Post Listing Update: did not meet reserve with 29 bids up to $7,225 in West Granby, Connecticut. Per the seller, “we started in 2005 with a 1937 Ford V8 60 tin side, a 1937 Ford stock three speed and a dream!”
Post Listing Update: Apparently the seller didn’t like where the auction was going as he pulled it off of eBay for being “lost or broken.” From the same seller of the set of CBXs from each model year comes a wild custom CBX with go-fast parts, a longer swingarm, and a six-into-six exhaust.
Last year, Tim Huber covered a fascinating-and-polarizing custom built by NMoto. Called the Nostalgia, it’s a R nineT customized to look like the fabled BMW R7 one-off. Over on the auction site, we’ve got one that has just 90 miles.
Based out of Sandy, Utah, Blue Collar Bobbers produces bolt on kits to give people an easy way to customize their bike “into an old school, nostalgic hot rod.” Here’s a Kawasaki Ninja 250 that’s equipped with the BCB Cafe Racer kit (no longer available).
Post Listing Update: did not get any bids at the opening ask of $6,000 on eBay. The seller of this custom states that it was painted by Arlen Ness (it has his signature on the tank) and that it’s a survivor which will need some work as it’s not running.
Post Sale Update: This custom Ducati sold for $4,100 after 7 bids on eBay in Canton, Michigan. This narrow case single Ducati was modified by the previous owner to go vintage racing, but he sold it before he finished his project and the current owner has turned it into a “street cafe racer”.
Your eyes do not deceive you – this is a EX250-J (the generation between 2008–2012) that now has the 350cc two-stroke motor from a 1972 Kawasaki S2!
Sensing that Honda was about to take over the motorcycle industry, Christian Vilaseca expanded his family’s GM automobile dealership by founding Japauto in 1966. Thanks to the success of the CB750, Japauto quickly became Europe’s largest motorcycle dealership. So when he decided to campaign in the 1970 Bol d’Or, he wanted to race with a bike bearing his companies name …
The Corbin company is best known for their seats, but they’ve also made luggage and even a three-wheeled EV! Today we’re focusing on a bodywork set created for the Harley-Davidson FXR. It was called the Warbird.
Post Listing Update: This custom Suzuki did not meet reserve despite 38 bids up to $10,200 on eBay in North Salt Lake, Utah. Sparks Motors is the shop behind the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. When the builder/seller of this bike (Sam Turner of Head Turner Customs) was hired there, he decided to create a diesel-powered motorcycle on his personal …
Post Listing Update: This Commando did not meet reserve despite 3 bids up to $10,200 on eBay. Per the seller, this “is a fully restored 1972 Norton Commando 750 with over $20k of restoration work by NYC Norton.”
Post Listing Update: This Harley-Davidson sidecar racer did not get any action at the BIN of $14,500 on eBay. Built by Bob Bakker of Bakker Racing, this custom-frame sidecar features a 1,000cc Harley-Davidson V-Twin – and the requisite black/orange paint job, of course.
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Post Listing Update: This custom CX sold for $6,313 after 18 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Phoenix, Arizona. 8/28/20 Update: Two years later, Obersten Regal is back up for sale…and I saw it at Handbuilt, like I said I would! Since then, the bike has covered approximately 300 miles – the seller bought it as “my first bike was …
The builder of this custom CL combined “bits and pieces from at least 15 different motorcycles plus a handful of aftermarket parts” to create it. What do you think of the final product?