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Restored – 1973 Greeves Griffon QUB

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In 1971, Bert Greeves was looking for more power out of the 380 motor used in his Griffon open class MX bike, and he partnered with Dr. Gordon Blair of the Queens University of Belfast. Blair was a two-stroke export who rewarded Greeves’ faith with a 33% power bump from 33 to 44. It took two years for Greeves to …

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1974 Norton Commando John Player Special

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The most collectible of the Commandos (in my humble opinion) was the John Player, a distinctive endurance-inspired Norton with unique bodywork surrounding a completely stock Mark 2A Commando. I’ve never cared for the dual headlights , but they caught they eyes of many fans worldwide who were obsessed with the hottest motorcycle racing competitions of the time – endurance races.

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Restored in Canada – 1931 AJS S8 DeLuxe

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AJS (A.J. Stevens & Co) was founded in 1909, and they quickly racked up a series of world records. Unfortunately, as the 1930s began the firm was in financial in trouble and by ’31 the company was disbanded and the rights were sold to Matchless. That makes this one of the last bikes AJS built as an independent company.

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1 of 5 – 2015 Hesketh V1000 Finale

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In 2011, Hesketh motorcycles was acquired by Paul Sleeman, who tried to make the on-again, off-again brand relevant. He’s actually had a bit of success, as they’ve released and announced a few new models, most notably the 24. But this listing is all about the V1000 that started it all. In 2015, Hesketh announced that they were creating a final …

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1974 Triumph Bonneville T140V

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Post Sale Update: This T140V sold for $5,501 after 27 bids on eBay in Altadena, California. If you’re looking for a Bonneville to ride, the second generation (T140) can be very appealing as they’re typically cheaper than the T120 and they have some quality upgrades: 100 more cubic centimeters of displacement, a front disc brake, and an additional gear in …

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Sitting Since 2005 – 2005 CCM 644DS

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Post Sale Update: after being relisted, this CCM sold for the BIN of $5,000. Clews Competition Motorcycles is a niche British manufacturer that actually goes back to 1971, when BSA’s racing division went out of business. At the time, a gentleman named Alan Clews was in a quest to build the ultimate MX bike, and he figured he could get …

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Ending Soon – 1948 Douglas MK3 Project

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Post Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Douglas sold for $4,301. 3-5-2018 Update: Looks like the sale in November did not go through as this Douglas is back up for sale by the new owner. The listing now calls it a 1949 model (instead of the ’48 as originally described) but it otherwise seems to be the same. …

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2000 Triumph Daytona 955i

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Post Listing Update: This Daytona was pulled off of eBay due to “an error in the listing.” Introduced in 1997, Triumph’s Daytona 955i started as the poorly named 595. The original name came from a combination of the engine series name: “T5” and the 955cc displacement. As you’re probably thinking, that is very stupid because the average rider thought this …