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1963 Norton Atlas Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

10-20 Update: This Atlas Cafe is back up for sale. This time find it on the ‘bay with bidding up to $4,050 (remember that the original asking price was $8k) and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Named after the ICBM, the Norton Atlas was released in 1962, earning a so-so reputation before being replaced by the classic …

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$425 – 1988 Honda Z50R

In Japan, Off-Road, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

For just $425, you can be the new owner of a legitimate motorcycle! Bonus points – this was a one-year only paint scheme, if that means anything to you. There’s a couple of cosmetic issues, but it runs well. For this kind of money, you can buy a bike or just barely afford a Dyson vacuum. Find this cheap Honda …

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1929 BMW R63

In Germany, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

10-20 Update: This BMW R63 is now up for sale on eBay, where bidding is up to $18,100 with the reserve not yet met. Find it here on eBay. The BMW R63 was one of the German firm’s first 750cc bikes – the R63 was the sport model compared to the touring R62. It introduced the concept of electric lighting …

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A pair of Bridgestone 50s

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the 60s, Bridgestone was making some of the best motorcycles in Japan. However, their tire manufacturing brought in much more money, and the ‘folk tale’ is that the big 4 in Japan told Bridgestone that they’d stop using BS tires if motorcycle production continued. Truthfully, Bridgestones were just expensive and didn’t have a great dealer network. Still, it’s a …

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1975 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

I adore the BMW R90S, which was a game-changer when it was released to the world. The Daytona Orange paint scheme shown here was the latter of two available paint schemes, both of which are beautiful and incredibly difficult to reproduce. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that BMW could make more than …

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2001 Aprilia Falco SL1000

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Take a Rotax V-Twin and envelope it in beautiful Italian bodywork…and say hi to the Aprilia Falco, a 996cc road bike that was split between the sport touring Futura and the supersport Mille. Think of it as a sexier Superhawk. Unfortunately for Aprilia, buyers didn’t seem to care as much for this tweener model, and it only lasted between ’99 …

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1970 BSA Lightning

In England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

The BSA Lightning was one of three bikes BSA was cranking out in late 1960s. These three bikes played different roles – the Thunderbird was a touring rig, the Spitfire was a supersport bike, and this lovely Lightning was the ‘tweener – more of an all-around sport bike.

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1971 Maico 501

In Germany, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the most sought-after vintage MX bikes of all time, the Maico 501 was released in 1971 and dropped jaws just because of the displacement. At the time, it was the biggest two-stroke speed junkies could buy.The 400s were actually better race bikes, but for some people it was impossible to argue with 501cc. If you want more information, …

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Book Review – Dogs Ride

In Reviews by Abhi11 Comments

I couldn’t tell you exactly why, but whenever I see a motorcycle with a sidecar, I’m always hoping to see a dog inside of it. Even though I down have either of them, I love dogs and I love sidecars – they just seem like the perfect match. With that said, I wouldn’t know where to start if I wanted …

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1971 BMW R60/5 Custom

In Cafe Racer, Germany by Abhi3 Comments

Post Listing Update: This slash 5 custom got up to $6,600 with 28 bids on eBay but that wasn’t enough to meet reserve. It was later relisted and then pulled off eBay. It’s no ISDT Replica, but here’s a mild R60/5 custom that I think is visually interesting. I’d love to know if you think it’s nice or silly…

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1961 Suzuki Colleda 125

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Suzuki started building bikes in 1954 – the first years of manufacturing were under the “Colleda” name. Fast forward to 1961 with the 123cc model, an air-cooled parallel twin engine that was capable of 10 horsepower. The bike weighed just 260 pounds and featured telescopic forks. Find this Suzuki Colleda 125 for sale in Bethany, Oklahoma with bidding up to …