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“American” MXer – 1974 Indian MT100

In America, Less than 5k, Off-Road, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Decades before Polaris Industries acquired Indian Motorcycle, the manufacturer traded hands numerous times, giving rise to a number of very…non-Indian Indians. For a time Brockhouse Engineering sold rebadged and slightly modified Royal Enfields under the Indian name. The company was later sold off again, this time to AMC, which proceeded to sell rebadged AJS and Matchless bikes as Indians, though …

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Kitted Cub – 1966 Honda C100 with Roadster Kit

In Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

While Honda found success with its small step-through models in most markets, the Japanese marque struggled to sell scooters in the same numbers in the US. Honda looked to change this with the introduction of what it called the “Custom Group”, consisting of four different add-on kits (the Roadster, Rally, Boss, and Student) designed to make little runners like the …

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Rare German Find – 1964 Göricke-Werke GÖ 100/4 S

In Germany, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Despite existing for some 90 years, Göricke-Werke AG has only been heard of by a few riders. The company was first founded in Bielfeld, Germany on Christmas Eve of 1874, initially going under the name Maschinenfabrik August Göricke (translated from German as “August Göricke Machinery Factory”). In the beginning the German outfit focused primarily on sewing and milking machines, but …

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1958 Laverda 100 Sport Lusso

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Laverda sold for $6,100 after 30 bids on eBay. Sport and Luxury in the same model name, what a combination! Laverda’s 100 Sport Lusso was built in two series, and this ’58 model is from the latter. In the second series, this lovely Laverda 100 was available in “Gran Turismo” or “Sport Lusso” trims.

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First Year in North America – 2003 Honda Ruckus

In Japan, Less than 5k, Scooter, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: this Ruckus sold for $1,151 after 13 bids on Goodwill. The Honda Ruckus is a very unique modern scooter which combines distinctive styling, a CVT transmission, and excellent fuel economy (114 mpg) to become a popular in-town runabout. Here’s an example with just 660 miles that’s been donated to a Goodwill, so you can feel good about …

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1972 Yamaha U7E

In Japan, Scooter, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

This rare step through is a Yamaha U7E, and in the US it was only available for one year. I’ve never seen one before, and I even struggled to find reliable sources of information for basic specs. Do any of you have experience with this little scoot? And do you think it’s cuter than a Honda Cub?