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Technological Marvel – 1955 Victoria Swing KR21

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

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 …

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British Military Side-Valve – 1956 Triumph TRW

In England, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

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 …

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1951 Matchless G80

In England, Standard by Ted Clough0 Comments

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.

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Count ‘Em – 40 Honda CB160s

In Japan, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

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!

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2016 Ducati X Italia Independent Scrambler

In Italy, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

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.

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Polizeimotorrad – 1951 BMW R51/3

In Germany, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

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 …

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One Owner, 80K Miles – 1980 Suzuki GS550E

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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 …