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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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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.

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1934 Harley-Davidson VLD

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When the stock market crashed in ’29, most American motorcycle manufacturing firms went out of business. H-D, of course, was one of the few that survived. With only a little bit of money to play with (thanks to Harley’s bottoming out of sales in 1933), the company was limited to incremental changes. The 1934 Harley Davidson VLD got the company …

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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.

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1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis

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The FXB Sturgis is probably best known as a limited production model built to honor the legendary annual rally, but it may actually be notable for another reason – the “B” in FXB. That denoted the use of a belt drive, as this was Harley’s first application of the technology. The other letters of FX tell you that this was …

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1969 Harley-Davidson FLH Police Bike

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For 1969, Willie G. Davidson debuted a new touring screen for the Electra Glide that would become part of its popular face for years. Just a few months later, H-D would become part of AMF. Here’s a lovely ex-Police hack from those days. Factory police sidecars are quite rare (in fact, nowadays they’re just about non-existent), but there are a …

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No Reserve – 1934 Indian Sport Scout

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Post Sale Update: This Sport Scout sold for $15,375 after 10 bids on eBay in Brush, Colorado. After the success of the legendary 101 Scout, Indian did not have much luck with the Standard Scout or Motoplane. They attempted to remedy the common complaints with the Sport Scout in 1934, which was still 15 pounds higher than the 101 but …

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1946 Indian Chief

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Chief sold for a lowered BIN of $35,000 on eBay in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut. The Chief was one of Indian’s most popular models, and was built for over 31 years in the first run.

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2019 Zero Engineering Type 9

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Post Listing Update: This Zero did not meet reserve with 2 bids up to $18,000 on eBay in Los Angeles, California. Zero Engineering was founded in Japan in 1992 but they established a US subsidiary in Vegas and started selling some of their limited production choppers to Americans starting in 2008. They currently offer four models, and the Type 9 …

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2001 Harley-Davidson FXDP Dyna Defender

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Defender sold for a $11,000 Buy-It-Now on eBay in Sacramento, California. When people think of Harley police bikes, the Dyna platform doesn’t usually spring to mind. Yet between 2001-2004, Harley sold a police-issue Dyna (called the FXDP Dyna Defender) that did not get much love, making it a cool and rare find now.