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Backflip Display Model – 2001 VOR MX 503

In Italy, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Normally, a pristine VOR MX 503 would easily be interesting enough for me to feature by itself, but this example is literally on another level! It’s been converted into a display bike as if it is in the process of completing a backflip thanks to a custom Thor-branded aluminum stand and a fully articulating mannequin adorned in Pastrana 199 Signature …

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The Reddest of Rockets – 1980 Honda CR250 with 0 Miles

In Japan, Off-Road by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Honda’s CR250 is a staple in the MX world. Despite (US) production ending roughly a decade ago, Honda’s CR range continues to be a favorite with off-road aficionados, and for good reason. In the CR250’s 34 years of competition. it achieved 15 US Supercross championships and a dozen US Outdoor National championships, making it regarded as the winningest dirt bike …

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1970 OSSA Plonker

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Plonker sold for $2,300 after 12 bids on eBay. The OSSA Plonker (“plonking” used to be a different term for trials riding, as you’d “plonk” around rugged terrain at low speeds) was built in conjunction with trials expert Mick Andrews. It was their first attempt at a true observed trials bike, and it was succeeded by …

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Restored – 1973 Greeves Griffon QUB

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Greeves did not get any interest at the asking price (which was increased to $10,000). In 1971, Bert Greeves was looking for more power out of the 380 motor used in his Griffon open class MX bike, and he partnered with Dr. Gordon Blair of the Queens University of Belfast. Blair was a two-stroke export who …

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Never Ridden – 1997 Honda CR500

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Nicknamed the Ping King, the CR500 was the most powerful MX bike that Honda had produced when it was released in 1984. It’s a MX legend but by the mid 90s it was clear that 4-strokes were the future – it didn’t help that the AMA discontinued the 500 MX race class in 1993. Production ended in 2001, and those …

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Restored – 1996 Honda CR500

In Japan, Less than 5k, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Honda’s CR500 is one of the legends of open class motocross thanks to 60 peak horsepower and 224 pounds of weight, but that means that plenty have been crashed or abused. This one owner example has been recently restored but it’s not perfect. All that means is that you shouldn’t feel bad about getting it dirty. Just treat it like …

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Restored Rarity – 1977 SWM RS 250 MC

In Italy, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This SWM was pulled off of eBay due “to an error in the listing.” Possibly the best name in motorcycling history is Speedy Working Motors – and they’re back, even in the US! One of their most popular models was the RS 250, which was available as the GS (enduro) or as the MC (motocross).

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ESO Powered – Cheney Vintage MX Project

In England, Off-Road, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

I’ve featured a few Cheney-framed off-roaders before, but this project may have the most interesting motor out of all of them. One of the legends of off-road frame design, Eric Cheney started as one of Britain’s best MX riders. Unfortunately, he picked up a blood infection while racing in Algeria and it became so bad that he had to stop …