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TR7T-Inspired – 1978 Triumph T140E Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Triumph did not get any interest at the opening bid of $5,000. In 1981, Triumph created a dual-sporter based on the TR7V Tiger in response to BMW’s R80GS. It was called the TR7T Tiger Trail, and it was never officially exported to the US because of emissions regulations. It was an interesting (and very yellow) …

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1995 Triumph Daytona Super III

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

This is one of the pricier Super IIIs I’ve seen, though that may because it’s in great shape, it’s got low mileage, and it comes with some rare extras. Is that worth the premium for you? Let’s start with what makes this bike special – in the early 1990s, famed engine experts Cosworth assisted Triumph in their quest to build …

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1969 Norton Commando 750

In England, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

The end of the 60’s was kind of a turning point in the world of motorcycling. British and European bikes were falling behind the Japanese manufacturers in terms of technological and mechanical innovations. In 1967, Norton-Villiers (ex-Associated Motor Cycles) released the mighty Norton Commando 750 and created a few specific Commando models until the last year of sale in 1978, …

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1954 Matchless G80S

In England, Standard by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

In this day and age, there are many similarities we take for granted that allow us to hop on any bike from recent history and go cruising down to the coffee shop. Some people try to stand out with modifications or custom bikes, but ultimately anyone with a license can get from A to B. However, there was a time …

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1 of 136 – 1972 Rickman Enfield Interceptor

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the early 70s, an aspiring Floyd Clymer (who owned the name of Indian Motorcycles at the time) thought that the 736cc engine from the Mark II Royal Enfield Interceptor was an absolute jewel, and he ordered 200 to use in an hybrid sport-tourer to be created as Indians. Unfortunately, Clymer passed away after only approximately 15 were created, leaving …

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1966 Triumph T120TT Special

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

08-03-2018 Update: Almost four years later, Tim Huber has seen that this TT is back up for sale with a $3,000 discount. You can find it at the Garage Company here on Craigslist for $13,000. A race bike straight from the factory, the Triumph T120TT Special was stripped of weight and had an increase in performance. The model was the …

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British Factory Custom – 1983 Triumph TSX 750

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

By the dawn of the 1980s, Triumph was struggling to survive. New offerings from Japan left the once mighty Bonneville looking increasingly long in the tooth, and with the British marque’s bank accounts and credit lines rapidly diminishing, the company was on its last leg. A last ditch effort was taken to spruce up the Bonnie, but with limited resources …

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Trackmaster Framed – 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120

In England, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Trackmaster Frames can trace their roots back to the 1960s, when Triumph Motorcycles approached Ray Hensley and commissioned the famed race tuner and engineer to build a handful of bespoke chassis to be used in competition. Henley’s earliest frames were chromoly steel units with much more race-oriented geometry compared to the stock Bonneville chassis of the era. In the years …

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Jack Simmons Restoration – 1973 Norton Commando 850

In England, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

During the latter half of the 20th century, a number of key individuals in Southern California played highly pivotal roles in influencing motorcycling. One of those individuals was Jack Simmons. Over the decades he was involved in the moto industry, Simmons wore a myriad of different (proverbial) hats, making a name for himself as a racer, motorcycle dealer, machinist, and …

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Mid-Century Brit Single – 1950 Vincent Comet

In England, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Vincent Motorcycles are some of the most elite and prized two-wheeled examples in existence. Back in January, a 1951 Vincent Black Lightning became the most expensive motorcycle ever sold after fetching a cool $929K at the Las Vegas Bonhams auction. Fortunately, you don’t need to shell out close to a million to get your hands on a clean Vincent example. …

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1953 BSA Golden Flash A10

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This A10 got no interest at the opening bid of $5,400. It was then relisted and pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. A 646cc parallel twin, the BSA Golden Flash was the predecessor of the Super Rocket. It was available in black and chrome, but also in the gold paint scheme shown here that led …