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1964 Fuji Go-Devil

In Japan, Scooter, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built between 1964-1967, the Go-Devil was one of the nicest minibikes available at the time thanks to a 50cc 2-stroke Fuji motor, swing-arm suspension, front forks with 30 degrees of rake, and good build quality. It also folded up into a storage bag. One of my biggest complaints with listings of foldable scooters is that sellers don’t want to go …

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2016 Victory Empulse TT

In America, Standard by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Before Victory failed in their quest to compete with Harley-Davidson, they had the goal of beating HD to market with an electric motorcycle. They did in fact succeed, licensing some Brammo hardware and pushing them to market back when Scarlett Johansson was the only person who had ever ridden a Livewire. The Victory Empulse TT is most notable for retaining …

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1 of 58 – Ducati Thailand Scrambler Hailwood Edition

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Back in mid-2011, Ducati announced it would be opening a “final assembly” plant in Thailand. Fast forward to 2014 and the Italian brand revealed the new South East Asian facility would be piecing together the company’s (then) newly unveiled Scrambler range for certain markets (in order to help with certain tariffs). Instead of merely churning out the retro-inspired models, Ducati …

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1990 Honda VTR250 Interceptor

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Sold in the US for three years, the Honda VTR250 has become a cult classic for riders that love small bikes. The liquid cooled 250cc engine was paired with a six-speed transmission, and interestingly, an inboard front disc – though by 1990 the front brake would change to the industry standard.

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Graves Superstock Racer – 2016 Yamaha R6

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Yamaha R6 is a staple at bike meets and trackdays across the world. Its blend of price, power, and handling currently can’t be matched by the other 600s – not to mention a history of steady Supersport and Superstock championships in case a dyno sheet and a magazine article aren’t enough proof of its abilities. I myself dream of …

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Ending Soon – “GARMR .003” 2009 Harley-Davidson Reverse-Leaning Trike Custom

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

I’ve never been a big fan of custom trikes, but this one-off Harley isn’t your average three-wheeler. Built by Barghest Motive, this tricked out trike is built around an unspecified 1,200cc V-Twin from a 2009 Harley-Davidson. Dubbed the “GARMR .003”, the trike reportedly gets its name from a “devil dog” who guards the gates of hell in Norse mythology.

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1937 Harley-Davidson UL Flathead

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This got less action the second time around, with 21 bids up to $42,100 on eBay. 2-16-19 Update: Almost four years later, this UL is being sold again. It’s moved to Texas, and the new seller has better photos and more information. After the Ogar restoration, the bike was sold to Dale Walksler – the man behind …

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2009 Triumph Daytona 675

In England, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

In 2006, Triumph graced us with the Daytona 675 and the world has been a better place ever since. A 675cc triple gave the supersport world some middle ground between Italy’s V-twins and Japan’s four cylinders. 2009 brought a host of updates to improve the already impressive package, and some massaging resulted in a small power bump to 126. A …

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1982 Kawasaki GPz750

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This GPz was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. In 1982, Kawasaki introduced a middleweight to the GPz family between the 550 and the 1100 (a couple of years later, the 900 would also be released). The styling was right in line with the rest of the GPz series, though after one year Kawasaki increased …

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1974 Kawasaki MT-1B

In Japan, Off-Road, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

If you want a tiny off-road playbike but you want something less common than the Honda Monkey/Mini Trail, then meet the Kawasaki MT-1. Introduced in 1971, it stayed in production until 1974 and was then renamed the KV75 in 1975. Unlike the Honda, the Kawasaki features a 2-stroke motor that produces 4.2 horsepower.

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Guess That Bike – French Museum Edition

In Guess That Bike by AbhiLeave a Comment

My friend Somer Hooker recently crossed the Atlantic this year to check out Retromobile and The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. He’s been having a grand time exploring the country of France, and he sent me a Guess That Bike feature that he thought would challenge all of you. Your only hint is that it was found in …

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Supposed Factory TT Test Mule – 1930 Rudge Ulster Racer

In England, Race, Vintage by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Founded after an acquisition in 1894, Rudge introduced its first production motorcycle in 1910 — reportedly re-badged versions of France’s Werners. The marque really made its mark in 1924 however when it unveiled a new four-speed production model featuring a four-valve cylinder head. Sales of the new four-valve model were adequate, but in 1928 Graham Walker — father of commentator …