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Restored – 1982 Honda MB5

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This MB5 sold for $2,799 after 22 bids on eBay in Enola, Pennsylvania. The Honda MB5 was only imported to the United States for one year, and for a while it did not leave a lasting impression. However, riders that grew up with these (or had a friend that used one as a first bike) are feeling …

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Rare in the US – 1994 Honda QR50

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Post Listing Update: This QR50 was pulled off of eBay “because there was an error in the listing,” final sale price unknown. Built as a rival to Yamaha’s PW50, the Honda QR50 was never officially sold in the US. It was, however, sold in Canada in 1983 and 1984, so a few have made their way across our northern border. …

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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

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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

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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 …