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In Australia – 1982 Honda BiMonkey

In Custom, Japan, Small Displacement, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Honda’s Monkey bike (known the world over but sometimes with a different name) is one of the most notable motorcycles ever built. Between ’87 and ’88, Honda built a RT variant which was only available in Japan. According to the seller, approximately 40 of those RT bikes were converted to these adorable little replicas of the Bimota DB1 called the …

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Ending Soon – 1962 MV Agusta 1962 Checca GTE Sport

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: Despite 38 bids up to $5,150, this Checca did not meet reserve on eBay. According to the seller, Checca translates to “Fairy” in English. It looks like the modern translation has taken more of a derogatory meaning, but hopefully you get the implication that this is a lightweight, nimble motorcycle. This gorgeous example has won multiple first …

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Harley Davidson Hummer Collection

In America, Small Displacement by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this entire collection of 12 Hummers sold for $24,999. Harley Davidson built the Hummer model from 1955 to 1959. It was a stripped down model that used a 125 CC two stroke for power. But there is much more to the story. Harley Davidson, BSA and a Soviet company were awarded the design of …

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Rare in the US – 1972 Honda CB50

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This CB50 sold for $2,025 after 63 bids on eBay. When Honda introduced the CB50 in 1971, they initially sold it just in Japan. 7 years later it expanded into Europe and in was detuned in several markets so that it could be sold as a moped for access to younger riders. But the early models with …

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1955 BSA Bantam

In England, Small Displacement, Standard by Tom Wacker0 Comments

12/11/16 Update – Well, looks like the sale did not go through because this Bantam is back up for sale. Now it’s got a BIN of $4,500 here on eBay. Post Sale Update: After being relisted multiple times, this Bantam sold for $4,000. Between 1948 and 1971, BSA produced between 250,000 and 500,000 Bantams making it a very iconic British …

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1958 Triumph Tiger Cub T20C

In England, Small Displacement, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Introduced in 1953 with an iconic design by Edward Turner, the T20 was a good looking four stroke with a host of mechanical problems. By 1957 the plunger rear suspension had been replaced with a swing arm frame. In ‘61 and ‘62 it got a new bottom end design on the motor that mostly eliminated bottom end failure in the …