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1934 Victoria KR8

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Post Sale Update: This Victoria sold for the BIN of $36,000 on eBay. The German motorcycle manufacturer Victoria released their first model (the KR1) in 1920 with a 494cc BMW boxer twin. New models were launched frequently, and in 1933 they released the KR8 with a 500cc parallel twin of their own design. Just under 550 were built in 1934, …

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2006 BMW K1200S with Hannigan Sidecar

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Post Listing Update: This K1200S hack did not meet reserve despite 33 bids up to $14,100 on eBay in Shelton, Washington. The faired variant of the K12R, the BMW K1200S featured the first all-new engine from BMW Motorrad since the early 80’s. Of the big K’s, this was the ‘sports’ model, but the ample fairing and integrated luggage option made …

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1928 BMW R52

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Post Listing Update: This R52 sold for $24,100 after 30 bids on eBay, however it looks like the sale fell through as it was relisted and then pulled off of eBay “because the item is no longer available.” Designed to be a tourer, the BMW R52 featured a 486cc boxer twin that generated 12 horsepower. The three-speed transmission had just …

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1960 Hercules K100

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Post Listing Update: This Hercules K100 did not meet reserve despite 8 bids up to $1,825 on eBay in Kingfield, Maine. In the US, Hercules is probably best known as the first company to sell a Wankel-engined bike to the public – the Wankel 2000. The firm started building bikes in 1904 and was sold to ZF Sachs in 1963, …

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Avonaire Fairing – 1968 BMW R69S

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Post Sale Update: This R69S sold for the BIN of $22,000 on eBay in East Palestine, Ohio. From a 1962 review in Cycle World: “Whatever the BMW’s merits in a contest of speed, it is still the smoothest, best finished, quietest and cleanest motorcycle it has ever been our pleasure to ride. To be honest, we think that anyone who …

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Mammoth In New Zealand – 1969 Munch Mammut

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Post Listing Update: This Munch did not meet reserve despite 42 bids up to $69,999 on eBay in Warkworth, New Zealand. Considered by some to be the world’s first superbike, the Munch Mammoth (Mammut) was revealed to the world four years before Honda opened some eyes with the CB750. It was aptly named, with a 996cc four-cylinder car engine from …