The Future Was Garbage: 1986 Pulse LiteStar

I love some good retro-futurism as much as the next guy…but the 1980s version of the future was pretty terrible…particularly if you compare it to the 1930s or 1950s future visions. Back in the real old times, people dreamed of space travel and blimp cities (forget the flying car, I want a BLIMP CITY ASAP!) but by the 1980s most techno-futurists were jaded enough that they saw the Mad Max Thunderdome as a best-case-scenario. This next thing might look like part of a jet fighter, but its got a motorcycle engine and is probably terrifying to pilot at any significant speed. Find this 1986 Pulse Litestar offered for $20,000 in Shrewsbury, MA via craigslist. Tip from ME.

From the seller:

1986 pulse lightstar
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 9000
title status: clean
transmission: manual


1986 Pulse Lightstar #255 built out of 347, very few left, new interior, new frame, 500cc Honda water cooled engine runs excellent, new tires, brakes, rotors, lines, air pumps, reverse box rebuilt, all frame and components rebuilt or replaced, and painted, body striped of all paint, i have all parts to complete, needs paint and some body work, wiring, and assembly. Donner Honda bike included with title, one just sold 01/13/2021 Mecum Kissimmee Florida $57,200 with auction fee. Michigan title $20,000 if interested call –

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