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The Bid Goes On – Evel Knievel Trike

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This weekend, Mecum had an auction in Chicago which featured a whole bunch of cars (including the oddest Volvo I’ve ever seen), some Harleys, and this incredible trike. Based on a 1975 Harley-Davidson XLH, this show-stopper was built by George Barris on behalf of Road Master Corporation for none other then Evel Knievel to promote a bicycle and “Hot Seat” …

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Tilting 3 Wheeler – 1984 Honda Gyro

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Introduced in 1982, the Gyro series of scoots are three-wheelers (one in the front, two in the back) where the body is able to lean up to 40 degrees compared to the rear axle! GYRO is actually an acronym, which stands for “Great Your Recreation Original”. Well, the translation’s not great, but you get the idea. The initial designs were …

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1945 Harley Davidson WL with Goulding LS-29 Sidecar

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Here’s a Harley WL (VIN: 45WL1559) with matching Goulding sidecar. It was restored 15 years ago and comes with a 3 speed (and reverse) transmission. Not everything is NOS, but it “runs and drives great.” The Goulding is a great piece that was originally designed in the 20s but is now available through Classic Sidcar. Find this combo for sale …

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1977 Custom Pro Street Chopper Project

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Here’s a custom pro street chopper powered by the V8 (with matching transmission) from a ’73 Ford Fairlane. This specific bike (VIN: NY12198) is a homebuilt bike sold by Custom John’s Choppers and Painting of Anaheim, California. Later on, the axle was replaced with a Jaguar unit. You’ll get all the paperwork and receipts, but this trike has not seen …

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1990 Honda Caren

In 3 Wheels, Japan by Abhi1 Comment

It’s hard to tell, but there’s actually a scooter in there. A scooter you might recognize as the Honda Express, with a 50cc engine putting down all of 3.8 horsepower. Honda created a very unsuccessful three-wheeler by putting a fiberglass body around the scooter, and called their creation the Honda Caren.

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Great Deal – 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 with Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Japan by Abhi2 Comments

I sometimes wonder if I’m best serving you by showing you incredible bikes with giant pricetags, or more mundane bikes that are great buys. I still don’t know what the correct answer is, so for now you’re stuck getting a little bit of both. Here’s one of the latter – a Suzuki V-Strom 650 with matching DMC M72D Sidecar. The …

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“Bike” Review – Morgan 3 Wheeler

In 3 Wheels, England, Reviews by Abhi6 Comments

First things first: If you’ve been reading Bike-urious for a while, you’ll know that this is my first vehicle review (and also the most I’ve used the word “first” in a sentence). I apologize in advance – this probably won’t be what you expect from a review, as I don’t have a big budget or fancy equipment. I just have …

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Go Anywhere – 1942 Zundapp KS750 Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Listing Update: Despite 18 bids up to $30,100, this Zundapp KS750 Sidecar did not meet reserve on eBay. The Zundapp KS750 was built for the Wehrmacht to go anywhere. Thanks to cylinders that were angled up 5 degrees for additional ground clearance, as well as a 10 speed gearbox, the claim was almost possible.

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4 Seater – 1938 Bohmerland Lang Touren

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Post-Listing Update: Thought it was relisted, this Bohmerland did not get any action at $79,000. I’m the first one to admit I do not know enough about this bike, but just look at it! Bohmerland was a Czechoslovakian firm that built bikes between ’24 and ’39, so this would be one of the last ones they built. All of their …

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2005 Ural Troyka

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One of the best parts of running this site is discovering bikes I had never even heard about before. Reader Jim R. comes through with yet another one with this Ural Troyka, a variant of the tourist that gives a little more luxury with telescopic forks and a “deluxe sidecar” designed to provide “the utmost of comfort…on unhurried scenic rides”, …