For decades, Kawasaki ruled the 250cc ‘sport’bike market – though Honda has recently taken a chunk of the market with their CBR250R. Honda also challenged the little Ninja in the 80s with the VTR250, though it did not have much commercial success. For one year in the States, even the big blue threw their hat into the ring with the …
The Honda Transalp is a rare bike, as it was only sold in the US between ’89 and ’91. It’s even rarer to see a frame-up restoration of one – but here’s your chance to get one that’s been restored to a fantastic condition.
Post Listing Update: This CBR got no attention at the opening ask of $5,000. The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than the CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 …
A direct response to the ‘mega-cruiser’ Honda Magna, the Suzuki Madura was all about one-upmanship. Honda called their Magna an 1100, so the Madura was called a 1200, even if the engine was actually 1165cc. Honda rated the Magna at 116hp, Suzuki rated the Madura at…117 horsepower. You get the idea. Either way, it was a rare (5,099 produced over …
The Suzuki X6 Hustler, also called the T20 Super Six, was an instant hit with riders who loved high performance engines in lightweight bikes. The 247cc engine was capable of hitting over 100hp/liter (about 29 horsepower), and the bike was packed with plenty of technology, including the first 6-speed transmission used in a production motorcycle!
The base model of this bike is something most people are familiar with – the step through Honda Cub, what James May once called the greatest machine ever. But in the late 60s, Honda was worried that scooters were losing popularity. Their solution was the Roadster Kit, which would completely change the CM91.
To complement the oddball “Monkey Davidson” from a week back, here’s two other rare examples of Honda’s Z50, both offered for sale by the same seller.
Post Sale Update: This Maverick sold for $3,265 after 31 bids on eBay. The Suzuki AS50 Maverick was a tiddler with an interesting flat-bottom headlight. When reviewed by Motorcycle Mechanics, the tester got an impressive 114 miles per gallon!
Sold for just two years, the Honda TR200 (better known as the Fat Cat) was similar to the more popular Yamaha TW200. With a 199cc four-stroke engine putting power through a five speed transmission and an automatic clutch, this bike was unique due to its use of two ATV-style tires.
Yes, Bridgestone is known as a tire company, but for a couple of decades they made some class-leading motorcycles. One of their very rare models is the Bridgestone 100 TMX, a tiny trail bike that featured some quality tech.
For reasons unknown, I’ve been on a little bit of a small Honda off-road kick recently. It continues with this beautifully restored Honda SL350.
The Yamaha SR500 has been a popular bike for decades, due to clean styling and a reliable single-cylinder engine. These traits have also led this bike to be the base for thousands of custom works, including choppers, dirt-trackers, and cafe racers. Here’s one in “truly outstanding condition”, which is one of the nicer ones I’ve seen in a while.
Post Listing Update: Despite 14 bids on eBay up to $2,125, this little CB did not meet reserve. One of the truly iconic small-displacement Japanese bikes, the Honda CB160 is a small but well-built street bike. This specific example has undergone a frame-off restoration and looks absolutely lovely.
Here’s a solid deal on a Honda CL350 Scrambler in the original red/white paint scheme. This specific Honda CL350 Scrambler recently received a tuneup including a carb cleaning and new tires. Find this Honda CL350 Scrambler for sale here on Craigslist in Virginia Beach, Virginia for $2,250. This bike-uriousity brought to you by Jim R!
At first I was going to whine that this bike was priced absurdly high and that I was losing touch with how expensive older motorcycles were getting. Then I saw the mileage and how pristine this was, and…the pricing became a little bit easier to swallow.