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1951 Sunbeam S7 Deluxe

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After WWII, as part of reparations, BMW gave up its designs of the BMW R75. Bikes like Chang Jiang and Ural used these designs, but England’s take was the Sunbeam S7. You can see the BMW influence when you look at a side profile, but Sunbeam wanted to differentiate themselves by utilizing a inline vertical twin instead of the German …

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1956 Indian Arrow

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Jeff Pamer: Just my personal opinion here: Indian has taken a huge swing with the FTR and (other than the price) it’s a fantastic motorcycle. They beat Harley-Davidson to the punch in terms of moving away from a cruiser-style bike and offering what is essentially a naked sport bike, with a hint of retro style. This back and forth between …

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2004 BMW Rockster R1150R

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The BMW Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint job.

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Rare in the US – 1994 Kawasaki Estrella

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Post Sale Update: This Estrella sold for $3,499. I know many of you are fans of the Kawasaki W650 – but did you know that Kawi made a little brother with a 249cc engine that was never officially sold in the US? The model debuted in 1992, and it was originally called Estrella (Spanish for “Star”). In 2017, it was …

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Rare in the US – 1970 Gilera Gaucho

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Post Listing Update: This Gilera did not get any interest at the opening bid of $2,500 on eBay in Vista, California. Gilera had a licensing partnership with a manufacturing plant in Argentina that produced bikes under two different names – Gilera and Gina, a combination of GIlera and ArgentiNA. It combined “Italy’s finest design engineers and the genius of Argentina’s …

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1938 Zundapp DB200

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Post Sale Update: This Zundapp sold for $4,276 after 29 bids on eBay in Simi Valley, California. The lightest model in Zundapp’s lineup, the DB200 was marketed as a cheap runabout that also made for a popular military mount.

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Jeff Weier Resto – 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra

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Post Sale Update: This Cobra sold for $11,500 after 57 bids on eBay in Suffern, New York…but the sale didn’t go through and now it’s been relisted. Otherwise known as the T500, the Suzuki Cobra was very short-lived. Sort of. After just one year, Ford told Suzuki that the Cobra name was already accounted for, and that they should figure …

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1957 Meguro S3 Junior

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One of Japan’s first motorcycle manufacturers, Meguro’s first bike was a 500cc machine created in 1937. They specialized in four-stroke machines, and the “S” lineup had the S1 – 500cc, S2 – 350cc, and the S3 (also called the Junior) used a 250cc.

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1966 Gilera B300

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Post Listing Update: This B300 did not meet reserve despite 21 bids up to $3,750 in Wainscott, New York. Produced between 1954 and 1970, the Gilera B300 (B for Bicilindrico or two cylinders) is a rare find in the US. It was built to be a reliable commuter rather than a performance mount.