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Turbo Diesel Custom – 1985 Suzuki GS450

In America, Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Sparks Motors is the shop behind the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. When the builder/seller of this bike (Sam Turner of Head Turner Customs) was hired there, he decided to create a diesel-powered motorcycle on his personal time. Highlights include a 20 horsepower, 1,100cc agricultural water pump diesel engine with a custom tube frame chassis and art-deco inspired design. In …

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1972 Yankee Z500

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the early 70s, John Taylor of Schenectady, New York started building the Yankee Z500, an American dual-sport designed to compete with the best bikes coming out of Europe. Yankee Motor Company started by importing machines from OSSA, the Spanish off-road powerhouse, and then moved to modifying OSSA engines in their own custom frames. Eventually, they combined two OSSA 250cc …

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1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

In America, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The XR750 is one of Harley-Davidson’s most iconic motorcycles – though it was never intended to be street legal. But what if Harley took a XR motor and shoved it in a Sportster frame? Willie G himself had a similar thought, and the XR1000 was born. It would pair the new-for-82 XLX chassis with a motor that retained the Sportster …

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Power-Dyne Vehicles – 1975 PDV Gringo 250

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8-22-2020 Update: A year later, this Gringo is up for sale somewhere between the previous BIN and the untouched opening bid – find it for sale with an asking price of $7,500 here on VFT. Post Listing Update: This custom RT did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,500 on eBay. 4-9-2019 Update: 7 months later, the …

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1967 Rokon Trailbreaker

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Post Sale Update: This Rokon sold for $3,700 after 11 bids on eBay Rokon was founded in the early 60s with the intent of developing a “moto-tractor” that featured two wheel drive. This task was achieved with a combination of shaft, chain, and belt drives, and it enabled riders to go nearly anywhere – as long as they weren’t in …

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2002 Buell Thunderbolt S3T

In America, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Thunderbolt sold for $3,701 after 10 bids on eBay in Collinsville, Illinois. Based on the S3 Thunderbolt sport-tourer, the “S3T” gained some extra touring bits to go with the extra T – taller bars, lower fairings, and color-matched hard bags.

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2010 Kris Krome Board Tracker

In America, Custom by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This sold for $4,550 after 6 bids on eBay in Edmond, Oklahoma. The styling isn’t really for me, however I’m using this bike as an excuse to share a product I rarely see in the wild: the Hawg Halter Sprotor (as in a combined Sprocket/Rotor):