The 7th build by Steve Baugrud, this T500 was used as his personal bike for a year and 300 miles but now he’s selling it. What do you think of it?
We have featured several BSA Victors over the years here. They are always a crowd favorite, and could serve as the poster-boy for the original “dual-sport” concept – take a race bike, add lights, a mirror and pretty it up a bit, and go!
Champion racing frames were the highly sought after handiwork of Californian Doug Schwerma. He built frames in the late sixties and early seventies that were highly desired by flat track racers – “champions” like Don Vesco, Steve Baker, and Kenny Roberts could be seen riding Champion frames. After Schwerma passed away, the Champion frame design and name went to another …
The T in CB500T meant that the 498cc engine was a parallel twin which produced 34 horsepower. Journalists considered the bike fairly bland and not a standout. Depending on your perspective, that either makes it an excellent or a terrible choice for customization like what’s happened with this example that’s for sale.
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On Sunday, many of you will be busy watching Marc Marquez attempt to take his 5th consecutive win at Circuit of the Americas. But there are other things going on in the world of motorcycles, including an auction of “Pioneer, Vintage, & Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Spares” by Bonhams in Staffordshire, England. There will be 304 lots going up for …
Several years ago, the Discovery Channel had a show called Twist the Throttle. Each episode of the series featured a different OEM – including Bimota, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha. Thanks to reader Tim S, I just discovered that the episodes are still online for your viewing pleasure.
Two years ago, I featured a Seca Turbo for $1,800, and I called it the “Cheapest I’ve Seen.”. Now thanks to reader Larry R, we’ve got a new champion.
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I’ve featured plenty of RZ350s over the years – they’re great bikes though they’re not exactly rare. With that said, this example stands out as it was brought back to life in 2014 and it features a full front fairing and rear tail from Spec II.
A few weeks ago, I featured a modern Harley with a sidecar and trailer, and the general consensus (understandably) was that you’d be better off with a truck. While that might be true, I still find these combinations interesting – triply so when it’s a classic Italian, the sidecar allows the bike to lean, and everything is painted to match!
Honda never sold the CBR150R in the US, but at least two examples have somehow made its way to the States. This one has just 2 miles and it’s currently on display on the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.