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1947 Cushman Ice Cream Scooter

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Post-Listing Update: In not-so-stunning news, this Cushman Ice Cream Scooter failed to attract any bids at $12,250. Are times tough? Been looking for ways you can expand your entrepreneurial empire? Ever thought ice cream could solve all your problems? Look no further, my friend, as I’ve got the perfect next vehicle for you – a Cushman Ice Cream Scooter.

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Airplane Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Japan by Abhi1 Comment

From r/motorcycles comes the discovery of this odd “Airplane Trike”, named as it utilizes part of the fuselage of a small aircraft. With the paint job, it definitely reminds me of a mutant school bus. Using the mechanical components of a ’89 Goldwing – 1500cc boxer six-cylinder producing 100 horsepower. Conveniently, the Wing has a 5-speed transmission with reverse, so …

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1919 Indian Power Plus Sidecar

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 16 bids up to $29,000, this Indian Power Plus Sidecar did not meet reserve. The Indian Power Plus was a successful roadster and canvas for racing bikes, especially with Erwin “Cannonball” Baker (after whom the Cannonball Run was named after). Today we’ve got an example that forgoes the racing pedigree and instead adds a sidecar.

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Wehrmacht – 1941 BMW R12 Military Sidecar

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Whenever I see a vintage looking BMW sidecar, I feel like 90% of the time it’s a Chang Jiang knock-off. Today I’m glad to report that it’s an actual vintage BMW hack. This BMW R12 Military Sidecar was typical of the bikes utilized by the German Army in the late 30s-40s for recon and communications. By 1941, BMW had sent …

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One Wheel Drive – Dnepr MT11 Sidecar

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Dnepr and Ural are often confused, as they are both Eastern European motorcycle companies that produced tough, 2wd capable sidecar machines, and both bikes share a similar creation story – they were based on the BMW R71. But as loyal owners of both brands will attest, there are several major differences. The key difference? Ural is still alive and kicking, …

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1960 Pannonia Csepel with Sidecar

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Post-Sale Update: This Pannonia Csepel initially got no interest at the BIN of $9,900, but it was later relisted and sold for $8,500. Over a 21-year period, a small Hungarian factory produced about 700 thousand motorcycles before going out of business. Very few are left, and not much is known about the Pannonia marque. This Pannonia Csepel is one of …

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Bumblebee – 2007 Suntrike

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Suntrike actually sold for $2,500. Consider me surprised. 1-14 Update: Well, it’s back. With no takers the first time around, the seller has relisted this Suntrike here on eBay at an opening bid of $2,000. Let’s see if anyone goes for it now. Prepare your eyeballs for something I’ve never seen before – the …

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1947 Salsbury Imperial 85 With Sidecar

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Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Salsbury Imperial 85 with Sidecar sold for $20,000. Back in 1936, a man named E. Foster Salsbury co-developed the Salsbury Motor Glide, a scooter with an enclosed drivetrain underneath the seat. His later development of the first CVT to be used on a scooter made his product such a success that he even tried …

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Hercules – 1954 Moto Guzzi Ercole

In 3 Wheels, Italy by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 40 bids, this Moto Guzzi Ercole sold for $12,759. The Moto Guzzi Ercole (Italian for Hercules) is a fantastic vintage three-wheeler typically used as a shop/farm runabout. Able to carry nearly a ton, this bike truly earned its’ nickname. On either side of the rider there are fold out seats, upping capacity to 3 total individuals, and …

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1986 Dnepr MT16 Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Russia by AbhiLeave a Comment

Dnepr and Ural are often confused, as they are both Eastern European motorcycle companies that produced tough, 2wd capable sidecar machines, and both bikes share a similar creation story – they were based on the BMW R71. But as loyal owners of both brands will attest, there are several major differences. The key difference? Ural is still alive and kicking, …

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1996 MZ Silver Star with Velorex Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Silver Star hack sold for the BIN of $4,500. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a 494cc Rotax single cylinder. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t tremendous – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike. MZ has always had a tradition of producing narrow, light motorcycles. …

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34th Annual Hansen Dam All British Ride

In 3 Wheels, Cruiser, England, Off-Road, Race, Small Displacement, Sport, Standard, Touring, Vintage by Abhi2 Comments

Every year, the Southern California Norton Owner’s Club hosts a wonderful get together at Hansen Dam. The combined show and ride features decades of classic British iron – and you’re bound to see great bikes from other marques, new and old. We got an invite from a local BMW mechanic friend and couldn’t say no. As you’ve come to expect …