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2004 Honda CB50R Dream

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Honda has always been one of the world’s best at sub-100cc bikes, from commuter bikes for the people to full on works racers. In 2004, Honda released just 440 copies of one of the best 49cc bikes ever made – the Honda CB50R, otherwise known as the Dream. Built as a replica of the 1962 RC110, it’s considered by some …

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Restomod – 1955 Indian Woodsman

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Woodsman did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $6,311 on eBay in Spokane, Washington. Between 1955 and 1960, Indians sold in the US were actually re-branded Royal Enfields. It was the idea of an English company called Brockhouse Engineering (you may remember that they created the adorable Corgi) who owned the Indian trademark at …

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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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Swedish Military in Germany – 1942 Albin-Monark M/42

In Standard by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Albin-Monark sold for $9,990 after 1 bid on eBay in Langebruck, Germany. Founded by industrialist Birger Svensson in 1908, Monark was a Swedish company that produced bicycles, mopeds, and starting in 1913, lightweight motorcycles. From 1913 to 1926, the bikes were branded as as Esse Motorcycles, the majority of which used Blackburne engines. In 1927 the …

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2014 Ducati Hypermotard

In Italy, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

There was a recent episode of Revzilla’s “High Side, Low Side” that stuck with me – the topic was: are there too many types of motorcycles? It raised the question of whether the hyper-specialized classes of motorbikes is hurting or helping our struggling industry.

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Signed by Schwantz – 1991 Suzuki RGV250

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

When Suzuki introduced the RGV250, it was a revelation. MCN put it thusly: “back in the day 250cc race replicas were the sharpest handling, most frenzied, maddest things you could buy on two wheels. Nowadays the RGV250 is a modern classic and is probably a bit slower and softer than you’d remember. It still looks good, sounds amazing and the …

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243 Miles – 2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200

In America, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

In 2009, Harley-Davidson reached into the nostalgia bag and brought out the XR1200. The flat track fenders and raised suspension bore a clear resemblance to the XR750 before I even knew what flat tracking was. Since Harley cancelled the model in 2013, flat tracking has seen a resurgence in popularity, and Indian recently launched their FTR1200 using similar “race inspired” …

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Unexpected Custom – 1987 Ducati Indiana Street Tracker

In Custom, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Though Ducati’s Indiana was something of a commercial flop, it does make for a pretty interesting base for a street tracker with its Italian-built V (or rather “L”) Twin and pressed-steel backbone frame. Built by Redonda Motorcycles of Coimbra, Portugal, this one-off 1987 example features a myriad of custom works and aftermarket parts as well as upgrades to some of …

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Sitting For Years – 1980 Suzuki GS450

In Japan, Standard by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This GS450 did not get any interest at the opening ask of $1,995. The Suzuki GS450 doesn’t grab as many headlines as Honda’s middleweight competitor, but it was still a machine that was worth of your consideration. Options included a boxy take on the café racer and some more relaxed, cruiser oriented styles. Journalists of the time …

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2019 Kawasaki Z900RS

In Japan, Standard by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

If the Honda CB750 shaped the UJM as we know it, the Kawasaki Z1 was the hardening process that solidified it. The Z1 was Kawasaki’s answer to Honda’s influential bike, as Kawasaki was already making a 750cc inline four-cylinder motorcycle when Honda released the 750. The CB’s debut forced Kawasaki to pivot, and they responded by upping the displacement in …