I’ve featured a couple of custom Ducati-powered choppers before, but this is the first one with a Guzzi motor in it.
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I really struggled to find information on Bird MX (maybe called Bird Engineering), but apparently they utilized McCulloch engines with automatic transmissions. Do you know anything about the company or their products?
Seeing as I’m heading out to the US launch of the Trail125 today, it only seems appropriate to feature the last Trail sold in the US – the 1986 Trail 110.
If you want to cover miles for cheap, it’s tough to beat the sub-$2k asking price for this Kawasaki. Clean the carbs and you’ll be all set – it has just 16,773 miles.
The first motorcycle model ever released by the Italian firm, the Ducati Cucciolo was introduced in March 1946 out of the Borgo Panigale factory. One year later they were winning races with Glauco Zitelli at the helm, and a year after that the Cucciolo was being imported into the US.
Why am I specifying “Petrol” in the title? Because the Ecorider is one of the very few production motorcycles that has an available diesel engine. With that said, this was technically called an ATV, not a motorcycle, and as such riders did not need a motorcycle license in Europe. Ecorider had a US distributor but this is the first one …
Founded by Frank Hipkin in the mid ’60s, Sprite Motor Cycles (later known as Sprite Developments) as a small British off-road motorcycle company that built trials bikes and scramblers, usually as a kit. One of their bigger efforts was the 405 Talon, and it was exported to several countries under different names: the BVM 405 in Belgium, Alron 405 in …
When Shane A submitted this to me via email, the subject line was simple and very accurate: “This one is wild.” The seller calls it a Honda Z5-Hossack, as it looks to be the 5th variant of his fascinating customs that utilize a Hossack front end.
The successor to the TNT (Track ‘n’ Trail), Can-Am’s Qualifier was an enduro sibling to the MX-3 with a Rotax motor tuned more for mid-range torque than top-end horsepower. When they launched it in 1977, Can-Am said it was their first purpose enduro bike so you no longer had to strip down a TNT or add lights to the MX.
In 2007, Honda celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their venerable sport tourer with a special red/white/blue paint job. I always thought this paint scheme looked amazing, though the stock black wheels were a mistake – they should have been white! This example is in great shape and comes with some modifications that every sixth gen viffer should have.
The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.
Post Sale Update: sold for the BIN of $4,500 after 39 bids on eBay in Greenville, Rhode Island. In 1983, Yamaha introduced the IT490, an evolution of the 465 and the biggest of the “International Trial” line. It was a heavy, powerful bike that was ideal for enduro or cross-country riding, though they had a nasty habit of pinging when …
Post Sale Update: it had to be relisted a couple of times, but this Starlite sold for $2,000 after 2 bids on eBay in Calhan, Colorado. Known as the Beagle in the UK, this little 75cc BSA commuter was marketed as the Starlite in America.