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Restored – 1984 KTM 495 MX

In Austria, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

9-7-20 Update: 5 months later, this MX is back up for sale with an unmet starting bid of $5,750 here on eBay. Available as the MX or MXC (motocross or cross-country off-roader), the KTM 495 was an absurdly fast Open class dirt bike – Rod Bush apparently took a re-geared example up to 123.75 miles per hour on El Mirage …

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750cc – 1974 Rickman Metisse

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Earlier this month, the National Hare and Hound Championship added a class called the Hooligan Open presented by Scrambler Ducati – it’s for “750cc and above off-road-forward street motorcycles” and “embraces the classic “On Any Sunday” pure joy of riding and racing a motorcycle.” For context, Ducati’s obviously competing with a Scrambler Desert Sled, while KTM has brought out a …

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Power-Dyne Vehicles – 1975 PDV Gringo 250

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8-22-2020 Update: A year later, this Gringo is up for sale somewhere between the previous BIN and the untouched opening bid – find it for sale with an asking price of $7,500 here on VFT. Post Listing Update: This custom RT did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,500 on eBay. 4-9-2019 Update: 7 months later, the …

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1967 Rokon Trailbreaker

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Post Sale Update: This Rokon sold for $3,700 after 11 bids on eBay Rokon was founded in the early 60s with the intent of developing a “moto-tractor” that featured two wheel drive. This task was achieved with a combination of shaft, chain, and belt drives, and it enabled riders to go nearly anywhere – as long as they weren’t in …

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1999 Maico 500 Cross

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Post Sale Update: This Maico sold for $6,100 after 14 bids on eBay…but it was then relisted. Bidding got up to $4,855 and the reserve was not met, so it was relisted one more time where it sold for a BIN of $6,500. After Maico’s disastrous results with the Corte & Cosso monoshock designs of their 1982 bikes, they quickly …

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Zero Miles – 2003 Cannondale X440

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

Post Listing Update: This Cannondale did not get any action at the BIN of $4,800 on eBay. The Cannondale X440 was the swansong of Cannondale motorcycles, a subsidiary of the well-known American bicycling company. In the late 90s, Cannondale tried to move into motorsports, with an off-road bike and an ATV. Long story short, it was a disaster. $80 million …