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Restored Danish Classic – 1949 Nimbus Model C

In Standard, Vintage by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

In 1919, Nimbus debuted its first motorcycle with the Model A (or “Stovepipe”), followed by the unimaginatively named Model B. In 1934, the company introduced the Model C, which was, at the time, a pretty advanced and cutting-edge offering. Manufactured by Fisker & Nielsen of Copenhagen for the Nimbus brand, the Model C would remain in production for a quarter-century …

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1964 Junak M10

In Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Junak produced the only 4-stroke bikes in Poland for several decades. Translating to “brave young man”, Junak produced 3 models over just 9 years of production (’56-65). During those 9 years, 91,400 bikes were made, the majority of which were M10s. The M10 features a 350cc 4 stroke single that produced 19 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. It has a 4 …

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Taste of Cuba – 1990 MZ ETZ251

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Vy and I celebrated New Years in Cuba earlier this year, and I took photos of my favorite motorcycles of the trip. One of the most popular bikes we saw was the mZ ETZ251. Looks like one of them somehow made it from Cuba to Florida, and now you can snag it for yourself.

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1984 BMW R65LS

In Germany, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

BMW’s partnership with Hans Muth – the man notably behind the Suzuki Katana – was a major factor in the release of the R100RS, which in turn led to the creation of the sport-touring segment. During these years, Muth had the chance to express his creativity on different boxer twins and to propose audacious designs for riders. While the major …

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1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 MkII

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This KZ sold for $16,300 after 23 bids on eBay…to reader Don P! An evolution of the KAZ900, the KZ1000 was the fastest production bike when it was released in 1976 (as a ’77 model) thanks to its 83 horsepower, 1,015cc inline four motor. The bike might be most famous for the police variant, which gained popularity …

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1966 Triumph Thunderbird

In England, Standard by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Thunderbird did not meet reserve despite 4 bids up to $3,100. Foreign manufacturers often have to tweak their models to make them more desirable to the massive American market. I can certainly speak for myself and at least a few other motorcyclists in saying that I would always be happier with “more.” The Triumph Thunderbird, or …

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Classic Hot Rod – 1969 BMW R60/2

In Custom, Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R60/2 did not meet reserve despite 33 bids up to $7,700. This probably should be called a R80/2, as it combines the classic style of a /2 with the “modern” features of a /6 and /7 drivetrain – 12V electrics with an electric starter, 5-speed transmission, and of course, more oomph.

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No Reserve – 1975 Honda CB360T

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After 35 bids on eBay, this CB360T sold for $2,050. Introduced in 1974, the CB360 was the twin-powered successor to Honda’s immensely popular CB350. The 360 was not as successful commercially, but this example seems to be a decently-preserved survivor that’s being offered with no reserve.

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The Flying Brick – 1988 BMW K75S

In Germany, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This K75S did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,500. At the end of the 70s, with the domination of 4-cylinder Japanese bikes, BMW had to find a way to attract new customers and renew itself. To that extent, the usual flat-twin has been put aside in order to create and develop a new …

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1959 BMW R69

In Germany, Standard by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This R69 sold for $13,801.02 after 31 bids on eBay. These days, almost anyone can find a specific make and model listed for sale within minutes. What is significantly harder, and often takes weeks or months, is finding the right bike for you. Especially when it comes to classic bikes, the provided documentation can be the difference …