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1956 Ariel HS500

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 on the track.

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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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No Reserve – 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 changes were cosmetic only – a sticker kit, white number plates on the upper fairing and …

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1966 Triumph Tiger T100 Chopper

In Custom, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 did not meet reserve despite 35 bids up to $9,000 on eBay. Starting as a Tiger T100, this chopper is adorned …

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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

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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 seen”, which seems accurate considering I haven’t found a definitive source that has significant information on …