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#405 – 1969 Honda CB750

In Japan, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Vic World has earned himself the nickname of “Mr. CB750” thanks to decades of expertise and restorations of sandcast motors. In his words, “we take those parts and assemble a dream. The restored bike will look, run, and feel virtually identical to the legendary machines that rolled off Honda’s production line back in 1969. It will come complete with period …

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1992 Bimota YB8

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

YB8 = the 8th Bimota with a Yamaha engine, in this case a 1000cc EXUP, 20-valve engine which yielded 149 horsepower. I find it very weird to see the “EXUP” logo on an Italian bike, but there is something to be said for Japanese reliability with Italian design (even if this does look an awful lot like several other late …

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In Italy – 1954 Norvin

In Custom, England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

10-16-17 Update: A month later, this Norvin is back up for sale. I try to let more time pass when a bike doesn’t sell but it’s just so fantastic that I have to share it in case someone missed it the first time. With that said – take special note of the seller’s feedback rating! Find it with bidding up …

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1 of 7 – 1985 Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750 XR51

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura undeniably played a pivotal role in the evolution of modern sport bikes. The motorcycle tuner and race team owner is a legend in the racing world and the machines that he built are some of the most sought after historic Japanese racers of all time. In the early 1980s, Pops would revolutionize the world of two-wheeled racing …

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931 Miles – 1983 BMW R80ST

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

BMW’s R80GS started a revolution in the world of big adventure bikes, but the German firm was only able to sell 5,963 examples of a street-based brother (R80ST) in two years. Decades later, the ST is a cult classic and many owners think it’s actually the best handling motorcycle BMW had made up to that point. This is one of …

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Q-Tec Quad Conversion – 2015 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

In America, Cruiser, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

In a small town in Belgium called Dilsen-Stokkem, Sandy Poglavec created a Harley shop called Poechy’s Classics. After 20 years of customizing bikes with an automotive specialist named Erick, both gentlemen decided to start a company called Q-Tec Engineering to develop trikes (and even quads) on the Softail platform. Here’s one of the rare quad builds, which does not require …

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1981 Vespa P200E with Globe Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Italy, Scooter by Abhi0 Comments

The most popular of the classic Vespas in the US, the “P-series” debuted in 1977 with 125, 150, and 200cc variants. The frames were the same – all that different was the motor and the model name. For the American market, Vespa equipped all of the options (turn signals, 12V electrics, auto oil injection). In the early 80s, Vespa introduced …

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Triumph and Tribulations – Exploring the UK, Day 6

In Travel by Abhi0 Comments

June 22nd, 2017 – Holyhead, Wales to Antrim, Ireland: ~200 miles Missed Day 5? June 21st, 2017 – Cardiff, Wales to Holyhead, Wales: ~215 miles Our time in Wales ends as T-Pain would wish: on a boat. This is the Irish Ferries line from Holyhead to Dublin and it’s the first of two ferries that we will take on our …

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Ending Soon – 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

1965 marked the last year of the Panhead motor and the first year of the Electra Glide (electric start). It was also the year that this beautiful FLH was built, which means it is one of just 6,900 examples. This bike still looks great thanks to a 35 year nap, but the seller has brought it back to life and …

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JGR-Upgraded – 2015 Yamaha YZ250F

In Japan, Off-Road, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

JGRMX builds professional factory level parts and bikes for anyone willing to shell out the immense amount that it costs to have the absolute very best in motocross-machinery. Joe Jackson Gibbs served as the head coach for the Washington Redskins from ’81-’92, and then again from ’04-’07 prior to starting “Joe Gibbs Racing” (or JGR) as a NASCAR effort, first …