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No Reserve In Belgium – 1956 BMW R26

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Post Sale Update: this R26 sold for $9,050 after 73 bids on eBay in Peer, Belgium. Introduced in 1956 (and out of the market in 1960), the R26 was a significant revision of the R25, with upgrades that included a rear swing arm, Earles forks, and an enclosed drive shaft. There were some cosmetic upgrades, too, but the key numbers …

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1968 Honda CB450P

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Post Listing Update: did not meet reserve with 39 bids up to $7,000 on eBay in Butler, Pennsylvania. One of the rarer Honda motorcycles in the US, the CB450P (also occasionally referred to as the CP450) is a police model based on Honda’s popular CB450. I’ve featured a couple based on the KO Black Bomber model, but K1 police bikes …

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1980 Honda CB650

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Post Listing Update: The seller lowered his asking price to $4,200 but it didn’t get any action on eBay at that number. The CB650 was introduced in 1979, and the following year it got a fairly dramatic restyle with much rounder edges. The motor was Honda’s last SOHC air-cooled inline four design, a 627cc powerplant that produced 63 horsepower and …

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1975 Suzuki GT750

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Post Sale Update: This GT750 sold for the opening bid of $8,500 on eBay in Birmingham, Alabama. Affectionately known as the Water Buffalo, the GT750 was introduced as competition to big bikes of the day like the Honda CB750 and Triumph Bonneville. For many American riders, this was the first Suzuki that captured their attention.

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Granada Red – 1968 BMW R60/2 US

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Post Listing Update: This BMW did not meet reserve despite 30 bids up to $13,600 on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. 1968 was one of the two years that BMW offered a telescopic fork variant of their /2 for the US market with the R50, R60, and R69. The models were referred to as the R50US, R60US, and R69US. Here’s one …

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Rare Project – 1957 Triumph TWN Cornet

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Post Sale Update: This Triumph sold for $2,550 after 14 bids on eBay in Pickerington, Ohio. OK, this is going to need a little bit of an explanation, because most people think Triumph is an English motorcycle company. They’d be right, but they might not realize that the company was started as a bicycle manufacturer by a German named Siegfried …

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1967 Norton Atlas 750

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Post Listing Update: This Atlas did not meet reserve with 45 bids up to $8,211 on eBay in Sarasota, Florida. Named after the ICBM, the Norton Atlas was released in 1962, earning a so-so reputation before being replaced by the classic Commando. Built to appeal to American aesthetic preferences, it was initially only produced for export. The Atlas produced 55 …

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380 Miles – 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire

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Brand new, a LiveWire will set you back $29,799. But MotoCorsa in Portland, Oregon’s got one with just 377 miles that they want $22,499 for. So if you’ve been curious about Harley’s electric motorcycle (maybe you want to emulate Long Way Up?) but thought the $30k price tag was a bit too much to swallow, here’s your change to give …

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No Reserve In Belgium – 1958 Norton ES2

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Post Sale Update: sold for $9,250 after 32 bids on eBay in Peer, Belgium. The ES2 was introduced in 1927 and was originally sold as a sports bike, though by the time production stopped in 1964, it wasn’t particularly competitive in the world of fast motorcycles. Still, an almost 40 year long production run is damned impressive, and this is …