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In Canada – 1993 Honda Africa Twin XRV750

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Honda’s bringing the Africa Twin back this year, though it never officially made it to the US in the first place. Our Canadian brethern were lucky enough to get the XRV750 generation – it’s become a cult classic over the years. Because of this, it’s hard to find an AT in the States, but maybe someone ambitious feels like importing …

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Well Modified – 1984 Yamaha FJ1100

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When the Yamaha FJ1100 was introduced, the press went nuts. Rider Magazine called it “the best large displacement sport motorcycle of 1984, and maybe even the best in its class in the history of motorcycling,” and other mags called it Bike of the Year. Here’s a bike that revolutionized what sport-touring bikes would become – big power and plenty of …

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1974 John Player Norton Commando 850 MKIIA

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The Norton Commando might just be the quintessential classic British motorcycle – and the John Player variant is the most collectible of the breed. Starting with a MKIIA 850 model, Norton built a limited number of bikes with bodywork inspired by endurance racers. It might be heresy but I never thought the dual headlights looked good. This example is one …

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1953 Zundapp KS601 Sport

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In 1951, Zundapp intorduced their last big bike – the KS601 (Kardan Sport). It got plenty of positive attention from the press, but Zundapp’s sales couldn’t compete with offerings from BMW. To combat this they expanded to a Sport model (with 34 horsepower, 6 up from the standard) and even offered multiple colors. The press felt that the bike was …

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Dual Sport Custom – 1966 Honda CB160

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This interesting custom was built by a Connecticut craftsman who went by the name of “Flat-Head Jack.” The New England Motorcycle Museum acquired 26 of Jack’s bikes for their upcoming collection, however they’ve run into some financial issues and are liquidating some motorcycles to try and salvage the operation.