The seller of this custom Harley calls it the “GB1200R” and says that it answers the question, “what if a Honda GB500 came with an American V-Twin motor?” Harley-Davidson’s Sportster platform has long been a popular starting point for customizers, though 2004 was very significant as it was the first year that HD rubber-mounted the engine for a dramatic increase …
5-13-21 Update:: Almost a year later, this interesting sidecar racer is back up for sale – find it with an opening bid of $500 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.
4/30 Update: Uh…nevermind. While at Mecum Las Vegas, I was surprised to see the exact same photo that the “seller” of this bike used…so it’s clearly a scam and I’ve deleted the link. The asking price below is $3,500, but it sold at Mecum for a shocking (to me) $7,920.
Continuing today’s theme of modern Harleys looking like older ones, here’s a 2005 Softail Heritage that’s been turned into a Knucklehead tribute.
According to the seller, this Lightning was “designed by Budweiser” as a gift for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the 2000 Daytona 500.
With an asking price of $1,500, this might be the cheapest way to get yourself a land speed racer that’s set multiple records! This 175cc salt racer set records in A (Special Construction) groups: APS-PG, APS-PF, A-PG, A-PF.
Built by House of Thunder, this custom cruiser features a Harley-Davidson Twin Cam B engine in a package that doesn’t have any external cables or wires (except for the front brake line). It was the winner of the Overall Award at the 2002 Daytona Bike Week Rat’s Hole Show.
In 2016, Indian took the touring chassis that they built for the Chieftain and Roadmaster and stripped it down to create the Springfield – Cycle World called it “the best handling Indian bagger yet.” Just by dumping the frame-mounted fairing with electric-adjust windscreen, Indian was able to shave 24 pounds.
The Cyclone was introduced in 1997 and Buell ended production of the model in 2002. It split the difference between teh S3 Thunderbolt semi-tourer and the S1 Lightning sportbike. It was equipped with a 94 horsepower/1,203cc Harley engine, 5-speed transmission, Thunderstorm heads, lightened flywheel, steel braided brake lines, and Showa suspension. Motorcycle.com called it their ‘preferred’ Buell of the time, …
In 2016, the first motorcycle off of Erik Buell Racing (EBR)’s production line was a “1776” Limited Edition 1190RX superbike. It was a limited edition with an American flag livery that was officially called the 1776 Limited Edition, though lots of riders just called them the Patriots.
File this under “unexpected custom”, though when you take a moment to think it through it makes quite a lot of sense to shove the torquey Suzuki V-Twin into a C&J flat track frame for judicious fun on the street.
Offered individually or as a set, a seller in Central California has two Harley-Davidson WLAs restored by Steve LeMay of Resurrection Cycles as well as a trailer “to look like a trailer that could’ve been built during the war” with ’36 Chevrolet wheels and “authentic WWII hardware.”
Over on the auction site, our buddy Kevin Erion has opened up his private stash of leathers from some of your favorite Erion Honda AMA riders! One of my favorites is this set worn by Jake Zemke when he was competing with Bruce Transportation as the Erion Racing satellite team in 2001 and 2002.
The WR is an interesting bike in Harley’s storied history. Designed specifically for Class C competition, it featured a 738cc V-twin with several upgrades. Sold as a stripper-spec racing machine, it did not have lights or brakes, and was sold to assist privateer efforts to avoid putting money into a factory team. It was incredibly successful – by 1948, it …
2-28-21 Update: 9 months later, this Nostalgia is up for sale with a hefty discount. The ask has gone from $95k to $64,500 – find it here on eBay. For context, we had one for sale at Iconic for several months. We let it go for $37,450 including buyer’s fees. A couple of years ago, I shared a custom based …