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1988 Moto Guzzi NTX650

In Dual-Sport, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Very few people know that in the 80s, Guzzi tried their hand at the large-displacement dual-sport market that BMW blew open with the GS. After a pretty poor first attempt with the 650TT, the Italian company made several revisions and released the Moto Guzzi NTX 650 (the NTX stands for Nuevo Tipo Cross). By some accounts, just 24 of these …

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1956 BSA Catalina Scrambler

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In the 1956 Catalina Grand Prix, nearly 1,000 riders came together to earn the title of champion. The guy who succeeded was Chuck Minert, who won on a BSA Gold Star. BSA’s West Coast distributor asked for a replica of the winning bike, and the result was the BSA Catalina Scrambler. For more information, check out this feature on Chuck …

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1953 Rickman Metisse Mk III

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Post-Sale Update: This Rickman Metisse Mk III sold for $12,200 on eBay. More classic British bike goodness, though this auction expires soon. The Rickman Metisse Mk III was an enormous success that provided many riders a base for either street-based roadsters or dual-sport scramblers. This is one of the latter, powered by a Triumph 500cc twin engine.

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2009 Triumph Scrambler Custom

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Launched in 2006, the Triumph Scrambler was the last bike designed by John Mockett, responsible for most of Triumph’s bikes starting all the way back in 1989. Mockett liked modular design plans, which is why the Scrambler is basically a Bonneville with a few off-road tweaks.

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Boxer Harley – 1942 Harley-Davidson XA

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted more than any other bike I’ve seen in years, this Harley-Davidson XA finally sold for $36,661.93. During World War II, the US Government asked HD to build a motorcycle similar to what BMW was making for the Germans – shaft drive, boxer engine, and other features that made the bikes low maintenance. The Harley-Davidson XA …

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1988 Honda NX650

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I’m a big fan of the Honda NX650, known as the Dominator in certain non-US markets. In fact, I bought myself a beater example of the breed to learn how to ride in the dirt with, and it was the first bike that I sold through this site (feels like much longer than a year ago). So when Bike EXIF …

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Derbi Senda 50

In Dual-Sport, Small Displacement, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

In production since 1998, the Derbi Senda is a 50cc motorcycle that was barely brought into the US. This is basically a tiny supermoto with excellent components – 6 speed transmission, liquid cooling, and a top speed over 50 miles per hour. You’ll get plenty of extras like a 24mm Mikuni carb, Arrow Ti exhaust, Rox 2″ risers, and more. …

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Trail Cat – 1969 Suzuki TC 120

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Post-Listing Update: This Suzuki Trail Cat did not meet reserve at $2,800 after 19 bids. The bike was relisted and was then pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Suzuki TC 120, also known as the Trail Cat, was a basic two-stroke dual-sport that’s got some great lines.

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AHRMA Champion – 1971 Norton Commando

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The Norton Commando is not a bike I’d associate with AHRMA Open Class racing, but today we’ve got a “recent” class champion available that’s been completely rebuilt, with the addition of lights for street riding. Interestingly enough, it has the front forks and wheels from a CZ motocross bike to help off-pavement. Find this Norton Commando for sale in Pleasant …

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1989 Honda Transalp

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Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this Honda Transalp sold for $3,428. That’s a solid buy. The Honda Transalp XL600V was a dual-sport that was truly ahead of its time. A slightly less off-road biased cousin of the Honda Africa Twin, the Transalp was first released in 1987. This was one of the odder bikes that Honda ever sold …

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1967 Honda CL77 Scrambler

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Post-Listing Update: This CL77 did not meet reserve at $4,750 after 30 bids on eBay. The Honda CL77 Scrambler was, in a way, the off-road brother of the venerable Super Hawk. Any Honda CL denotes a scrambler, and this was one of the best – in 1968, the Baja 1000 was won on a CL77.

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1989 BMW R100GS

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This R100GS sold for $4,050 on eBay. The BMW R100GS was the bike that broke open the mold for BMW. While the R80GS was the first of this new category of bikes, the R100 updated everything and sold over 34,000 units. The best way to sum up this bike would probably be in the words of my mechanic, …