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1929 Henderson Streamline KJ

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One of the “Big 3” of American bikes in the early 1900s, Henderson was abruptly shut down in 1931, which is why most people now only remember Harley-Davidson and Indian. At the time, Henderson was producing the favored bikes of America’s police officers, though the company was bought up by Schwinn in the 1910s. The Henderson Streamline KJ was one …

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1919 Indian Power Plus Sidecar

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 16 bids up to $29,000, this Indian Power Plus Sidecar did not meet reserve. The Indian Power Plus was a successful roadster and canvas for racing bikes, especially with Erwin “Cannonball” Baker (after whom the Cannonball Run was named after). Today we’ve got an example that forgoes the racing pedigree and instead adds a sidecar.

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Prairie Green – 1948 Indian Chief

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The Chief was one of Indian’s most popular models, and was built for over 31 years in the first run. Over this 30+ year run, it evolved to gain several innovations, including OHV and 4 valves per cylinder, though it seems most innovations never made it past the racing bikes. Still, this beauty was capable of 85 miles per hour. …

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2007 Moto Guzzi Nevada Classic 750

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Initially released in the UK in the ’90s, the Moto Guzzi Nevada Classic didn’t make it to the US until 2004 – and the bike had basically stayed the same for over a decade. In 2007, however, Guzzi changed approximately 90% of the Nevada Classic (383 of the 441 parts), turning it into a completely new (and very rare) cruiser. …

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Show Rider- 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider Custom

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider Custom sold for $12,500 on eBay. In 1971, HD released the Super Glide, their first ‘factory custom’. In 1977, the company introduced the Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider, with a 74 ci engine surrounded by the FL frame. Seat height was just 27 inches, meaning nearly anyone could ride it.

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Featured First – 1980 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis Edition

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis Edition sold for a best offer under $12,999, final sale price unknown. In honor of the famous Sturgis motorcycle rally, HD released the Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis – a FX (Low Rider chassis/engine) customized with a black/orange paint job and a slight extension of the front forks to give it more of …

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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 …