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Scrambled Brit – 1969 BSA 441 Victor Special

In Dual-Sport, England by Tim Huber0 Comments

It’s hard to look at the 1969 BSA 441 Victor and not swoon over it at least a little bit. For its time, it was rugged-looking. The mid-scrambler pipe and polished aluminum tank with the front half partially adorned in a gloss yellow didn’t exactly hurt it in the looks department either. These bikes exude an old-school cool that wonderfully …

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Cosmetic Custom: 1982 Honda FT500

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

Single-cylinder machines make for solid flat track builds. The power on these examples are surprisingly well suited for dirt ovals, especially for a road bike engine. Despite this being a 35-year-old machine, it was just recently rebuilt and has been kept pretty immaculate in the roughly 275 miles put on it since the build was completed. With so many ultra …

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1965 Honda CL72 Scrambler w/ Belly Tank Trailer

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

The fine folks at Bring a Trailer (appropriately named in this case) have got one of the coolest bike/trailer packages I’ve seen in a while. A ’63 Honda Scrambler (’63 VIN but titled as a ’65) that was given a refresh 50 miles ago. It looks clean and normally it’d be interesting enough for a feature. But it’s overshadowed here …

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Ending Soon – 1986 BMW R80GS

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

If you enjoy an adventure motorcycle nowadays, you probably enjoy it to the existence of this bike – the BMW R80GS. This example stands out thanks to a Paris-Dakar tank and a motor/transmission rebuild about 35,000 miles ago.

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XRV750 – 1990 Honda Africa Twin

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

If that lead photo doesn’t make you want to buy this bike and travel, something might be wrong with you. The seller is a bit of an Africa Twin nut – I featured another one of his ATs for sale a couple of weeks ago. It’s been modified to better suit taller riders, it has relatively low mileage for this …

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1974 CZ 250 Enduro

In Dual-Sport by Abhi0 Comments

In a period review, Motor Cycle News out of England called the CZ 250 Enduro “possibly one of the best trail bikes ever.” Most of CZ’s competition, especially the Japanese, built trail bikes by starting with street-oriented models. CZ started with their last-gen MX bike and used that as their platform instead. The result was excellent.

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Scrambler Build in Scotland – 2001 Kawasaki W650

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

With the vast majority of today’s retro-inspired so-called “Scramblers” not being particularly competent off-road machines, one builder in the U.K. opted to instead buy a modern-retro standard and turn it into a bulletproof bonafide off-roader. The results are an awesome machine reminiscent of when Scramblers were actually made to scramble complete with a high-mounted exhaust and many of the other …

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No Reserve – 1989 Yamaha TDR250

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this TDR sold for $5,995. Ultimate Dual. That’s what Yamaha slapped onto the tank of the TDR250, and it was a unique descriptor for a unique bike. A retuned TZR250 two-stroke motor good for nearly 50 horsepower in a dual-sport frame was unlike anything available in the US at the time – …