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1971 Norton Hi Rider

In Cruiser, England by Tom Wacker0 Comments

I’m going way out on a limb here by calling this one of the weirdest looking motorcycles ever produced for sale to the general public. What makes this one especially bad is the fact that there is a venerable Norton Commando hiding under all that. What were they thinking?

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1 of 11 – 2009 Ecosse Iconoclast

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

Ecossee Moto Works was founded in 2001, and it took them 3 years before they were able to release their first bike – the Heretic. A few years later, they released another model called the Iconoclast in partnership with 20ltd, an online shop that solely offers limited edition design pieces and photography. Just 11 examples were offered and they all …

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1947 Indian Chief

In America, Cruiser by Tom Wacker0 Comments

By now, many of you know that I am extremely fond of the post war Chiefs. It was the first motorcycle that I rode on and my personal obsession dates from that day in 1956. I just love the valanced fender Chiefs. In 1939 Indian went to Bonneville Salt Flats to set LSRs with Chiefs and Scouts. Out of that …

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2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200

In America, Cruiser, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Ask a sport bike rider what their favorite Harley is and there’s a good chance their answer will be “none of them.” But for those in the know, the XR1200 was an unexpected joy from Milwaukee, the land of big twins and relaxed riding styles. Clearly drawing inspiration from the legendary XR750, Harley-Davidson released the XR1200 in Europe only at …

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Last and First – 1948 Harley Davidson FL

In America, Cruiser by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Big news from the motor company in 1948 – the motor that would soon become known as the Panhead. Not only was the shape of the rocker covers different, but the heads were aluminum alloy (as opposed to cast iron) which greatly helped the cooling. The cam and rocker arms were redesigned to facilitate oil circulation and hydraulic lifters were …

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No Reserve – 1997 Yamaha Royal Star Palomino

In Cruiser, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

In 1996, Yamaha took the V-Four motor from their Venture Royale tourer and built a cruiser with it. It was the first of what has become Yamaha’s Star cruiser line, and it stood out from the competition in a few ways. Most notably was the engine – it looks like a V-Twin but it packs four cylinders with DOHC. It …

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Unexpected Custom – 1976 Moto Guzzi T3

In Cruiser, Custom, Italy, Less than 5k by Ted Clough0 Comments

The Moto Guzzi T3 was an 844cc transverse V-twin that put out that put out approximately 59HP through a 5-speed transmission with shaft drive. Weight was 540 pounds, so it was not exactly fast, but it was comfortable and reliable, with typical big-twin torque. As such, it was selected by many California cities for Police duty. Supposedly this has a …

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1920 Excelsior Series 20

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Excelsior introduced its first motorcycle in 1905 after starting in the bicycle business. In 1910 Excelsior introduced their first V-Twin and by 1911 the company had been bought by Ignaz Schwinn of the bicycle firm that bore his name. 1915 saw the introduction of the ‘Big X’ V-Twin, a 61 CID power plant that would carry on to 1925. The …

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Indian Chief Replica – 2005 Kawasaki Drifter 800

In Cruiser, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

In 1994, Denny Berg worked with Cobra USA to take a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 and create an “American Classic” custom. It was a success on the show circuit, and the next year Kawi released a “Classic” version of the Vulcan. The next year, Kawasaki went back to Cobra, Denny, and Don Emde (son of the legendary racer Floyd Emde). Don …

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The Time Machine – 1972 Honda CB750 Chopper

In Cruiser, Custom, Japan by Abhi1 Comment

2-8-17 Update: 14 months later, this Tracy-bodied CB is back up for sale with a lower asking price. Find it (still in Houston) with a BIN of $2,350 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This CB750 got no interest at the asking price of $3,750. Based out of Tracy, California, Tracy Fiberglass Fabricator Works used to create custom bodywork for …