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1969 BSA Starfire B25

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Post Sale Update: This Starfire sold for $2,565 after 20 bids on eBay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The B25 (known as the Starfire) was basically BSA’s twin to the Triumph TR25. They weren’t revolutionary, but the classic British style has aged nicely and it has now evolved into a pretty vintage runabout. This example has been sitting for two years, but …

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2006 Triumph Bonneville T100

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Post Sale Update: This Bonnie sold for $4,350 after 20 bids on eBay in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The T100 generation of the Bonneville was notable for the way it blended classic styling with modern tech – the best example of which is the fuel injection system that was specifically designed to look like carbs. Triumph sold a boatload of them, …

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1969 Greeves Ranger

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Post Sale Update: This Greeves sold for $2,600 after 5 bids on eBay in Tucson, Arizona. Founded by Bert Greeves, the Greeves motorcycle company started when Bert was mowing his lawn and thought of mounting a lawnmower engine to the wheelchair of his disabled cousin to help with mobility. That led to a government contract, and Bert was inspired by …

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Famous Owner – 4 of Ewan McGregor’s Motorcycles

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7-17-20 Update: Three years later, the beautiful V11 Sport (VIN: ZGUKRAKR1YM112615) has found its way back to eBay. The new owner put on about 3,500 miles during his time with it, and the odometer now reads 11,349. Upgrades include LED lighting/turn signals, Rizoma reservoirs, Wilbur shock, CRG levers, Agostini exhaust, Power Commander, and the lovely Magni fairing. Find it for …

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1983 Triumph TSX

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Post Sale Update: This TSX sold for $5,300 after 14 bids on eBay in Grant, Florida. 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 …

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Restored – 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R

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Considered by many classic Triumph fans as the best year of the Bonneville, the 1970 was the last year before Triumph switched to the oil-in-frame design. This one’s been restored…though the Astral Red/Silver “color scheme on the tank was accidental but the paint laid down so well that it will ride on the bike unless the new owner wants it …

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1965 Norton Atlas 750

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Named after the ICBM, the Norton Atlas was released in 1962, earning a so-so reputation before being replaced by the classic Commando. Built to appeal to American aesthetic preferences, it was initially only produced for export. The Atlas produced 55 horsepower, with plenty of torque available low in the rev range. Utilizing Norton’s famous Featherbed frame, the bike weighed about …

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Restored – 1958 Indian Lance

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Post Listing Update: This Lance did not get any action at the opening bid of $6,900 on eBay. Between 1955 and 1960, the Indian marque was owned by an English firm called Brockhouse Engineering. During this time, they imported Royal Enfield bikes under the Indian name. This Indian Lance was a variant of the Royal Enfield Ensign, a 148cc descendant …

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Water “Scooter” – 1957 Vincent Amanda

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Post Listing Update: This Amanda did not get any action at the opening bid of $5,500 on eBay. If you’ve always wanted an add a Vincent to your collection but the prices didn’t agree with your wallet, this will probably be the cheapest way for you to get a Vincent runner in your garage. Only problem is, it doesn’t have …

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1944 BSA M20 with B33 Motor

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Post Listing Update: This BSA hybrid was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. It’d be hard for me to top this introductory line from the seller: “basically, this bike is what you’d get if an ovulating 1949 B33 had unprotected sex with a horny old 1944 M20 sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s.” I’m highly amused …

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Vintage MX – 1969 BSA 441 Victor Special

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Post Sale Update: This custom BSA sold for $4,731 after 5 bids on eBay in Golden, Colorado. In the early 60’s, BSA’s race team was developing a large single in the hopes of winning the 500cc world motocross championship. A 441cc engine ended up being the ticket, which helped BSA capture the 500cc championship in ’64 and ’65. The following …