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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 …

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1955 Zundapp KS601 Sport with Steib Sidecar

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In 1951, Zundapp introduced their last big bike – the KS601 (Kardan Sport). It got plenty of positive attention from the press, but Zundapp’s sales couldn’t compete with offerings from BMW. To combat this they expanded to a Sport model (with 34 horsepower, 6 up from the standard) and even offered multiple colors.

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1983 Honda ATC70

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After the success of the Z50 and the CT70, Honda wanted a bike that they could sell in the winters in the US market. They launched a small trike called the US90 in 1969. The success was immediate, and US beaches became Honda’s trike highways. In 1971, Honda acquired the trademark ATC, “all-terrain cycle”, and gave it to their three-wheelers. …

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CA Plated – 2002 Honda Gyro Canopy

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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 include, the X, the UP, and the Canopy. The Canopy was introduced at the …

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Zero-Powered Prototype – 2018 Campagna “E-Rex”

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Back in April of 2018, Canadian autocycle purveyor Campagna Motors announced it would be releasing a fully-electric version of its long-running T-Rex model. Instead of developing its own electric powertrain, Campagna partnered up with Zero Motorcycles, which agreed to provide the motors, batteries, and controllers which Campagna says have been “seamlessly integrated into the T-REX”.

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Rare Running Project – 1985 Pulse Autocycle

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Post Sale Update: This Autocycle sold for $8,600 after 71 bids on eBay. It probably comes as no surprise to learn the Pulse Autocycle was the brainchild of an aircraft designer. Jim Bede is best known for bringing the world the BD-4 and BD-5 aircraft kits — the latter of which made an appearance in the 1983 James Bond movie …

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1935 Indian Dispatch Tow

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Post Sale Update: This Dispatch sold for $32,500 after 22 bids on Bring a Trailer. According to The Iron Redskin, the Indian Dispatch Tow was built to fix a problem that a Packard dealership was having near the Indian plant. The dealer wanted a way to deliver customer cars without requiring an additional employee with a car to go alongside. …

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From the Quail to On Sale: Revival Cycles’ “Odioso” Ducati Sidecar Crosser

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Back in February, Abhi shared a video of Revival Cycles’ bonkers Ducati ST4-based sidecar cross build, entitled “Idioso”. Commissioned by Rebel Yell Bourbon – the same brand that commissioned Classified Moto’s “Frank”, a 2007 Triumph Speed Triple build with a rear ATV wheel – Odioso was built for a contest giveaway, though it now appears whoever was lucky enough to …