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Ending Soon – 1980 Yankee Engineuity “XRCR”

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Post Listing Update: 25 bids up to $11,601 were not enough to meet reserve for this ‘XRCR’. Back in 1980, Yankee Engineuity apparently created a run of 10 Harley-Davidson XLCRs with XR750 frames and a host of other modifications. Here’s one of the 10, which has been at Garage Company since at least 2004, according to this article from Street …

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Built in India – 2014 Royal Enfield 350 Custom

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Post Sale Update: This Royal Enfield custom sold for $3,300. The military doesn’t mention it in their recruitment campaigns, but apparently one of the perks of the job is your ability to commission custom builds from all over the world. That’s how the seller of this bike ended up getting Bull City Customs of New Delhi, India to build him …

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Not a Metralla – 1973 Bultaco Alpina Custom

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Post Sale Update: This Alpina/Metralla Frankenstein sold for the great price of $2,550 after 13 bids. At first glance, you might have thought that this was a Metralla – but a closer inspection would leave you with some questions. Turns out that this bike started as a Alpina project that the seller bought in pieces, and in his/her words: “the …

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Honda CB500 Chopper

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Here’s a slick chopper with a CB500 twin motor and a whole bunch of new parts, including the rectifier, coils, starter solenoid, exhaust, bars, tires, chain, battery, cables, carbs, and the headlights. It’s got a clean title on non-op. Seems like a cheap way to get into choppers…

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Gigantic Custom Diesel Trike

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I don’t really understand why, but it looks like the story of Emile Leray is making the rounds online again because I’ve been emailed about it a bunch of times in the past two days. It’s been 20 years since he escaped the desert with his hacked up motorcycle and four years since the last time this story got attention …

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Unexpected Custom – 1965 Marusho ST 500

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Post-Listing Update: This Marusho got no interest at the asking price of $7,850. A barely known Japanese manufacturer, Marusho (who built bikes under the name of Lilac) peaked in the mid 50s, though they went bankrupt in 1962 after a deal with Mitsubishi went bad. Within a year they came to life with a plan to specifically target the American …

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Jet Bike – 2002 Y2K MTT Turbine

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Post-Listing Update: This jet bike did not get any interest at the asking price of $114,000. When this bike was released, it took the Guinness World Records for most powerful production motorcycle and most expensive production motorcycle. It featured 320 horsepower, 425 pound feet of torque, 227 mile per hour top speed, and one of the greatest startup sounds ever.