Honda Z50R - Right Side

$425 – 1988 Honda Z50R

For just $425, you can be the new owner of a legitimate motorcycle! Bonus points – this was a one-year only paint scheme, if that means anything to you. There’s a couple of cosmetic issues, but it runs well. For this kind of money, you can buy a bike or just barely afford a Dyson vacuum.

Find this cheap Honda Z50R for sale in Sugar Grove, West Virginia for $425 here on ADVRider (registration required).

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1929 BMW R63

10-20 Update: This BMW R63 is now up for sale on eBay, where bidding is up to $18,100 with the reserve not yet met. Find it

The BMW R63 was one of the German firm’s first 750cc bikes – the R63 was the sport model compared to the touring R62. It introduced the concept of electric lighting as standard, but this bike actually gained acclaim when Ernst Henne rode a supercharged version to 133.8 miles per hour, giving BMW its first motorcycle speed record. Continue reading

Bridgestone Surfrider Deluxe 50

A pair of Bridgestone 50s

In the 60s, Bridgestone was making some of the best motorcycles in Japan. However, their tire manufacturing brought in much more money, and the ‘folk tale’ is that the big 4 in Japan told Bridgestone that they’d stop using BS tires if motorcycle production continued. Truthfully, Bridgestones were just expensive and didn’t have a great dealer network. Still, it’s a good story! Continue reading

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1975 BMW R90S

I adore the BMW R90S, which was a game-changer when it was released to the world. The Daytona Orange paint scheme shown here was the latter of two available paint schemes, both of which are beautiful and incredibly difficult to reproduce. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that BMW could make more than just touring bikes for old guys. Reg Pridmore helped soldify that claim with a first place finish in the first ever AMA Superbike Championship series in 1976. Continue reading

Aprilia Falco SL1000 - Front Left

2001 Aprilia Falco SL1000

Take a Rotax V-Twin and envelope it in beautiful Italian bodywork…and say hi to the Aprilia Falco, a 996cc road bike that was split between the sport touring Futura and the supersport Mille. Think of it as a sexier Superhawk. Unfortunately for Aprilia, buyers didn’t seem to care as much for this tweener model, and it only lasted between ’99 and ’03 before Aprilia pulled the plug. Continue reading

Maico 501 - Left Side

1971 Maico 501

One of the most sought-after vintage MX bikes of all time, the Maico 501 was released in 1971 and dropped jaws just because of the displacement. At the time, it was the biggest two-stroke speed junkies could buy.The 400s were actually better race bikes, but for some people it was impossible to argue with 501cc. If you want more information, head on over to my favorite Maico reference, the “Ultimate Maico Vintage Bike Guide” from Rick Sieman at Off-Road.com.

This 501 is being offered by the 3rd owner, and it somehow comes with a title for street legal use. It’ll need a little bit of a going over, and unfortunately the paint job is an amateur job. Find this 501 for sale in Santa Fe, New Mexico with bidding up to $3,550

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Book Review – Dogs Ride

I couldn’t tell you exactly why, but whenever I see a motorcycle with a sidecar, I’m always hoping to see a dog inside of it. Even though I down have either of them, I love dogs and I love sidecars – they just seem like the perfect match. With that said, I wouldn’t know where to start if I wanted to incorporate both into my life, which is why I was very excited to learn about Dogs Ride by Timothy and Connie O’Connor, the perfect guide for someone who’s looking to get started with four-legged creatures on three-tired vehicles. Continue reading