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1994 Honda XR650L

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Introduced as a 1993 model, the XR650L was a revelation that was considered by many to be the best dual-sport ever. Impressively (or depressingly, depending on your outlook), the bike has just about stayed the same as it’s still offered new from Honda with the tagline of “Post-Apocalyptic Reliability“. It’s still a capable explorer – Nathan did LA-Barstow-Vegas on one …

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2001 KTM 640 LC4 Enduro

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

Post Listing Update: This KTM did not get any interest at the asking price of $4,500. My research for the KTM 640 LC4 Enduro led me to the conclusion that KTM took their race bike, put blinkers on, and sent them to showrooms. Spotty reliability before 2004 and rough vibrations lead to some second thoughts when commuting to an off-road …

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26 Miles – 1966 Suzuki Bearcat B105P

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Bearcat did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,000. Suzuki’s Bearcat was a small dual sport that was marketed as a “thrifty swifty” – go anywhere and carry anything for cheap. At 25 miles per hour with the touring sprocket, the Bearcat returned 153 miles per gallon. This example has just 26 miles …

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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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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.