I’m just about to land in Vegas – hopefully I’ll see you at the Mecum auction on Saturday? If you’re not able to make it, don’t forget that you can watch the auctions live online!
One of the most famous motorcycles to ever come out of Italy, the Laverda SFC was a half-faired beauty built for competition. SFC stood for Super Freni Competizione, or “Super Brakes Competition.” The brakes weren’t the only thing that were super – the engine got bigger valves and 36mm Amal carbs to boost power up to 75 horsepower, which yielded …
Congratulations to Peter Tanshanomi, who was the first to identify that this orange piece of plastic fires up the mighty heart inside of a Bimota Tesi 1D.
One of Japan’s first motorcycle manufacturers, Meguro’s first bike was a 500cc machine created in 1937. They specialized in four-stroke machines, and the “S” lineup had the S1 – 500cc, S2 – 350cc, and the S3 (also called the Junior) used a 250cc.
Congratulations to RoadRash, who was the first to identify that this fancy windscreen was an option for the Bimota SB8R!
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Founded in 1922, the Japanese firm Tohatsu is now best known for their outboard motors. But in the 50s and 60s, they produced some excellent two-stroke bikes and dominated the market – in the 50s, they had 22% of their home market, outselling all other Japanese manufacturers. One of their better known two-wheelers was the Runpet, also known as the …
Not the sexiest name in the world, but the MTD 368-850C is a rare minibike that rides better than you’d think thanks to the leading link front suspension.
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Before you can go, you must push the magic button. Which bike does this belong to?
A 500cc scrambler, the Ariel HS was a competition version of the Red Hunter. Approximately 1,000 HS’s (which stood for Hunter Scrambler) were built between ’54 and ’58, and they were intended to compete against BSA Catalina Scramblers out on the track.
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2016 was Toni “The Tiger” Elias’ rookie season in MotoAmerica, and his Yoshimura-Suzuki GSX-R1000 was good for 221 horsepower at the rear wheel (on VP MR12 race fuel). That bike can now be yours.
This isn’t beautiful, but I’m interested in seeing what the market thinks this runner is worth! The seller calls it “the affordable Honda Trail 50”, and he’s taking it to Vegas if you’re going to be there for the auctions…
The limits of the BMW S1000RR aren’t approachable by the grand majority of motorcyclists, but that didn’t stop BMW from going even crazier with the HP4 (High Performance 4-cylinder), which was introduced in 2013.