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1938 Velocette GTP

In England, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

The “Velocette” came about in 1913 as a way to differentiate 2-stroke models from the 4-strokes that Veloce making at the time. Company founders preferred the “ette” to the point that they the renamed the brand. No matter the name, the British firm earned a reputation of a fine builder of top-notch 2-strokers with clever technology such as a oil …

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Restored – 1939 Norton 16H

In England, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Between the impressively distant years of 1911 and 1954, Norton produced a series of bikes all around a 490cc side-valve engine. These bikes were referred to as the 16H – H stood for Home, as in a domestic model. The 16C (Colonial) was introduced in ’21 for the export markets of Australia, India, New Zealand, and Canada, and they had …

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Championship-Winning Thunderbike – Survivor Customs’ Rotax Flat Tracker

In America, England, Off-Road, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Building a high-caliber race bike starts with the addition of race-grade, bespoke and aftermarket components, though it’s the countless hours of expertly dialing each element in that really separates pro-level racers from the rest. And that’s exactly what we’ve got here, a professionally-built competition machine from Mike Hill of Survivor Customs.

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Rebuilt by Colorado Norton Works – 1975 Norton Commando

In England, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Commando did not meet reserve despite 36 bids up to $18,362 on eBay. The 1970s Norton Commando was one of several notable products coming from the British motorcycle industry. As electric starters, disc brakes, and smooth operation became mainstays of Japanese competitors, British bike sales declined and quality stayed the same. Then, in 1975, the Mark …

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1969 Velocette Venom Clubman

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Clubman sold for $15,000 after 25 bids on eBay. Introduced in 1955, the Velocette Venom had a distinctive claim to fame – in 1961, a factory-prepped Venom Clubman was the first motorcycle to average over 100 MPH over the course of 24 hours. The challenge was completed at the 1.7 miles concrete oval track at Montlhéry, …

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Water Scooter Project – 1957 Vincent Amanda

In England, Project, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Amanda sold for $1,701 after 6 bids on eBay. I’m stretching the definition of “scooter” here, but this “water scooter” is an interesting, if brief, footnote in the history of one of the greatest motorcycle manufacturers of all time. When Vincent was struggling to make ends meet in the 50s, they tried to diversify their portfolio …