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1959 Norton Nomad 600

In Dual-Sport, England by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Post Listing Update: Paul has let me know that this bike sold privately and the Nomad has been pulled off of eBay. When I last checked, it had over 220 bids! Editor’s Note: This bike is being sold by none other than Paul d’Orleans – The Vintagent. There can’t be many better people to buy a motorcycle from. One of …

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Guzzi Powered – 2011 Pembleton

In 3 Wheels, England by Abhi0 Comments

Pembleton Motor Company is based out of the UK, and they build replicas of “the classic 1920s cycle car.” In their words, “the Pembleton can meet the demands of todays motorists while providing all the exhilaration of a vintage sports car.” They offer both complete builds and kit cars that accept Citroen, Moto Guzzi, or BMW motors. The seller says …

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Turquoise and Chrome – 1970 BSA Lightning A65L

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Here’s a lovely Lightning (from the last year before BSA went oil-in-frame) that’s adorned in a fantastic turquoise and chrome scheme. The ’69 and ’70 Lightnings are favorites among model aficionados – enough time had passed so that BSA had taken care of most of the issues while they still retained the original curvy design.

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3 British War Bikes in Full Livery

In England, Standard by Tom Wacker0 Comments

I grouped these three separate ads together for one simple reason. They are all from the same collection in Apache Junction, AZ., the Hamilton Triumph Motorcycle Museum. I have seen this collection and all the bikes in it show really well.

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1 of 805 – 1996 Triumph Daytona Super III

In England, Less than 5k, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Famed engine house Cosworth has occasionally dabbled in the British motorcycling industry – one of their most interesting efforts was with the Norton P86 Challenge (well-detailed here on Odd Bike). In the early 90s, Cosworth also helped Triumph in the quest to build a faster version of the Daytona 900 – just 805 examples of the “Super III” were sold.

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Genuine – 1969 Dunstall Norton Commando 750

In England, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

1-9-17 Update: Over two years later, the seller is putting this bike back up for sale. The description says it’s the same seller, though the eBay account name is different. Since the last sale attempt, the bike has been schedule to appear in an upcoming Concours D’Elegance, and it is going to be “featured in a motorcycle magazine at the …

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1973 Triumph Hurricane X-75

In Cruiser, England by Abhi0 Comments

Considered by some to be the world’s first “factory custom”, the Triumph Hurricane was the brainchild of Craig Vetter (well known as a motorcycle designer and manufacturer of custom motorcycle fairings) and Don Brown (General Manager of BSA). Brown wanted a better looking British triple, as he believed the Trident and Rocket III weren’t selling well in the US because …

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1969 Triumph Daytona

In England, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

By 1966 Harley Davidson had a stranglehold on the Daytona 200. HD had won 3 in a row and 10 of the previous 11 (a Triumph in ‘62). That changed in 1966 when Buddy Elmore blistered the long infield course with a 96 MPH race average on a Triumph prepared works bike based on the 500 CC Tiger. Triumph introduced …

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1969 BSA Rocket 3 A75R

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Sharing its roots with the Triumph Trident, the BSA Rocket 3 was a 750cc triple that was designed to extend the model line beyond 650 twins. It was specifically built for the US market, which wanted larger displacements and less vibrations. BSA’s financials suffered with the production of this bike, but nearly 27,500 of the Trident/Rocket 3’s were produced between …

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In Canada – 1948 AJS Model 16

In England, Standard by Tom Wacker0 Comments

The 1948 AJS Model 16 is a civilian version of the Matchless G3 which was developed in 1939 and used extensively by British and allied forces during WWII. Rugged, dependable and relatively easy to tune, the G3 came out of the war with a good reputation which translated into civilian sales. The bike was also very economical to run, another …

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1965 Greeves Silverstone 24RCS

In England, Race by Tom Wacker0 Comments

In the early 1960s Greeves had started to make it’s presence felt in off road racing in England and Europe with it’s light weight single. In 1962 a racer/engineer named Reg Everett took a Greeves MX bike and modified it for track racing where he promptly started winning. Greeves took note and by 1963 offered an affordable racer, the Silverstone …