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Silver Dream – Honda CB50R

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Post Sale Update: This Dream sold for the BIN of $5,500. Honda has always been one of the world’s best at sub-100cc bikes, from commuter bikes for the people to full on works racers. Over the years, however, the company slowly moved towards bigger bikes in an effort to capture more of an American market that has always been obsessed …

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2005 Derbi GPR 50 Nude

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Post-Sale Update: This Derbi GPR 50 Nude did not get any takers despite a lowered BIN price of $1,999. Derbi is a small Spanish company that started as a little bicycle shop near Barcelona, Spain. In fact, the name Derbi itself refers to the company’s beginnings, as it’s an acroynm (in Spanish) for “Derivatives of Bicycles). Derbi ended up being …

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1987 Suzuki GSX-R 50

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Post-Sale Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSX-R 50 sold for $1,326. The GSX-R 50 was Suzuki’s take on the street-legal minibike movement of the 80s. The Yamaha YSR50 and Honda NSR50 are the more common options, but in our eyes, the Suzuki GSX-R 50 was the best looking, due to the full fairings, and ‘little engine that …

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1965 Honda Super 90

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Regular readers know we love the Honda Super 90. It’s no speed demon, but it’s an absolute joy to ride in town. With just 8 horsepower on tap, conservation of momentum is key, and it forces you to think ahead while riding. We think it’s absolutely lovely – so much that the Super 90 is used for our logo. When …

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1969 Suzuki T125 Stinger

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Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Suzuki T125 Stinger sold for just $935! The Suzuki T125 Stinger was a 125cc bike with a great name and looks to die for. As teenagers of the time remember, this little screaming two-stroke twin-cylinder was the most exciting 125 bike of the time.

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1966 Honda Benly 90

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Post-Sale Update: Unfortunately, this Honda Benly 90 failed to attract a single bid at $1,000. Ok, we’ll admit it – we have a problem. We’re addicted to the Honda S90 (and the very similar Honda Benly 90). We’re almost obligated to feature one when we find one for sale every 4 months or so. How much do we love this …

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30 Years New – 1982 Honda Z50 Tokyo LTD Monkey

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9-30 Update: After garnering no bids, the seller has relisted this Honda Z50. Find it here, though they high opening bid has stayed unchanged, for now. The Honda Z50 is one of a popular series of bikes that actually started as a children’s ride at a Japanese amusement park. Eventually refined and put into mass production, the Z-bikes have earned …

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1949 Indian Stylemaster

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Post-Sale Update: After 38 bids on eBay, this Indian Stylemaster did not meet reserve at $8,900. The Indian Stylemaster was a rebadged scooter from the Lowther company of Joliet, Illinois. Lowther made several scooter variants in the late 40s, all designed to be “Park Avenue Scooters with the Main Street price”.

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1953 MV Agusta Ovunque

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Post Sale Update: After 24 bids on eBay, this MV Agusta Ovunque sold for $5,100. The MV Agusta Ovunque was one of the few modest bikes MV produced to help fund their impressive racing aspirations. Like Ferrari today, consumer models helped propel the parent Italian company to several world championships – 37 of them, in MV’s case.

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1.5 HP of Fury – 1950 Sears Powerbike

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8/27 Update – This Sears Powerbike was relisted here on eBay with the same starting bid and BIN price. The Sears Powerbike was designed as a conversion to maximize the utility of a bicycle. As a standalone, self-contained unit, it simply replaced the rear wheel – no frame modifications were required. With 1.5 horsepower on tap from a Briggs and …

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1 of 1000 – 1987 Yamaha YSR80 Tech 21

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8/26 Update: This Yamaha YSR80 Tech 21 attracted no bids at $3,800, so it’s been relisted here on eBay at $3,500. Fans of motorcycle endurance racing or the video game Tourist Trophy for the Playstation 2 may remember the Yamaha Tech 21 team, Yamaha’s factory effort in several races in the late 80s. Probably best known for their performance in …