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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 …

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No Reserve – 2002 Buell M2 Cyclone Custom

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The Cyclone was introduced in 1997 and Buell ended production of the model in 2002. It split the difference between teh S3 Thunderbolt semi-tourer and the S1 Lightning sportbike. It was equipped with a 94 horsepower/1,203cc Harley engine, 5-speed transmission, Thunderstorm heads, lightened flywheel, steel braided brake lines, and Showa suspension. Motorcycle.com called it their ‘preferred’ Buell of the time, …

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Aviator Nation – 2018 Honda Rebel 500 Custom

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For 2017, Honda completely revamped the Rebel to create a new generation with 300cc and 500cc powerplants. As part of their marketing efforts when launching the bike, Honda partnered with Aviator Nation, a “1970’s inspired California lifestyle brand” which focuses on hoodies and sweatpants. Aviator Nation customized one Rebel 300 and one Rebel 500, both of which were eventually given …

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1998 Moto Guzzi Centauro

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Post Listing Update: after being relisted, this Centauro did not meet reserve despite 26 bids up to $6,550. Designed for the 75th anniversary of the MG factory, the Moto Guzzi Centauro was a limited production model designed as a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork – bodywork that the factory advertised as being 100% recyclable.