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Definitely Different – 2014 Yamaha Bolt R Spec Custom

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It might not be your cup of tea, but it’s definitely different. This Yamaha Bolt R Spec (VIN: JYAVN05E5EA004635), the Japanese answer to the Sportster, was customized at the dealership to resemble…a street tracker, I guess? I’m not entirely sure. But there’s a new rear subframe to accommodate twin Ohlins shocks, a custom seat, custom exhaust, Shinko 705 tires (which …

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1957 Harley-Davidson FL Panhead

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Post-Listing Update: This Panhead did not get any action, even after being relisted. As my friends will attest, I’m a man with many failings. I’ve noticed recently that one of said failings seems to be my lack of featuring Harleys on Bike-urious (partially because I don’t know enough about them) – so on my path to self-enlightenment, here’s a classic …

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The Liberator – 1945 Harley-Davidson WLA

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Of all the motorcycles Harley produced for the military, the Harley-Davidson WLA was by far the most common – though that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find nowadays. Based on the WL (W – a model line of bikes, L – high compression, A – Army), this bike helped create a dramatic rise in Harley’s popularity as surplus bikes were …

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1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 29 bids on eBay up to $14,100, this Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide did not meet reserve. Considered by some to be the first factory custom bike, the Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide was Willie G’s brainchild and an attempt to satisfy the countless H-D enthusiasts that would customize their brand new Harleys.

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Ducati Custom Chopper

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Here we’ve got a custom chopper that ‘started’ as a Ducati Monster 900, though at this point, the only Ducati left in this build is the motor, fuel injection system, and electronics. It’s been on display at Ducati days at Daytona Speedway, and is claimed to be very fast and very loud. No matter what adjective you choose to describe …

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One Year Only – 1933 Indian Motoplane

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Indian Motoplane sold for $65,000. No, it’s not a plane. If anything, the Indian Motoplane actually represents the firm’s plummet to the ground during the Great Depression. At the time, Indian’s customer base was looking for a bike like the discontinued 101, a light 45 cubic inch bike. But the company didn’t feel like …

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Power Cruiser – 2013 Ducati Diavel AMG

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The Ducati Diavel AMG is a special edition of Ducati’s cruiser, built to celebrate its partnership with the skunkworks of Mercedes. The exclusive features are cosmetic, with 5-spoke wheels, exhaust, and alcantara seat all designed to remind of you of their counterparts in AMG cars. The engine’s no slouch, though – you’ll get 162 horsepower, 94 ft-lb of torque, and …

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1971 Norton Commando Hi-Rider

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Post-Sale Update: After 37 bids on eBay, this Norton Commando Hi-Rider sold for just $4,700. Normally, bikes get better through a production run over the years. Ask most British motorcycle enthusiasts and they’d disagree with that statement as it applies to the Commando, specifically thanks to models like the Norton Commando Hi-Rider 750. The exact reason for why this bike …

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1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead

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Some of you may be familiar with Gas Monkey Garage of Discovery’s “Fast N’ Loud.” If not, the Dallas, Texas based company masterminded by Richard Rawlings typically works on cars but has cranked out some interesting bikes in the past. Here’s one of those bikes – a HD Panhead that was originally built by Wink Eller, a land speed record …

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Ending Soon – 1987 Harley-Davidson XRV1200

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Post-Listing Update: This Harley-Davidson XRV1200 did not meet reserve at $4,250. You might have read the title to this post and thought, “what the hell is an XRV?” Back in 1989, it’s what Cycle World thought Harley should be offering straight from the floor. Long story short, there was a time when you could buy a Sportster 883 from the …

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1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador

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Produced for just two years, the Ambassador was never as well known as bikes like the Eldorado. Built to target the American market, MG saw a way to compete with Harley with a 757cc variant of the venerable V-Twin. This specific example has 34,200 miles and has had a recent refresher, including a repaint in a lovely shade of green. …

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2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom

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6-1 Update: Though the bike was originally “sold” for $19,300, this Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom is back up for sale with bidding up to $8,600 here on eBay. For a while, Bull Motorcycles have been making custom Harleys like the Zephyr, recently featured on BikeEXIF. Another one of their creations, based on a 2007 Nightster with 5,000 miles on the odometer, …

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1987 Moto Morini Excalibur 501 Custom

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The 80s were a very low spot for Moto Morini – it marked the stat of several acquisitions, re-launches, and failures. It nearly completely disappeared after being purchased by Cagiva, but the Moto Morini name has managed to live on. The Moto Morini Excalibur was one of the few bikes that made it to the states, an Italian cruiser similar …