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198x NMR Honda Super Monkey

In Japan, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This NMR Super Monkey sold for $4,387 in Santa Monica, California on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. Over on the auction site, we’re handling an estate sale for someone who was clearly into small-displacement Japanese machines. There’s a lot of two-stroke repli-racers, but my favorite of the group is something I had never heard of before. Meet the Super …

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1960 Hercules K100

In Germany, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Hercules K100 did not meet reserve despite 8 bids up to $1,825 on eBay in Kingfield, Maine. In the US, Hercules is probably best known as the first company to sell a Wankel-engined bike to the public – the Wankel 2000. The firm started building bikes in 1904 and was sold to ZF Sachs in 1963, …

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1966 Honda C100

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This C100 sold for $2,822 after 31 bids on eBay in St. Petersburg, Florida. The most produced motor vehicle in history, Honda’s Super Cub is still in production (and just got a 125cc facelift with the powertrain from the Grom). These wonderful bikes, which changed the face of motorcycling in the United States in conjunction with the …

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1963 Garelli Rex KL75

In Italy, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Garelli Rex KL75 did not get any interest at the BIN of $2,500. American Rex Corporation used to be located at 1216 Monte Diablo Avenue in San Mateo, California. They imported Italian-made Garellis under the name of Garelli-Rex, and the naming convention was KL + the ccs of displacement. In period advertisements, American Rex referred to …

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1982 Honda Motra CT50

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

4-24-20 Update: It’s back! I love this thing, and reader Christian E has just let me know that this Motra is back up for sale after 18 months since we last saw it on eBay. Back then, the seller passed on bidding up to $7,100, but now he’s willing to take $5,700 according to this sale listing here on Craigslist …

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1970 Indian MT5A

In America, Off-Road, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This MT5A sold for $6,500 after 27 bids on eBay in Georgetown, Texas. Primarily produced in the late 60s and 70s, Indian’s range of off-road-oriented tiddlers included some very cool offerings such as the Boy Racer, the ME100, the SS125MX, even a kid bike with a full-on mini sidecar. One of the most visually distinctive options was …

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One Owner – 1969 Indian MM5A

In America, Off-Road, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This MM5A sold for $3,650 after 37 bids on eBay in Georgetown, Texas. The Indian MM5A was a mini bike designed for little children (4-5 year olds) to become familiar with motorcycles, but also the Indian brand. There were two marketing goals with this bike – encourage older riders to share the Indian experience with their children, …

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Rare Project – 1973 Benelli Buzzer

In Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the late 60s, Benelli had a surprisingly large lineup of minibikes, most of which were powered by a 65cc 2-stroke motor. Some model names you may remember include the Hurricane, Tornado, City, Dynamo, and the ludicrous Volcano, the last of which got an absurd 180cc two-stroke motor! This is the Buzzer, which featured a seat that could be raised …