Thought to be the sole surviving example of an extinct marque, this unique and extremely rare 1905 Leo Two-Cycle will be sold at auction at Bonhams‘ third annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, January 10th in Bally’s Hotel & Casino. The bike was discovered recently in the warehouse of a New England museum. Hidden and forgotten for decades, the 107 year-old bike is in perfect condition with original parts and components.
Leo motorcycles were manufactures for just one year, throughout 1905, and this particular machine is now thought to be the earliest surviving American-made two-stroke motorcycle. The bike features a lightweight engine and a purpose-built motorcycle frame—most manufacturers of the day made motorized bicycles (if I understand the auction bike’s description correctly).