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2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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By all accounts, the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 twin is a fine offering for the impressively low price of $5,799. That inherently attracts people looking for bargains, which is why you rarely see one with this kind of investment in it – the seller says that he’s put in over $10,000 in this machine, resulting in the nicest INT650 …

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1976 Suzuki RE-5

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Suzuki called the RE5 the future of motorcycling, thanks to its innovative rotary engine and distinctive styling. It was a bit too outrageous, and it didn’t work out. The ’76 (and final model) was a neutered slightly from a stylistic standpoint (like ditching the “tin can” speedoin an attempt to make the bike more conventional.

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Restored – 1958 Indian Lance

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Post Listing Update: This Lance did not get any action at the opening bid of $6,900 on eBay. Between 1955 and 1960, the Indian marque was owned by an English firm called Brockhouse Engineering. During this time, they imported Royal Enfield bikes under the Indian name. This Indian Lance was a variant of the Royal Enfield Ensign, a 148cc descendant …

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1962 Ducati 200GT

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Post Sale Update: The seller let me know that he sold this for $8,500 to a rider in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations! 6-11-20 Update: The seller has lowered his asking price to $8,750. When Ducati introduced the 200 Elite in 1959, it was their largest-displacement motorcycle. Three years later, Ducati created the 200GT – it lost the jelly bean tank for …

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1975 Ducati 860 GT

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Sold for just two years, the Ducati 860GT was a relatively angular bike that didn’t end up being as popular as Ducati might have hoped. It ended up evolving into the much-more loved Darmah. The 864cc twin yielded 60 horsepower, and it was capable of hitting 109 miles per hour. The GT was sold just in ’74 and ’75 – …

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Restored El Camino – 1963 Suzuki T10

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Post Listing Update: This old-school Suzuki did not get any interest at the BIN of $9,999 on eBay. Introduced in 1962, Suzuki’s T10 had different names for different markets – in most countries it was the Colleda, but here in the US it was the “El Camino.” 1963 was the first year of Suzuki’s operation in the US, thanks to …

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No Reserve – 1971 Honda CB500 Four

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Post Sale Update: This CB500 sold for $2,650 after 32 bids on eBay in Royal Oak, Michigan. Cycle News called the CB500 “the thinking man’s motorcycle” when it debuted in 1971 because it offered up many of the pluses found in the big brother CB750 but in a package that offered better handling, smoother motor, and lower weight. For more …