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Ending Soon – “GARMR .003” 2009 Harley-Davidson Reverse-Leaning Trike Custom

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I’ve never been a big fan of custom trikes, but this one-off Harley isn’t your average three-wheeler. Built by Barghest Motive, this tricked out trike is built around an unspecified 1,200cc V-Twin from a 2009 Harley-Davidson. Dubbed the “GARMR .003”, the trike reportedly gets its name from a “devil dog” who guards the gates of hell in Norse mythology.

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Rare Project – 1947 Turner Rixi

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The Turner Manufacturing Company was founded in 1859 under the name of Thomas Turner & Sons. They built a wide variety of products: cars, machine tools, aircraft landing systems, diesel engines, recovery winches, truck gearboxes…the list goes on. They also made light delivery vehicles under a subsidiary named LDV, which stood for…Light Delivery Vehicles. LDV offered the Bivan (2-wheeler), Trivan …

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1958 Poirier Voiturette XW5 Monoto

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Post Sale Update: This Poirier sold for $2,350 after 13 bids on eBay. Quite a discount from the last sale price four years ago! 1-31-2019 Update: Over four years later, this Poirier has been imported to the US and it’s now back up for sale in Tipton, Iowa. Considering that it sold for $5,555 last time in Belgium and that …

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Rare Project – 1983 Honda Gyro X

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Post Sale Update: This Gyro X sold for $1,894.13 after 21 bids on eBay. I’ve featured several examples of Honda’s quirky 3-wheeler called the GYRO (which is apparently an acronym for “Great Your Recreation Original.”) The US only got one of the versions, a “S” model that was focused on just carrying a rider around. But Japan got multiple variants …

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Yamaha’s Yard Built Program — Deus Milan’s “D-Side” XV950 Sidecar

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Built by Deus Ex Machina’s Milan shop, this bike was commissioned as the third project — and first sidecar build — in Yamaha’s increasingly prestigious Yard Built program. Based on the Tuning Fork Company’s XV950, this project, entitled “D-Side”, began when Fillipo Bassoli, CEO of Deus Ex Machina Italy, was traveling for work in Spain and stumbled across what he …

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“Mental Illness” – 1980 Suzuki GS1100 Trike

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Post Listing Update: “Mental Illness” did not meet reserve despite 29 bids up to $9,100 on eBay. Alright, this really has nothing to do with a Suzuki GS1100, but that is how the crazy trike is titled in the state of Texas. It’s an entirely custom three-wheeler that utilizes a 5.3 liter LS1 motor with a C5 Corvette transmission…and a …

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Electric Conversion – 1985 Trihawk

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Designed by Lou Richards, the Trihawk 304 (3 wheels, 4 cylinders) was an interesting trike that was capable of cornering forces similar to a Lamborghini Countach (.91G) thanks to the wide front wheelbase and the low center of gravity. Introduced in 1982, the company was able to produce 96 units before Harley-Davidson bought them out in 1985 and stopped production. …

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2019 Yamaha Niken

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When I was at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, Yamaha reps said that the allotment of bikes to US dealership had already sold out. If that’s true, here’s an example where the rider who put down a deposit backed out – possibly because Yamaha has just announced the Niken GT (upgraded front suspension, center stand, heated grips, and other …

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In Canada – 1966 Jawa Road King 350 with PAV 40 Trailer

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As of this month, Jawa is back (in India). Historically the brand goes back to 1929, and one of its most successful models was based on their 350cc two-stroke twin. US riders are familiar with department stores such as Sears or Montgomery Ward that would sell motorcycles out of catalogs – Canada had a similar option through a store called …