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400+ MPH – 2017 Bonneville Streamliner

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I’m going to leave the intro to this to the seller: “This streamliner is currently the fastest gasoline powered streamliner in the SCTA record book.” In addition to the SCTA record, it also “qualified at 398.227 miles an hour with an exit speed of 409.421 miles an hour on 24 lbs. of boost, while the car was in impound, waiting …

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Tickle Manx Norton

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In 1969, John Tickle acquired the rights to build Manx Nortons from Colin Seeley, and he immediately redesigned the frame and offered up 350cc, 500cc, and 650cc variants. Per Cyber Motorcycle, “some of these were very similar to the original Manx apart from the high-level exhaust and Tickle frame. Others bore only a remote resemblance to the originals with a …

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1966 Bultaco Metralla Mk2 Kit America Project

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Post Sale Update: This Metralla sold for $5,901 after 14 bids on eBay. Spanish for ‘shrapnel’, the Metralla was one of the most famous motorcycles to come out of Spain. The regular Mk2 model is rare enough, but Bultaco also offered a “Kit America” – a race package with a different tank, tail, handlebars, and a tweaked engine that made …

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Salt Flat Racer – 1971 Suzuki 250

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This Suzuki 250 was turned into a land speed racer to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats – unfortunately this year the Bonneville speed trials were cancelled due to rain and the owner of this bike is leaving the country before the next running. So now you can try to make his dreams happen!

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Unexpected Racer in England – 1984 Yamaha FJ1100

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When the Yamaha FJ1100 was introduced, the press were infatuated. Rider Magazine called it “the best large displacement sport motorcycle of 1984, and maybe even the best in its class in the history of motorcycling,” and other mags called it Bike of the Year. It revolutionized what sport-touring bikes would become – big power and plenty of plastic. But here’s …