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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.

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1917 Eveready Autoped

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Post Sale Update: This Eveready sold for the opening bid of $9,500 on eBay in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Wheels Through Time is continuing their sale of exhibit bikes, and this one’s my favorite so far! Meet the Eveready Autoped, the first mass-produced motorized scooter in the US.

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1 of 700 – 1961 Velocette Viceroy

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Post Listing Update: This Viceroy did not get any interest at the opening bid of $12,500. One of Velocette’s least-known creations is a scooter called the Viceroy. It made sense in theory but sales were poor and production ended after just 700 were sold over 4 years (1960-1964). Obviously, they’re now hard to find, especially in the US.

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1980 Testi Comfort 50

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Every once in a while, you find someone who’s willing to invest a bunch of time and money into a motorcycle that most people would not think is worth. This seller knows what he’s done, noting that “I have more money and time in this machine than I could ever recover by selling it…I do projects like this to keep …

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1973 Auranthetic Charger

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Post Listing Update: This Auranthetic did not get any interest at the BIN of $1,450. A few years ago, Vy went to Chicago to film an episode of Chicago PD. I decided to join her, and while I was in town I visited a reader with an amazing collection of motorcycles. He had some incredible stuff, and I knew we’d …