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1938 Harley-Davidson EL

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This EL sold for a cool $100,000 after 75 bids on eBay. Harley introduced the Knucklehead in 1936 as a 1,000cc V-Twin. While H-D had been using overhead valves in race bikes previously, this was their first usage of the technology in a production motor. It’s a beautiful motor that has stood the test of time, even …

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2001 BMW R1200C Montana

In Cruiser, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: sold for $5,400 after 67 bids on eBay. First shown to the world in the 1997 Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, the BMW R1200C was Germany’s attempt to break into the cruiser market. There was a lot to like about it objectively, however American riders never fell in love with the distinct styling and the non-V-Twin motor.

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1986 Yamaha Fazer FZX700

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

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

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

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

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In America, Cruiser by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

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

In America, Cruiser by Vipin ShriLeave a Comment

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

In America, Cruiser by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

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 …