Post Sale Update: This Zanella sold for $500 after 2 bids on eBay. Founded in 1948, Zanella is an Argentinian motorcycle manufacturer that makes motorcycles, mopeds, and ATVs. When they started, they licensed Italian designs from Ceccato – this bike is an example of the arrangement.
This 1st gen Goldwing used to be a cop bike, and it retains the original cop lights, radio, and siren (though they’ve been disconnected). It’s been recently serviced and has just 6,800 miles on it.
This Kawasaki Tengai was created as a sister bike to the venerable KLR 650. Magazine tests of the time cited the Tengai as a bit better off-road, and most thought it was better looking due to the extra plastic.
MZ decided to expand their product line with the introduction of the Baghira, a dual sport with excellent components – bodywork from Acerbis, motor from Yamaha, and suspension from WP. It all combined to make a rare and very satisfying dual purpose motorcycle.
In the seller’s words, “you will not get anywhere fast. Half the speedometer is for show.” But as long as you don’t mind a general lack of speed, her’s your chance to get a rare, tiny Honda that’s waiting to become a classic.
After the success of the Sherpa T, Bultaco released the Alpina 250, a bike specifically built for enduro riders. After 3 years, Bultaco offered a more powerful 350 variant, which you see in front of you.
Did you know that Moto Guzzi once made a minibike? Sold between ’76 and ’79, the Magnum was built in partnership with Benelli. Packing a 49cc 2-stroke engine that put out a tremendous 1.2 horsepower, this bike wasn’t capable of more than 25 miles per hour.
This is a one owner 750S – the seller notes that it’s just one of three bikes sent to the west coast that were silver and equipped with the half fairing. It has a new battery and fuel lines, and it ran today after sitting for 3 years. The seller knows it needs to be loved by someone else – …
When reader Jim R. sent this to me, he was succinct with his words: “What the hell happened?”. You tell me.
Here’s an impressively original Suzuki GS1000E – the seller affectionately calls it the Skunk. It’s being offered by the 3rd owner, who has maintenance records back to 1980 and claims that there’s no rust or damage.
Now this is impressive. This Dream has a healthy 58,000 miles on it – and only 350 were put on in the last 20 years!
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).