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Never Started – 1982 Honda Motocompo

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve featured a disproportionate amount of Motocompos on this site over the years because I just love how quirky they are. I’m not alone in this sentiment – they’re cult classics in the US and typically get snapped up quick. With all that said, I can easily say this is the most interesting one I’ve ever featured because it’s basically …

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Race Spec – 2012 KTM RC8-RS

In Austria, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Despite a myriad of factors preventing KTM’s first superbike from succeeding, many track enthusiasts nonetheless purchased RC8’s and RC8-R’s and turned them into modern powerful track weapons that lacked today’s electronic assists. Then there are (supposedly 50 of) the RC8-RS models (RS meaning Race Spec) that came straight from the KTM factory, having been optimized for race performance. These are …

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Newly Built AHRMA Road Racer – 1972 Honda CB350

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

With the Honda CB’s making such a dramatic resurgence in recent years, there’s arguably never been a better time to get involved in vintage racing aboard old CB’s. The abundance of parts and experts available both online and IRL have made racing these now-hip classic Japanese sport bikes easier than ever with overhead costs being pretty minimal, at least in …

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Rare in the US – 1991 Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you know that Honda has brought back the Africa Twin with a lot of fanfare. The new bike has been well received, but the reason the name has so much value is because previous generations (like the XRV750 featured here) were excellent bikes. It’s even more interesting …

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Black Beauty: 1961 Harley-Davidson FLH Duo Glide Panhead

In America, Cruiser by Tim Huber0 Comments

Despite Harley-Davidson changing up their offerings and introducing models that are more appealing to the next generation of riders (like the FXSTC and 883), their bread and butter has been a selling motorcycles that boast a classic appearance (and some mechanics) that the company’s earlier models possessed. This all original ’61 Panhead is one of the machines that decades of …

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1976 Honda CB400F Super Sport

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve always thought the CB400F was a pleasant mid-sized bike, and the fantastic waterfall headers make it stand out. I’ve featured several over the years and the sale prices manage to surprise me almost every time. There’s over a week left in the bidding for this example but there’s still already been 73 bids…this will be a fun one to …

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One-Off Custom – 1964 Jacobsen Motorbike

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

According to the seller, this was a one-off built by a community hardware store and Jacobsen lawnmower dealer in Rolla, Missouri that was considering selling motorized bicycles. They did not go through with the idea, but this prototype eventually ended up in a collection of bicycles and Cushmans.

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1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

In the late 70s, Honda offered both a CB750F and a CB900F, but per their marketing department the US only got the 750 and Europe only got the 900. Both markets were upset about this because humans always think the grass is greener on the other side. It took a few years, but Honda eventually satisfied the US by bringing …

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Rally Replica in Canada – BMW R100GSPD Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

Prepare yourself for one of the coolest airhead customs I’ve seen in a long time. The seller started the work 4 years ago, saying “the bike was an R100 GSPD. I rode it for a little on local logging/dirt roads and thought it needed some changes made. As those things go, one thing led to another.” Now that’s an understatement!

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1949 Indian Arrow

In America, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Depending on who you ask, the Indian Arrow was either a terrible idea or a necessary pivot in a changing post-war market. Either way, it was a failure that unfortunately contributed to the company’s bankruptcy in 1953. In 1945, Ralph Rogers and some backers bought a controlling interest in Indian, and they stopped production of the legendary Scout because they …

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162 of 202 – 1972 BSA A70L Lightning

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Every Britbike enthusiast knows about the A65 twin and the several model variants it powered. But did you know that there was a rare evolution called the A70? BSA produced 202 examples for homologation purposes so that they could use a 750cc twin in AMA flat track racing. Here’s #162, and it will need some work – it’s complete but …