I’m always trying to find attainable bikes to complement some of the more insanely expensive finds, and I think this sub $3k BMW is perfect for those of you looking for a sport-tourer with some 80s style.
Here’s what seems to be a great deal – an original owner Triumph Daytona for less than 3 grand. It’s rare, it’s fast, and it’s in beautiful shape.
Here’s a rare Italian dual sport in ‘very good’ condition – who needs a BMW GS when you can stand out from the pack like this?
Produced for just one year, the Honda CB1000C Custom was notable for the TRAC anti-dive system and dual-range transmission (a sub-transmission that let you choose high or low for any given gear, even if people only really used it to act as a sixth gear/overdrive).
I’m featuring this scoot for two reasons. First, it’s hard not to appreciate the engineering required to build a vehicle that folds up into a bag. Second, the delightfully 90s website is worth checking out.
I’m not a big fan of the Dream’s styling, but here’s a one owner example that’s claimed to be in gorgeous shape.
The Suzuki GT750, also known as the Water Buffalo, was the bike that put Suzuki on the map in the United States. Introduced as competition to the big bikes of the day, like the Honda CB750 and the Triumph Bonneville, this bike was basically a T500 with an extra cylinder and liquid cooling crafted on.
I will concede that BMW K75 is not the sexiest motorcycle that’s ever been built – I remember that the editors of Motorcyclist once called it “the two-wheel equivalent of Birkenstocks.” With that said, I have a soft spot in my heart for these bikes, which I consider to be some of the most reliable motorcycles ever built (and there’s …
BSA is probably best known for their Lightning, but they also had a touring complement known as the BSA Thunderbolt.
One of the big complaints about dual-sport bikes is that they’re just too big and heavy. There’s a small amount of 250 options out there (Yamaha probably has the best one with the WR250R), but there wasn’t a true 250 “adventurer tourer”…until now. Meet the Cyclone RX3, the result of a partnership between California Scooter Company and Zongshen, and after …
Post-Listing Update: This FZR600 did not get any love at $2,995. Sold between ’89 and ’99, the FZR600 was an inline-four powered sportbike with a Deltabox frame. In many markets, this bike evolved into the “Foxeye” FZR/YZF, in 1994, though Yamaha kept selling this model for another 5 years. Here’s (VIN: JYA3HHE07RA070904) a low mileage example in a rare color …
Painted to look like a baby CL72 or CL77 – or even like yesterday’s gorgeous CB77, this little scrambler was obtained in non-running condition and has been totally restored with a new top end (though the seller includes the original if you want to re-bore the cylinder). It has 4,145 miles but just one hour on it since the restoration …
The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a 494cc single cylinder. They company also offered a factory sidecar variant called the Gespann – which is what you find in front of you today.
One of the last versions of Gilera’s single-cylinder, the Speciale Strada was produced from ’66 to ’70 (this bike is mistakenly titled as a ’64) and was capable of 70 miles per hour thanks to 10 and a half horsepower.