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1971 OSSA Pioneer 250

In Dual-Sport, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Pioneer was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Ossa was a Spanish firm that offered a wide variety of dirt bikes to cover anything that an off-road enthusiast could want to do. The Pioneer was OSSA’s enduro bike, though realistically the pavement experience was limited to putting around in town. In the dirt, it …

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1912 Flying Merkel Board Track Racer

In America, Race, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Flying Merkel was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. If you saw the show Sons of Speed last year on Discovery, you should be familiar with Billy Lane, the owner of Choppers, Inc. As part of the series, Billy revived several board track racers – he was able to find a few engines but …

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Restored El Camino – 1963 Suzuki T10

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This old-school Suzuki did not get any interest at the BIN of $9,999 on eBay. Introduced in 1962, Suzuki’s T10 had different names for different markets – in most countries it was the Colleda, but here in the US it was the “El Camino.” 1963 was the first year of Suzuki’s operation in the US, thanks to …

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1966 Honda CB77 Superhawk

In Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This CB77 was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Honda CB77, also known as the the Super Hawk, has the glorious distinction of being Honda’s first sportbike. In certain ways, it set the template for the next 20 years of motorcycles thanks to a lovely pairing of speed and reliability. It would also lead …

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1978 Triumph Bonneville T140V

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

If you’re looking for a Bonneville to ride, the second generation (T140) can be very appealing as they’re typically cheaper than the T120 and they have some quality upgrades: 100 more cubic centimeters of displacement, a front disc brake, and an additional gear in the transmission. This was Triumph’s way of combating the onslaught of advancements from Japan – but …

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First Year – 1983 Kawasaki KX500

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This KX500 did not get any interest at the opening bid of $2,800 on eBay. Introduced in 1983, Kawasaki’s KX500 was the first of the 500cc MX bikes – it would also be the last, staying in production until 2004 (though it didn’t get any significant updates after 1990). When it first came out, Dirt Bike called …

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1998 Honda VFR800 Interceptor

In Japan, Less than 5k, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

The fifth-gen Honda VFR800 brought the model into the modern era with a bump in displacement (if not power), Y2K styling, amd the addition of fuel injection. This 1998 VFR is a first-year model from one of the best all-around bikes of all time – and Honda had the good sense to bring the “Interceptor” name back for it.

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1974 Honda CR250M Elsinore

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Honda CR250M Elsinore is historically significant as it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor. This was a bike of many firsts for Honda – their first dirt bike built from scratch, instead of trying to adapt a street bike to the dirt, and …