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Rare Project – 1972 Gilera Gina Macho

In Italy, Less than 5k, Project by AbhiLeave a Comment

Gina is a combination of GIlera and ArgentiNA, as this bike was a partnership between “Italy’s finest design engineers and the genius of Argentina’s master craftsmen.” The company offered trail and road models in both 175cc and 250cc displacements – here’s a rare example of the 175cc road bike that will need some work before it can hit the road …

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Yamaha’s First Moped – 1962 Yamaha MF1

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Post Sale Update: This MF1 sold for the opening bid of $995 on eBay in DeLand, Florida. Built to compete with the Honda Cub, Yamaha decided to go upmarket with their first moped, the MF1. Upmarket is a relative term with mopeds – in this case it refers to the Neidhart front suspension, pressed-metal frame, kick-and-electric starters, three-speed transmission with …

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1974 Kawasaki H2 750

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Post Sale Update: This H2 sold for $15,988 after 45 bids on eBay in Ballston Spa, New York. The seller of this Widowmaker is the son of the original owner, who bought it new from a Kawasaki dealership in New York and rode it for just two years and 1,784 miles. “He married and started a family and the bike …

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Rare Project – 1969 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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Post Sale Update: This Metralla sold for a BIN of $6,500 in Middletown, Ohio on eBay. As the seller put it, “if you are seeking a perfect restored Metralla – this probably isn’t for you. If you are looking for a far better than average Metralla that has the bones to cosmetically move it up the ladder – read on.”

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Rare Project – 1980 Honda Cabina

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Post Sale Update: This Cabina sold for $880 after 10 bids on eBay in Torrance, California. At first glance, I thought this was a BMW C1, but it turns out it’s a scoot I had never heard of before – the 50cc Honda Cabina. Designed as a personal commuter ‘which combined the excellent mobility of a motorcycle with the comfort …

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Power Products Project – Motorized Bicycle

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Based out of Grafton, Wisconsin, Power Products was formed in 1946 and was sold to Tecumseh in 1957. One of their products was the “1000” motor, a tiny two-stroke that they would sell to manufacturers and slapped onto all kinds of products – personal lawnmowers, farm equipment like augers, outboard boat engines, go-carts, you name it! Obviously, someone figured it’d …

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Tracy Bodied Project – 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV

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Post Sale Update: This Kawi project sold for $5,450 after 13 bids on eBay in Seattle, Washington. Dubbed the Widowmaker as it had a tremendous motor without the chassis or brakes to keep it control (and also because it’s a great nickname that gets exaggerated), the H2 Mach IV is one of the legends of motorcycling. Here’s an unexpected examples …

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Rare Project – 1984 Tritan A2 Aero Car

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Post Listing Update: This Tritan did not meet reserve despite 12 bids up to $7,900 on eBay. No, it’s not really a motorcycle. But that’s how it was classified because of its three-wheeled nature, and we’re going to run with it. The Tritan A2 was notable for having an incredible drag coefficient – just 0.15. Compare that to a period …