The seller of this little scoot built a homemade sidecar for his wife’s dog, who apparently loved to ride in it. It was ridden every summer for the last eight years but now the rig needs a new owner.
Octavia – BMW G650 XChallenge CustomView Post
20 Miles – 1981 Ducati 900 SD DarmahView Post
TT stands for Tutto Terreno – and that translates to All Terrain. Think of this as Moto Guzzi’s entrant into the market of big dualies that BMW invented with the GS. With the proven V65 engine and Tonti frame coming together in a package that was only about 400 pounds wet, the TT had some potential.
When Triumph announced the ‘Speed Twin’ in 1938 AMC (Associated Motor Cycles) knew they needed a twin for their AJS and Matchless lines. Though development started almost immediately, WWII pushed the introduction to 1948 for the AJS Model 20 and the Matchless G9. AMC improved on the Triumph design in several ways, not the least of which was a third …
The trouble with collectable vehicles is that one never knows for certain which vehicles will actually end up being collectable. Some are more obvious candidates simply by nature of low production numbers or astronomical price (or both) but it’s often a crap shoot with more pedestrian cars and bikes. Honda’s Anniversary Edition VFR800 is a perfect example.
3-15-2017 Update: Looks like that sale from a few months ago did not go through, because the bike is back up for sale. Find it with bidding up to $5,000 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post Sale Update: This Guzzi cafe sold for $7,100 after 21 bids on eBay. Built by Unique Cycles out of Monrovia, …
In 1961 Harley Davidson purchased 50% of Aermacchi Motorcycles (Italy) and began importing them in an effort to capture younger riders. The MX 250 was among the last of these, and by all reports, not a bad dirt squirter. In fact, Harley Davidson won the motorcycle division of the Baja 500 in 1975 with an SX 250.
Earlier this week, I featured a 50-mile example of the world’s first production six-cylinder bike, but the asking price was $21,000. Here’s an example that’s got a few more miles (10K), but it’ll hopefully sell for quite a bit less.
Harley-Davidson introduced the Road King in 1994, as a replacement for the FLHS. Someone apparently thought a first-year model (production build #169) would be collectible, so he or she bought one and kept it in the crate until a few days ago. Will the investment pay off?
Royal Enfield claimed that the Continental GT was “Britain’s Fastest 250” based on a 73 mile per hour average speed of a lap around Silverstone.
In 1886 Siegfried Bettmann founded Triumph Bicycle factory in Coventry, England. They would go on to make more than a few motorcycles, part of the fabric of motorcycle history. In 1896 Herr Bettmann founded another bicycle factory in his native Nuerenberg, Germany and it was also Triumph Bicycle. By 1902 Triumph (England) started making motorcycles and Triumph (Germany) started in …
The Suzuki GS750E was a solid UJM that has been a semi-popular platform for restomodders. This example has been rebuilt with Wes Cooley’s Suzuki racer as an inspiration.
David N. was at the VJMC show in Eustis this weekend – he’ll be sharing his thoughts soon but he kindly sent over a stumper of a picture for Guess That Bike. I’d kindly ask anyone who was at this show to recuse themselves from the guessing. Everyone else: what’s this bike?