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1982 Husqvarna 420 AE

In Off-Road, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

Designed on spec for the Swedish Army, the Husqvarna automatic bikes were built to be practical and easy to use. They proved to be interesting enough to survive in the commercial market for 12 years, ending in the late 80s with the 430.

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No Reserve – 1971 AJS Stormer Y4 250

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The AJS Stormer was a bit of a flop, as it was a last ditch effort by Norton-Villiers to dump excess inventory of Starmaker engines. However, it was the first MX bike to feature shocks that had been moved up as well as leading axle forks, so the chassis was at least worthy of the venerable AJS name. Head on …

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Off-Road-Spec – 1973 Honda QA50 K1

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Released in 1970 on the heels of the wildly successful Z50A, Honda’s QA50 was an off-road version of the popular minibike with bigger tires, some different cosmetic elements, and none of the road-going bits. The first generation of the QA50 was dubbed the “K0”, followed by the second gen “K1” in ’73. In addition to being offered in different colors, …

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1970s Gemini SST 50

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Post Listing Update: This Gemini did not get any interest at the BIN of $2,300. Imported for just three years, the Gemini SST 50 was much faster than a Honda 50 thanks to a licensed design of Yamaha’s rotary intake valve engine – last time I featured one of these, multiple commenters said it was faster than the Honda 70, …

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1993 Honda EZ-Snow

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Post Listing Update: This EZ-Snow did not get any interest at the opening bid of $10,000. I’ve been waiting years to share one of these with you. This is a EZ-Snow, one of the coolest variants of Honda’s ubiquitous Super Cub. The US got a two-wheeled version of this generation called the Cub EZ90, though it was called the EZ-9 …

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Model 18 – 1968 Bultaco El Bandido

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One of the rarer Bultacos ever made, the El Bandido 360 was an open class racer that could be ordered with either a 19″ or 21″ front wheel depending on your desire to compete in MX events or Scrambles. Either way, you’d get a beautiful bike with one of my favorite logos in motorcycling.

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C&J-Framed Restomod Racer – 1979 Yamaha TT500

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I’ve recently been stumbling upon a decent number of C&J-framed examples, but this particular specimen has to be my favorite one yet. Constructed by C&J in the late ’70s, this machine features a Yamaha TT500 engine housed in a C&J chassis. It’s builder(s) also opted to outfit the bike with fenders, tank, and tail units off of other Yamaha MXers.

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1 of 25 – 1985 Can-Am 350 Trials

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Bombardier Recreational Products created their motorcycle division (Can-Am) in 1973, but by 1980 they had decided that their resources were better spent in snowmobiles and jet skis. As detailed by Canned Ham, a deal was struck in which CCM/Armstrong took over production and Can-Am sold the machines. During this time, Can-Am experimented with some new models and they expanded into …