Post Listing Update: The seller lowered the BIN to $15,000 but that wasn’t enough to get any action. Built by Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, this “one-off Triumph Scrambler special started life as a low-mileage Bonneville Thruxton with stock motor.” How do you think it ended up?
Post Sale Update: after being relisted, this Snow Job sold for $604 after 7 bids on eBay in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut. In the early 70s, a company called Advanced Recreation Equipment Corporation (AREC) of Mountain View, California raised money from KPCB to build kits that would allow In the early 70s, a company called Advanced Recreation Equipment Corporation (AREC) of Mountain …
The German importer for Benelli in the 1980s was a gentleman named Manfred Demharter. Manfred didn’t just sell bikes – he liked to race them, too! Because of that, he often built (or sourced) custom frames to stuff Benelli six-cylinder engines into.
Producing just 28 horsepower, the Model 18 was never designed to be quick, but it was easy to ride, comfortable up to about 60 miles per hour, and returned excellent gas mileage. Here’s one that sacrifices a little bit of comfort for a whole lot of style.
Built to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the Special Construction, Partially Streamlined class in 2014 (which was rained out), this Ironhead Sportster is called “Silver Fox.”
Post Sale Update: The YamaGamma sold for $6,073 after 39 bids on eBay in Trenton, Canada. The seller calls this the “YamaGamma”, as it combines a Suzuki RG250 frame with a Yamaha RZ350 engine. What do you think about this interesting combo?
The seller calls this a “steampunk cafe racer”, though he also says that “the bike is very uncomfortable…really best suited as a work of art on display.” Is it the kind of art you like?
Narley (or Norley) is the affectionate nickname assigned to Harley V-Twin motors shoved into Norton Featherbed frames – here’s an interesting one built with aftermarket versions of both the engine and the frame in 2013 by Absolute Engineering out of Goleta, California. What do you think of the final product?
1-8-21 Update: Two plus years later, John K has spotted this bike up for sale again! The model year has changed from 1980 to 1977, but it otherwise appears to be the same. Find it in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania for $29,999 here at Cycle Max.
Post Listing Update: This CB750 did not get any action at the BIN of $5,700. It was then relisted with a lower BIN of $3,950 with the same result, and finally listed with an opening bid of $1,500 before it was pulled off of eBay. Built by Ted Phelps Custom Paint and Motorcycle in Valero, California in ’73-’74, this CB750 …
Today’s jarring post is a “Fiero-powered Gold Wing Trike.”
Post Listing Update: This KTM did not get any action at the BIN of $25,000. This started as a KTM 525 EXC that had already been converted to a supermoto – then the owner dropped it off at Roland Sands Designs and asked them to make it into a cafe racer. RSD called it the “Café Moto concept” – what …
Featuring a custom front end from a 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and hard tail conversion, this Kawasaki is unlike any other KZ1000 I’ve ever seen.
Over the years, I’ve featured several examples of the Honda Z50 “Christmas Special”, notable for being chromed out. Well, it looks like someone’s gone the same route with the custom H-D.
Post Listing Update: this YDS3 did not get any action at the BIN of $37,995 on eBay. Starting with a YDS3 (Yamaha’s “Big Bear Scrambler”), the creator of this custom turned it into a replica of the Batcycle used in the 1966 Batman TV show.