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#20 of 50 in England – 2015 Norton Domiracer

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 2015, the reborn Norton introduced a new model (even if it looks very similar to the 961). Called the Domiracer, it was a modern homage to the factory race bikes of the same name from the 60s, when Norton converted some Dominators into racers. The Domiracer had some tweaks to the motor which led to an additional 3 horsepower …

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$100 Raffle – 1970 Lossa Engineering Honda CL450

In Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

After a second bout with cancer, Jay LaRossa of Lossa Engineering built himself a custom Honda CL450 as a form of personal therapy. He’s attempted to sell it a couple of times since but for reasons I’m not privy to the sales didn’t go through. So now he’s trying something different – he’s going to raffle it away! $100 buys …

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1973 Hodaka Ace 100B

In America, Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ace was Hodaka’s first motorcycle, the result of a partnership between Hodaka in Japan and the Pacific Basin Trading Company (Pabatco) of Athena, Oregon. It started off as a 90cc trail bike when introduced in 1964, but by ’68 the Ace was up to 100cc – and for many of you it may have been a first taste of …

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Not a Sidecar – 2003 Ural Wolf

In Cruiser, Russia by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ural is best known for their sidecars, but over the years they also offered three main solo models – the Solo sT, the Retro Solo, and the Wolf. The Wolf was Ural’s take on a chopper, and it was apparently built in partnership with a Russian biker club called the Night Wolves.

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1952 Vincent Comet Series C

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1934, Phil Vincent debuted a new OHV motor that would go on to power multiple models built by the famous brand that bore his name. At first, the 499cc single was utilized in the Meteor and the Comet. Over the years the company would focus on the famous Rapide and its V-Twin motor to the point that when they …

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1980 Honda CB750F Super Sport

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Honda CB750F, also known as the Super Sport, was an evolution of the storied (and much more collectible) CB750 line. It gained some 80s styling to complement the 748cc dual overhead cam engine, a unit that produced 78 horsepower. The bike was capable of hitting about 125 miles per hour, and it was very competitive in the market in …

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First Year – 1985 Yamaha V-Max

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

The name told you all you need to know: when the V-Max debuted in 1985, it was a cruiser dedicated to speed. Reviewers and consumers responded positively – it instantly won Cycle Guide’s “Bike of the Year” award and it barely had any changes for the next 22 years. (Yamaha brought it back in 2009.) The V-Max’s project leader was …

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No Reserve – 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Honda built the RC51 to compete in World Superbike, and the bike earned titles in 2000 and 2002. The latter year, the RC51 also won the AMA Superbike championship with Nicky Hayden, and Honda responded in 2004 by producing a “Nicky Hayden Edition.” The changes were cosmetic only – a sticker kit, white number plates on the upper fairing and …

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1970 Triumph T100C Bobber

In Custom, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Offered by a Bike-urious reader, this Triumph was acquired as a chopper build that had been sitting in a woodshed for 32 years. He rescued it with a “frame-up restoration” 3 years ago, and in the process he turned it into a bobber.

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Restored – 1970 Kawasaki Avenger A7

In Japan, Standard by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The A7 Avenger was one of Kawasaki’s earliest models, though upon its release was a pretty advanced and noteworthy machine. The 350 – technically 338cc – was a bored-out version of the marque’s earlier, quarter-liter A1 Samurai. The A1 itself was derived from Kawa’s 650cc W1 model. The A7 would lay the foundation for what would become the S2 Mach …