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“24K Gold Edition” – 1980 Kawasaki KZ1300

In Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

In a period review, Cycle World called Kawasaki’s KZ1300 “an incredible hulk”, saying “There are motorcycles with more speed, but not with the same combination of power, strength, comfort and handling…the sophistication is incredible, the size is enormous.” Displacement-wise, it was the biggest of the classic six-cylinder motors like the Benelli Sei and the Honda CBX. Like the competition, the …

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XR650R Custom – 2013 Deus “Boodaak”

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10-18-21 Update: Boodaak has found its way over to our auction site – find it with a bit more information and bidding up to $10,069 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions! It’s not clear from this video, but it’s one of the loudest bikes I’ve encountered: Back in 2013/2014, Deus’ Michael “Woolie” Woolaway built a pair of café’d Honda super singles, …

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CR500-Powered – 2009 KTM 450

In Austria, Custom, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

This bike combines a KTM 450 chassis with a Honda CR500 motor, and the seller states that it weighs 225 pounds and makes 70 horsepower at the wheel. Good lord. Plus it’s got a Florida title, because they’ll title anything! He says that “the bike feels flickable in the air yet solid on the ground. It’s the best of old …

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Flathead V8 Power – Honest Charley

In America, Cruiser, Custom by AbhiLeave a Comment

Want 8 cylinder power in a cruiser but think that Boss Hoss bikes are ostentatious and ridiculous? Check out this Honest Charley-branded bike, which features a 60 horsepower Ford flathead! Honest Charley was one of the original speed shops – older readers may remember seeing ads for hop-up Ford parts half a century ago. According to some comments over at …

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Road Service Custom – 1973 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado

In Cruiser, Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

I occasionally feature Eldorado Police bikes, but this one’s a bit different – it’s a one-off “Emergency Road Service Vehicle” that the seller calls a “Workman Edition” as it’s equipped with “a push bar, tow hitch, oil and gas cans, jumper cables, siren, air horns, back p warning system, and whatever else I could think of.” So the question is, …

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No Reserve – Honda Neon Sign

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Over on the auction site we’ve got an unofficial (non-licensed) neon sign of the Honda Wing logo that a Honda fan had custom built. It features two NeonPro 8kV/30mA power supplies with independent power control via a pull cord and is equipped with a sliding wall mount. The dimensions are 48” wide X 38” tall X 7” deep and it …