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1956 Ariel HS500

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

A 500cc scrambler, the Ariel HS was a competition version of the Red Hunter. Approximately 1,000 HS’s (which stood for Hunter Scrambler) were built between ’54 and ’58, and they were intended to compete against BSA Catalina Scramblers out on the track.

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1966 Triumph Tiger T100 Chopper

In Custom, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

1-14-2020 Update: “Sangria” is back up for sale. Bidding is up to $7,100 and the reserve not yet met with over a week left to go. Find it for sale here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This custom Triumph did not meet reserve despite 35 bids up to $9,000 on eBay. Starting as a Tiger T100, this chopper is adorned …

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No Reserve – 1975 Triumph Trident T160 Project

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Trident sold for $4,427 after 34 bids on eBay. Per the seller, this numbers-matching Trident (VIN: T160DK03766) was found sitting in a private collection. It kicks over so he’s listing it as a “non-running project”, and there’s plenty of photos for you to verify the cosmetic condition with. This could be a fun and relatively quick …

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2 Miles – 1975 Norton Commando Interstate

In England, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Commando Interstate was pulled off of eBay “due to an error in the listing.” As you might be able to tell from the name, the Interstate was a Commando variant which was designed to increase comfort for longer journeys with a 5 gallon tank and a bigger seat. This one hasn’t really served its intended purpose, …

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2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC

In England, Touring by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Jeff Pamer: The Tiger moniker has been used by Triumph for a very long time, and its history is a bit convoluted. The vast differences in bikes that have held the Tiger name make it a hard line to follow. Not only is the current Tiger vastly different from the original bike that held the name in in 1936, the …

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1974 Tyran 125 MX

In England, Less than 5k, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: Initially, this Tyran did not meet reserve with 14 bids up to $1,801. However, it was relisted with a BIN of $2,950, and sold at that number! Marketed as a British bike, the Tyran was actually built by Mitsubishi with designs from Ted Wassell, a name that may ring a bell if you were a MX nut …

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Never Titled – 1973 BSA B50MX

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

BSA made 3 different versions of the B50 – you can probably guess what the B50MX was for. It was offered starting in 1971 for off-road competition, but within a couple of years BSA was dead and some remaining stock was sold off as the Triumph TR5MX. Expect 34 horsepower out of the out of the 499cc single, to motivate …

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No Reserve – 1973 Triumph Hurricane X-75 Project

In Cruiser, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Hurricane project sold for $16,600 after 69 bids on eBay in Tampa, Florida. Considered by some to be the world’s first “factory custom”, the Triumph Hurricane was the brainchild of Craig Vetter (well known as a motorcycle designer and manufacturer of custom motorcycle fairings) and Don Brown (General Manager of BSA). Brown wanted a better looking …

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Race History – 1966 BSA A50 Wasp

In England, Off-Road, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: Bidding got up to $6,001.98 before this Wasp was pulled off of eBay. Previously raced by Bobby Winters, this is a BSA Wasp drivetrain in a Ken Swanson dirt track frame. It has since been ‘completely rebuilt using NOS parts’ and is in display mode – if you want to ride it again, you’ll be breaking in …

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Ending Soon – 1975 Triumph Trident T160

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Trident sold for $8,000 after 7 bids on eBay in Shingle Springs, California. The Trident T160 is one of motorcycling’s great “what ifs”. Its T150 predecessor debuted as a 1969 model to lots of excitement from Triumph fans who wanted to see how the British firm would fight back against Honda’s CB750. It did not go …

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72 Motorcycles Build – 2016 Norton MM

In Custom, England, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

In 2015, Norton CEO Stuart Garner was approached by Jamie Ireson of Brighton, England-based customs outfit 72 Motorcycles with the idea for a limited run of bikes paying homage to Ron Wood’s 1970s Norton flat track racers. Ron Wood famously teamed up with tuning legend CR Axtell to create a handful of Norton-based dirt track racers that were surprisingly successful …