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Needs Some Work – 1939 Velocette KTS

In England, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

The touring brother of the KSS, the Velocette KTS different in wheel size (19 inches) and the presence of mudguards. As a ’39, this is the Mark II version, which gained upgrades like a new alloy head with enclosed valve gear that took a bike that was already ahead of its time and made it even better.

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1997 Triumph Sprint 900

In England, Touring by Abhi2 Comments

A half-faired, more comfortable brother of the Speed Triple, the Triumph Sprint 900 was a competent (if top-heavy) sports-tourer motivated by Triumph’s wonderful triple. The engine produced 98 horsepower and 61.2 pound feet of torque, good for a top speed of 140 miles per hour (though the speedo goes all the way to 200 for some insane reason). For more …

Modern Police – 2007 BMW R1200RTP

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Most police bikes are serviced well, but have plenty of miles on them before they become available to the public. This example was used by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, who ended up freezing their police motorcycle program due to lack of funds. Because of that, this has just 21,000 miles.

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1993 Yamaha GTS1000

In Japan, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

For only one year in the US, Yamaha sold a sport-touring bike that was far ahead of its time – the GTS1000. Full of technology that would not make its way to most bikes for years to come, the GTS featured fuel injection, ABS brakes, and most importantly, the RADD front suspension designed by James Parker. This suspension was able …

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1980 Rickman CRE 1000 Predator

In England, Japan, Sport, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

I’ve featured plenty of bikes from this seller (who somehow always has his/her hands on exquisite Italian machinery), many of which have been Bimotas that featured Italian frames/bodywork around Japanese engines. This time around we’re going with the British/Japanese combo of the Rickman CRE 1000 Predator, an odd sport-touring bike from a machine most people associate with expressions of light …

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Krauser Fairing – 1977 BMW R100/7

In Germany, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: After being relisted, this R100/7 did not meet reserve at $6,100. Motoworks Chicago is offering an BMW R100/7 that’s been customized with some excellent extras. This bike (VIN: 6141839) stands out with a Krauser full fairing, the dual discs/final drive/handlebars from a RS, Hepco and Becker bags with a Reynolds Rack, Telefix fork brace, and plenty more. Someone …

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Sport Glide – 1986 Harley-Davidson FXRT

In America, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

From this impressive FXR history comes a quick lesson in Harley’s naming scheme for the Harley-Davidson FXRT, also known as the “Sport Glide”: F = Big Twin (80ci engine + 5-speed transmission) X = XL Sportster front end – including one piece fuel tank, lighter front suspension, and small headlight R = Rubber engine mounts of the new frame

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9,600 Miles – 1975 Honda CB550K

In Japan, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

Adorned in a beautiful Candy Jade Green paint job, this CB550K has had just one owner who put just 9,600 miles on it. Like yesterday’s one-owner /6, this bike (VIN: CB550-1203812) has been setup for touring with a Vetter Windjammer fairing, barbacks, luggage rack, and more.