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1920 Harley-Davidson JD Racer

In America, Race, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Harley-Davidson JD Racer sold for $17,100 on eBay. 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 …

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Daytona Orange – 1975 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This BMW R90S did not meet reserve on eBay, despite 47 bids up to $8,100. I adore the BMW R90S, which was a game-changer when it was released to the world. The Daytona Orange color was the second of two available paint schemes, both of which are beautiful and incredibly difficult to reproduce. With oversight from Hans Muth, …

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1980 Moto Morini 3 1/2

In Italy, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

4-24 Update: This Moto Morini 3 1/2 is back up for sale with bidding up to $3,550 here on eBay. Post Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this Moto Morini 3 1/2 did not meet reserve at $3,200. The Moto Morini 3 1/2 is one of those bikes that isn’t well known but has amassed a cult following that’s …

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1996 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 sold for $5,899. Moto Guzzi fans are few and far between in this country, but they’re a passionate group. Big bikes with lovely, torquey V-Twin engines, Guzzi is best known for cruisers and standard bikes. But the Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 was a beautiful deviation from the norm.

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2009 Triumph Scrambler Custom

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Launched in 2006, the Triumph Scrambler 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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Big Tank 2 – 1965 BMW R69S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Based on the popularity of yesterday’s BMW R60US with a Hoske tank, it seemed obvious to me that you guys would want to see an even better example of the breed. Here’s a lovely BMW R69S, or as Cycle magazine put it in 1962, “the smoothest, best finished, quietest and cleanest motorcycle it has ever been our pleasure to ride. …

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1947 Schwinn Whizzer

In America, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: After 6 bids on eBay, this Schwinn Whizzer did not meet reserve at $1,225. First produced in 1939, the Whizzer bicycle engine was built by Breene-Taylor engineering, an airplane part manufacturer based out of Los Angeles. Three years later, the engine production was sold off and it continued on until the mid 60’s. If you learn anything from …

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1990 Suzuki RGV250 V21

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Nowadays, the mention of a Japanese 250 usually makes on think of the Ninja, a solid learner bike that doesn’t normally excite the senses like other current motorcycles. But 20 years ago, Suzuki built a 250 two-stroke race-replica of its Gamma V-2 racer – good for over 50 horsepower in the narrow power-band. The Suzuki RGV250 was born, and it …

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Boxer Harley – 1942 Harley-Davidson XA

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted more than any other bike I’ve seen in years, this Harley-Davidson XA finally sold for $36,661.93. During World War II, the US Government asked HD to build a motorcycle similar to what BMW was making for the Germans – shaft drive, boxer engine, and other features that made the bikes low maintenance. The Harley-Davidson XA …

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1974 Bultaco Matador MkV

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Spanish motorcycle company Bultaco was created when Francisco Bulto resigned from Montesa – a company he had co-founded – because the board wanted to withdraw from racing and he had no interest in such a decision. He took most of Montesa’s racing department with him and created Bultaco. Today we’ve got a Bultaco Matador MkV, designed by Luis Carreras, …

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Big Tank – 1968 BMW R60US

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BMW R60US was a 30 horsepower classic that typically included telescopic forks and higher handle bars as part of the “US” designation. US models also came without sidecar lugs, one of the few distinctions that separated it from the Euro models. This specific example (VIN: 1815783) has just enjoyed a complete restoration and features an aftermarket tank designed and …

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1976 Harley-Davidson Bicentennial Edition Super Glide

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Harley-Davidson Bicentennial Edition Super Glide sold for $4,951 on eBay. Built to commemorate America’s bicentennial in 1976, Harley released a limited-edition motorcycle. This specific example is a mild custom that features the OEM paint job in great condition. You’ll get the original 74 cubic inch Shovelhead engine that’s been recently reworked with a mild …