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#1 – 2018 NMoto Nostalgia BMW R7

In America, Custom, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

2-28-21 Update: 9 months later, this Nostalgia is up for sale with a hefty discount. The ask has gone from $95k to $64,500 – find it here on eBay. For context, we had one for sale at Iconic for several months. We let it go for $37,450 including buyer’s fees. A couple of years ago, I shared a custom based …

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Ending Soon – 1996 MZ Skorpion Sport

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The Skorpion was an example of what an international economy can achieve – a East German manufacturer brought together Japanese motors (from Yamaha) and a British design firm (called Seymourpowell) to create something that worked well on paper and on the road. It wasn’t a huge commercial success, but nowadays it’s definitely a cult classic.

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303,000 Miles – 1998 BMW K1200RS

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MCN summarized the K1200RS by saying it “carved its own niche as a superb high-speed distance bike that could carry a pillion and luggage too without breaking a sweat…build quality remains a strong point so big mileages are very possible.” Here’s some proof of that statement, as this RS (offered by the original owner) has an impressive 303k miles on …

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No Reserve In Belgium – 1956 BMW R26

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Post Sale Update: this R26 sold for $9,050 after 73 bids on eBay in Peer, Belgium. Introduced in 1956 (and out of the market in 1960), the R26 was a significant revision of the R25, with upgrades that included a rear swing arm, Earles forks, and an enclosed drive shaft. There were some cosmetic upgrades, too, but the key numbers …

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In England – 2004 Sachs 800 Roadster

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Sachs is probably best known in the motorcycling world for their success in the 60s under the Fichtel & Sachs name when they took over Victoria, Express, and DKW and produced several small displacement motorcycles (as well as the Wankel-powered Hercules/DKW a few years later). After a break due to financial problems, Sachs got back to building motorized two-wheelers in …

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Granada Red – 1968 BMW R60/2 US

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Post Listing Update: This BMW did not meet reserve despite 30 bids up to $13,600 on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. 1968 was one of the two years that BMW offered a telescopic fork variant of their /2 for the US market with the R50, R60, and R69. The models were referred to as the R50US, R60US, and R69US. Here’s one …

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Rare Project – 1957 Triumph TWN Cornet

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Post Sale Update: This Triumph sold for $2,550 after 14 bids on eBay in Pickerington, Ohio. OK, this is going to need a little bit of an explanation, because most people think Triumph is an English motorcycle company. They’d be right, but they might not realize that the company was started as a bicycle manufacturer by a German named Siegfried …

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Ex-German WWII Sidecars

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi5 Comments

Post Listing Update: The Zundapp was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 11-15-20 Update: Five years later, the Zundapp is back up for sale. It seems to have lost its trailer and the price has gone up a bit, but the photos are much better so it’s at least easier to see what you’re about to buy. Find …

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21 Miles – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup

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Post Listing Update: This R1100S did not get any action at the BIN of $10,000. The base model R11S was a wonderful all-around streetbike similar to the Honda VFR800. BMW went above and beyond with a couple of limited editions, including the Boxer Cup Replika as featured today. BMW created a spec series to race these bikes, and 300 examples …

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In Ireland – 1997 BMW R80GS Kalahari

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Post Listing Update: This R80GS Kalahari did not get any action at the opening bid ask of $15,000 on eBay in Cork, Ireland. Here’s one that I had never heard about as it was never offered in the US – the “Kalahari” version of the BMW GS lineup. All the times you’ve heard someone talk about how they wish a …