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2009 Triumph Scrambler Custom

In Dual-Sport, England by Abhi0 Comments

Launched in 2006, the Triumph Scrambler was the last bike designed by John Mockett, responsible for most of Triumph’s bikes starting all the way back in 1989. Mockett liked modular design plans, which is why the Scrambler is basically a Bonneville with a few off-road tweaks.

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Big Tank 2 – 1965 BMW R69S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Based on the popularity of yesterday’s BMW R60US with a Hoske tank, it seemed obvious to me that you guys would want to see an even better example of the breed. Here’s a lovely BMW R69S, or as Cycle magazine put it in 1962, “the smoothest, best finished, quietest and cleanest motorcycle it has ever been our pleasure to ride. …

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1947 Schwinn Whizzer

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Listing Update: After 6 bids on eBay, this Schwinn Whizzer did not meet reserve at $1,225. First produced in 1939, the Whizzer bicycle engine was built by Breene-Taylor engineering, an airplane part manufacturer based out of Los Angeles. Three years later, the engine production was sold off and it continued on until the mid 60’s. If you learn anything from …

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1990 Suzuki RGV250 V21

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Nowadays, the mention of a Japanese 250 usually makes on think of the Ninja, a solid learner bike that doesn’t normally excite the senses like other current motorcycles. But 20 years ago, Suzuki built a 250 two-stroke race-replica of its Gamma V-2 racer – good for over 50 horsepower in the narrow power-band. The Suzuki RGV250 was born, and it …

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56 Miles, 122 HP – 2006 Ducati PS1000LE Custom

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve featured a few Paul Smarts in the last few months, so I won’t bore you with the technical details again. What I will do, though, is point out the highlights of what makes this bike stand out (and why it costs so insanely much!). Not only does it have just 56 miles on on the odometer, it has an …

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Boxer Harley – 1942 Harley-Davidson XA

In America, Dual-Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted more than any other bike I’ve seen in years, this Harley-Davidson XA finally sold for $36,661.93. During World War II, the US Government asked HD to build a motorcycle similar to what BMW was making for the Germans – shaft drive, boxer engine, and other features that made the bikes low maintenance. The Harley-Davidson XA …

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1974 Bultaco Matador MkV

In Off-Road, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

The Spanish motorcycle company Bultaco was created when Francisco Bulto resigned from Montesa – a company he had co-founded – because the board wanted to withdraw from racing and he had no interest in such a decision. He took most of Montesa’s racing department with him and created Bultaco. Today we’ve got a Bultaco Matador MkV, designed by Luis Carreras, …

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Big Tank – 1968 BMW R60US

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

The BMW R60US was a 30 horsepower classic that typically included telescopic forks and higher handle bars as part of the “US” designation. US models also came without sidecar lugs, one of the few distinctions that separated it from the Euro models. This specific example (VIN: 1815783) has just enjoyed a complete restoration and features an aftermarket tank designed and …

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1976 Harley-Davidson Bicentennial Edition Super Glide

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Harley-Davidson Bicentennial Edition Super Glide sold for $4,951 on eBay. Built to commemorate America’s bicentennial in 1976, Harley released a limited-edition motorcycle. This specific example is a mild custom that features the OEM paint job in great condition. You’ll get the original 74 cubic inch Shovelhead engine that’s been recently reworked with a mild …

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2001 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 17 bids on eBay, this Ducati MH900e Evoluzione sold for $16,700. After not seeing one of these for about a year, I feel like a bunch of these Ducati MH900e Evoluziones are coming out of the woodwork. With two that have sold in the last month for at least $20,000, it looks like another seller is trying …

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Former BikeEXIF Feature – 2009 Ducati SC1000s Custom

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

I’m out of town with limited internet, so you only get one bike today. Hopefully you think it’s a good one! The Ducati SC1000s Custom (SC stands for Sport Classic) was an instant classic from the Italian firm, thanks to the retro good looks and the joy of the air-cooled twin. Despite the cost, it was also a common starting …

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Museum Quality – Bimota SB6R

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Bimota SB6R was an uprated version of the SB6, Bimota’s most popular bike – though for a niche Italian manufacturer, “popular” is a relative term (only 1,300 units were produced). The SB6R was only produced from 1997-1999, and in many eyes it’s the pinnacle of classic Bimota motorcycles – brutal power from a Japanese engine with the style and …

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1986 Ducati 750 F1B

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Ducati 750 F1B was a factory racer with lights and signals for street legality. One of the last bikes from Ducati before they were sold to Cagiva, the 750 F1B (and the limited editions based on this bike) is a minimalists’ bike and one of the most sought after Ducatis in the company’s history.

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1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

Did you see the custom Knucklehead from a couple of days ago and think, “that bike would be much better if it was put back to stock?” Well, here’s your chance to grab a ‘very original’ Knucklehead that’s had the same owner since 1974. There’s 46,028 miles on the chassis, but the motor and transmission have recently been rebuilt. Now …