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2009 Buell 1125R

In America, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Erik Buell was a dreamer, and the American sport bike was one of those dreams. We are lucky to still be able to experience them, though sales never quite living up to expectations. There may be some weirdness as is usually evident with smaller manufacturers, but therein lies the charm. The 1125R is a Rotax-engined sport bike that maintains Buells …

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Wild Custom – Honda Gorilla

In Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Seldom are micro-displacement customs as involved as this one-off Gorilla. An enormous amount of time and resources went into creating this little, fully street-legal two-wheeler, which now boasts a laundry-list of aftermarket and bespoke parts. After spending years in California, this example traded hands twice, crossing state-lines both times, before winding up back in the Golden State with its third, …

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Supermoto Setup – 2006 Husqvarna TE510

In Italy, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

2006 was the last year of Husqvarna’s operations under the MV Agusta group before BMW bought the company for nearly 100 million Euros. At the time, Husky’s flagship street-legal dirt bike was the TE510. This seller has banked heavily on the “street” portion with a supermoto conversion that would make for a very entertaining commute.

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Smallest Harley Ever – 1965 Harley-Davidson M50

In America, Italy, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The conclusion of the Second World War saw a huge demand for lightweight, economical, two-wheelers, leading to an influx in the segment’s popularity. A decade or so later, and it became increasingly clear to the suits at Harley-Davidson that by neglecting this segment, money was being left on the table. The MoCo did offer a few small-displacement scoots based on …

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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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1998 Suzuki Katana 750

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

With teasers from Suzuki suggesting a new Katana is on the way, presumably to compete with Kawasaki’s modern classic Z900RS, it seemed appropriate to feature this blast from the past. The Suzuki Katana was a friendlier version of the GSXR-750, with a retuned engine and a seat that should actually be comfortable for a passenger. It fits best into the …

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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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1983 Honda ATC70

In 3 Wheels, Japan, Less than 5k, Off-Road by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

After the success of the Z50 and the CT70, Honda wanted a bike that they could sell in the winters in the US market. They launched a small trike called the US90 in 1969. The success was immediate, and US beaches became Honda’s trike highways. In 1971, Honda acquired the trademark ATC, “all-terrain cycle”, and gave it to their three-wheelers. …