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Honda CB500 Chopper

In Custom, Japan, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In America, Custom by Abhi1 Comment

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.

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Dockray Built – 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Custom

In Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This 850T Custom sold for $8,610 after 36 bids on eBay. One of my favorite custom Guzzis of all time was this previously featured beauty built by George Dockray. I was so enthralled by it that I profiled George in an interview as well. I’m thus not surprised that this cool Guzzi was also built by Dockray.