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1959 Norton Nomad 600

In Dual-Sport, England by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Post Listing Update: Paul has let me know that this bike sold privately and the Nomad has been pulled off of eBay. When I last checked, it had over 220 bids! Editor’s Note: This bike is being sold by none other than Paul d’Orleans – The Vintagent. There can’t be many better people to buy a motorcycle from. One of …

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Ooh, Shiny – 1966 Honda CL77 Scrambler

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

The seller of this bike aptly describes it as “over-restored.” The story is that the restorer worked at a chrome shop, so any parts that he didn’t either have NOS or couldn’t buy new were chromed! The current seller bought it from the restorer (whom I will now call Chromefinger) and has kept it in his living room as a …

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A Weekend With the AWD Rev’It #95!

In America, Austria, Blog, Custom, Dual-Sport by Abhi0 Comments

It’s Sunday morning, and I’ve been working up the courage to try this for hours. It’s finally time to forget my instincts and see what happens when I hold a slide around a corner and then whack the throttle open. On a normal big enduro, that’s an easy way to turn a slide into a lowside. But this is no …

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Restored but Sitting – 1985 Cagiva Elefant

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

The Cagiva Elefant is an interesting odd-ball – an Italian dual-sport with the heart of a Ducati. Available with a 900cc or 650cc engine, this is definitely the most unique option compared to the KLR, DRZ, and XL/XR options available from Japan. This bike stands out because it’s one of the rare examples that’s been restored – though it has …

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1977 Bultaco Frontera 370

In Dual-Sport, Less than 5k, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

In 1977, Bultaco had good success in the International Six Days Trail. The US entered a team of three riders on Bultaco hybrids that utilized both Frontera and Pursang parts and all three competitors achieved Gold Medals. Bultaco took what they learned from the competition and quickly revised the production Frontera.

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Erzberg Edition – 2009 KTM 950 Super Enduro

In Austria, Dual-Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: I’m stunned that this got no action at the opening bid of $8,500. I’ve seen much higher sale prices on ADVRider. KTM’s 950 Super Enduro was already one of the most impressive big dual sports ever built, but the Austrian firm decided to make something a little bit fancier with the limited edition Erzberg Edition. Hard Enduro …

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High Miles – 1993 BMW R100GS Paris Dakar

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Ted Clough0 Comments

If you follow such things – and you should, as it is absolutely crazy, you know that the participants for the 2017 Dakar Rally are already either in or on their way to Argentina. Formerly the Paris-Dakar Rally, it was first run in 1978 as a rally from Paris through France and Spain, across to Africa, through the Moroccan mountains …

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1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by Abhi0 Comments

As Honda’s scramblers got bigger, they became more street focused. Cycle magazine called the CL350 not “really a scrambler at all, but a street-scrambler…doubt arises regarding the bike’s suitability for bashing around rocks and pines.” Sounds awfully similar to today’s current crop of scramblers, if you ask me.

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No Reserve – 1991 Honda Africa Twin RD04

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: A no reserve auction feels like the most honest way to know the value of a bike. In this case, 50 bids got this Africa Twin up to $3,501. The RD04 generation of Honda’s legendary Africa Twin was produced between 1990 and 1992 – it was the second generation. The styling was quite similar to the first …

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1973 Yamaha RT3 360

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Yamaha introduced the DT/RT line of Dual Sport motorcycles in 1968. They featured rock solid power and reliability with good ground clearance and suspension. By 1970 they had brought out the RT1 360, an absolute monster of power with a couple of serious quirks. They had an incredible back kick on starting, and their handling was questionable at best in …

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Italian ADV – 1986 Moto Guzzi TT

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

Tutto Terreno translates to All Terrain, so you could probably guess what market Moto Guzzi was trying to target when they released this bike. It had potential thanks to a Tonti frame, V65 engine, and a wet weight of approximately 400 pounds. But Guzzi’s attempt to capitalize on the market created by the BMW GS did not go well thanks …