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British Military Side-Valve – 1956 Triumph TRW

In England, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Triumph TRW is a fascinating machine that has become increasingly coveted in military collector circles in recent years. These 1950’s military Triumphs were never sold to the public (new from the manufacturer), which is a shame because these bikes (in my opinion) embody many quintessential elements of antique British motorcycles with its classic lines and recognizably British touches such …

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Period Racer – 1961 Triumph T120C

In England, Race by Abhi0 Comments

This bike has only had one registered owner, and for the first four years of its life he campaigned it at District 36 AMA events in Northern California. After the seller’s last race in ’65 at the approximate age of 26, the seller brought his bike back home, put it in the garage, and then left it under a cover …

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Rickman x Triumph “Britmota”

In England, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

The now-defunct U.K.-Rickman motorcycles are probably best known for their chassis used on dirt-going two-wheelers but after establishing themselves in the 1960’s Scrambler-scene they embarked on their next series of projects: frames for road bikes/cafe racers. Because brothers: Derek and Don Rickman (of Rickman motorcycles) weren’t able to get the engines they wanted from major British-manufacturers they instead decided to …

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Terry Prince-Made – 1949 Vincent Rapide

In England, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

In the international Vincent motorcycle community, you’d have a hard time coming across many names with a greater expertise than Terry Prince. Prince, who grew up riding, racing and wrenching on British machines, knows these bikes ridiculously well, in part because he himself was one of the people behind several Vincent-Egli creations before going on to spend his career doing …

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1974 Dalesman 125 Scout

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

Dalesman was an English motorcycle manufacturer that started by utilizing Puch motors. They made three versions: trials, motocross, and enduro. Production was based out of Yorkshire between 1968 and 1974, making this Enduro (also branded as the Scout) bike one of the last off the line.

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1951 Matchless G80

In England, Standard by Ted Clough0 Comments

The Matchless G80 was a single-cylinder, 500CC bike from by the British company AMC – Associated Motor Cycles. The G80 was built in several variants between 1946 and 1966. Designed for the postwar market, it was a pushrod 4-stroke, with hydraulic forks and twin-shock rear swingarm suspension. Power was approximately 28 hp @ 5600rpm.

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“Project Mayhem” – 2013 Triumph Bonneville Custom

In Custom, England by Tim Huber0 Comments

Modern retros are extremely popular at the moment and it’s not hard to see why. These bikes come with classic vintage aesthetics, the reliability of a modern bike, a few of today’s bells and whistles and they’re built to be easily modified and customized. But just because customization can be done easily on these bikes doesn’t mean it always is. …

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1967 Royal Enfield Continental GT

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

5-23-17 Update: This Continental did not get any action at the BIN of $7,250 a couple of months ago, so it’s now back up for sale in an auction format and we’ll see how the market values it. Find it in Ojai, California with bidding up to $2,125 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Royal Enfield claimed …

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Centennial Edition – 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This Centennial Edition Triumph sold for $2,700 after 8 bids on eBay. Triumph goofed up when they introduced their take on the sports literbike market in 1997. As their new triple was dubbed the “T5” and the motor displaced 955cc, the British manufacturer decided to blend the two names to come up with a model name of …

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Set Up For Street – 1969 Rickman Metisse MkIV

In Dual-Sport, England by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This streetable Metisee sold for $5,200 after 27 bids on eBay. The seller has had this bike since 1985 – he bought it because he needed “a fast, nimble ride to navigate the congested Silicon Valley traffic” he dealt with on his commute. He rebuilt it upon acquisition and rode it just about daily for four years, …

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1972 Norton Commando Combat

In England, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

The Norton Combat occupies a weird niche in the collectible motorcycle market. It is essentially a 1972 Roadster with a ‘specially tuned’ motor that broke with ugly frequency. They are valued at least as highly as the regular Commando and possibly more if the proper work has been done to the motor. The Combat engine had higher compression due to …