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2005 Ducati 999S Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The seller of this bike took a salvaged 999S and turned it into something designed to be much more comfortable and easier to ride. It’s not what I would call pretty, but for those of you that believe upright bars and a more neutral riding position are the way to go, this is a unique way to go.

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Ad Hoc #24 – 2016 Yamaha XSR700

In Custom, Japan, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

David Gonzalez is one of my favorite builders out there right now, thanks to the bikes coming out of his shop called Ad Hoc Cafe Racers. His newest is #24, and it’s now available for sale. Ad Hoc already built a custom XSR in partnership with Yamaha, but I think this one is a better overall package.

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1986 Moto Guzzi 1000 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

3-15-2017 Update: Looks like that sale from a few months ago did not go through, because the bike is back up for sale. Find it with bidding up to $5,000 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post Sale Update: This Guzzi cafe sold for $7,100 after 21 bids on eBay. Built by Unique Cycles out of Monrovia, …

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“R” Tribute – 2002 Ducati 998 Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

In 2002, Ducati released 700 examples of the 998R – it was their top of the line sportbike at the time and it featured a revised Testastretta motor that would end up being quite similar to the engine in the future 999R. Other goodies included carbon fiber bodywork and Ohlins suspension. This…is not one of those bikes. But thanks to …

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Ariel Powered – 1959 Norton “Esquire”

In Custom, England by Abhi0 Comments

2-27-17 Update: Nearly 2 years later, Tom W notes that this bike is back up for sale. Find it still in Bend, Oregon with bidding up to $6,000 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $15,000 (down from the original ask of $18,500) here on eBay. You’re probably familiar with the Triton, the pairing of a Triumph …

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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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Feeling Suicidal? 1995 Kawasaki KX500 Trike

In 3 Wheels, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This trike sold for the opening bid of $4,500. When Kawasaki introduced the KX500 motocrosser in 1983, Dirt Bike magazine called it “unrideable” and “violent.” The owner of this bike apparently never read that article, because he’s decided to take it to another level of lunacy by adding a wheel. Well, that’s not fair, he does say …

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“Frank” – 1977 Honda CB550 Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

2-12-17 Update – Reader Bob K notes that this bike is back up for sale. You can find it for sale here on Craigslist outside of Dallas, Texas for $13,500. Post Listing Update: Frank got a healthy 74 bids on eBay, but the final result of $7,000 was not enough to meet reserve. Called “Frank” because it’s a ‘Frankenstein’ build, …