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Ending Soon – 1983 Husqvarna 500 XC

In Dual-Sport, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Husky sold for $4,100 after 37 bids on eBay. In 1983, Husqvarna introduced a new 500cc motor for their Open Class bikes, and they promptly won the 1983 Baja 1000 in 14:48:10 with the US team of Dan Smith and Dan Ashcraft. While there were obviously plenty of modifications to the race bike, the production motorcycle …

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First Year Scrambler – 1968 Honda CL350

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This CL sold for $5,300 after 36 bids on eBay in Glendale, Arizona. When Honda released the CL350 in 1968, they stressed their success with the following quote in promotional brochures: “During 1967 Honda won twice as many world championships as any other make, and Honda has continued its winning ways both in motorcycles and on the …

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Prototype ISDT Racer – 1965 Suzuki X6 Hustler

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

In 1962, Suzuki claimed its first TT victory in the 50cc class with East German racer Ernst Degner (who would win the 50cc world championship later that same year), earning Suzuki its first ever world title (he also proceeded to win five out of the next six 50cc titles). In the years that followed, Suzuki would introduce machines in the …

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Expensive Test Ride – 2018 BMW G310GS

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

I really enjoyed my time with BMW’s entry level street bike, the G310R – click here for my review. At the launch, BMW told me that they were also going to create a baby GS with the 310 motor, and it’s finally here. There are very few bikes in the US yet (the US media launch won’t even happen for …

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Bought by Dan Gurney – 1975 Honda XL175

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Post Sale Update: This XL175 sold for $10,000 after 31 bids on Bring a Trailer. Honda’s XL175 wasn’t particularly special – but this example is slightly more interesting than usual as it was purchased by Dan Gurney (RIP) and his company, All American Racers. To be frank, that’s pretty much where the celebrity relationship ends – Gurney gave it to …

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1973 Hodaka Ace 100B

In America, Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ace was Hodaka’s first motorcycle, the result of a partnership between Hodaka in Japan and the Pacific Basin Trading Company (Pabatco) of Athena, Oregon. It started off as a 90cc trail bike when introduced in 1964, but by ’68 the Ace was up to 100cc – and for many of you it may have been a first taste of …