In the 70s, Rupp was one of the leading producers of minibikes in the US. They introduced the Enduro in 1970 along with a company-wide new design for the frame and carb.
This tiddler was Suzuki’s baby street scrambler – good for 59 miles per hour and 114 miles per gallon. This example still needs to be broken in as it has just 280 miles on the odometer.
Have problems with traffic, but don’t live in California and enjoy the advantages of lane-splitting? Here’s your answer. BMW has provided motorcycles for many state and local police units, and the R1150RT-P was a model purpose-built for Police use. The basic bike was a stock 1150RT, but it had several optional modifications to safety equipment (crash bars), storage(radio topbox), and …
Known as the Olympian, the Suzuki S32-2 was a handsome two-stroker with a 150cc twin engine. Here’s a runner which looks to be in decent shape thanks to new tires, new paint, and a reupholstered original seat.
Built by Convenient Machines, the Cub Commuter was one of several efforts in the 80s to produce a cheap mode of personal transport for Americans. A seller in Vermont has two projects available. They’ll both need a lot of work, but one of them is the first example off the production line.
Famed engine house Cosworth has occasionally dabbled in the British motorcycling industry – one of their most interesting efforts was with the Norton P86 Challenge (well-detailed here on Odd Bike). In the early 90s, Cosworth also helped Triumph in the quest to build a faster version of the Daytona 900 – just 805 examples of the “Super III” were sold.
When reader Christian E sent this over to me, he said it was most definitely “Bi” and “Curious.” How could I not feature it?
Now normally I would not get all too excited about a Honda sportbike. They generally fit into the category referred to as “UJMs”, that is, universal Japanese motorcycles, the standard inline-4 cylinder we are all so familiar with. But back in 1986 Honda took a slightly different route. The 1986 model was introduced as a fully-faired, V-4 of 748cc, with …
The seller says he doubts “there is a DS6C in this type of condition outside of a museum.” It hasn’t run in 4 years but it’s been properly stored. I haven’t seen one better – plus this comes with a spare bike that needs new rings so you’ve got nearly every spare you could want. (Yeah, except rings. Smartass.)
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.
1-2-2017 Update: Reader Andy S bought this bike several months ago but he’s just acquired a Husky 701 Supermoto and he needs room in his garage. He’s made some upgrades for better street legality (turn signals/lights) and it’s now for sale in Bloomington, California for $2,900 here on Craigslist. With a bike that’s as popular as the SV650, it might …
Thanks to a “Instatrike” kit from Tow-Pac, this Ninja 500 is now a 3-wheeler.
A seller has two Honda XL600Rs that are said to run well considering the mileage. Considering they’re both less than $1,000 each, it could be a cheap way to start playing around in the dirt.
Honda’s 919 was an excellent all-arounder that was offered at a reasonable price. It was comfortable enough to ride all day but could still keep up with your canyon carving sport bike friends when necessary.
Starting with a ‘barn fresh’ BMW R100RT in bad shape, the seller spent years creating something…unexpected.