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1956 Ariel Red Hunter

In England, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 37 bids on eBay, this Ariel Red Hunter sold for $7,000. A model that lasted for nearly 30 years, the Ariel Red Hunter was the name given to a grand variety of single-cylinder engines produced by Ariel from 1932-1959.

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Bought on Bike-urious – MZ 1000S

In Bought on Bike-urious, Germany, Sport by Abhi11 Comments

I’m absolutely delighted to share our first success story (tentatively titled “Bought on Bike-urious”) with you all. David, one of the more prolific (and knowledgeable) members of the Bike-urious community, has just taken delivery of the MV 1000S featured two weeks ago. As you can see in the background, the weather isn’t ready for him to enjoy his new motorcycle, …

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Ending Soon – 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport – 1 of 200

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

A classic in its own right, the BMW R100RS needs no introduction. However, in 1978, BMW released a limited edition – the Motorsport. 200 were released to the United States. The fancy name of the BMW R100RS Motorsport might lead you to believe that there were significant upgrades made to this bike, but unfortunately that’s not the case. All you …

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Blue Beauty – 1970 Norton Commando 750

In Blog by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Commando did not have any takers at $8,200. The Norton Commando 750 was an instant classic, and for good reason. Here we’ve got an example in a lovely metal flake blue that you won’t see everyday. It’s had a recent engine rebuild, and comes with a rare John Player front fender, ’73 seat, and the other rarities …

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Show Rider- 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider Custom

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider Custom sold for $12,500 on eBay. In 1971, HD released the Super Glide, their first ‘factory custom’. In 1977, the company introduced the Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider, with a 74 ci engine surrounded by the FL frame. Seat height was just 27 inches, meaning nearly anyone could ride it.

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2009 Triumph Scrambler 900

In Dual-Sport, England by Abhi0 Comments

Launched in 2006, the Triumph Scrambler 900 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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Ultimate Monster – 2007 Ducati Monster S4RS Testastretta

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Ducati Monster S4RS Testastretta got up to $5,500 but did not meet reserve. Originally created as a styling exercise, the Monster was appropriately named as it was a Frankenstein’d bike: a parts bin special with the front half (including engine) of a 900SS, the fork from a 750 Supersport, and the back half of a frame from …

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240 HP – Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III

In America, England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III got one offer, but it wasn’t good enough to move the bike. 2-25 Update: 2 months later, this Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III is back up for sale, but this time on eBay. Find it with a BIN of $17,499 or best offer here on eBay. The Triumph Rocket III made quite …

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2001 Buell S3T Thunderbolt

In America, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

As I was admiring a friend’s Ducati Paul Smart this weekend, I remarked that more motorcycles should have frames in colors other than black. This Buell S3T Thunderbolt (in addition to being the basis of the police-spec Defender) features a very distinctive paint scheme of Volcano Gray plastics on an Orange frame and wheels. This beauty is being sold by …

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1968 BSA Victor 441 Special

In Dual-Sport, England by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: 2 hours after this writeup, this BSA Victor 441 Special sold at the BIN price of $5,500. Hope you were able to get a peek beforehand! In the early 60’s, BSA’s race team was developing a large single in the hopes of winning the 500cc world motocross championship. A 441cc engine ended up being the ticket, which helped …

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1974 Rickman Triumph

In Cafe Racer, England by Abhi0 Comments

Yoshinobu Kosaka, commonly known as Yoshi, is the founder of the popular vintage shop in SoCal called Garage Company. His story is an interesting one, but the current chapter involves plenty of classic bikes – particularly Triumphs. One of his best known Triumphs is a ’74 Rickman chassis with a ’67 Triumph 650cc twin powerplant.

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<1 Mile - 2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Yamaha took their incredibly popular 1000cc sportbike and modified just 500 examples into near-production racers. The Yamaha R1 Limited Edition bikes have been in hot demand ever since, but this one stands out from its 499 brothers as it has just 0.1 miles on the odometer.