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1975 Rockford Taka 100

In America, Dual-Sport, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Rockford Motors was the American importer for Bridgestone, but when the Japanese firm stopped selling bikes in 1971, Rockford had a bit of an issue. They made a deal with Bridgestone to take over manufacturing rights for the 3 smallest bikes – two 60cc models called the Tora and the Chibi, as well as the 100cc Taka you see in …

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Zero Miles – 2003 Cannondale X440

In America, Less than 5k, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Cannondale did not get any action at the BIN of $4,800 on eBay. The Cannondale X440 was the swansong of Cannondale motorcycles, a subsidiary of the well-known American bicycling company. In the late 90s, Cannondale tried to move into motorsports, with an off-road bike and an ATV. Long story short, it was a disaster. $80 million …

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1976 Penton KTM Hare Scrambler 250

In America, Austria, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Penton sold for $10,100 after 56 bids on eBay in La Plata, Maryland. In 1968, John Penton and KTM started their fruitful relationship when they built some prototypes that eventually became the Penton Berkshire, powered by Sachs 100cc engines. In ’73, the Penton Hare Scrambler was introduced with a new 250cc KTM engine, and the rest …

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1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This XLCH sold for $7,400 after 13 bids on eBay in McLean, Virginia. The XLCH is one of the jewels of the Sportster model line. The CH is affectionately referred to as “Competition Hot” by some and it had a few changes from the XLH, notably a different tank and seat, as well as the removal of …

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1974 Rokon RT340

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Post Sale Update: this Rokon sold for the opening bid of $2,600 on eBay in Greenville, Michigan. The Rokon RT340 was a rare ‘one-wheel’ drive bike featuring an automatic transmission from the company best known for making the go-anywhere Trailbreaker. Because of the transmission, you might suspect it was geared (no pun intended) towards beginners who wanted to learn in …

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1912 Flying Merkel Board Track Racer

In America, Race, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Flying Merkel was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. If you saw the show Sons of Speed last year on Discovery, you should be familiar with Billy Lane, the owner of Choppers, Inc. As part of the series, Billy revived several board track racers – he was able to find a few engines but …