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Instant Classic – 1991 BMW K1

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this BMW K1 sold for $8,636. BMW’s first attempt at a modern sport bike, the K1 featured distinctive bodywork that in hindsight, seems like what a kid would imagine bikes would look like in 2050. In addition to its remarkable looks, the bodywork led to a drag coefficient of .38 – the lowest …

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5,016 Miles – 1975 Yamaha RD350

In Japan, Sport by Abhi9 Comments

The Yamaha RD350 was an instant classic – and this bike is an excellent example of the breed. With just 5,016 miles, this bike has great original paint, and everything mechanical seems to work just fine. It’s always been garaged, never been down, and comes with the OEM tool kit. Find this incredibly original Yamaha RD350 for sale in Fleetwood, …

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Centaur – 1998 Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro Sport

In Cruiser, Italy by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro Sport did not meet reserve at $6,110. Designed for the 75th anniversary of the MG factory, the Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro was a limited production model (just 1918 ever built) that was a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork, made out of bodywork that the factory advertised for …

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1947 Norton Manx

In England, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Norton Manx was a racing bike built for a whopping 15 years built in long stroke and short stroke variants. The Manx has a long, complicated history, but in recent times there has been a resurgence in its popularity for classic motorcycle racing, leading to aftermarket firms specializing in service and parts supply for these classics. If you know …

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1938 Triumph Tiger T90

In England, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite 33 bids up to $16,100, this Triumph Tiger T90 did not meet reserve on eBay. Triumph has been around in various forms since 1885, but it really started to enjoy some success after being acquired in 1936 by the same man who owned Ariel. That year, the company was restructured, it started exporting bikes to the US, …

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Airplane Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Japan by Abhi1 Comment

From r/motorcycles comes the discovery of this odd “Airplane Trike”, named as it utilizes part of the fuselage of a small aircraft. With the paint job, it definitely reminds me of a mutant school bus. Using the mechanical components of a ’89 Goldwing – 1500cc boxer six-cylinder producing 100 horsepower. Conveniently, the Wing has a 5-speed transmission with reverse, so …

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1963 Harley Davidson FLH Panhead Custom

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: After 63 bids on eBay, this Harley Davidson Panhead Custom did not meet reserve at $24,999 This Harley Davidson Panhead Custom was completely restored in December 2013 and looks great. It’s got 4,500 miles (just about 3,900 before the restoration), and the seller claims that no expense was spared with top of the line parts. Find this Panhead …

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1974 Honda CR250M Elsinore

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

This Honda CR250M Elsinore is a first-year model of Honda’s first serious dirt bike. It’s historically significant as it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor.

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Best of Both Worlds – 1964 Triton

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The term Triton came about as many private builders (and even some dealerships in London) started to take the best features of Triumphs and Nortons – the engine from the former and the frame from the latter – to make a bike that had the best of both worlds. Triton combines the two names (and is also the name of …

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1954 BSA A10 Road Rocket 650

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 AbhiLeave a Comment

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 AbhiLeave a Comment

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.