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Indian Chief Replica – 2005 Kawasaki Drifter 800

In Cruiser, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

In 1994, Denny Berg worked with Cobra USA to take a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 and create an “American Classic” custom. It was a success on the show circuit, and the next year Kawi released a “Classic” version of the Vulcan. The next year, Kawasaki went back to Cobra, Denny, and Don Emde (son of the legendary racer Floyd Emde). Don …

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1969 Velocette Venom Clubman

In England, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Introduced in 1955, the Venom set itself up to be an alternative to the British sporting twins that were starting to dominate the market. The Venom really came of age when a factory prepped bike became the first ever motorcycle to average 100 MPH over the course of 24 hours at a track in France. In production from 1955 to …

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A Double Hand Full of Husqvarnas

In Off-Road, Sweden by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Here we have a guy that is selling 7 vintage Husqvarna (and two Penton) motorcycles at the same time. It seems to me like he may have overestimated the number of Husky collectors that are available at any given time. It nearly ensures he won’t get much competitive bidding.

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Ending Soon – 1917 Colson Bicycle with Smith Motor Wheel

In America, Small Displacement, Vintage by Abhi0 Comments

The Colson Corporation sold bicycles between 1917 and 1953, typically through retailers like Goodyear and Firestone. So why are you seeing one on a page about motorcycles? Because this first year Colson bicycle is equipped with a Smith Motor Wheel! Around 1910, Arthur William Wall developed a direct drive motor wheel to power a bicycle – it was the first …

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10 Boy Racers in Germany – Collection of AJS 7Rs

In England, Race by Abhi0 Comments

At this year’s Retromobile show in Paris, an incredible collection of 10 AJS 7R race bikes stood out among a sea of beautiful automobiles. Said collection spanned from 1949 to 1962, and it was part of the collection of Bernard Guérin, a post-WWII racer who somehow kept his old race bikes as he acquired new ones.

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1973 Penton Jackpiner 175

In America, Off-Road by Tom Wacker0 Comments

John Penton had a huge impact on two legendary motorcycle manufacturers at roughly the same time. Husqvarna and KTM both owe some of their success to the Ohio farmer. When Penton’s wife died in 1958 he took a year off to ride motorcycles. In the course of that year he won the Jack Pine and the Corduroy off road on …

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One Owner – 1969 Rokon Trailbreaker

In America, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Rokon was founded in the early 60s with the intent of developing a “moto-tractor” that featured two wheel drive. This task was achieved with a combination of shaft, chain, and belt drives, and it enabled riders to go nearly anywhere – as long as they weren’t in a rush!