There seems to be a group of dedicated owners of these somewhat rare vehicles, every now and then one shows up for sale but it’s not often you see 2. The LiteStar and the Owosso Pulse were almost identical vehicles, originally designed by Jim Bede of BD-5 and BD-5J aircraft fame (among others). Bede created the original as a road going version of his airplane and called it a GCRV (Ground Cruising Recreational Vehicle). They were produced from 1985 through 1990, less than 400 total were built and somewhere around 150 are known to exist.
Early versions were powered by a Yamaha 400, then a Yamaha 450. There were versions powered by a Honda 450 Automatic, a Honda 750 and finally the Honda GL1100 and GL1200. There’s an electric reverse.
These 2, one powered by a Yamaha 450 and fully restored, the other uses a Honda GL1100 and was formerly used by Coors for advertising as a Silver Bullet, are pretty good examples of the breed. You have to examine all of the features on each one to determine exactly what model they are.
Just the kind of thing you might expect to see running around as gas prices rise, little aerodynamic, motorcycle engine powered vehicles. Interesting and kinda cool.
Link: auctions have ended
Link: LiteStar & Pulse registry