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Original Owner – 1982 Honda CBX

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Post-Sale Update: This CBX sold for the opening bid of $7,900. Honda wasn’t actually the first to put a 6-cylinder powerplant in a production motorcycle – Benelli earned that honor with the 750 Sei. Thanks to the modern day Goldwing, the idea of a 6-cylinder Honda isn’t a foreign concept, but it all started with the CBX. Built in response …

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2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100S

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Post-Sale Update: This Ducati Multistrada 1100S sold at the BIN of $5,300. 2/27 Update: This Ducati Multistrada 1100S is now up for sale with a BIN of $5,300 here on eBay. The Ducati Multistrada (Italian for many roads) was a semi-successor to the venerable Cagiva Gran Canyon and the Ducati Elefant. A bike that didn’t fit into any sort of …

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1956 Ariel Red Hunter

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Post-Sale Update: After 37 bids on eBay, this Ariel Red Hunter sold for $7,000. A model that lasted for nearly 30 years, the Ariel Red Hunter was the name given to a grand variety of single-cylinder engines produced by Ariel from 1932-1959.

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Black and Gold – 1978 BMW R100RS

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2-11 Update: After being relisted countless times, including some BIN offers, this BMW R100RS is back up for sale with an opening bid of $2,599. Hopefully the reserve is low enough to actually be sold this time here on eBay. The BMW R100RS was the flagship of BMW’s late 70s lineup. With the world’s first full factory fairing, it was …

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Front Heavy – 1981 BMW R65

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I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a bike with so much visual mass in the front. I’m a big fan of the BMW R65, particularly the R65LS, which was a very distinctive middle-weight tourer. But someone has taken the touring concept to the extreme with this bike, which features a Hannigan fairing, Russell Day-Long seat, hard panniers, and heated grips. …

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Subaru Boxer Power – 1984 Yamaha Venture Trike

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Post Listing Update: This interesting trike got no action at the opening bid of $5,000. The Yamaha Venture Royale was an upscale tourer designed to compete with the Goldwing. Though it was a solid motorcycle, the most exciting thing about it was that Yamaha took the engine and modded it to become the heart of the genre-shifting V-Max. Today we’re …

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1972 BSA Thunderbolt

In England, Touring by Abhi4 Comments

BSA is probably best known for their Lightning, but they also had a touring complement known as the BSA Thunderbolt. Produced from 1964-1972, the bike had two major updates through its’ life. In our eyes, the designs got uglier over time – culminating in the bike we feature today.

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34th Annual Hansen Dam All British Ride

In 3 Wheels, Cruiser, England, Off-Road, Race, Small Displacement, Sport, Standard, Touring, Vintage by Abhi2 Comments

Every year, the Southern California Norton Owner’s Club hosts a wonderful get together at Hansen Dam. The combined show and ride features decades of classic British iron – and you’re bound to see great bikes from other marques, new and old. We got an invite from a local BMW mechanic friend and couldn’t say no. As you’ve come to expect …

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Featured First – 1982 Honda CBX 1000

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12-13 Update: Someone on r/motorcycles noticed that this bike is back up for sale. Find it here on Craigslist, though the price has gone up to $6,000. Based on reader feedback, we’re starting a new series today – Featured First.  The motorcycling industry thrives on innovation, and we’re going to show you some of the notable ‘firsts’ that manufacturers have …

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1 of 30 – BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport

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Post-Sale Update: After 11 bids, this BMW R100S Exlusiv Sport sold for $12,000. The BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport was one of the many examples of BMW throwing a special paint job on the last models in a given run to help with sales. In this case, though, BMW used vinyl stickers for the cosmetic facelift. In addition to the special …

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1966 BSA Thunderbolt A65

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted on eBay, this BSA Thunderbolt sold for $4,600. The BSA Thunderbolt, despite the aggressive, sporty name, was designed to be a touring bike from the Birmingham Small Arms company. That’s right – BSA (which at its peak, was the largest motorcycle producer in the world) was a originally a gun manufacturer. Guns and bikes …

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1988 BMW K100RS SE

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Post-Sale Update: This BMW K100RS SE did not meet reserve at $4,250. The BMW K100RS SE, or Special Edition, was a limited run of the K100RS that featured a lovely blue and white paint job, hand drawn pin stripes, and color-matched hard luggage. It’s also famous for being the motorcycle that introduced ABS to the market.

Euro-Market – 1991 Triumph Trophy 1200

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Post Sale Update: This Triumph Trophy 1200 sold for just $1,600 on eBay. The Triumph Trophy 1200 was the debut model of Triumph’s new factory in Hinckley, as part of a multi-million dollar revitalization attempt. Setting their Japanese competition as the benchmark, Triumph tried to modernize themselves by increasing their quality and design standards.