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1974 Tyran 125 MX

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

Post Sale Update: Initially, this Tyran did not meet reserve with 14 bids up to $1,801. However, it was relisted with a BIN of $2,950, and sold at that number! Marketed as a British bike, the Tyran was actually built by Mitsubishi with designs from Ted Wassell, a name that may ring a bell if you were a MX nut …

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Never Titled – 1973 BSA B50MX

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

BSA made 3 different versions of the B50 – you can probably guess what the B50MX was for. It was offered starting in 1971 for off-road competition, but within a couple of years BSA was dead and some remaining stock was sold off as the Triumph TR5MX. Expect 34 horsepower out of the out of the 499cc single, to motivate …

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New In Crate In Canada – 2007 Honda CR250R

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

10-28-2019 Update: When this bike was last offered for sale 13 months ago, the seller said he’d keep it for five years before selling it again. Looks like that isn’t the case…so you can find this CR for sale with a BIN of approximately $15,308 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This Honda did not meet reserve despite 20 bids …

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NOS Tank – 1986 Honda Z50RD

In Japan, Off-Road, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Christmas Special sold for $8,017 after 54 bids on eBay in Ararat, North Carolina. Considered by some as the ultimate Honda Z50, the “Christmas Special” was a limited edition that officially had the model name of “Z50RD” – the D was for “Dealer”. Honda gave two examples to each of their top dealers, though some called …

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Race History – 1966 BSA A50 Wasp

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

Post Listing Update: Bidding got up to $6,001.98 before this Wasp was pulled off of eBay. Previously raced by Bobby Winters, this is a BSA Wasp drivetrain in a Ken Swanson dirt track frame. It has since been ‘completely rebuilt using NOS parts’ and is in display mode – if you want to ride it again, you’ll be breaking in …

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Never Run – 1970 Sprite 405 Talon

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Founded by Frank Hipkin in the mid ’60s, Sprite Motor Cycles (later known as Sprite Developments) as a small British off-road motorcycle company that built trials bikes and scramblers, usually as a kit. One of their bigger efforts was the 405 Talon, and it was exported to several countries under different names: the BVM 405 in Belgium, Alron 405 in …

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Sideburn Magazine’s Hooligan Flat Track Racer – 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster

In America, Off-Road, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Sideburn is an independent motorcycle publication founded in early 2008 with a focus on the flat track scene. In addition to its online and print content, the UK-based outfit is also responsible for sponsoring/organizing events like Dirt Quake (and Snow Quake), which Sideburn first held in 2012. A Harley-based flat track racer built and used by various Sideburn staffers (and …

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1970 OSSA Stiletto 250

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Stiletto did not meet reserve despite 4 bids up to $5,500 on eBay in Carlsbad, California. Nowadays, the word “stiletto” typically refers to heels. But a stiletto is actually a thin dagger, and that’s why it shares a name with this slender OSSA MXer.

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1982 Husqvarna 420 AE

In Off-Road, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: this Husky sold for $2,900 after 6 bids on eBay. 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.