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1974 Rickman Triumph

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Yoshinobu Kosaka, commonly known as Yoshi, is the founder of the popular vintage shop in SoCal called Garage Company. His story is an interesting one, but the current chapter involves plenty of classic bikes – particularly Triumphs. One of his best known Triumphs is a ’74 Rickman chassis with a ’67 Triumph 650cc twin powerplant.

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1966 Norton Atlas

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Post-Listing Update: This Norton Atlas was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 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.

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Featured First – 1960 Greeves Ranger

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Post-Listing Update: This Greeves Ranger did not meet reserve at $3,415. 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 his success to start building …

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2013 Norton Commando 961 SE

In Cafe Racer, England by Abhi13 Comments

One one hand, this rebirth of Norton (especially with the limited production “Special Edition”) is worth a second look. On the other hand, the seller’s photos are so awful that I almost couldn’t bring myself to feature it on this site. So let’s just leave it with one photo, and a quick rant – if you’re selling a bike for …

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1956 Royal Enfield Indian Tomahawk

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Post Sale Update: This RE/Indian sold for $4,850 after 29 bids on eBay. The Indian Tomahawk was a result of the odd marriage between Royal Enfield and Indian. The Indian marque was owned by an English firm called Brockhouse Engineering, and during this time, they imported Royal Enfield bikes under the Indian name.

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First Year, 585 Miles – 1959 Triumph Bonneville T-120

In England, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

1-29 Update: Apparently I don’t understand how to sell motorcycles. Even though the seller had no luck selling this bike the last time it was up for sale, it’s now up for sale for even more – $22,999 here on eBay. The Triumph Bonneville T-120 might be the quintessential example of the classic British bike. And today, we’ve got a …

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Road Racer – 1967 Royal Enfield Interceptor GP7

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In 1967, Royal Enfield had an evolution of their biggest bike to create the Series 1A Royal Enfield Interceptor GP7. The magneto was eliminated, replaced by coil ignition, and US bikes got a new tank, seat, instrument mounts, handlebar, and mudguards. The GP7 was the ‘road racer’ variant, one of only two 750cc twin-cylinder engine bikes made in Britain at …

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1952 Ambassador Supreme

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Daye Kon was a British motorcycle, car, and boat racer who set a Speedboat World Record in 1930. After a sad accident in an MG race car on the Isle of Man (where the passenger died and Don went to prison for a few months), he created Ambassador Motorcycles. The company originally was created to import American cars into England, …

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1 of 371 – 1983 Triumph TSX

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1-25-2014 Update: 4 months later, this Triumph TSX is back up for sale, and for some reason the opening bid is $1,000 higher. Find it here on eBay with an opening bid of $7,500 here on eBay. The Triumph TSX was designed as a custom ‘West-Coast’ styled Bonneville. A last ditch effort to boost lagging sales, this custom bike took the …