Jim Edwins was the man behind the J. I. Edwins Company in Issaquah, Washington. The firm was best known for the production of the “Trooper”, a competitor to the better-known Tote Gote.
10-18-21 Update: Boodaak has found its way over to our auction site – find it with a bit more information and bidding up to $10,069 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions! It’s not clear from this video, but it’s one of the loudest bikes I’ve encountered: Back in 2013/2014, Deus’ Michael “Woolie” Woolaway built a pair of café’d Honda super singles, …
Want 8 cylinder power in a cruiser but think that Boss Hoss bikes are ostentatious and ridiculous? Check out this Honest Charley-branded bike, which features a 60 horsepower Ford flathead! Honest Charley was one of the original speed shops – older readers may remember seeing ads for hop-up Ford parts half a century ago. According to some comments over at …
One of the rarest bikes ever built by Harley-Davidson, the MT500 was originally built by the British in the 80s. Rights to the design were sold by Armstrong-CCM to HD, who sold just 355 copies of the MT500 in 1999, and a few more the following year. Only select HD dealerships were allowed to sell these bikes.
2015 was Nicky Hayden’s last full season in MotoGP – he raced a Honda RC213V-RS under Aspar Racing with Eugene Laverty as a teammate. Per the seller, these are the boots Nicky rode in the Catalunya Grand Prix that year with a special design specific for that race.
There’s some great names in motorcycling history – Combat Wombat, Interceptor, and, to name a few. But damn if “Horny Toad” ain’t high up on the list as well!
I’m not sure what to call this bike, but the tank says “Buella” because it combines a Buell 1,200cc V-Twin motor in a “modified” Honda CR500 frame!
Featured in the August 2009 issue of Cycle World, this XR750 custom was called “Stars & Stripes” – you can probably guess where the name came from.
7-21-21 Update:Another 3 years later, Tim Huber notes that this famous Harley is now for sale by Heritage Auctions. They’re accepting offers for another couple of weeks, and the BIN price is $125,000. Good luck! 1-9-18 Update: 2.5 years later, this bike is now being offered by a different seller (but with the same asking price). Find it in Beverly …
For 2003, Harley-Davidson celebrated their 100th Anniversary with special variants of their most popular models. The 100th Anniversary Road King was adorned in Sterling Silver and Vivid Black as well as “100” branding all over the bike.
The XR1200 was Harley-Davidon’s sportiest offering for years, but this example was taken much further in 2014 by Shaw Speed and Custom, who were inspired by HD’s classic race machines wearing the #3 of Cal Rayborn. What do you think of the final result?
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 a rush!
Built by Roland Sands Design, this Sportster has been turned into what they call the “Racester” – they debuted it back at Born Free 4 in 2012. What do you think of the final product?
In 2017, Confederate Motorcycles made the dramatic change of renaming themselves to Curtiss. Then they made an even bigger change: they announced that they were switching from gigantic V-Twin engines to electric motorcycles. Their prototype to show the world what they had in store was the Zeus, a concept that was awarded the “Innovation Award” at the 2018 Quail Motorcycle …
The Fischer MRX was the result of an unlikely partnership between roadracer-cum-entrepreneur Dan Fischer and Hyosung in what was marketed as “The Affordable Exotic”.