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1958 Ariel Cyclone

A 650cc high-compression variant of the Huntmaster, the Ariel Cyclone was a very rare bike. It seems that the list of documented Cyclones is 174 over two years of production. Ariel called it their “Super Sports Twin”, thanks to a 40 horsepower engine that was an option on the Huntmaster.

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Restored – 1964 BSA Lightning Rocket

In their seemingly never-ending quest to take over the US market, BSA took their Rocket and then made it faster with a high state of tune. Here’s a ‘completely restored’ example that’s been given some tasteful upgrades.

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Reader Ride – 1995 Ural Solo

6-27 Update: 8 months later, it looks like this bike is now available here on Craigslist for $3,450 in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Post-Sale Update: This Ural Solo sold for an unknown amount off of eBay. When I say Ural, it’s difficult not to think of the motorcycle/sidecar combo. But they also offer the motorcycle by itself (called the Ural Solo), and …

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KLR Cousin – 1990 Kawasaki Tengai

This Kawasaki Tengai was created as a sister bike to the venerable KLR 650. Magazine tests of the time cited the Tengai as a bit better off-road, and most thought it was better looking due to the extra plastic.

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Street or Race? Pick a Matchless G80

Here are two nifty examples of the Matchless G80 – one’s a street bike that may have been owned by Bud Ekins, the other has been converted into an AHRMA dirt tracker that spent some time racing and was then displayed at the National Motorcycle Museum. Pick your poison.

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Full Resto – 1972 Suzuki TS400

For those of you that grew up on a TS400, here’s a hit of nostalgia that might make you want to open your wallet. Restored by Suzuki guru Jeff Weier, this bike is claimed to be better than new.