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1971 Suzuki T125 Stinger

In Japan, Small Displacement by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

As evidenced by the GT lineup, Suzuki had a strong affinity for 2-strokes in the late 60s and early 70s. So it wasn’t surprising that when they introduced the T125 (“Stinger in the US, “Wolf” in Japan, and “Flying Leopard” in France), it was equipped with a 2-stroke engine.

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1991 Gilera CX125

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Gilera’s CX125 must have been an absolute show-stopper when the concept version debuted at the 1989 Milan EICMA. Swoopy bodywork paired with a single-sided suspension up front…and on a 125? I refuse to believe the average Italian rider who saw this in ’89 thought the CX would make it to production, but just two years later they could have exchanged …

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1964 Honda CA110 Sport 50

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Post Listing Update: This CA110 did not meet reserve despite 44 bids up to $1,750. Honda’s CA110 was one of their little bikes that was ushered in with the “you meet the nicest people on a Honda” campaign, though it’s a bit more special than the C102 Super Cub that has taken over the world. The CA110 was also known …

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Wild Custom – Honda Gorilla

In Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Seldom are micro-displacement customs as involved as this one-off Gorilla. An enormous amount of time and resources went into creating this little, fully street-legal two-wheeler, which now boasts a laundry-list of aftermarket and bespoke parts. After spending years in California, this example traded hands twice, crossing state-lines both times, before winding up back in the Golden State with its third, …

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In Canada – 1963 Honda CZ100

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Post Listing Update: This CZ did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $8,584.02. Monkey Week continues on Bike-urious – a lot of seller seem to be picking up on the buzz of the new bike and are testing the market to see if their classics have increased in value. The CZ was the second generation of the Honda …

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Smallest Harley Ever – 1965 Harley-Davidson M50

In America, Italy, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The conclusion of the Second World War saw a huge demand for lightweight, economical, two-wheelers, leading to an influx in the segment’s popularity. A decade or so later, and it became increasingly clear to the suits at Harley-Davidson that by neglecting this segment, money was being left on the table. The MoCo did offer a few small-displacement scoots based on …

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Restored Desert Racer – 1968 Steen Hodaka SS 100

In America, Japan, Race, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Throughout his lifetime, John Steen made a number of significant contributions to the motorsport world – from being a successful off-road racer to an early pioneer in the synthetic oil market to helping pave the way in the mini bike scene to producing his namesake, Hodaka-powered two-wheelers. John Steen may have passed away in 2007, but the mark he left …

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1963 Harley-Davidson Scat

In America, Dual-Sport, Small Displacement by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Scat did not get any interest at the opening bid of $4,225. During WWII, a large part of the German Army motorcycle fleet was provided by DKW, a Saxony automobile and motorcycle manufacturer created in 1917. One of their major successes, the 125 RT, was known for its high reliability and performance. At the end of …

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1960 Cushman Eagle

In America, Small Displacement by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Eagle did not get any interest at the opening ask of $5,500. Founded in 1903, Cushman was a Nebraska-based company that specialized in the construction of small engines destined to be installed on bicycles or carriage. At the time, the demand for that kind of engine was very high, which kept the company pretty busy. Right …