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50th Anniversary Project – 1954 Harley-Davidson KH

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Post Listing Update: This KH did not meet reserve despite 41 bids up to $11,000 on eBay. In 1952, Harley announced the new Model K. Raised compression and bigger cams were good for 30 hp from 45 cubic inches. For their 50th anniversary in 1954, Harley introduced the redesigned KH model and continued their bigger is better mentality, bumping engine …

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Period Trike Custom – 1952 Harley-Davidson Panhead

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Post Sale Update: This Panhead sold for $10,453 after 43 bids on eBay. By combining half a Panhead frame and half a Servicar frame, the builder of this custom Harley-Davidson trike has created something infinitely cooler than the average three-wheeler. What does it for me is the inclusion of several period parts, such as the Bates headlight, AEE springer front …

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2009 Kawasaki KLR650 M1030M1

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Post Listing Update: This diesel KLR did not get any interest at the asking price of $14,000. It was later relisted at the same price with the same result. In 1997, the US Navy announced that it was consolidating the various types of fuel it provided for military vehicles. Diesel motorcycle research at Hayes Diesel Technology (HDT) was already underway, …

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Little American Enduro – 1972 Indian ME100

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Though utterance of the Indian Motorcycle name typically conjures up images of big-bore American-style V-Twin baggers and cruisers, the now Polaris-owned outfit for a time produced a decent number of small and micro-displacement dual-sports, mini and dirt bikes. Primarily produced in the late 60s and 70s, Indian’s range of off-road-oriented tiddlers included some very cool offerings such as the Boy …

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2014 EBR 1190RX

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Post Listing Update: This EBR did not get any interest at the opening bid of $7,100. I’m a fan of Erik Buell – the man refused to let his dreams die, and while his business may have failed, there are a few EBR 1190RX models left for us to remember his genius by. 185hp comes from an 1190cc v-twin and …

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First Year Harley Mini — 1973 Harley-Davidson X-90

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Produced for only three-years, Harley-Davidson’s X-90 was one of the smallest machines to ever bear the bar and shield logo. Built by Harley’s Italian subsidiary, Aermacchi, the X-90 was powered by an air-cooled, 90cc, two-stroke single married to a four-speed gearbox. The successor to 1972’s “Shortster”, the ’73 X-90 featured full road-going lighting, and suspension and brakes fore and aft.

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Ending Soon – 2009 Kawasaki KLR650 M1030M1

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Post Sale Update: This diesel KLR sold for $7,113 after 20 bids on eBay. KLR fans, take a close look at that motor. If it looks different than what you’re used to, it’s because this is a diesel-powered Kawasaki built by Hayes Diversified Technologies for the US Marine Corps. Hayes actually built 3 military Kawis – a gas-powered bike based …

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1974 Penton Mudlark

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The Penton Mudlark is one of the rare flops from John Penton and his now defunct manufacturing firm. Originally designed as a trials bike, it was even called the “Penton Trials” when it was released. Almost immediately, it was met with poor reviews.

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119 Miles – 1971 Rockford Taka 100

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Following up on the Bridgestone Hurricane also available today, it seems appropriate to mention Rockford Motors. They were 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 …