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Electric Dual Sport – Zero DS 11.4

In America, Dual-Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Dual-sport bikes usually conjure up dreams of trips to Alaska and remote exploration. You might not associate a bike that needs to be charged every 100-150 miles with those types of trips, but if you’re someone who trailers a bike to the good stuff, the Zero DS 11.4 might just be the bike for you.

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1974 Can-Am TNT 125

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Canada’s attempt at the MX world, the Can-Am TNT 125 was one of many dirt-oriented bikes produced during the short but very sweet lifespan of Can-Am. An acronym for Track ‘n’ Trail, the TNT bikes shared the same chassis and engine as the MX bikes, but utilized lower compression for easy riding traits on trails. Lasting only 3 years, the …

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Rare For The Wrong Reason – 1973 Penton Mudlark

In America, Dual-Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post Listing Update: This Mudlark did not meet reserve despite 23 bids up to $7,400. Every once in a while, we encounter a bike that’s rare not by choice. Today’s example of that is the Penton Mudlark, one of the rare flops from John Penton and his self-titled, now defunct, manufacturing firm. Originally designed as a trials bike, it was …

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Immaculate Indian – 1946 Indian Chief

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Post-Sale Update: Wow. Just a few hours after we posted this Indian Chief for sale, it sold for the full asking price of $30,000. The Indian Chief was the most famous of the motorcycles produced by Indian, a company founded in 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Founded even before Triumph and Harley, Indian has been in and out of business since …

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1 of 55 – 1983 Harley-Davidson FXSB Dealer Award

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Here’s one we’ve never heard of before – the Harley-Davidson FXSB Dealer Award, a limited run of just 55 models built as an award for dealers. This shovelhead displaces 1340cc, and it came in a lovely shade of “Candy Apple Rootbeer” that shines just right in sunlight. Have you been looking for the perfect rare Harley project? This might be …

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1999 Corbin Sparrow

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Post-Sale Update: After 9 bids on eBay, this Corbin Sparrow sold for $6,256.56. Alright, it might be a stretch to call this a motorcycle, but as it was developed by Mike Corbin (of Corbin seat fame), we’ll let this one slide.  In addition to his famous aftermarket seat company, Corbin pursued electric vehicle development for many years.  In fact, he …

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Beetle Power – 1964 “VMW” Willis 4

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We start off this listing by apologizing for the picture quality, but this bike is just too interesting not to share. In the 1960’s, two men named Jack Pruett and Bruce Butterfield owned a motorcycle dealership named Jack’s in Fresno, California. The two combined forces with a Mr. Willis and built adapters that allowed them to put VW 1600cc 4-cylinder …

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Mini Indian – 1974 Indian MM-5A

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 25 bids on eBay, this Indian MM-5A did not meet reserve at $2,080. The Indian MM-5A, also known as the Indian Mini Mini, was a mini bike designed for little children (4-5 year olds) to become familiar with motorcycles, but also the Indian brand. There were two marketing goals with this bike – encourage older riders to …

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2011 Confederate P120 Fighter Combat

In America, Cruiser by Abhi11 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Confederate P120 Fighter Combat sold for $70,000 on eBay. Ever since we started Bike-urious, we’ve been waiting to feature this bike. We all love the Confederate Fighter an inordinate amount – in fact one of our staff members finally decided to get a bike after seeing this picture:

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Homebrew Cafe – 2005 Suzuki Ryca 650 CS-1

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Suzuki’s Boulevard S40, previously known as the LS650 Savage, is a simple, low-powered entry-level cruiser. A Los Angeles based company called Ryca saw a way to spice up the S40, with the Ryca 650 CS-1 kit. It takes a rather ugly semi-Sportster clone and turns it into a lithe cafe racer styled bike with some actual semblance of personality.

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1967 Cushman Minute Miser

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Post-Sale Update: This Cushman Minute Miser sold for $2,500. Founded in 1903, Cushman started as an engine producer for farm equipment and quickly evolved into a manufacturer of personal, industrial, and custom vehicles like the Model 53, a vehicle designed to be dropped from airplanes into combat situations. They also developed the Cushman Minute Miser, a little runabout ideal for …

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Featured First – 1970 Rupp Go Joe

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Post-Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this Rupp Go Joe sold for $1,858. Founded in 1959, Rupp Manufacturing started out as a kart manufacturer in Mansfeld, Ohio. Within 10 years, they had grown to a 400-employee shop pumping out mini-bikes, go-karts, snowmobiles, and what some people consider to be the first “4 wheeler” – the Rupp Go Joe. Produced …

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1983 Harley Davidson FXDG Willie G Special

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10-31 Update: It’s back! Find it here on eBay – we’ll see if it hits the reserve this time or not. Post-Auction Update: After being relisted, this Harley Davidson FXDG Willie G Special did not meet reserve at $10,000 on eBay. The Harley Davidson FXDG Willie G Special was a one-year-only limited edition that was surprisingly subtle compared to other HD …