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Tenni Green – 2012 Moto Guzzi Griso SE

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The Moto Guzzi Griso SE is a special edition of the venerable Griso, that is set off by beautiful Tenni paint reminiscient of Guzzi’s racebikes of the 1950s. The SE got several extras, including spoked wheels, the beautiful paint (and brown leather seat), and blacked out parts all over the place. Mechanically, you also got adjustable suspension, and giant Brembo …

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1999 CMC Captain America

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

Like the Captain America bike from Easy Rider that I featured a few days ago, but thinking that spending a million dollars on a motorcycle might be a little difficult? Well, here’s one of the small run of bikes that were endorsed by Peter Fonda as replicas, built by the California Motorcycle Company, otherwise known as the CMC Captain America.

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1985 Suzuki Madura GV1200GLF

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A direct response to the ‘mega-cruiser’ Honda Magna, the Suzuki Madura was all about one-upmanship. Honda called their Magna an 1100, so the Madura was called a 1200, even if the engine was actually 1165cc. Honda rated the Magna at 116hp, Suzuki rated the Madura at…117 horsepower. You get the idea. Either way, it was a rare (5,099 produced over …

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1940 Indian 440

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Post-Listing Update: This Indian 440 was pulled off eBay due to an ‘error in the listing’. Possibly the most famous of Indian’s pre-WWII bikes, the Indian 440 introduced the distinctive fenders that have survived even to the most recent revival of the marque. The styling was so distinctive that in 2006, the US Postal Service used the 440 as one …

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2004 Honda Rune

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Post Sale Update: This Rune sold for $15,602 after 10 bids on eBay. The Honda Rune made a huge splash back in 2004, as Honda brought to market a bike that no one believed would ever make it past concept. Just look at it! I’m still stunned that Honda released this bike, and I’m in love with the rear fender. …

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Born Free 6 Entrant – 1940 Harley-Davidson UL Custom

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This Harley-Davidson UL Flathead Chopper was built for the Born Free 6 Show by Joey Cano of Slabside Cycles. As you might expect, there’s plenty of custom work here. That includes plenty of handmade parts, the custom paint job, and brass molding. The 1940 engine was rebuilt by Live Free Cycles, wrapped by a 1948 Panhead wishbone frame. For more …

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1946 Indian Chief

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Post Listing Update: This Chief was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. This numbers matching Chief was restored several years ago but sat unridden until the current seller bought it and put 1,500 miles on it in 3 years. It’s claimed to run great and has a few minor upgrades. It’s got new Firestone tires and is ready …

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Military Chief – 1940 Indian Chief 340B

In America, Cruiser by Abhi4 Comments

I’ve featured a few Harleys that were built for the military, but the Indian Chief 340B is the first military Indian I’ve been able to find for sale. Essentially a civilian model that was slightly modified for armed service duty, this was a rare bike – as far as I can tell, only about 5,000 were produced.

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1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador with Sidecar

In Cruiser, Italy by Abhi2 Comments

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 (VIN: 26161) is a numbers-matching beauty with less than 20,000 miles in a lovely shade of gold. Oh …

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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 (just 1918 ever built) that was a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork, made out of bodywork that the factory advertised for some reason as 100% recyclable.

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1938 Indian Four 438

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Post-Listing Update: This 438 did not meet reserve with bidding up to $64,850 on eBay. One of the most famous Indians, the Indian Four 438 is a descendant of the Ace motorcycles that Indian purchased in 1927. Some consider this to be the finest Indian ever built.

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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 …