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Venier Customs ADV Build “VX Traveler” – 1999 Cagiva Gran Canyon

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Custom adventure motorcycles are a rare breed in the bespoke bike world. While one might think one-off ADV builds would be immensely popular considering the rise in scrambler style builds, the reality is a lot of adventure bikes don’t lend themselves particularly well to extensive customization. But with a little patience and creativity, these on/off-road tourers can make for fantastic …

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2 Miles – 2009 BMW G450X

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

The seller of this bike owns two examples of the G450X, and he or she only put miles on one of them. That’s why this bike has just 2 miles, has never been ridden, and is probably the closest thing to a new BMW G450X that you’ll ever find. The question is…does that matter?

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Military Vehicle – 1999 Harley-Davidson MT500

In America, Dual-Sport, England by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

The history of the MT500 is pretty unique. The bike actually finds its origins in Italy at the beginning of the 80’s with the brand SWM (Speedy Working Motors) specialized in the creation of bikes for off-road races. The design was then picked up by the British company Armstrong-CCM (formed in 1971 with the leftovers of BSA’s racing department) that …

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1985 Yamaha BW200

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

Post Sale Update: This BW200 sold for the BIN of $2,250 on eBay. Built between 1985 and 1989, the BW200 (BW stood for “Big Wheel”) was part of a series of off-roaders with…big wheels. Other displacements were 80 and 350. The motor pushed 15 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque through a 5-speed transmission, which is plenty to move a …

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1970 Honda Z50

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Z50 did not meet reserve despite 35 bids up to $5,500 on eBay. To get pumped for the upcoming launch of the Honda Monkey – I’m trying it out next week so let me know if you have any questions about it – here’s one of the originals that started the magic.

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2007 Suzuki DR650SE

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This DR did not get any interest at the asking price of $3,200. The recent uprising of supermotos both on the street and the track has driven up the price of dual sports. Even my own search for a traffic axe left me empty handed. However, with some perseverance, you can still find iron workhorses. The Suzuki …

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Well Preserved – 1990 Honda Transalp

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the late 80s, Honda offered both an AT and a TA – the Africa Twin and the Transalp. Both were ahead of the times, though the latter was more street-biased. Consider it a jack of all trades sort of bike with a cult following. The US only got the Transalp between ’89 and ’91, and it was much more …

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1973 Triumph TR5T Trophy Trail 500

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Trophy Trail did not meet reserve despite 22 bids up to $5,800 on eBay. The Triumph TR5T Trophy Trail 500 was based on a trials machine designed for off-road use. For just two years (’73-’74), Triumph built the Trophy Trail, also known as the Adventurer, which was fairly successful in competition events such as the ISDT.

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Needs Tuning – 1969 Greeves Ranger

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Greeves was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Founded by Bert Greeves, the Greeves motorcycle company started when Bert was mowing his lawn and thought of mounting a lawnmower engine to the wheelchair of his disabled cousin to help with mobility. That led to a government contract, and Bert was inspired by his success …