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1995 MZ Silver Star Gespann

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi4 Comments

4-6-18 Update: As noted in the comments below, the seller has relisted this MZ over three years later. Find it with an unmet opening bid of $5,000 here on eBay. Post-Listing Update: After being relisted, this Gespann did not meet reserve at $7,890. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a 494cc single …

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1988 Honda Gyro UP

In 3 Wheels, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: The seller lowered the BIN to $1,700, and that’s the number it sold at! I’ve featured several examples of Honda’s quirky 3-wheeler called the GYRO (which is apparently an acronym for “Great Your Recreation Original.”) The US only got one of the versions, a “S” model that was focused on just carrying a rider around. But Japan …

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Unexpected Motor – 1986 Porsche 928S Powered Trike

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Porsche has gotten involved in motorcycle engine design before – they were brought on to help develop the Revolution motor for Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod back in 2002. That liquid-cooled motor developed a very non-Harley number of 120 horsepower, and that might be what inspired the creator of this crazy build to build a trike around a different Porsche motor – the …

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Harley Trunk – 1939 GouldCar

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Post Listing Update: This GouldCar did not meet reserve with 14 bids up to $1,025. James Goulding founded the Goulding Sidecar Manufacturing Company in Australia but he debuted his offerings in the US in the year 1920 with a 12,000-mile journey around America with one of his sidecars attached to a 1917 Harley-Davidson Model J. He made a lot of …

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Hurricane Sidecar – 1990 Honda CBR1000F

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Post Sale Update: This Hurricane hack sold for $4,949 after 40 bids on eBay. Introduced in 1987, the Honda CBR1000F was also known by a very 80s name: the Hurricane. It was a sport-tourer with a 135-horsepower heart. The powertrain earned a reputation for being stout, though early models did have a cam chain rattle that Honda had to take …

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1981 Vespa P200E with Globe Sidecar

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The most popular of the classic Vespas in the US, the “P-series” debuted in 1977 with 125, 150, and 200cc variants. The frames were the same – all that different was the motor and the model name. For the American market, Vespa equipped all of the options (turn signals, 12V electrics, auto oil injection). In the early 80s, Vespa introduced …