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1938 Harley-Davidson EL

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Harley introduced the Knucklehead in 1936 as a 1,000cc V-Twin. While H-D had been using overhead valves in race bikes previously, this was their first usage of the technology in a production motor. It’s a beautiful motor that has stood the test of time, even though Harley themselves did not market the new motor heavily until 1937, after some initial …

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2001 BMW R1200C Montana

In Cruiser, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

First shown to the world in the 1997 Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, the BMW R1200C was Germany’s attempt to break into the cruiser market. There was a lot to like about it objectively, however American riders never fell in love with the distinct styling and the non-V-Twin motor.

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Auction Recap – RM Sotheby’s at the Petersen Museum

In Auctions by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

As a relatively broke millennial, high-dollar auctions have never been my cup of tea. But the sale held over the weekend at Los Angeles’ famous Petersen Automotive Museum was just too cool to pass up, with lots ranging from original pieces from Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Von Dutch to vintage and modern supercars, and even a few fascinating scoots …

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Fresh Build – “1969” Metisse Motorcycles Limited 750

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

After Pat French passed away in 2007, his business partner Gerry Lisi continued the tradition of Rickman Metisse builds under the name “Metisse Motorcycles Limited“. In 2012, the company announced a “Mark 5” lineup, an attempt to cosmetically evolve the classic Rickman design. But the firm is better known for a run of 300 replicas of Steve McQueen’s Desert Racer …

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New In Canada – 1982 Honda CBX

In Japan, Touring by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In 1966, Soichiro Honda gave his first shot at creating a usable, reliable and fast 6-cylinder motorcycle with the RC166, a 249cc 6-cylinder bike made for racing. But the first production 6-cylinder bike was made by Benelli with the Sei 750 in 1972. By 1979, Honda followed that path and released its 6-cylinder bike, the CBX 1000. The bike would …

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Still New – 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

12-11-18 Update: A month later, this bike is now on eBay so we can see what the market thinks it’s worth. Everything seems to be the same, though there’s now additional information in that the most recent owner was IndyCar racer Graham Rahal. Considering that this dealership (Pro Italia) just put up a weird “Race” version of the 1000DS on …