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1966 BSA Thunderbolt A65

In England, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted on eBay, this BSA Thunderbolt sold for $4,600. The BSA Thunderbolt, despite the aggressive, sporty name, was designed to be a touring bike from the Birmingham Small Arms company. That’s right – BSA (which at its peak, was the largest motorcycle producer in the world) was a originally a gun manufacturer. Guns and bikes …

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Lightning Strikes Twice – Buell XB12STT

In America, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Today we’re featuring two of the same bike – the Buell XB12STT Lightning. Built for only two years, this bike was a supermoto inspired version of the XB12S Lightning. As supermoto guys will tell you, that means this is the most fun bike Buell had made at the time (and they were probably right).

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Classic Hack – 1947 Indian Chief 74

In 3 Wheels, America by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 20 bids, this Indian Chief 74 Sidecar did not meet reserve at $27,480. It’s been a while since we’ve featured a sidecar rig on Bike-urious, but this Indian Chief 74 with a matching sidecar definitely deserves mention. Built for just over 31 years, the Chief was one of Indian’s most popular models.

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1983 Honda CX650T Turbo

In Japan, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: We can’t believe it, but after 38 bids on eBay, this Honda CX650T sold for $15,100!  Wow. In 1982, Honda introduced its first production turbocharged motorcycle, the CX500T. The next year, they bumped up displacement to form the Honda CX650T, one of today’s featured bikes. While Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha all also offered turbo’d competition, but Yamaha …

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1983 Yamaha RX50

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Yamaha RX50 did not meet reserve at $510. In the 80s, Japanese manufacturers produced several 50cc bikes – though nearly all were in plastics that were reminiscent of sportbikes. Examples previously featured on Bike-urious include the Honda NS50F and Suzuki GSXR50, though the Yamaha YSR50 was one of the most well-known. This bike, the Yamaha RX50, was …

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2004 BMW R1150R Rockster

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This BMW R1150R Rockster is no longer available. The BMW R1150R Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint …

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1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 17 bids on eBay, this Moto Guzzi V7 Sport sold for $12,883. The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is still one of the most famous Guzzis ever made. Produced in small numbers (about 3,500) for only three years, it represented a change in focus for the firm. After years of truck-like bikes such as the Ambassador and …

1999 Victory V92C

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

In 1997, Polaris announced that they were getting into the motorcycle game, and they decided to do so with a competitor to Harley Davidson called Victory Motorcycles.  In 1998, Polaris introduced the Victory V92C, and commenced selling it the following year.  This is one of those first year bikes.

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Perfect Patina – 1936 Harley Davidson VLH

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: After 32 bids, this Harley Davidson VLH sold for $24,000. We’re on a little bit of a Harley binge, it seems! The Harley Davidson VLH was a one year only continuation model of the VL series. In fact, it was the ultimate expression of the flathead, which has made it the most collectible. With a 34 horsepower …

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1962 Harley Davidson Topper

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 47 bids on eBay, this Harley Davidson Topper sold for $4,800 on eBay. The Harley Davidson Topper is the one and only scooter to ever come out of the HD factory. Built during the days when the Milwaukee company was producing bikes with small motors, like the Bobcat, the Topper featured a 165 cc air-cooled 2-stroke engine …

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1955 FB Mondial 200 Super Sport

In Italy, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 9 bids on eBay, this FB Mondial 200 SS sold for $6,375. The FB Mondial 200 SS (also known as the Super Sport) was one of the few street bikes developed by the niche Italian manufacturer. Specializing in high performance, small displacement bikes, FB Mondial hand built most of their motorcycles, resulting in production numbers between …

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1977 Harley Davidson XLCR

In America, Cafe Racer by Abhi3 Comments

8-12-13 Update: This bike has been relisted on Craigslist Los Angeles with a price of $9,000 or best offer. The Harley Davidson XLCR was one of the many bikes in history that was initially hailed as an instant collector bike…that no one bought. Designed by Willie G. Davidson, this bike was supposed to be a black beauty featuring HD’s most …

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Baby Interceptor – 1989 Honda VTR250

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Honda VTR250 sold for $1,800 on eBay. The Honda VTR250 was only sold in the US for three years. Despite the simple nature – a liquid cooled 250cc engine with a six-speed transmission and an inboard front disc, it’s become quite the cult bike for fans of small-displacment motors.

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1961 BMW R69S

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 33 bids, this BMW R69S sold for $9,100 on eBay. The BMW R69S, produced from 1960 to 1969, was BMW’s sportbike of its day. With 42 horsepower, it was by far the most powerful bike BMW made at the time. You had to pay to play ($1,564 in 1966), but that extra money bought you one …