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1956 Ariel HS500

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This HS500 did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $7,166.66 on eBay in Huntington Beach, California. A 500cc scrambler, the Ariel HS was a competition version of the Red Hunter. Approximately 1,000 HS’s (which stood for Hunter Scrambler) were built between ’54 and ’58, and they were intended to compete against BSA Catalina Scramblers out …

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Cheap Runner – 1969 Honda Z50

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Z50 sold for $1,003 after 30 bids on eBay in Great Falls, Montana. This isn’t beautiful, but I’m interested in seeing what the market thinks this runner is worth! The seller calls it “the affordable Honda Trail 50”, and he’s taking it to Vegas if you’re going to be there for the auctions…

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2014 BMW HP4

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The limits of the BMW S1000RR aren’t approachable by the grand majority of motorcyclists, but that didn’t stop BMW from going even crazier with the HP4 (High Performance 4-cylinder), which was introduced in 2013.

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Rare No Reserve Project- 1984 Honda TLM50

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Honda TLM50 did not get any interest at the opening bid of $1,499. When reader Rob B shared this bike to me, he mentioned that he had never heard of it before. That makes two of us! Turns out that outside of the US, Honda offered a baby version of the TL trials bike with a …

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No Reserve – 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This RC51 sold for $12,901 after 19 bids on eBay in Bethel, Connecticut. Honda built the RC51 to compete in World Superbike, and the bike earned titles in 2000 and 2002. The latter year, the RC51 also won the AMA Superbike championship with Nicky Hayden, and Honda responded in 2004 by producing a “Nicky Hayden Edition.” The …

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1966 Triumph Tiger T100 Chopper

In Custom, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Triumph did not meet reserve despite 29 bids up to $9,500 on eBay in Palmdale, California. 1-14-2020 Update: “Sangria” is back up for sale. Bidding is up to $7,100 and the reserve not yet met with over a week left to go. Find it for sale here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This custom Triumph …

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1917 Eveready Autoped

In America, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Eveready sold for the opening bid of $9,500 on eBay in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Wheels Through Time is continuing their sale of exhibit bikes, and this one’s my favorite so far! Meet the Eveready Autoped, the first mass-produced motorized scooter in the US.

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Austrian Army – 1985 KTM 250 Krad

In Austria, Dual-Sport, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Another day, another bike I had never heard of before! I’ve seen this referred to as the 250 Krad or the 250 GL Krad – whatever you call it, it’s cool! A translated German Wikipedia page suggests that it was used by the Austrian and Norwegian armed forces and had optional skis for snow/ice riding. The air-cooled 245cc 2-stroke single …

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Dealer Special – 1963 Honda Trail 55 C105T

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Honda sold for $3,200 after 29 bids on eBay in Vacaville, California. Well, file this one under “bikes that I didn’t know about”. Apparently, Honda offered a “Dealer Special” of the Trail 55/C105T that was all chromed out, similar to the “Christmas Special” chromed Z50. The seller describes this bike as “often talked about but rarely …

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Unit Garage “R120” Kit – 2005 BMW R1200GS

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Unit Garage was founded by Fabio Marcaccini, a 5-time Dakar competitor and road racer who now offers ADV-focused products for several European motorcycles. One of his more well-known products is a kit for the 2004-2012 R1200GS that is supposed to evoke the style of the R80. The kit costs approximately $5,000 – here’s your change to get one that’s already …