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1986 Yamaha V-Max

In Cruiser, Japan by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In the motorcycle history, the end of the 60s was the start of a new era: the Japanese one. The air-cooled inline four, such as the found found in the revolutionary 1969 Honda CB750, was the new standard of power and smoothness. Exit big American V-twins and unreliable, shaky British twins. At the end of the 70’s, Japanese manufacturers tried …

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1999 Confederate Hellcat

In America, Cruiser by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Confederate has built custom motorcycles since 1991. Known for their aggressive appearance and the use of gorgeous CNC machined parts, they have made a name for themselves with their slogan “Art of Rebellion.” Taking home several pieces of hardware for their work in motorcycle shows across America, Confederate worked their way into several Hollywood productions. With a six-figure list price, …

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Carey Hart Custom – 2017 Indian Chieftain

In America, Cruiser, Custom by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Chieftain did not get any interest at the opening ask of $31,999. Among many things in the world of motorcycling, Carey Hart is probably best known for being the first person to land a backflip in competition on a 250cc bike. Carey’s been tightly involved with Indian over the last few years, and this was …

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1995 Yamaha Virago XV1100

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

Post Sale Update: This Virago sold for just $1,185 after 6 bids on eBay. 7-24-18 Update: The seller has let me know that he’s put his Virago up on eBay with no reserve, so it’s about to find a new owner – will it be you? Find it with bidding up to $1,009 here on eBay. Introduced in the early …

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2001 Chevy V4-Powered Custom

In America, Cruiser, Custom, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Are you an automotive engine expert? Maybe you’ll know what’s going on here, because I sure don’t. What we’ve apparently got is a “custom built 156 cubic inch Vee-Four Chevy” motor in a “Harley type” chassis. I’ve featured a couple example of the SuperVee (front two cylinders from a SBC Chevy 350) before, but this is even odder.

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JDM Bōsōzoku Bike – 1992 Kawasaki ZR400 Zephyr

In Cruiser, Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

As motorcycle clubs like the Hells Angels rose to prominence in midcentury America, a similar phenomenon took place in Japan. In the land of the rising sun, the members of these flamboyant moto tribes are known as bōsōzoku, and in the height of their popularity in the early 1980s, there were supposedly more than 40,000 active bōsōzoku on the island …

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15 Miles – 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This XR did not meet reserve despite 33 bids up to $17,900 on eBay. I’ve featured a couple of low mile XR1000s over the years, but nothing comes close to this 15-mile bike. This is the nicest example I’ve seen for sale. Ignoring the pristine condition, I like the theory of the XR1000, which was to have …

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1972 Harley-Davidson FLH Police Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This interesting police sidecar was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 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 …

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The Original Italian Power Cruiser – 2012 CR&S Duu

In Cruiser, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

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

In Cruiser, Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

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 …