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1954 BSA A10 Road Rocket 650

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This Road Rocket sold for $5,700 after 12 bids on eBay. Marketed as “undoubtedly the worlds greatest motorcycle” when it was released to the world in 1954, the BSA A10 Road Rocket was developed from the Golden Flash, but enhanced to compete with Triumphs and Nortons of its time. It was BSA’s top of the line bike, …

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1943 NSU Kettenkrad

In Germany, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Today is all about off-roaders, and this might be one of the craziest of all. The NSU Kettenkrad (Ketten = tracks, krad = German military abbreviation for motorcycle), was a half-track designed initially as a light tractor for airborne troops. Due to its diminutive size, it was the only ‘gun tractor’ capable of fitting in certain Nazi aircraft. The formal …

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1967 Honda CL77 Scrambler

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This CL77 did not meet reserve at $4,750 after 30 bids on eBay. The Honda CL77 Scrambler was, in a way, the off-road brother of the venerable Super Hawk. Any Honda CL denotes a scrambler, and this was one of the best – in 1968, the Baja 1000 was won on a CL77.

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1989 BMW R100GS

In Dual-Sport, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This R100GS sold for $4,050 on eBay. The BMW R100GS was the bike that broke open the mold for BMW. While the R80GS was the first of this new category of bikes, the R100 updated everything and sold over 34,000 units. The best way to sum up this bike would probably be in the words of my mechanic, …

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Ending Soon – 1983 Husqvarna WR 430

In Off-Road, Sweden by Abhi0 Comments

The Husqvarna WR 430 is a big, funky enduro that I find visually appealing in a semi “ugly-duckling” sort of way. This specific Husqvarna WR 430 (VIN: W00004656) is offered by the second owner, and it has just received a complete mechanical restoration, while preserving the faded palstics that let you know this bike has been enjoyed. This is the …

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Laverda 750 SFC was pulled from eBay, final sale price unknown. I’ve been on a bit of an older Italian sport bike kick recently, but I’m trying to mix it up. With that said, I couldn’t help but feature this Laverda 750 SFC, a limited-production, street-legal racer that was the most iconic bike to ever come with …

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Video Intermission – BikeEXIF for Dummies

In Blog by Abhi0 Comments

I’ll start this off by saying I love BikeEXIF – I subscribe to their daily email and I link to them on my “Want More?” page. I guess anything successful is easy to make fun of, so here’s a laugh at the expense of sites like BikeEXIF that are instrumental in spreading the word about some of the world’s best …

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1956 Suzuki Colleda ST-II

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Suzuki Colleda ST-II did not meet reserve at $5,100. From the same seller as the Toyomotor TB from a couple of days ago comes this Suzuki Colleda (which roughly translates to “this is the one”, or something similarly special). The first motorcycle from Suzuki, the Colleda was introduced to the world in 1954. Several changes came in …

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1 of 15 – 2013 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Yoshimura Limited Edition

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Gixxer has been a fixture in the sportbike world for decades, and Pops Yoshimura is famous for his involvement with Suzuki’s factory racing team. The two names have been closely intertwined for years, and one of the most recent collaborations is the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Yoshimura Limited Edition. Reader Zack B noticed at his local dealership when on a …

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7 Lovely Italians

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Reader John K. has just tipped me off to someone on eBay who’s selling off 7 rare small to medium Italians that have all spent the last 10 years in a museum, so they’ll need varying amounts of work. Most are about 50-60 years old, and some of these bikes, I’ve never even heard of! All bikes available in Englewood, …

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Rebirth – 2000 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro sold for $33,500 on eBay. After decades of racing dominance in the middle of the 1900s, MV Agusta started to flounder after the death of the Agusta brothers who founded the company. They piddled around until being purchased by Cagiva in 1991 – but it took nearly another decade for the company …

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Mini Enduro – 1988 Yamaha DT50 MX

In Japan, Off-Road, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

This bike always made me think of Thomas the Tank Engine, with its baby blue paint scheme and the “little engine that could” possibilities. I think I was just stunned that it could actually get around in the dirt. Sold unchanged for nearly 15 years, the Yamaha DT50MX is a baby motocrosser that might be one of the best campground …

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2007 Aprilia Bol D’Or

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Bol D’Or was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Aprilia Bol D’Or was a very limited production bike built to commemorate Aprilia’s particpation in the Bol D’Or, a 24 hour endurance race that occurs every spring at Le Mans. I have to admit, the idea of creating a bike to celebrate participating in a …