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Suzuki TL1000S Street Tracker

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J&M Racing Products have made a name for themselves by building Flat Tracker frames for a wide variety of motorcycles – some you’d expect, some you might not. This Suzuki TL1000S Street Tracker falls in the latter category for me, but it must be a tremendous amount of fun. This absurd bike just looks like it’s all motor, thanks to …

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Wedge Tank – 1927 BSA S27

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In the late 20’s, Britain’s motorcycle industry was rapidly expanding. This was partly due to price cutting started by Triumph’s Model P, which sold for less than 43 pounds in 1925. The BSA S27 was built to help compete at low prices, thanks to a MSRP of 45 pounds. However, the fact that they were ‘basic’ means that many were …

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450 Miles – 1972 Rickman Zundapp 125

In England, Germany, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Established in 1960, Rickman motorcycles initially supplied frame kits built for many British bikes, as companies would not sell engines to them.  At the start of the 70s, Rickman got access to engines from all around the world, and started exporting several small-displacement motocross bikes, many to the United States.  Ranging from 100cc to 250cc in displacement, today we look …

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Video Intermission – Loading Your Bike On A Truck

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Reader Mike the Bike sent over one of the greatest videos I’ve seen in a while, and I felt obligated to share it with you. It’s just 15 seconds – I highly recommend that you check out this video of Jack Field, owner of Flair Action Sports, showing off the coolest possible way of loading his trials bike on a …

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Wayne Rainey Tribute – 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R was Team Green’s literbike effort, and was very competitive when new. Will Keneflick of RetroSBK used one to build a tribute bike to the legendary Wayne Rainey, and after a tremendous amount of custom work, he ended up with the bike you see in front of you. This specific Ninja (VIN: JKAZXCD1136A00090) has the custom work …

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Under $2,000 – 1972 Yamaha CS3

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A two-stroke 200cc motorcycle, the Yamaha CS3 was a parallel twin that was also known as the RD200 in other markets. It featured a five-speed transmisison and an oil injection system, which helped the bike perform much better than you might expect a 200cc bike to run. This specific example should run just fine as it has recently received a …

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1971 Suzuki T500 Cafe Racer

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One of the all time greats in classic Japanese motorcycle history, the Suzuki T500 Cafe Racer showed the world that a big displacement 2-stroker didn’t have to overheat. It was considered one of the most reliable motorcycles built in the 60s, but it always took a back seat to Honda’s CB450.

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1963 Norton Atlas 750

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Named after the ICBM, the Norton Atlas was released in 1962, earning a so-so reputation before being replaced by the classic Commando. Built to appeal to American aesthetic preferences, it was initially only produced for export. The Atlas produced 55 horsepower, with plenty of torque available low in the rev range. Utilizing Norton’s famous Featherbed frame, the bike weighed about …

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1922 Harley-Davidson JD Racer

In America, Race, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

By 1920, HD was the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer – with dealerships in 67 countries. One of their featured bikes at the time was the 1000cc Harley-Davidson JD, which became the first motorcycle to ever win a race with an average speed of over 100 mph in 1921, on a board track in Fresno, California.

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1978 Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

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Post-Sale Update: After 23 bids on eBay, this Honda CB750 Cafe Racer sold for $9,100 on eBay. 5-6 Update: And it’s back. Find this Honda CB750 Cafe Racer for sale on eBay with bidding up to $6,100 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post-Listing Update: Despite 21 bids up to $7,350.00, this Honda CB750 Cafe Racer did …

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JDM Lucky Strike – 1999 Suzuki GSXR750

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The Suzuki GSXR750 is an original Japanese model in the JDM-only Lucky Strike paint scheme. It was brought over from Japan by a US servicemen, and is now titled in Oklahoma in excellent condition. It’s recently been serviced and is ready to go. Find this Suzuki GSXR750 for sale in Mustang, Oklahoma for $5,899 or best offer here on eBay.

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1960 Royal Enfield Constellation

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A higher peformance bike from Royal Enfield, the Constellation was a 700cc with an engine based on the Super Meteor powerplant. Affectionately known as the Connie, this bike produced 51 horsepower thanks to a TT carb and siameze exhaust. The bike also got a new frame to handle the 700cc engine and its new-fangled power. Find this Royal Enfield Constellation …

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1986 Ducati 750F1

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 4 bids on eBay, this Ducati 750F1 sold for $12,500 Ducati’s last stand before being sold to the Castiglioni brothers, the 750F1A featured hand made aluminum tanks, floating rotors, and other features designed to make it a race bike for the street. Raw and uncompromising, it was slightly down on power but an excellent handler – and …

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Moto Bellissima’s MotoGiro East Prologue

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Reader Jeff Z, creator of the blog Moto Bellissima, has graciously let me know that he’s covering this year’s MotoGiro East. It’s going on right now, and he’s enjoying the show from Chase Truck #1. If photos like these tickle your fancy, head on over to Jeff’s blog and check out his prologue of the MotoGiro. I look forward to …