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Vintage MX – 1969 BSA 441 Victor Special

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Post Sale Update: This custom BSA sold for $4,731 after 5 bids on eBay in Golden, Colorado. In the early 60’s, BSA’s race team was developing a large single in the hopes of winning the 500cc world motocross championship. A 441cc engine ended up being the ticket, which helped BSA capture the 500cc championship in ’64 and ’65. The following …

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Turbocharged – 1977 Suzuki GS750

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Post Listing Update: This GS750 was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Introduced in 1977, Suzuki’s GS750 was an attempt to right the ship after their expensive investment into the rotary RE-5 did not pay off. The company was better known for their 2-strokes (like the GT750 “Water Buffalo”) at that point, so a 4-stroke 750 was unexpected. …

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Cooley Clone – 1978 Suzuki GS1000E Custom

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Suzuki never officially called the GS1000S a Wes Cooley replica – that name was affectionately gifted by riders. Just 1,200 were imported between 1979-1980, meaning they’re hard to find and fairly valuable. Consider this a replica of a replica, as it’s a stock GS1000E that’s been given an aftermarket fairing and a paint job to look like the Wes Cooley …

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2017 Ducati Scrambler Icon Custom by GRIME

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Post Listing Update: This custom Ducati did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $7,100 on eBay in Pacoima, California. This was the first of a Ducati in-house customization called “Maverick”, in which the Italian firm asks “maverick artists” to customize the Scrambler. This was done by GRIME, who is apparently a celebrity tattoo artist that has a waiting …

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Softail Predecessor – 1981 RoadWorx

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Did you know that Harley-Davidson’s iconic Softail frame was originally developed outside of the company? It all goes back to a company called RoadWorx, the brainchild of Bill Davis. Bill owned a FX Super Glide but didn’t love the styling of it – he created a new frame and had enough success with it that he patented the design. He …