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Rare Racer – 1966 Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin

In Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

As of 2015, Bridgestone was the world’s largest tire manufacturer in the world, with 141 facilities in 24 countries. They started building motorcycles after WWII but they eventually shied away from it because their biggest source of income was selling tires to Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki – so why compete with them? Riders in the know thought Bridgestone made some …

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Call It The Sabre – 1977 Silk 700S Mk2

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

When I visited the Sammy Miller Motorcycle museum this summer, one of the more interesting individuals I learned about was George Silk – a passionate fan of The Scott Motorcycle Company who thought that it would be a great idea to take the Scott motor (decades old at the time) and stuff it into a modern frame. If I’m being …

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Package Deal – Trio of Kris Krome Customs

In America, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

Kris Krome builds some one-off two-wheelers that seriously push the envelope of what’s possible in the moto-customs world, generating some creations that are equal parts sculpture and scoot. I’m honestly not sure what the visionary builder is doing today as I havent seen a Kris Krome build in a few years and his website is no longer active (the domain …

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Good For A Laugh – 1993 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast

In Japan, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

The Honda Pacific Coast was truly an oddball of a motorcycle, but it’s become a cult classic and resale values typically surprise motorcyclists who don’t follow these bikes closely. For a certain type of rider, this is the perfect two-wheeler – reliable, comfortable, ample integrated storage, and adequate handling. For the seller of this specific example, it’s a “piece of …

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One Owner – 1981 BMW R100RT

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Before BMW introduced the RT in 1978, a rider who wanted to tour had to buy a bike and then slap on the usual accessories like a fairing and bags. The RT was a revelation in that you could just sign the paperwork at your dealership and then immediately put on your break-in mileage in a few days as you …

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WRTT + WLD – Factory C Class Harley-Davidson Racers

In America, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Harley-Davidson’s race heritage could have very easily never happened. Arthur Davidson wasn’t fond of the idea of a H-D race team and felt it made very little sense. He was confident his company was more than capable of producing competitive racers, but felt all of the special R&D was largely irrelevant to the bikes on the showroom floor. “We can …

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British Chassis Legend – Pair of Seeley Racers in Europe

In England, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Colin Seeley built some of the most legendary British motorcycle racing frames of all time. The chassis expert grew up a stone’s throw from Brands Hatch Circuit where a young Seeley would be drawn to the world of two-wheeled competition. He enjoyed a decently successful racing career, starting as a solo rider before becoming increasingly involved in sidecar competition where …

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Red or Blue – Pair of 1960’s Sportsters

In America, Cruiser by Tim Huber0 Comments

Since the mid-1950’s, Harley-Davidson has been producing its Sportster model, one of the iconic brand’s stronger sellers. Dozens of updates and changes have been made to the Sportster over roughly six decades of production, though they’re all powered by the same iconic 45-degree V-Twin. The Knife and Fork ironhead engine on the original Sporster utilized connecting rods where both units …

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Best of the Bolts – 2014 Yamaha Star Bolt

In America, Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

9-19-17 Update: Over two years later, this Hageman build is back up for sale. It’s moved up north a bit, so you can find it in Charlottesville, Virginia with bidding up to $3,100 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $14,900 here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha Star Bolt sold for $16,250. Back …