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1958 Bobcat Golf Scooter

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The overlap of people who are passionate about golf and motorcycles isn’t particularly large, but this beautiful scooter could unite the two fronts! Built by the Bobcat company of Wheeling, Illinois, this was designed to let people “play more golf, better golf, more relaxing golf.” Amusingly, in a period ad the mileage wasn’t referred to in mpg, but rather “72 …

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1942 Excelsior Villiers Welbike

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Post Sale Update: This Welbike sold for $12,433 after 33 bids on eBay in Seattle, Washington. At the request of the British government, Excelsior developed the Welbike, a tiny single seater that was designed to be dropped into combat situations via parachute-equipped containers. The goal was that it could be unpacked and ready to ride within 11 seconds.

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No Reserve Chappy – 1974 Yamaha LB80

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Post Sale Update: This little Yamaha sold for $1,610.58 after 26 bids on eBay. Also known as the “Chappy”, here’s a cute little step-through scooter that was releasedto compete with Honda’s tiny trail bikes – the most common options were the LB50 and this LB80, the latter of which features an oil-injected 82cc engine and a 2-speed, 2-stage transmission.

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Yamaha Champ CJ50RS

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Post Sale Update: This Champ sold for $2,000 in Marina del Rey, California on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. Over on the auction site, we’ve got an adorable two-stroke scooter than was never officially sold in the US.

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1965 Jawa Manet 100

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Post Sale Update: This Manet sold for $1,844 after 19 bids on eBay in Addison, Illinois. Built between 1958 and 1969, the Manet S-100 was a Czechoslovakian scooter built by Povazske Strojirny that was claimed to return 100 mpg (no, that’s not where the name came from). During that production run, the company became part of Jawa – 51,244 examples …

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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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2006 Honda Big Ruckus PS250

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The Ruckus was a surprising hit for Honda, due almost entirely to the aftermarket customization that has skyrocketed around the 50cc scooter. What many people don’t know is that Honda offered a ‘full-size’ version called the Honda Big Ruckus for 4 years in Japan and 2 years in the US/Canada.

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New In Box – 1987 Kamasura VRX250

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Post Sale Update: This monument to deception sold for $910 after 11 bids on eBay in East Syracuse, New York. In the November 12th, 1986 issue of Cycle News (you’ll need a subscription to their archive to view it), a Southern California company called Continental Marketing announced that they were undertaking some market research of a 250cc street bike that …

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1968 Solex Micron

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Post Listing Update: This Solex did not get any interest at the opening bid of $3,900 on eBay. I’ve featured a few two-wheelers from the French manufacturer Solex over the years, but this is the first example I’ve seen of the Micron, their smallest creation.