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3-Wheel Tilters – Pair of Honda Gyros

In 3 Wheels, Japan, Scooter by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Honda Gyro is an all around fun little scoot. These tilting three-wheelers boast a leaning main body that allows for stability when cornering at speed, without losing a scooter’s traditional low-speed stability. With 49cc displacement, a turning radius of 5.5-feet (or 1.7-meters), an automatic (two-speed) transmission, and the bike’s ability to tilt/lean, the Gyro is a phenomenal gateway into …

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1968 BMW R69S w/ Steib S500 Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Tim Huber0 Comments

The R69 (and R69S) are arguably BMW Motorrad’s most iconic two-wheelers of all time. They aren’t the rarest or the most valuable but they possess a crazy wide appeal that extends far beyond just the motorcycling community. When first released, these two-wheeled feats of engineering quickly proved themselves while amassing a loyal legion of followers. They were built from 1955 …

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Streetable Streamliner – 1989 Pulse AutoCycle

In 3 Wheels, America by Tim Huber0 Comments

Don’t let this vehicle’s steering wheel and training wheels fool you, this is very much a motorcycle, (or at least a single track machine.) This rare 1989 Pulse Rocket Cycle example is all kinds of interesting. This behemoth of an enclosed scoot is powered by a water-cooled 1980’s Honda Gold Wing 1200 engine and reportedly is good for a cool …

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Ural Destroyer – 2014 Yamaha Bolt w/ Ural Hack

In 3 Wheels, Custom, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

People don’t buy side cars the way they used to. As a result, manufacturers aren’t inclined to allocate resources to better develop these passenger-friendly scoots, no new sidecar advances are made and sales remain low. It’s a vicious cycle. Ural is one of the only factory options when buying a bike with a sidecar today, the only problem is, to …

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Servicustom – 1967 Harley-Davidson Servicar

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

With the rise of the automobile, motorcycle companies were forced to respond in the way of producing utilitarian scoot-based machines with the most common example being the Harley-Davidson Servicar. These machines were manufactured from 1932 to 1975 and saw dozens of changes and updates in its 43 years of production with some models having a car-like rear differential. While this …

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Three Wheeler – 1984 Honda ATC 200S

In 3 Wheels, Japan, Less than 5k by Abhi0 Comments

Honda brought the 3-wheeler to the US thanks to an engineer named Osamu Takeuchi. Osamu was simply trying to create a product that could bolster motorcycle sales during winter months, but by the time it was all over he had created something so prone to causing injury that the US Justice Department banned them entirely. The model line started with …

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Fresh from the Petersen – 1954 Vespa Ape

In 3 Wheels, Italy, Scooter by Tom Wacker0 Comments

6-17-17 Update: The former eBay listing says that this was sold on eBay for $25,100 after 42 bids, but it looks like that sale did not go through. Contributor Tim Huber notes that htis is now up for sale here on Craiglist for $30,000, still in Palos Verdes, California. Every once in awhile you get to see something so unique …

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1966 BMW-Powered Sidecar Racer

In 3 Wheels, Germany, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Built by Herr Helmut Lünemann in the winter of ’65, this rare BMW sidecar racer was used in international GP’s including Germany in ’66-’68. Since then this two-man racer has gone through a few different owners before ending up with its current seller who would go on to do extensive restoration work since buying it three decades ago. Despite it …

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1964 MZ BK350 with Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany, Less than 5k by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: As pointed out by a few commenters, this price is to good to be true and this listing is a scam. I’ve removed the link. MZ has produced some oddballs over the years, but the BK350 stands out thanks to a 2-stroke opposed twin motor with shaft drive. THis example is even cooler thanks to a Simpson …