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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 …

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Italian Superbike Prototype – 1990 Gallina-Hayashi Quattro 750

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Roberto Gallina is an Italian motorcycle racer who competed in Grand Prix events in the 1970s on machines from Laverda, Motobi, Benelli, and Ducati. In the 1980s, Gallina founded his own race team, (Team Gallina) which went on to win back-to-back 500cc world championships in ’81 and ’82. He eventually opened a race shop in his hometown of La Spezia, …

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Water Scooter Project – 1957 Vincent Amanda

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Post Sale Update: This Amanda sold for $1,701 after 6 bids on eBay. I’m stretching the definition of “scooter” here, but this “water scooter” is an interesting, if brief, footnote in the history of one of the greatest motorcycle manufacturers of all time. When Vincent was struggling to make ends meet in the 50s, they tried to diversify their portfolio …