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350 Miles – 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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1958 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster

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Post-Listing Update: The sale of this bike did not go through. It was relisted several times, eventually dropping to $12,000, until finally the bike was pulled off without a sale. In 1957, HD introduced the world to its Sporster. The next year, they released only 711 copies of the Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster, which was a higher-compression touring model, starting a …

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First Year – 1985 Kawasaki Eliminator ZL900

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Post-Sale Update: After 36 bids on eBay, this Kawasaki Eliminator ZL900 sold for $3,013. Yamaha defined a new class of bike in the mid 80s with their instant classic V-Max, but their Japanese competition was immediately on the ball. Honda released the Magna, while Team Green released the Kawasaki Eliminator ZL900 – all these bikes together created the ‘Power Cruiser/Muscle …

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1948 Mustang Model 2

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Post-Listing Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Mustang Model 2 did not meet reserve at $3,200.01.  It’s now back up for sale with bidding already quite active at $1,925, find it here on eBay. Sold for nearly 20 years, the Mustang was developed and built in Glendale, California by Gladden Products Corporation. It started as a homebrew bike built …

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2011 After Hours Custom

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After Hours Bikes have made a name for themselves with truly custom bikes that aren’t for everyone. I have to admit, at first glance I wasn’t a fan, but after taking some time to really look at the work, I’m truly impressed with the quality of work, even if I’m not cool enough to rock one myself. This bike features …

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2001 Moto Guzzi California 1100EV Police

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The Moto Guzzi California 1100EV is the result of a long history of Guzzis dating back to the the V7 in the early 1970s – surprisingly similar to previous Tonti framed bikes. Today we’ve got an unique option, one that’s been converted to police duty for the state of North Carolina, though they decided to instead go with a fleet …

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Sacrilegious – 2013 Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide

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Last June, Harley donated a brand new Super Glide to Pope Francis. Yesterday, it went up for sale at Bonham’s auction in Paris, where it sold for…$329,000. Just thought you should know! If you want more details, read this article on Motorcycle Classics. It’s a fair guess that this is the most someone’s ever paid for a stock Harley built …

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Keep It Above Ground – 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Post-Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide sold for $9,300. After HD gave the FL series electric starters in 1965, they renamed the model the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. Harley added a second disc brake in ’73, but what’s more interesting is what got removed this year – both hand shifters and the kick starter were …

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Well Aged – 1934 Harley-Davidson VLD

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1/22 Update: And just like that, it’s already been sold! This Harley-Davidson VLD went for the BIN price of $15,999. 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 …

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Mad Max – 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy

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Post Sale Update: This Harley sold for the BIN of $8,750. Most of you are familiar with the Softail Fat Boy, which started back in 1984. But this Fat Boy stands out by being blacked out. With the exception of the very odd blue plug wires, nearly everything on this bike is black and mean. It’s what Mad Max would …

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Mini Cruiser – 1984 Yamaha RX50

In Cruiser, Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi2 Comments

In the 80s, Japanese manufacturers produced several 50cc bikes – though nearly all were in plastics that were reminiscent of sportbikes. Examples previously featured on Bike-urious include the Honda NS50F and Suzuki GSXR50, though the Yamaha YSR50 was one of the most well-known. This bike, the Yamaha RX50, was styled in the opposite spectrum – as the tiniest cruiser that’s …

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Blue Devil – 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan VN2000

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Post-Sale Update: After 26 bids on eBay, this Kawasaki Vulcan VN2000 sold for $7,100. At the time of its release, the Kawasaki Vulcan VN2000 featured a 2053cc engine and was the biggest V-Twin you could buy at the time. In fact, EACH cylinder displaced more than the entire engine you’d get in the ZX10R superbike. This specific example, called the …