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One Year Only – 1934 Harley-Davidson CB 500

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The Harley-Davidson CB 500 is an unusual bike – produced for just one year, it was the result of taking the 500cc engine from Harley’s “C” model and sticking it in the frame of their “B” model, which normally utilized a 350cc engine. Consider it a rare factory hotrod? As far as I can tell, just 150 of these were …

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1915 Indian Big Twin

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Post-Sale Update: This Indian Big Twin sold for the BIN of $55,000. The Indian Big Twin was the last of an era – some even consider it to be the last “real” Indian as it was the end of the F-head engine in a cradle-spring frame. 1915 was the last year of production before Indian stopped racing efforts to help …

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1968 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead Police

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Here’s a rare, all original FLH Police Bike. Originally ordered for the police force of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, it was put into service and painted with the ’67 scheme to match the rest of the fleet. After being decommissioned, the bike was sold at auction and then put in storage for years. Now it’s back up for sale after having …

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2008 Dirico Flyer

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You might know that Keanu Reeves is currently working on his own motorcycle manufacturing company, but did you know that Steven Tyler has also gotten into the motorcycle production game? Tyler, along with his brother in law Mark Dirico and good friend Stephen Talarico, came together to create Dirico Motorcycles. Here’s one of their models, the classic cruiser styled Dirico …

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Mecum Kansas City 2014 Auction Preview

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Whenever I note that an auction is coming up where motorcycles will be offered, I like to highlight my personal favorites for your perusal. Mecum’s Kansas City auction (coming up on December 4th) is only featuring 3 motorcycles, so I guess I’ll just show you all of them. They all happen to be American made cruisers.

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Crated – 1999 Excelsior Henderson Super X

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In the early 1900s, Excelsior and Henderson were two of America’s best motorcycle manufacturers. Excelsior produced the first motorcycle to official hit 100 miles per hour, while Henderson was producing the favored bikes of America’s police officers. There’s a reason for the similarities – the companies were both bought up by Schwinn in the 1910s, and were shut down in …

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“Sports Hog” – Custom 1994 Suzuki GSX-R 750

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Here’s an odd-ball pairing – a 1994 Suzuki GSX-R 750 that’s been modified to look like a Harley. Work includes a 8 inch stretch to the swing arm, 18 inch ape handlebars, Harley teardrop exhausts, and a custom made fender from a Wide Glide. I’m almost speechless: Find the Sports Hog for sale here on Craigslist in Ambler, Pennsylvania for …

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1947 Indian Chief

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This Indian Chief is offered for sale with less than 1,000 miles since a full restoration by noted Indian shop Yellow Spear Restorations – restorers of fantastic bikes like this Big Base Racer. It’s been given a larger transmission sprocket for better highway manners, and it’s claimed to be ready to go. It’s a numbers matching bike that looks lovely …

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1946 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead Bobber

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Here’s a Knucklehead Bobber (VIN: 46FL 4547) that has original Flanders bars and a Bates seat. There are plenty of aftermarket pieces including the coil, horn, front pipe, push rod covers, headlight, taillight, dash cover, and more. As you’d expect, it’s a bit of a mashup – the frame is from a ’40 or early ’41 bike, and it has …

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Born Free Custom – 1964 Harley FL

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Built by Atomic Custom, this Harley FL was invited to Born Free 6. As you’d expect, modifications are plentiful. The highlights include Wiseco forged piston in a engine put together with a ’64 bottom end and ’66 top end. It has a Primo belt drive, full inline springer, round spoke Invader wheels, and a hell of a paint job. Find …