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To the Top of Alaska, Day 14 – Part 1

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June 17th, 2014 – Happy Valley, AK to Prudhoe Bay, AK ~90 miles Like every movie franchise in Hollywood nowadays, I’m going to split this post into two parts. There’s just too many photos to get through in this day to cover in one sitting, so I’ll split it up into the last 90 miles to the top plus the …

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1975 BMW R90S Turbo

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Quick – what looks like a BMW R100RS but is actually powered by a turbocharged R90S engine that’s been bored out to 1050cc? This bike! This bike has 160,000 miles – unclear how many were with the turbo on, but it’s at least 40,000. The bike has sat for a while, so it starts but runs rough. It’ll need some …

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Bonham’s Auction Preview – National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, United Kingdom

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Update: Turns out that since I wrote up this preview, Bonham’s has added many more motorcycles to the listing. Check out the full list and the link below. This auction preview is going international – specifically to Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire, United Kingdom for a Bonham’s auction on September 6, 2014. Of the featured vehicles, 10 are some …

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1950 Stokvis Rap Imperial Moped

In Scooter, Small Displacement by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Listing Update: After being relisted twice, this bike did not meet reserve at $930. I’ve never heard of this, and I can’t find much information about it online, but the Stokvis Rap Imperial is a cool-looking scooter that you won’t see anywhere else. The red/white paint scheme and the white walls scream 50s Cadillac to me – in my dreams …

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I’m on Vacation!

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Hola loyal readers – I’m taking off to Brazil for a week and a half, so posting might be less frequent for the next few days. I apologize in advance. On the flip side, the whole trip will be worth it if I somehow stumble upon the Amazonas 1600 – a Brazilian monstrosity designed to replace the aging fleet of …

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1998 Honda CBR600 F3 Smokin’ Joe’s Replica

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One of my favorite liveries of all time is the Marlboro McLaren F1s of the early 90s – probably in part due to my obsession with Ayrton Senna. Nowadays, a livery featuring a tobacco company is pretty much out of the question. I don’t even smoke, but I have a soft spot for the cigarette liveries that we will never …

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2003 Royal Enfield Bullet Continental

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When Royal Enfield entered the US market a few years ago, they had an interesting side offering – complete kits to convert your motorcycle into a a cafe racer, scrambler, statesider, etc. They’ve since opened up a separate parts division called nfieldgear (how cute), where you can see some examples. Here’s an example of a Royal Enfield Bullet that got …

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1938 Indian Four 438

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Post-Listing Update: This 438 did not meet reserve with bidding up to $64,850 on eBay. One of the most famous Indians, the Indian Four 438 is a descendant of the Ace motorcycles that Indian purchased in 1927. Some consider this to be the finest Indian ever built.

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RC51 – 2001 Honda RVT1000R

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The Honda RVT1000R, also known as the RC51, was Honda’s take on the V-Twin replica racer, beating Ducati at it’s own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship. It all started back in 1988, when rule changes allowed for V-Twin engines up to 999cc in a time when 750cc 4-cylinders were dominating races. Ducati took over with …

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Fire Bike – 1960 Honda C71 Dream

In Japan, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This fire-fighting bike did not meet reserve at $976 after 7 bids on eBay. I try to avoid featuring projects on this site, but when someone gives you the chance to feature a motorcycle that was used in fire response, you take what you can get! This Honda C71 Dream was an ex-fire bike in Japan and is …

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2001 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

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There are multiple motorcycles out there inspired by Mike Hailwood, but the Ducati MH900e Evoluzione might be the most visually extreme. Originally a sketch from the legenedary Pierre Terblanche, Ducati got plenty of positive feedback and decided to post a survey on their website to see if its passionate fans would actually buy a production version. 300 people said yes, …

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To the Top of Alaska, Day 13

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Day 13 – June 16th, 2014 – Fairbanks, AK to Happy Valley, AK ~410 miles The day didn’t get off to a good start. We were supposed to meet up with Mike, who was also staying at the University. We figured that we would get a 6am start and see if the weather gods would be nice, in an attempt …