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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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Craig Vetter’s Masterpiece – 1973 Triumph Hurricane

In Cruiser, England by Ted Clough0 Comments

By the late 1960’s, Triumph’s outdated 650 and 750 twins were facing increasing pressure from the Japanese. While beautiful, the Triumphs were being pushed aside by models like the groundbreaking CB750 from Honda. In an effort to compete, BSA/Triumph came out with an inline triple engine. At 750cc, it was competitive in racing, especially in Rob North frames, but the …

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Mostly Correct – 1947 Indian Chief

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

One of the best looking cruisers in history is the ’47 Chief, which is part of the reason why they aren’t cheap. This matching-numbers example was given a full mechanical restoration. You can tell what the seller was going for when he says “the paint came out better than I wanted it to but I think with some road sand, …

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Unexpected Chopper – 1960s BMW R50S

In Cruiser, Custom, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: The listing was removed. The R50S was the little brother of the legendary R69S, and it was a relatively rare motorcycle in BMW’s history as just 1,634 were produced 1960 and 1962. In 1981, one of those few were turned into a chopper, and it served as a daily rider until recently. I’m almost speechless.

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Roland Sands Design Custom – 2005 Harley-Davidson Night Train FXSTBI

In America, Cruiser, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

Roland Sands Designs has been designing award-winning riding-gear and performance parts as well as building countless award-winning custom bikes of just about every type. To model the myriad of aftermarket and performance parts for the Harley-Davidson Softail, an engineer at RSD has built this beautiful custom 2005 Night Train Softail made up of almost two dozen RSD components. While anyone …

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1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador

In Cruiser, Italy by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Moto Guzzi first started testing the by now iconic longitudinal 90 degree V-Twin in 1966. Released as the 700 CC V-7 in 1967 it was updated in 1969 as the 750 CC Ambassador (or V-7 Special in Europe) Incredibly to me Guzzi was in state receivership for financial reorganization at the time. To say that the Ambassador sold well (particularly …

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No Reserve – 1978 Harley-Davidson XLCR

In America, Cruiser, Custom by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve featured plenty XLCRs in the past – I dig them because they’re just so different from Harley’s portfolio at the time. In fact, the bike was a bit too different, as buyers didn’t really warm up to it. Low initial sales make them quite collectible nowadays, which is why the asking prices are high and reserves are often not …

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Hope You Like Chrome – 1967 Harley-Davidson XLCH

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

In official Harley parlance, the XLCH broke down as follows: XL = the Sportster model introduced in 1957, C = stripped down, and H = high performance. Enthusiasts were known to call the CH by a different name – California Hot Rod or Competition Hot. No matter what you called it, when it was first released in ’58 it was …