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1956 Ariel HS500

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

A 500cc scrambler, the Ariel HS was a competition version of the Red Hunter. Approximately 1,000 HS’s (which stood for Hunter Scrambler) were built between ’54 and ’58, and they were intended to compete against BSA Catalina Scramblers out on the track.

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Austrian Army – 1985 KTM 250 Krad

In Austria, Dual-Sport, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Another day, another bike I had never heard of before! I’ve seen this referred to as the 250 Krad or the 250 GL Krad – whatever you call it, it’s cool! A translated German Wikipedia page suggests that it was used by the Austrian and Norwegian armed forces and had optional skis for snow/ice riding. The air-cooled 245cc 2-stroke single …

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Dealer Special – 1963 Honda Trail 55 C105T

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Well, file this one under “bikes that I didn’t know about”. Apparently, Honda offered a “Dealer Special” of the Trail 55/C105T that was all chromed out, similar to the “Christmas Special” chromed Z50. The seller describes this bike as “often talked about but rarely seen”, which seems accurate considering I haven’t found a definitive source that has significant information on …

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Unit Garage “R120” Kit – 2005 BMW R1200GS

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Unit Garage was founded by Fabio Marcaccini, a 5-time Dakar competitor and road racer who now offers ADV-focused products for several European motorcycles. One of his more well-known products is a kit for the 2004-2012 R1200GS that is supposed to evoke the style of the R80. The kit costs approximately $5,000 – here’s your change to get one that’s already …

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2018 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

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Jeff Pamer: I have written up a quite a few pieces on modern classic style bikes. I’m a fan, having owned one in the past, and still find myself drawn to them now. It seems that every major manufacturer has jumped on the trend, which in my humble opinion is smart, because I don’t think it’s going away any time …

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No Reserve – 1971 Honda SL70

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Post Sale Update: This SL70 sold for $2,030 after 25 bids on eBay in Clermont, Florida One of Honda’s many popular small displacement trail bikes of the 70s, the SL70 features a 72cc engine and a four-speed transmission. It was very successful with young riders who were learning how to ride dirt and motocross. It was introduced in 1970 but …

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Ridden Once – 1986 Honda Fat Cat

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Post Listing Update: This Fat Cat did not get any interest at the BIN of $15,000 or best offer. If you believe the seller’s story, this Fat Cat has been ridden just once by a child who didn’t like it, and it’s been parked ever since. It’s the nicest Fat Cat I’ve ever seen – it’s also, by far, the …

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Street Legal – 1996 ATK 260LQ

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In 1995, your only option for an American-built dirt bike was ATK. So it was rather exciting when the company announced that they were debuting liquid-cooled models. The 260LQ was an interesting option, as it was a 2-stroke, street-legal enduro – this one is currently road legal in California.

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1989 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750

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On my way out to San Antonio, I spent a couple of hours (not nearly enough time) meeting the team at Cycle Refinery – I’ve got some photos and a video to put together for you when I get back home. But the short story is, I love what they’re doing, and they’ve got some lovely JDM imports that are …