now, I wouldn't spend it if I did. I'm not saying this should be live out its few remaining days as a cottage toy, but I just can't see that much value in it.
3500 bucks for this? Whatever he's on, I want some. That kind of money will get you a fairly decent Jeep CJ or a real nice sandrail where I live, or a trailbike that you could actually use. Aside from the Sachs engine, it doesn't look all that impressive. Rarity doesn't always mean something's valuable or desirable.
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