2007 Dynamic Choppers Custom

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Well, this Dynamic Choppers Custom will definitely be one-of-a-kind. Unfortunately, it’ll be one-of-a-kind in your garage, or in a museum, but not on the road, as it’s a non-rideable showpiece. There’s not much to go on here. For more details, check out this article. Or check out an album of photos here. Find it here on ADVRider for the eye-watering …

View Post

1957 Triumph Thunderbird Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

This Triumph Thunderbird 650 is already rare by itself. But with a sidecar on the LEFT side? Utterly fantastic. The Thunderbird name has shown up on 3 distinct models of the Triumph line since 1949 – this 6T model is from the original series. The Triumph Thunderbird was created as the firm’s stab at the American market – they bored …

View Post

1973 Honda Elsinore 250

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi1 Comment

This Honda Elsinore 250 is a first-year model of Honda’s first serious dirt bike. Frankly, it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor. It was the first bike Honda built from scratch instead of trying to adapt a street bike to the dirt. Honda signed …

View Post

1982 Suzuki Katana

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Suzuki Katana is a very distinctive bike designed by Hans Muth (the fairing might remind you of a similar Muth creation – the BMW R65LS). In the late 70s and early 80s, Japanese manufacturers were selling standard bikes as fast as they could make them.  And while most of the bikes were technically sound, they all started to emulate …

View Post

1996 Ducati 916

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ducati 916 needs no introduction, but for a teenage boy who didn’t know much about motorcycles, it was a revelation. The dual projector headlights, the SSSA, and the underseat exhausts all caught my imagination and even to this day, have never let go. Designed by Massimo Tamburini, the 916 has become an icon in the sportbike world. I’ll leave …

View Post

1993 Yamaha TDM 850

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Yamaha TDM 850 is definitely an oddball…a well-rounded bike in a US market that seems to prefer hyper-specialization. Sold in the US for only two years (1992-1993), there aren’t very many of these bikes still around, but the TDM definitely has a cult following. Well suited for tall riders, Yamaha designed this bike to enjoy mountain roads and also …

View Post

1973 Hodaka Combat Wombat

In America, Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

I’m not going to lie – part of the reason I’m featuring this bike because it has one of the greatest vehicle names ever. With that said, this Japanese-American joint venture produced a series of very popular bikes during the 60s and 70s, with fantastic names like the Combat Wombat shown here, as well as the Dirt Squirt and Road …

View Post

1975 Suzuki GT750 – Water Buffalo

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

This 1975 Suzuki GT750, also known as the Water Buffalo, was a unique 738cc liquid cooled 2-stroke triple. This is the bike that put Suzuki on the map in the United States. Maintain the breaker points periodically and you’ve got yourself a bike reliable enough to be a daily rider, if you so choose. When it was first announced, riders …

View Post

1982 Honda CBX

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Honda CBX featured the first 6-cylinder engine Honda put in a motorcycle. This engine made the CBX one of the fastest production bike at the time, and truly put Honda on the map when it came to American motorcycle owners. “The CBX is a mountain road flyer beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.” Cycle Magazine, February 1978 For the last two …

View Post

1989 Suzuki LT500R – Quadzilla

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

It’s not every day that the currently fastest vehicle in an industry was made back in the 80s, but that what seems to have happened with ATVs. In the 80s, Suzuki took the lead in performance All-Terrain-Vehicles, and competed with Yamaha’s Banshee with their LT500R QuadRacer. Because of its incredible size and speed, the Suzuki LT500R became known as “Quadzilla”. …

View Post

1983 Honda Gyro S

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Here’s something you don’t see everyday…a Honda Gyro Scooter. Like the new Piaggio MP3, this is a tilting three wheel scooter, except in this case, the two wheels are in the back. Check out this video from an owner unrelated to the seller: GYRO, an acronym for “Great Your Recreation Original”, was sold in America for only 3 years. It …

View Post

2003 BMW F650CS

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BMW F650CS, also known as the Scarver (a blend of Street and Carver), was one of the weirdest bikes BMW ever made – and that’s saying a lot. Superficially, it made perfect sense – medium displacement, high mpg street bike aimed at commuters with a low maintenance belt drive. Weird looks combined with the fact that a F650GS could …

View Post

1983 Honda CX650 Turbo

In Japan, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

In the 80s, Japanese manufacturers started to throw turbos onto a lot of their bikes as they saw it as the future of motorcycling. Kawi, Yamaha, and Honda all had turbo options, though the Honda CX650 Turbo was arguably the best. For varying reasons, the market never panned out, and so only 1,200 were ever imported into the US and …

View Post

2001 Honda NSR 150 – Repsol

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

9-27 Update: 5 months later, this Honda NSR 150 has now turned up on eBay, with just a few more miles and, most importantly, a New York Title! Not bad. Find it here with bidding at $3,150 and the reserve not yet met in Newport News, Virginia. Let’s see how much the price has shot up now that this bike …

View Post

Ghost Rider Buell

In America, Standard by Abhi3 Comments

Hard to describe this one, so you’ll just have to see it for yourself! What we have here is a heavily modified Buell created for the Nicolas Cage movie ‘Ghost Rider’. Originally released to the public as part of a Sony/Sobe giveaway, the bike has now found a home in SLC. Modifications are numerous, as is evident from the photo. …