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1968 BMW R69S w/ Steib S500 Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Tim Huber0 Comments

The R69 (and R69S) are arguably BMW Motorrad’s most iconic two-wheelers of all time. They aren’t the rarest or the most valuable but they possess a crazy wide appeal that extends far beyond just the motorcycling community. When first released, these two-wheeled feats of engineering quickly proved themselves while amassing a loyal legion of followers. They were built from 1955 …

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Pre-Unit Bobber – 1957 Triumph Tiger Custom

In Custom, England by Abhi0 Comments

Built for The Horse magazine’s Amateur Chop Off, this build started as a one-owner Tiger T1100. It’s won a couple of awards and it got the builder an invite to Fuel Cleveland as well. It’s not perfect as the clutch needs to be adjusted and the carbs may need to be rejetted, but I think this is a lovely looking …

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2 Stroke Legend – 1974 Kawasaki H2

In Japan, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Not unlike Kawasaki’s more recent H2 (and H2R) models, its first H2 model was a game changer that easily set itself apart from the rest of the two-wheeled offerings of its time. The three-cylinder two-stroke 750 was simply a beast, and while taming said beast in the form of keeping the front wheel down was supposedly somewhat of a challenge, …

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Streetable Streamliner – 1989 Pulse AutoCycle

In 3 Wheels, America by Tim Huber0 Comments

Don’t let this vehicle’s steering wheel and training wheels fool you, this is very much a motorcycle, (or at least a single track machine.) This rare 1989 Pulse Rocket Cycle example is all kinds of interesting. This behemoth of an enclosed scoot is powered by a water-cooled 1980’s Honda Gold Wing 1200 engine and reportedly is good for a cool …

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AVC Rebuild – 1974 Ducati 750GT

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The last time I featured a 750GT, Paul d’Orleans called it “the best motorcycle of the 1970s. Period.” What more of an endorsement could you want? This example was recently restored by the experts at Austin Vintage Cycle, so you’ll be all set to enjoy it for years to come.

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Restored Classic – 1980 Ducati 900SS

In Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Ducati Super Sport continues to be one of the most prized motorcycles in existence. Developed by Fabio Taglioni, the success of the SS would be helped along by a number of factors such as winning the ’72 Imola 200 as well as seeing Mike Hailwood win the ’78 TT. Before the famous model would revived by Ducati in ’88 …

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Christini AWD – 2012 Honda CRF450X

In Japan, Off-Road by Tim Huber0 Comments

This street legal 2012 Honda CRF450X example has been fitted with an array of solid aftermarket parts including a Christini AWD kit. The kits come complete with everything needed to turn a motorcycle into an AWD vehicle, including the modified forks, custom fuel tank, custom Talon front hub, engagement Switch, CNC triple clamp, and fork guards. These kits sell by …

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Allen Millyard Build – 1975 Honda “SS250”

In Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve featured the amazing custom builds of Allen Millyard before but until today I haven’t been able to share one of his builds that was actually for sale. Today is a good day – at least for those of you in the UK. Meet the Honda “SS250”, named because it’s a 1975 Honda SS50 frame with the 250cc motor from …

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1 of 150 and Brand New – 2005 Petronas FP1

In England, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

As Erik Buell will tell you, starting a motorcycle company is no easy task. Even if you’re offering a solid product, getting marketing, a dealer network, and infrastructure set up can often make or break a company’s shot at success. The latter is essentially what happened to the short-lived motorcycles division of Petronas. Only 150 units (50 for racing, 100 …