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1955 Royal Enfield Indian Woodsman

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

Between 1955 and 1960, Indians sold in the US were actually re-branded Royal Enfields. It was the idea of an English company called Brockhouse Engineering (you may remember that they created the adorable Corgi) who owned the Indian trademark at the time. They thought they could capitalize on the goodwill of the Indian brand by selling some Brit bikes, and …

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1 Owner – 2005 Triumph Rocket III

In Cruiser, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Though Triumph has outdone themselves with the new Rocket III, the previous generation used to hold the title of largest displacement production motorcycle engine with a 2,294cc triple. The new one might be even bigger (2,458cc), but it starts at $21,900. This one’s about a third of the cost, it’s only had one owner, and it’s got a lot of …

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1942 Excelsior Villiers Welbike

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Post Sale Update: This Welbike sold for $12,433 after 33 bids on eBay in Seattle, Washington. At the request of the British government, Excelsior developed the Welbike, a tiny single seater that was designed to be dropped into combat situations via parachute-equipped containers. The goal was that it could be unpacked and ready to ride within 11 seconds.

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750cc – 1974 Rickman Metisse

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Earlier this month, the National Hare and Hound Championship added a class called the Hooligan Open presented by Scrambler Ducati – it’s for “750cc and above off-road-forward street motorcycles” and “embraces the classic “On Any Sunday” pure joy of riding and racing a motorcycle.” For context, Ducati’s obviously competing with a Scrambler Desert Sled, while KTM has brought out a …

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1953 Norton Dominator Model 88

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This GSX-R sold for $4,922 after 8 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. Built to challenge Triumph’s Speed Twin, the Norton Dominator had several variations over its 15 year run. One of of the most influential ‘Dommies’ was the Model 88.

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No Reserve – 1971 Rickman Enfield Interceptor

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Post Listing Update: This Interceptor was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 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 …

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Restored – 1973 Norton Commando 850

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Post Sale Update: after being relisted, this Commando sold for a BIN of $16,500 on eBay in Caldwell, New Jersey. The First Place concours winner at the 2019 International Norton Owners Association Rally, this gorgeous Fireflake Golden Bronze Commando is said to have gone through a full professional restoration after being stored from 1976 to 2016.