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Naked Two-Stroker – Honda NSR250R Custom

In Custom, Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

I’ve featured a handful of bikes for sale at the Garage Company before, but this offering is the coolest little runner I’ve ever seen the LA based shop carry. Two stroke-machines possess an array of distinctive qualities: their sound, smell, performance and abrupt power delivery which requires damn good throttle control. Before the ’02 MotoGP switch, two-stroke machines were the …

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Tricked Out – 2010 Triumph Street Triple

In England, Less than 5k, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Modern Triumph three-cylinders are responsible for some of the most fun I’ve ever had on two-wheels. The powerband on these bikes is so usable and torquey, they really are a pleasure to ride. My biggest caveat with the Speed and Street Triple machines is their headlight assemblies, which is unfortunately a fairly defining aesthetic quality. So the redone front end …

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Pikes Peak Competitor – 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

In Japan, Less than 5k, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Part of the charm and appeal of Pikes Peak IHC is the wide array of different classes of vehicles that are permitted to take part in the competition. Just about anything you can imagine on two or four wheels races up the iconic Colorado mountain with everything from factory sponsored racers with dozens of support staff and crew, to individuals …

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1995 MZ NRX Saxon Tour

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

In 1990 (soon after the fall of the Berlin wall), MZ was privatized. The new owners realized that they needed a four-stroke motor if they were going to sell bikes in Europe and the US, so they called up Rotax and got themselves a 494cc single. Then, they designed a family of bikes around it, like the Silver Star retro …

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Three Wheeler – 1984 Honda ATC 200S

In 3 Wheels, Japan, Less than 5k by Abhi0 Comments

Honda brought the 3-wheeler to the US thanks to an engineer named Osamu Takeuchi. Osamu was simply trying to create a product that could bolster motorcycle sales during winter months, but by the time it was all over he had created something so prone to causing injury that the US Justice Department banned them entirely. The model line started with …

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Double the Displacement – 1979 Honda CT70 Custom

In Custom, Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

There’s something special about micro-displacement trail bikes. So many of us have a sentimental attachment to these little machines as a lot of riders spent time romping around on these as kids, for a lot of people this was their first experience on a motorcycle. Restored examples of these machines aren’t very common and the direction this CT70’s builder took …

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2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

In Italy, Less than 5k, Sport by Ted Clough0 Comments

Moto Guzzis are an acquired taste. If you’ve ever ridden one, you would immediately know what I mean. Their owners can be a quirky group, but you have to give them credit for their loyalty, and they tend to rack up the miles. The V11 was Guzzi’s attempt to grab a piece of the “sportbike” market in the late 1990’s.

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Attack Performance Tuned – 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R Racer

In Japan, Less than 5k, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Based out of Huntington Beach, California, Attack Performance has developed quite a name for themselves thanks to extensive experience in AMA Superbike racing – plus they even dabbled in some US rounds of MotoGP. Those of us with more sedate riding paces can still benefit from their knowledge as they offer parts for all kinds of sportbikes. This track bike …

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Folding Scooter – 1968 Minimo Joky

In Germany, Less than 5k, Scooter by Abhi0 Comments

The Minimo Joky is a rare folding scooter with a frame made out of aluminum. Because it weighed 60 pounds, it was apparently quite popular with yacht and glider owners – the former would get around the harbor and the latter would use it to get to a phone after landing. They’re nearly impossible to find in the US and …

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1974 Dalesman 125 Scout

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

Dalesman was an English motorcycle manufacturer that started by utilizing Puch motors. They made three versions: trials, motocross, and enduro. Production was based out of Yorkshire between 1968 and 1974, making this Enduro (also branded as the Scout) bike one of the last off the line.