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1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

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This Eldorado was a “rehab project” for the seller, who almost passed away from cancer surgery approximately 5 years ago. Now he’s having some leg trouble after a knee replacement and 5 hip surgeries, so this bike needs a new caretaker.

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20th Anniversary – 2005 Yamaha VMAX

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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, and Yamaha produced a …

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1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH

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Post Sale Update: This XLCH sold for $7,400 after 13 bids on eBay in McLean, Virginia. The XLCH is one of the jewels of the Sportster model line. The CH is affectionately referred to as “Competition Hot” by some and it had a few changes from the XLH, notably a different tank and seat, as well as the removal of …

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1969 Moto Guzzi V750 Ambassador

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The Moto Guzzi Ambassador was developed as a successor to the V7, which was initially built to provide a police platform in their home country of Italy. The Berline brothers convinced MG to bring it to the US in an attempt to snag some cruiser customers away from Harley-Davidson. The Ambassador (or V750) got some upgrades to target the US …

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Ex-Navy – 1972 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLA

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Post Sale Update: Bidding originally did not meet reserve with 3 bids up to $12,000 on eBay in Walnut, California. The seller then relisted the bike and sold it for a BIN of $15,000. 5-13-20 Update: Three years later, this XLA is back up for sale. The seller includes an appraisal from Jeff Hyman at Classic Auto Appraiser, who claims …

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Softail Predecessor – 1981 RoadWorx

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Did you know that Harley-Davidson’s iconic Softail frame was originally developed outside of the company? It all goes back to a company called RoadWorx, the brainchild of Bill Davis. Bill owned a FX Super Glide but didn’t love the styling of it – he created a new frame and had enough success with it that he patented the design. He …

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$1 Million Asking Price – The Recidivist

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Surely the asking price is for attention’s sake (and it’s worked in this case), but the real headline here is that this is claimed to be the “world’s first tattooed motorcycle”. That’s right: “light colored cow hide leather – similar to the color of human skin – is engineered onto the bike. Artists from professional tattoo studios applied traditional works …

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1 of 30 – 2007 Harley-Davidson Elvis Presley 30th Anniversary

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Post Listing Update: This tribute to Elvis did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $25,100 on eBay in Middlebury, Connecticut. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, the CEO of 11 Harley-Davidson dealership (including Graceland Harley-Davidson) created a Signature Collection of 30 Softail Deluxes that were styled to look like Elvis’ black 1957 FLH.