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Feeling Suicidal? 1995 Kawasaki KX500 Trike

In 3 Wheels, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

When Kawasaki introduced the KX500 motocrosser in 1983, Dirt Bike magazine called it “unrideable” and “violent.” The owner of this bike apparently never read that article, because he’s decided to take it to another level of lunacy by adding a wheel. Well, that’s not fair, he does say “It isn’t for inexperienced rider, also it is very dangerous. So if …

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1920 Excelsior Series 20

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Excelsior introduced its first motorcycle in 1905 after starting in the bicycle business. In 1910 Excelsior introduced their first V-Twin and by 1911 the company had been bought by Ignaz Schwinn of the bicycle firm that bore his name. 1915 saw the introduction of the ‘Big X’ V-Twin, a 61 CID power plant that would carry on to 1925. The …

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1973 Ducati 750 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Ducati engineer Fabio Taglioni combined two single cylinder motors on a single crankshaft and successfully tested the V-Twin in July 1971. In October, 1971 Ducati introduced the V-Twin GT 750. In April, 1972 team Ducati ran 1st and 2nd at the Imola 200 with a Desmo version of the V-Twin marking their first victory in a large displacement race. By …

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LA Event – “Come See The Vincents”

In Blog by Abhi0 Comments

On Saturday, March 4th, Beverly Hills Ducati is hosting an event that they’re calling “Come See The Vincents.” It’ll be a monthly meeting of the Southern California section of the Vincent-HRD Owners Club. So if you’re near LA and want to see some Vincents…now you know where you need to go.

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1978 AMF Roadmaster Moped 3-fer

In America, Italy, Less than 5k, Scooter, Small Displacement by Tom Wacker0 Comments

American Machine and Foundry was founded in 1900 by Rufus L. Patterson, inventor of the first automated cigarette rolling machine. In the course of time AMF bought many companies and manufactured many items, including Harley Davidson, Roadmaster Bikes, Alcort Sailboats, and AMF Atomics. Yes. AMF made small atomic reactors for the US Military. Fast forward to 1976. The gas crisis …

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Ending Soon – 1956 FB Mondial 175 F2 Bialbero

In Italy, Race by Abhi0 Comments

FB Mondial (Fratelli Boselli Mondial) had above average success in motorcycle racing in the late 40s and 50s – they won every single 125cc World Championship Grand Prix in 1949, 1950, and 1951. In 1954, they updated their race bikes with telescoping forks, a swingarm rear suspension, and 175cc OHC and DOHC motors. The DOHC motors got wet-sump oil lubrication …

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

If you’re looking for the best street bike Italy had to offer in the 70s, there’s a good chance that you’re on the prowl for a Ducati 750SS or a Laverda 750 SFC. Both are legends in motorcycling history with racing pedigree – the SFC shone in endurance racing, which helped Laverda build a reputation of creating tough, fast motorcycles. …

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1 of 1 – 1913 Harley-Davidson Forecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Vintage by Abhi0 Comments

How much would the last of something be worth? In a world that is dominated by scarcity, real or imagined, what is the value of ‘the only one known to exist’? This Harley Davidson Forecar is the only one, and it’s for sale. The Forecar was introduced in 1913 in response to a perceived need for delivery vehicles in the …