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598 Miles – 1975 Yamaha XS650

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The XS650 was quite a popular motorcycle – approximately 500,000 were built over a 13 year production run. When released, it was Yamaha’s biggest production bike and it was advanced for the time with unit construction for the engine and transmission, as well as a horizontally-split crankcase. It aped the styling of classic British twins but these Yammies developed a …

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NOS Flying Dragon Bodywork – 1973 Honda CB350

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Bike-urious reader Bob Kelly has established himself as quite an expert on the Honda’s Flying Dragon bodywork – and he’s offering up a CB350 with a NOS set! In ’72 and ’73, you could order an incredible set of alternate bodywork for CL350 or CL450 models – an idea that came from Honda’s paint department because they figured these crazy …

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1953 Norton Dominator Model 88

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Post Listing Update: This GSX-R sold for $4,922 after 8 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. Built to challenge Triumph’s Speed Twin, the Norton Dominator had several variations over its 15 year run. One of of the most influential ‘Dommies’ was the Model 88.

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1969 BSA Starfire B25

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Post Sale Update: This Starfire sold for $2,565 after 20 bids on eBay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The B25 (known as the Starfire) was basically BSA’s twin to the Triumph TR25. They weren’t revolutionary, but the classic British style has aged nicely and it has now evolved into a pretty vintage runabout. This example has been sitting for two years, but …

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1934 Victoria KR8

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Post Sale Update: This Victoria sold for the BIN of $36,000 on eBay. The German motorcycle manufacturer Victoria released their first model (the KR1) in 1920 with a 494cc BMW boxer twin. New models were launched frequently, and in 1933 they released the KR8 with a 500cc parallel twin of their own design. Just under 550 were built in 1934, …

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2006 Triumph Bonneville T100

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Post Sale Update: This Bonnie sold for $4,350 after 20 bids on eBay in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The T100 generation of the Bonneville was notable for the way it blended classic styling with modern tech – the best example of which is the fuel injection system that was specifically designed to look like carbs. Triumph sold a boatload of them, …

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Never Ridden – 1982 Yamaha XJ750 Maxim

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Post Sale Update: This Maxim sold for $10,499 after 47 bids on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. My buddy in Chicago is continuing his run of never-ridden Yamahas. You may remember his XJ650 Maxim that was still in the crate? Well, here’s a slightly bigger brother that’s bene assembled but has never been ridden.

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Famous Owner – 4 of Ewan McGregor’s Motorcycles

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7-17-20 Update: Three years later, the beautiful V11 Sport (VIN: ZGUKRAKR1YM112615) has found its way back to eBay. The new owner put on about 3,500 miles during his time with it, and the odometer now reads 11,349. Upgrades include LED lighting/turn signals, Rizoma reservoirs, Wilbur shock, CRG levers, Agostini exhaust, Power Commander, and the lovely Magni fairing. Find it for …

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1983 Triumph TSX

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Post Sale Update: This TSX sold for $5,300 after 14 bids on eBay in Grant, Florida. By the dawn of the 1980s, Triumph was struggling to survive. New offerings from Japan left the once mighty Bonneville looking increasingly long in the tooth, and with the British marque’s bank accounts and credit lines rapidly diminishing, the company was on its last …