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November Customs – 1991 Kawasaki Zephyr 750 Custom

In Custom, England, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Last month we featured an ’83 K100-based R80GS tribute project from the UK’s November Customs, and while I was a fan of their Bavarian build, it’s got nothing on their more recent 1991 Kawasaki Zephyr custom. Inspired by endurance racers, the Japanese four-banger features modern top-shelf components including inverted (Showa) Ducati 848 forks and triples, and Triumph Thruxton 1200 wheels …

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New Auction Bike – 2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Today on the auction site we’ve got a Tuono Factory from the first year of APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) – an advanced suite of electronics with traction control as well as independent wheelie and launch control that perfectly complements the glorious motor. This example’s got a few goodies such as a Graves slip on pipe and OFT Stage 2 …

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Union Motorcycles Build – 2002 Ducati 900SS Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Something really magical happened in the fall of 2009. A group of guys, spending time together building motorcycles decided that they had enough interest in their work to start a company. Union Motorcycles say that they are careful to not call their work restorations, they prefer “renovations”. Whatever they want to call it, after a quick look at the work …

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Iconic Motorbikes Open House – 9/15/2019

In Blog by AbhiLeave a Comment

If you’re around, come join me at Iconic Motorbikes later today (9/15) for an open house between 11am-3pm. We’ve had a few bikes come in from a collection that we’re going to put on the auction site later, and there’s some special stuff in crates that we want to share. Share in the joy as we uncrate a couple of …

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No Reserve – 1967 BMW R60 w/ 1.5L VW Engine

In Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

This home-brewed oddity is based on a 1967 BMW R60. The unusual motorcycle was bought new in ’67 by one Lee Fikes, a Texas oil tycoon who wanted to ride the Bavarian bike two-up with his soon-to-be-wife to the Yucatan Peninsula for their honeymoon. Fearing the 594cc’s boxer twin’s 30 hp would be underpowered carrying the newlyweds and their luggage …

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UK Spec – 1986 Honda VF1000FF

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The US first got a 1,000cc Interceptor from Honda in 1984 with the VF1000F. In Europe, the same bike was given the model name of VF1000FE. In April of 1985, the bike evolved into the VF1000FF, a model that was sold in Europe, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. The US never got the FF, which was discontinued in August 1987. …

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Police Replica – 1967 Moto Guzzi V7

In Cruiser, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 2009, the seller acquired this V7 from Bob Farris, a Moto Guzzi collector who had sourced the necessary items to create a Police replica but wasn’t able to complete all the work. Well, now it’s just about complete – everything is said to work except for the police radio, and the true mileage is unknown.