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First to Canada – 1942 Harley-Davidson WLC

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You’ve probably heard of the Harley-Davidson WLA before. It was, by far, the most common bike that Harley built for the military, but it’s not easy to find nowadays. The original acronym stood for: W – an existing model line, L – high compression, A – Army), this bike helped create a dramatic rise in Harley’s popularity as surplus bikes …

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1986 Yamaha Fazer FZX700

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Also known as the Baby V-Max, the Yamaha Fazer FZX700 was quite a revelation when it was released – the styling was distinctive and it was quicker than riders expected. No one complained about the speed, though not everyone loved the looks, and the bike didn’t sell tremendously well.

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2002 Vincent Black Eagle Prototype

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11-20-18 Update: It’s been nearly four years, but Tim Huber notes that this bike is back up for sale. Find it with a BIN of $65,000 or best offer (add $2,000 for shipping to the US) here on eBay. In 1994, Bernard Li (founder of Eagle One car care products) started acquiring the trademarks of the Vincent motorcycle company. He …

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#198 of 200 – 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Spirit of America

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Post Sale Update: This “Spirit of America” sold for $8,200 after 23 bids on eBay. In 1978, Kawasaki was the only Japanese manufacturer with a facility in the US. Kawi’s president (Dave Mehney) and Marketing Vice President (Dick Terrell) decided to highlight that with an “All-American Ride-away” – a program where Kawi customized 200 of their KZ1000s with an American …

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#7 – Confederate P120 Fighter

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Post Listing Update: This Confederate did not meet reserve with 1 bid up to $40,000. Despite its young age, Confederate was probably one of the best representatives of American talent at making impressive and extraordinary bikes. Yes, Harley Davidson and Indian represent American motorcycle history but Confederate really put America’s best technology, industrial, and crafting skills at work. Among the …

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2011 Victory Cross Country Police

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Growing up, I thought being a police officer was a super cool job. And the coolest of the cool jobs was to be a California Highway Patrolman, AKA a CHiP. Every morning before I trotted off to attempt my luck at penetrating the many social hierarchies of middle school, I took in an episode of CHiPs. Erik Estrada was my …

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XR750 Tribute – 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

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Post Listing Update: This XR did not get any interest at the BIN of $16,000. Following the success of the XR750 during the 70’s, notably thanks to Jay Springsteen, Harley-Davidson decided in the beginning of the 80’s to create a tribute bike to please the aficionados. The bike would be a blend between of XR750 character with some XLX Sportster …

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Rare Project – 1942 Harley-Davidson XA

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Post Sale Update: This XA sold for $33,544 after 6 bids on eBay. During World War II, the US Government asked HD to build a motorcycle similar to what BMW was making for the Germans – with shaft drive, boxer engine, and other features that made the bikes low maintenance. The Harley-Davidson XA was born. XA stands for eXperimental Army, …

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2018 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Scout Bobber

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Post Listing Update: This Indian did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $12,403 on eBay. In 2016, Indian Motorcycle started a partnership with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, and that has led to an annual tradition of creating a limited edition based on an existing Indian bike. The first year celebrated the 150th anniversary of Jack Daniels with the …

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2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

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Post Listing Update: This V-Rod did not meet reserve despite 3 bids up to $6,200. As some of you may have noticed by now, especially if you read my bio here, my tastes lean towards the performance end of the motorcycling spectrum. I have always loved what Harleys stood for, but every time I rode one I couldn’t help but …