1998 Laverda Ghost Strike

Talk about a fantastic name for a motorcycle. The Laverda Ghost Strike is one of the many variants the Italian firm pushed out in the late 90s that were powered by either the 650 or 668cc parallel twins. Laverda actually offered a Ghost and a Strike as separate models, the former a trellis-framed naked bike, the latter a perimeter-framed naked. The Ghost Strike was a naked bike with a chin fairing. Continue reading 1998 Laverda Ghost Strike

Red Hot Chili Customs – BMW R100RS

Based out of Szczecin, Poland, Red Hot Chili Customs has put together an interesting scrambler based on the BMW R100RS. All kinds of parts have come together to form this, including the tank from a Honda CB400, brake calipers from a Honda Africa Twin, Edelweiss Hot Cam, Motogadget speedo, and plenty more.

Find this R100RS custom for sale in Szczecin, Poland, for $12,320 here on the Bike Shed.

Toaster Tank – 1973 BMW R75/5

Here’s a low mileage (19k) example of the BMW R75/5 which looks great in original Granada Red paint. It’s being offered by the third owner, who refreshed by the bike in early 2014. The refresher avoided any cosmetics – instead the bike got new tires, suspension, ignition, cables, handlebars, and seals. All work was done by Bombars Beemers, and this bike looks good.

Find this BMW R75/5 for sale in Brooklyn, New York with bidding up to $4,800 and the reserve not yet met

Slippery Sam Replica – 1976 Triumph Trident 150V

Just a couple of days ago I featured a nifty custom Trident 150V, and I was stunned to find another in such a short timeframe: a production class racer based on the T150 Triumph Trident, “Slippery Sam” was bequeathed its unique name during the 1970 Bol d’Or 24 Hour Race when an oil pump failed, covering Percy Tait in black gold. Though the bike was eventually destroyed in a fire at the National Motorcycle Museum, where it was on display, it has since been rebuilt. But Slippery Sam wasn’t just known for giving riders oil baths – it won 5 straight production TT races at the Isle of Man, the ’71 Bol d’Or, and more. Here’s a nifty replica that looks the business but is street legal (at least in the UK). Continue reading Slippery Sam Replica – 1976 Triumph Trident 150V

2015 Triumph Thruxton Ace Special Edition

I used to always let the Thruxton slip under my radar, but as I’ve spent more and more of my time finding bikes for this site, I’ve come to appreciate how this bike looks. Here’s a limited edition twist on the Thruxton, the Ace Special Edition. Just 325 were brought to the US last month, and an extra $700 gets you the unique cosmetics package…and a certificate, I guess. What do you think – a worthwhile special edition or a half-ass effort?

But before you decide…it’s promotional video time!

Find this Triumph Thruxton Ace Special Edition for sale here at Motoworks Chicago for $10,199.