One of Norbert Riedel’s many contributions to the world of motorcycling was the design of the Victoria Swing, named for the fact that the motor was directly connected to the swingarm – it would rise and fall with the rear suspension! In addition, the Swing featured a push button shifter that utilized electromagnets. The Swing also offered an electric starter …
The Triumph TRW is a fascinating machine that has become increasingly coveted in military collector circles in recent years. These 1950’s military Triumphs were never sold to the public (new from the manufacturer), which is a shame because these bikes (in my opinion) embody many quintessential elements of antique British motorcycles with its classic lines and recognizably British touches such …
After a twenty year slumber, this CB550 Four was recently brought back to life with a down to the frame restoration.
Back in the 60’s some of the major US department stores sold European small-displacement motorcycles in the American market. Montgomery Wards rebadged Benellis and sold them under the Wards-Riverside name. You could buy them in the store, or from their long-gone catalogs. Here’s an ad for the 4-stroke 250.
The Matchless G80 was a single-cylinder, 500CC bike from by the British company AMC – Associated Motor Cycles. The G80 was built in several variants between 1946 and 1966. Designed for the postwar market, it was a pushrod 4-stroke, with hydraulic forks and twin-shock rear swingarm suspension. Power was approximately 28 hp @ 5600rpm.
390 Miles – 1979 Honda CB650View Post
This R80 stands out for two main reasons – it was imported from Germany and it features color-matched Heinrich leg fairings!
Not a Scooter – 1992 Suzuki SW-1View Post
Someone in Minnesota has “about 40” Honda CB160s for sale. Not enough? How about “about 10” Benly 150s, a couple of CL160s, and a CA160 for good measure? I’ve mentioned in the past that one of my favorite AHRMA race classes is for CB160s – here’s your chance to start your own race team and have enough spares for years!
CZ often used “Model” nomenclature to define their bikes – the 477 featured a 172cc two-stroke single. Here’s an example in decent shape which just needs a little fine tuning.
Over the years Ducati has teamed up with various hip companies to deliver interesting and stylish versions of Ducati’s two-wheeled offerings. The Diesel (the clothing company) Diavel and Monster are both pretty cool, but their collaboration with Italia Independent, a high-end and trendy sunglasses company, is my personal favorite: the limited edition 2016 Scrambler Italia Independent.
The seller doesn’t give much information about this bike, but he/she says it “starts, runs, and handles beautifully.” For $1,950 or best offer, I think it’s a winner. Or more three times as much you can get a new SR400 with a smaller motor, a drum in the rear, and other downgrades.
This beautifully rebuilt 1951 BMW R51/3 underwent a full restoration in 2013 and is one seriously beautiful collectors machine. The pistons, crank, valves, transmission, rear-end and “much more” have been completely redone according to the seller who I’m more than inclined to believe. Only 400 miles have been put on the bike since the rebuild four years ago. This particular …
Post Sale Update: This GS550E sold for $910 after 23 bids on eBay. This rolling testament to meticulous maintenance is a Suzuki GS550E – the original owner put nearly 80K on it between 1980 and 1988 while changing the oil every 1,500 miles. After nearly 3 decades of slumber, the bike has been brought back to life and it’s now …