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1995 Yamaha Virago XV1100

In Cruiser, Japan, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Introduced in the early 80s, Yamaha’s Virago line was the first V-Twin cruiser to come out of Japan, and it was an example of what happens when marketers and engineers don’t agree on what a product should be. The first version was chock full of tech like a monocoque frame, monoshock suspension, shaft final drive, offset cylinders, and more – …

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1972 Harley-Davidson FLH Police Sidecar

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Factory police sidecars are quite rare (in fact, nowadays they’re just about non-existent), but there are a few police departments that swear by them, particularly in cities with inclement winter weather. One such city is Washington DC, where Harley sidecars have played a significant role in the pomp and circumstance of presidential inaugurations.

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The Original Italian Power Cruiser – 2012 CR&S Duu

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CR&S is a boutique Italian manufacturer that is in many ways comparable to Arch Motorcycle. The two both produce ultra top-shelf, S&S V-Twin-powered, performance-oriented cruisers, but while Arch’s models have received ample public attention and media exposure, CR&S’ offerings are little known in the good ol’ US of A, which is a damn shame considering the Italian marque makes some …

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Purple Rain Replica – 1979 Honda CM400A Custom

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From Steve McQueen’s Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird in 1963’s The Great Escape, to Peter Fonda’s custom Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide “Captain America” bike in 1969’s Easy Rider or Tom Cruise’s Kawasaki GPZ900R from 1986’s Top Gun, pop culture has given rise to a number of iconic two-wheelers over the years. One of the best-known scoots to be featured in popular culture …

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JDM Springer – 1998 Honda Steed 400 VLS

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5-25-18 Update: This Steed was relisted due to a non-paying bidder. Find it with a BIN of $2,875 or best offer here on eBay. Post Sale Update: After 28 bids on eBay, this Honda sold for $1,875. Japan has a large contingent of Harley fans, and Honda reached out to them with the VLX and VLS – or what they …

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Ex-Sheriff – 1940 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead

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Post Listing Update: This ex-Sheriff Harley did not meet reserve despite 37 bids up to $159,977 on eBay. This piece of history started as a Sheriff motorcycle for King County, Washington and the seller claims it is documented since new with the original title, a period photo scrapbook that shows the original officer with this bike, and even most of …

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2010 Moto Guzzi California Vintage

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Post Listing Update: This Cal Vin did not meet reserve despite 3 bids up to $5,200 on eBay. In 2006, Moto Guzzi brought back the California name for a new model, but the additional word of “Vintage” in the title tells you what this is all about – vintage styling with modern components.

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Firefighter Edition – 2002 Harley-Davidson FLHTC

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Post Listing Update: This Firefighter Edition was relisted several times on eBay, but it never met reserve with 30 bids up to $8,500. After September 11th, Harley-Davidson released special editions of three of their models to honor firefighters and peacekeepers who helped during the attacks. This is one of the Firefighter Editions of the Electra Glide Classic. It started with …

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Show Winner – 2002 Indian Spirit

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Post Listing Update: This Spirit did not get any interest at the BIN of $8,888. Indian now seems to be in good financial shape but for decades the company was a mess with few reasons for hope. One of the brief moments where it looked like the company had a future was at the turn of the century, when nine …

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1967 Moto Guzzi V7

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This lovely V7 is one of the lowest serial number Guzzis in the US, and the third custodian is letting it go from his collection. Per Ian Falloon, it is one of 813 examples imported by the Premier Motor Corporation in ’67 to be sold in America.

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0 Miles in Canada – 2005 Honda Rune

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When Honda released the Rune, a few wealthy riders suspected that the factory custom might be a better investment than a motorcycle. Over a decade later, we’re starting to see some Runes come up for sale with minimal mileage. This example probably takes the cakes as it has 0 miles on the odometer. Or seeing as the bike is in …