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1988 Cagiva WMX 250

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

Post Listing Update: This WMX did not get any interest at the asking price of $2,350. 10-27-2018 Update: Almost 3 years later, this WMX is back up for sale. Find it with slightly better photos and a slightly higher BIN of $2,350 or best offer here on eBay. Built between 1988 and 1991 (and succeeding the MXR), the WMX 250 …

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Ending Soon – 1974 Suzuki Exacta

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Exacta did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $2,800. Suzuki introduced the Exacta (aka the RL250) in 1974, and nowadays it’s considered a solid vintage trials bike (though there were some issues with frames breaking above the swingarm pivot). They were only imported in the US for 1974-1975, and the main difference was an …

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Japanese/Swedish – 1979 Yamaha HL500

In Japan, Off-Road by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This HL500 did not get any interest at the opening bid of $6,500 or the BIN. The HL500 finds its origins in the brand new XT500 that Yamaha released in 1975. Despite being overweight for enduro, the bike caught the attention of two Swedish motocross legends, Torsten Hallman and Sten Lundin. Both of them worked for Yamaha …

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New In Crate In Canada – 2007 Honda CR250R

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Post Listing Update: This Honda did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $10,000 on eBay. The winningest dirt bike in US history (in terms of championships), the Honda CR250R debuted to the public in 1973. The final year of production was 2007, and that’s presumably why the original owner of this bike snapped up a 2007 model and …

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1983 Honda ATC70

In 3 Wheels, Japan, Less than 5k, Off-Road by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

After the success of the Z50 and the CT70, Honda wanted a bike that they could sell in the winters in the US market. They launched a small trike called the US90 in 1969. The success was immediate, and US beaches became Honda’s trike highways. In 1971, Honda acquired the trademark ATC, “all-terrain cycle”, and gave it to their three-wheelers. …

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Restored – 1970 Bultaco El Bandido Mk2

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Bultaco sold for $9,000 after 13 bids on eBay…to Bike-urious reader David N! In 1967, Bultaco introduced their first open class bike and gave it one of the best names and logos in the business. It was called the El Bandido (obviously, The Bandit), and it was available in scrambles and MX variants. The Mark 2 …

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Power-Dyne Vehicles – 1975 PDV Gringo 250

In America, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This PDV did not get any interest at the BIN of $11,000. Power-Dyne Vehicles (also known as PDV) produced several motorcycles in the early 70s, nearly all of which were copies of something else on the market. The PDV Gringo was a knock-off of Yamaha motocross engines and Champion frames – the story is that PDV was …

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1973 Penton Mudlark

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John Penton had a hell of a career, but no one’s perfect. One of his rare flops from his self-titled manufacturing firm was the Mudlark. Originally designed as a trials bike, it was called the “Penton Trials” when it was released. Almost immediately, it was met with poor reviews.

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1973 Honda CR250 Elsinore

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Post Sale Update: This Elsinore sold for $5,000 after 46 bids on eBay. This Honda CR250 Elsinore is a first-year model of Honda’s first serious dirt bike. It’s historically significant as it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor.