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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 …

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22 Original Miles – 2000 Kawasaki KE100

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In the mid-1970s, Kawasaki replaced its G5 100 model with the KE100. The little KE was a popular bike that Team Green would keep in production for a quarter-century before finally pulling the plug in 2001. This particular example is not only noteworthy on account of its immaculate cosmetic condition, but also because it has only 22 original miles on …

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1978 Yamaha DT400

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Post Sale Update: This DT400 sold for $2,125 after 26 bids on eBay. When it was introduced in 1975, the Yamaha DT400 was well-loved by the press. Despite that, it wasn’t particularly success from a commercial standpoint as emissions rules tightened and Yamaha replaced the two-stroker with the legendary XT/TT 500. As the end of the production run came nigh, …

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2000 Cagiva Gran Canyon

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A comfortable, agile tourer powered by Ducati’s iconic air-cooled V-Twin from the 900SS – for some, that’s the perfect description of a motorcycle. It’s rare, versatile, it sounds great, and it will stand out at Starbucks again all the R1200GS’ as not many were imported to the US.

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Lucky Livery – 1995 Cagiva Elefant 900 AC

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Post Sale Update – this Cagiva sold for sold for $10,000 after 30 bids on eBay. In 1989, Cagiva debuted a limited version of the Elefant adorned in the Lucky Explorer livery of their Paris-Dakar winner. It was the coolest of the Elefant line-up. In 1993, they went in a different direction than the usual motorcycle manufacturer and actually offered …

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Street Scrambler Elsinore Tribute – 1985 Honda VF500 Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

What we have here is an ’85 Honda VF500 V30 Magna-based, 500 Interceptor-powered Street Scrambler build. This example – which was built as a 1973 Honda CR250 Elsinore tribute – very much looks the part of your typical scrambler while boasting performance closer to that of a mid-’80’s sport bike. The V4-powered sled has received a lot of work and …

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Alternate Laverda Project – 1971 American Eagle Renegade 150

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Post Listing Update: The BIN was lowered to $999 but that still wasn’t enough to entice anyone to pick up this rare Laverda project. As you’ll note in the comments, however, afterwards one of John McCormack’s sons bought this American Eagle! I’ve featured a few American Eagle models in the past – the brand was John McCormack’s attempt at importing …