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One Year Only – 2008 Suzuki B-King

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Suzuki first debuted its Hayabusa in 1999 and it was met with fairly instant success – so much so that the model is still produced today and has gone largely unchanged in its near two-decade production run, (although rumors suggest its time may be soon coming to an end). Nonetheless, the Busa sold remarkably well, even in the US where …

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3-Wheel Tilters – Pair of Honda Gyros

In 3 Wheels, Japan, Scooter by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Honda Gyro is an all around fun little scoot. These tilting three-wheelers boast a leaning main body that allows for stability when cornering at speed, without losing a scooter’s traditional low-speed stability. With 49cc displacement, a turning radius of 5.5-feet (or 1.7-meters), an automatic (two-speed) transmission, and the bike’s ability to tilt/lean, the Gyro is a phenomenal gateway into …

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$950 – Tule Trooper Big Boy

In America, Less than 5k, Off-Road, Scooter by Abhi0 Comments

Jim Edwins was the man behind the J. I. Edwins Company in Issaquah, Washington. The firm was best known for the production of the “Trooper”, a competitor to the better-known Tote Gote. They’re rare finds nowadays, and this one is worthy of consideration as it’s the harder-to-find “Big Boy” model with optional tandem seat and it’s said to run great!

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Walking Dead Replica – Daryl’s 1991 Honda CB750 Nighthawk

In Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Motorcycles evoke a sense of rebellion and bad-assery, something film and television (and marketing) has been aware of for decades. Want to immediately demonstrate a character is tough and independent? Throw ’em on a bike and voilà. Today’s best known example of this is AMC’s the Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon and his custom post-(zombie)-apocalyptic ’90’s CB750 Nighthawk. This famous two-wheeler …

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Need Some Japanese Parts? Large Collection For Sale

In Japan by Ted Clough0 Comments

A collector in Marietta, Georgia (just northwest of Atlanta) is selling off his collection of mostly Japanese motorcycles and parts. He has been collecting for several years, and has amassed an extensive collection of bikes and parts. He has listed several individually on Atlanta Craigslist, and summarized them in this listing. Here are just a few of the 50 bikes …

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Japan Only – 1991 Yamaha R1-Z

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Just like the fantastic TDR250 that I’ve recently featured a couple of times, the R1-Z was never officially sold in the US and it features a retuned TZR250 motor. Unlike the TDR, this was limited just to Japan and it’s a naked sport bike. Two-stroke lovers, rejoice!

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1 of 200 – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

In Germany, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Before BMW would gift the world its ridiculously competent S1KRR, the German moco made solid machines but had much more of a reputation for tourers but not so much racers. Enter: The BMW Boxer Cup. It ran as a support event to GP races and consisted of a field of all R1100S bikes that were slightly modified, but still surprisingly …

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1967 Ducati MK3 250 CRMC Racer

In Italy, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

In 1967, Ducati rejoined the single-cylinder roadbike market with the Mark 3 (or MK3) 250 and 350 models, as well as a 450 version by the end of the ’60’s. Ducati would spend almost two-and-a-half decades utilizing single-cylinder engines that used Fabio Taglioni’s non-spring-actuated valve-system. Ducati also offered a factory race kit for the MK3, though I haven’t been able …

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Response to the 1098 – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

In Germany, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

The HP2 Sport was produced from 2008-2012 and was BMW’s answer to the Ducati’s 1098 lineup. 2,260 units (though some sources say 2,259) were produced with more than 500 of them staying in Germany, this combined with the fact that many were raced and thrashed makes the HP2 Sport a pretty rare specimen. The German manufacturer also released several other …

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1000 Mile Range – 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 650

In Japan, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Thanks to the auxiliary fuel tank on the back, this well-modified V-Strom 650 can do 1,000 miles at a time without stopping. How far can you go? I’m not in love with the styling of this generation of V-Strom, but with all the works that’s been done it’s hard to argue with this for $2,600.

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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 …