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855 Miles – 2002 Yamaha V-Max

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The name told you all you need to know: when the V-Max debuted in 1985, it was a cruiser dedicated to speed. Reviewers and consumers responded positively – it instantly won Cycle Guide’s “Bike of the Year” award and it barely had any changes for the next 22 years. It was arguably the definitive muscle bike.

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2016 Indian Scout

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My moto-journalist buddy Justin Westbrook is selling his Indian Scout – he bought it after falling in love with one during a cross-country ride for a series in Motorcyclist magazine, but he’s been spending more time in the dirt as of late so this Scout needs a new home.

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In Canada – 2009 Yamaha MT-01

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Blackfoot Motorsports in Calgary, Alberta is selling off their collection of motorcycles (including the DR800 we recently shared), and one of the more interesting finds is a Yamaha MT-01 – the original “Master of Torque.” The MT-01 was never officially sold in the US. But other lucky markets were able to buy it between 2005 and 2012, and it was …

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Flathead V8 Power – Honest Charley

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Want 8 cylinder power in a cruiser but think that Boss Hoss bikes are ostentatious and ridiculous? Check out this Honest Charley-branded bike, which features a 60 horsepower Ford flathead! Honest Charley was one of the original speed shops – older readers may remember seeing ads for hop-up Ford parts half a century ago. According to some comments over at …

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Road Service Custom – 1973 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado

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I occasionally feature Eldorado Police bikes, but this one’s a bit different – it’s a one-off “Emergency Road Service Vehicle” that the seller calls a “Workman Edition” as it’s equipped with “a push bar, tow hitch, oil and gas cans, jumper cables, siren, air horns, back p warning system, and whatever else I could think of.” So the question is, …

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2021 Ducati Diavel Lamborghini

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I personally don’t get it, but one of the most collectible Ducatis in recent memory is the 2021 Diavel Lamborghini, a limited run of 630 bikes designed in collaboration with Lamborghini – both manufacturers are in the Audi family and part of the Motor Valley, a 70-mile stretch of Italy that includes Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, Lamborghini, Dallara, and plenty of …

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1987 Honda Super Magna

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For the 1987 model year, Honda added some dragster style to the Magna to compensate for the slight displacement reduction due to the ’83 motorcycle tariff (which expired in 1988). In other markets, this generation of the Magna was offered with a 750cc engine, but Americans got a 700cc motor to get around Harley’s whining. The 700cc engine was good …

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2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom

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The seller of this custom Harley calls it the “GB1200R” and says that it answers the question, “what if a Honda GB500 came with an American V-Twin motor?” Harley-Davidson’s Sportster platform has long been a popular starting point for customizers, though 2004 was very significant as it was the first year that HD rubber-mounted the engine for a dramatic increase …