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Bring It Back Home – Harley-Davidson VR1000

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Full Disclosure – this bike is currently in Australia. We’re hoping someone will bring it back to the states. Back in 1988, Harley decided to try their hand at knocking off Ducati from their perch atop AMA Superbike. Unfortunately, what would have been top notch technology when the bike was supposed to have been released (in 1991) was well behind …

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Too Little, Too Late – 2002 Cannondale X440

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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 later, the company declared bankruptcy, having left behind an interesting story of what happens when you can’t …

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Allstate Puch Quadfecta

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Not to be confused with the insurance company, Allstate was a distributor of motorcycles, scooters, and even a couple of cars between the 40s and the 60s. Through varying partnerships with Gilera, Puch, Vespa, Cushman, and others, Allstate sold vehicles through unconventional outlays. The Allstate Puch, as you could imagine, was built by the Austrian firm, Puch. What you might …

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163 of 250 – 1999 Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme

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10/1 Update: This Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme has been relisted here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $4,000. Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme did not meet reserve at $2,716 on eBay. The Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme, besides being a mouthful, was one of two limited edition X1’s produced …

Willie G’s Cafe – 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

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Another one of those bikes that we can’t help but feature when we find one, the Harley-Davidson XLCR was a commercial flop that turned into an absolute cult classic. Designed by Willie G. Davidson, this bike was supposed to be a black beauty featuring HD’s most powerful production engine yet. The lovely siamese exhaust and bikini fairing were very unique – …

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2000 Excelsior Henderson Super X

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Post Sale Update: After 29 bids on eBay, this Excelsior Henderson Super X sold for $7,500. In the early 1900s, Excelsior and Henderson were two of America’s best motorcycle manufacturers. Excelsior produced the first motorcycle to official hit 100 miles per hour, while Henderson was producing the favored bikes of America’s police officers. There’s a reason for the similarities – …

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1952 Harley Panhead Custom

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Courtesy of reader Zack B, we’re mixing it up a bit today with a Harley Panhead Custom. The Panhead is actually the name for a HD engine – named because the rocker covers resembled upside-down pans. Produced for 17 years, the Panhead was (of course) a V-Twin, with two vales per cylinder. The original Captain America bike utilized one of …

Vintage Harley Racers

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Post Sale Update: After 17 bids, the RR350 did not meet reserve at $18,100. After 33 bids, the KRTT did not meet reserve at $19,100. The Keating Wheel company has got a pair of beautiful vintage Harley racers that we wanted to make sure our wonderful readers knew about.

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1949 Indian Stylemaster

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Post-Sale Update: After 38 bids on eBay, this Indian Stylemaster did not meet reserve at $8,900. The Indian Stylemaster was a rebadged scooter from the Lowther company of Joliet, Illinois. Lowther made several scooter variants in the late 40s, all designed to be “Park Avenue Scooters with the Main Street price”.

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Duo of 1974 Dunstalls – Honda and Norton

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Post Sale Update: The Norton Dunstall did not meet reserve at $5,300, while the Honda also did not meet reserve at $3,950. Paul Dunstall is a legend in the classic motorcycling world. Originally a motorcycle racer, he set up a workshop where he turned Nortons into world-beaters with engine and cosmetic modifications. Fast forward to the 1970s, Dunstall’s business had …

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1.5 HP of Fury – 1950 Sears Powerbike

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8/27 Update – This Sears Powerbike was relisted here on eBay with the same starting bid and BIN price. The Sears Powerbike was designed as a conversion to maximize the utility of a bicycle. As a standalone, self-contained unit, it simply replaced the rear wheel – no frame modifications were required. With 1.5 horsepower on tap from a Briggs and …

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American Cafe Racer – 1978 HD XLCR

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Post Sale Update: this HD XLCR sold on eBay for $11,995. The HD XLCR was designed by Willie G. Davidson, and was supposed to represent a shift from the usual chrome-filled touring bike portfolio of HD. Unfortunately, it was a commercial flop, and with only 3,123 ever produced, it’s one of the most desirable Harley’s ever made.