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Well Aged – 1934 Harley-Davidson VLD

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1/22 Update: And just like that, it’s already been sold! This Harley-Davidson VLD went for the BIN price of $15,999. When the stock market crashed in ’29, most American motorcycle manufacturing firms went out of business. H-D, of course, was one of the few that survived. With only a little bit of money to play with (thanks to Harley’s bottoming …

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Mad Max – 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: This Harley sold for the BIN of $8,750. Most of you are familiar with the Softail Fat Boy, which started back in 1984. But this Fat Boy stands out by being blacked out. With the exception of the very odd blue plug wires, nearly everything on this bike is black and mean. It’s what Mad Max would …

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1968 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH

In America, Cruiser by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted several times with slightly lower opening bids, this Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH sold for $8,000. 1-15 Update: 4 months later, this Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH is back with an opening bid of $8,995. Find it here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: Well, that didn’t last long. This Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH was almost immediately pulled from eBay. The Harley-Davidson …

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1971 American Eagle 350

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Post-Listing Update: This American Eagle 350 did not meet reserve as bidding only got up to $1,851. The story of Jack McCormack is an interesting one, starting as a 16 year-old racer and ending with the formation of American Eagle, a motorcycle company that outsourced all of its manufacturing. Somewhere in the middle, he was one of the most important …

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Snowbird – 2005 Honda CRF450X

In America, Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi4 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Honda CRF450X sold for $4,500. Living in Southern California, I’m almost always glad the weather is warm enough to ride all year-round. This is one of the very few times where I wish there was snow on the ground. The Honda CRF450X is already one of my favorite street-legal dual-sports, but this …

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Featured First – 1973 Yankee Z500

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this Yankee Z500 sold for $3,550. In the early 70s, John Taylor of Schenectady, New York started building the Yankee Z500, an American dual-sport designed to compete with the best bikes coming out of Europe. Yankee Motor Company started by importing machines from OSSA, the Spanish off-road powerhouse, and then moved to modifying …

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1998 Custom Buell S1 White Lightning

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Post-Sale Update: This Buell S1 White Lightning did not meet reserve at $4,100. Buell’s S1 White Lightning was the sportbike of the mid 90’s Buell line. With 80 horsepower and an impressive 76 pound-feet of torque from a modified Sportster engine, this bike was one of the best example of what Buell was able to do with Harley roots. Want …

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1947 Salsbury Imperial 85 With Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Salsbury Imperial 85 with Sidecar sold for $20,000. Back in 1936, a man named E. Foster Salsbury co-developed the Salsbury Motor Glide, a scooter with an enclosed drivetrain underneath the seat. His later development of the first CVT to be used on a scooter made his product such a success that he even tried …

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2000 Corbin Sparrow

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Post-Sale Update: This Corbin Sparrow was pulled off eBay, final sale price unknown. We’ve featured a Sparrow before, but this one deserves special mention as it’s the exact example that once held the 1/4 mile record for a Modified Production electric vehicle at 168V with a 14.932 @ 83.48. Find Corbin Sparrow #71 in Rochester, New York with bidding up …

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1999 Excelsior Henderson Super X

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

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 – the companies were both bought up by Schwinn in the 1910s, and were shut down in …

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1957 Harley-Davidson Panhead Police

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Post-Sale Update: Wow. After 79 bids, this Harley-Davidson Panhead Police sold for $60,700. We’ve featured a Custom Panhead before, but today we’re featuring a cop bike. This Harley-Davidson Panhead Police is an ex-Massachusetts State Police bike which features a special-ordered left hand throttle.

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1975 Harley-Davidson X-90

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Harley-Davidson X-90 sold for the BIN price of $2,950. One of the oddballs to come from Harley’s time when they were merged with Aermacchi, the X-90 was a minibike produced for just 3 years. This example is in ‘sparkling red’, and it comes with a fold-down handlebar to make it easier to transport the bike. The ’75 …

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Never Started – 2006 Harley-Davidson VRXSE V-Rod Destroyer

In America, Race by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Harley-Davidson VRXSE V-Rod Destroyer was pulled off eBay. Final sale price is unknown. A drag bike straight from the factory, the Harley-Davidson VRXSE was an in-house bike created by the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) department of H-D. With a skilled rider, one could knock-out ETs between 8 and 10 seconds right off the lot.