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1969 BSA Firebird

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The BSA Firebird was the swansong of the Birmingham Small Arms company, before the motorcycle division went belly up in 1973. Though it’s not as popular as the Gold Star, this 650cc Scrambler was arguably the best bike BSA made, and in some eyes, this was the ultimate version of the original dual-sport machine. By all accounts, this Beezer should …

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1970 Triumph Tiger Daytona

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This 1970 Triumph Tiger Daytona, also known as the T100R, was named after a Triumph win in the Daytona 200 race. Many people though that this was a better bike than it’s bigger brother, as it had nearly all the power but a much lighter chassis which was easier to maneuver. Cycle World called this bike a “Jekyll and Hyde”: …

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1957 Triumph Thunderbird Sidecar

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This Triumph Thunderbird 650 is already rare by itself. But with a sidecar on the LEFT side? Utterly fantastic. The Thunderbird name has shown up on 3 distinct models of the Triumph line since 1949 – this 6T model is from the original series. The Triumph Thunderbird was created as the firm’s stab at the American market – they bored …

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1974 Norton Commando Interstate

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The Norton Commando was one of the most popular motorcycles ever made. For 5 straight years it was “Machine of the Year” in the UK, and even Norton themselves were surprised as the success as the engine was a pre-unit design. The Norton was well-known for rubber engine mounts (deemed an “isolastic” systems) that tremendously cut down vibrations. This is …