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1 of 25 – 1985 Can-Am 350 Trials

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

Bombardier Recreational Products created their motorcycle division (Can-Am) in 1973, but by 1980 they had decided that their resources were better spent in snowmobiles and jet skis. As detailed by Canned Ham, a deal was struck in which CCM/Armstrong took over production and Can-Am sold the machines. During this time, Can-Am experimented with some new models and they expanded into …

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2014 Norton Commando 961 SF

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Post Sale Update: This Commando sold for $11,000 after 2 bids on eBay. Norton has had a long history in racing, but their street bikes are best remembered currently as exactly that: historical pieces. Recently however, a large injection of cash has saved the brand and created the masterpiece Norton Commando 961. Available in several trims, the SF model featured …

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1938 Velocette GTP

In England, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

The “Velocette” came about in 1913 as a way to differentiate 2-stroke models from the 4-strokes that Veloce making at the time. Company founders preferred the “ette” to the point that they the renamed the brand. No matter the name, the British firm earned a reputation of a fine builder of top-notch 2-strokers with clever technology such as a oil …

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1940 Excelsior Villiers Welbike

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Post Sale Update: This Welbike sold for $10,100 after 54 bids on eBay. 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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Restored – 1939 Norton 16H

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Post Sale Update: This Norton sold for $10,601 after 32 bids on eBay. Between the impressively distant years of 1911 and 1954, Norton produced a series of bikes all around a 490cc side-valve engine. These bikes were referred to as the 16H – H stood for Home, as in a domestic model. The 16C (Colonial) was introduced in ’21 for …

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Championship-Winning Thunderbike – Survivor Customs’ Rotax Flat Tracker

In America, England, Off-Road, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Building a high-caliber race bike starts with the addition of race-grade, bespoke and aftermarket components, though it’s the countless hours of expertly dialing each element in that really separates pro-level racers from the rest. And that’s exactly what we’ve got here, a professionally-built competition machine from Mike Hill of Survivor Customs.

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Rebuilt by Colorado Norton Works – 1975 Norton Commando

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Post Listing Update: This Commando did not meet reserve despite 36 bids up to $18,362 on eBay. The 1970s Norton Commando was one of several notable products coming from the British motorcycle industry. As electric starters, disc brakes, and smooth operation became mainstays of Japanese competitors, British bike sales declined and quality stayed the same. Then, in 1975, the Mark …

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1969 Velocette Venom Clubman

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Post Sale Update: This Clubman sold for $15,000 after 25 bids on eBay. Introduced in 1955, the Velocette Venom had a distinctive claim to fame – in 1961, a factory-prepped Venom Clubman was the first motorcycle to average over 100 MPH over the course of 24 hours. The challenge was completed at the 1.7 miles concrete oval track at Montlhéry, …