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BMW V8 Twin Turbo in Finland – 2018 ProBoost M1

In Custom by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This turbo’d showpiece got no interest at the BIN of $34,000 on eBay. Even though motorcycle history has shown that bikes and turbos don’t make for commercially successful cocktails, some turbo fans will never give up. ProBoost is a Finnish company specialized in turbo systems for motorcycles and snowmobiles. To show off their capabilities, they’ve also built …

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Tetsu Mitsuhashi-Built – 2001 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Custom

In America, Cafe Racer, Custom by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Harley did not get any action at the BIN of $8,000. Tetsu Mitsuhashi honed his skills working under Aki Sakamoto of Hog Killers Inc. Interestingly, Aki himself sharpened his teeth working under Jesse James at West Coast Choppers. While Mitsuhashi has worked on countless bespoke two-wheelers while at Hog Killers, this Sportster-based build is the …

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1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane

In Custom, England by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Hurricane did not get any interest at the asking price of $26,900. At the end of the 60’s, British motorcycle makers like BSA/Triumph were facing the end of their supremacy. Japanese makers were growing and while the Brits were doing their best with 650cc twin cylinder that leaked oil, the Japanese were preparing 750cc inline fours …

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Zero-Powered Prototype – 2018 Campagna “E-Rex”

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Back in April of 2018, Canadian autocycle purveyor Campagna Motors announced it would be releasing a fully-electric version of its long-running T-Rex model. Instead of developing its own electric powertrain, Campagna partnered up with Zero Motorcycles, which agreed to provide the motors, batteries, and controllers which Campagna says have been “seamlessly integrated into the T-REX”.

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“Hyperscrambler 1100 R” – 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Built to navigate the mountainous terrain of Southern Poland, this bike (dubbed the “Hyperscrambler 1100 R”) started its life as a 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S prior to being stripped down to the frame and transformed into this vintage scrambler-inspired masterpiece. The stock subframe was lopped off to make room for a one-off trellis-style unit with the (LED) brake-light (and …

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Half Harley, Half Vincent – 1984 Sportster Custom

In America, Cruiser, Custom by Abhi1 Comment

8-24-2018: Three years later, this cool custom is back up for sale. It’s now available on Hemmings for $10,800 or best offer. Post Listing Update: This custom Sportster did not meet reserve with 12 bids up to $6,100. Under the name of Classified Motorcycle Company (and before Classified Moto got big), Dan Wilson built 27 kits for Harley Sportsters to …

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Hageman Cycles TT Tribute – 2018 Yamaha XSR700 Custom

In Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom XSR was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Here’s a fun complement to this morning’s Yamaha TT500! I’ve featured several examples of Greg Hageman’s work in the past, such as this DT360-inspired Virago, this Vincent-inspired Virago, the “GoGo” Virago, and this Yamaha-competition winning Star Bolt that may have inspired the creation of the …

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1 of 10 – Ducati Moretti TT2 Replica

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

8-21-18 Update: 11 months later, Tim notes that this bike is back up for sale with a significant discount – it’s now down to €12,500, which is currently worth approximately $14,400. Find it here on Race Bike Mart. In the beginning of the 1980’s, Ducati unveiled the 90-degree V-twin powered Pantah – the very first Duc to utilize belt-driven camshaft …

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Classic Hot Rod – 1969 BMW R60/2

In Custom, Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R60/2 did not meet reserve despite 33 bids up to $7,700. This probably should be called a R80/2, as it combines the classic style of a /2 with the “modern” features of a /6 and /7 drivetrain – 12V electrics with an electric starter, 5-speed transmission, and of course, more oomph.

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TR7T-Inspired – 1978 Triumph T140E Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Triumph did not get any interest at the opening bid of $5,000. In 1981, Triumph created a dual-sporter based on the TR7V Tiger in response to BMW’s R80GS. It was called the TR7T Tiger Trail, and it was never officially exported to the US because of emissions regulations. It was an interesting (and very yellow) …