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No Reserve – 1971 Honda SL175

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This SL175 sold for $6,753 after 43 bids on eBay in Mentor, Ohio. Built between 1970 and 1972, the SL was a street scrambler available in displacements from 70 to 350cc – though the styling was popular and has inspired a few larger customs like this “SL450” and this “SL750“

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175cc – 1973 Bultaco Pursang 125

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Originally formed in 1959, Bultaco was formed primarily by former employees of the Montesa racing department. With time, Bultaco became known for off-road competition bikes such as the Pursang, which was their most popular motorcycle in the United States. It was originally offered in displacements ranging from 125cc to 350cc, and today we’ve got one of the small ones with …

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1975 Suzuki GT750

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

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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Rally Raid Kit – 2014 Honda CB500X

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Owners of the Honda CB500X have a soft spot for a company called Rally Raid out in the UK, as they’ve built a kit to turn the pavement-focused dual-sporter into something much more aggressive while maintaining the manageable size. Here’s an example in the US with the full kit, perfect for riders who prefer light weight over outrageous power with …

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Video Intermission – The 2021 Honda Rebel 1100

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I typically avoid press releases from companies when they announce new bikes because I don’t feel like sharing a bike if I have nothing to say about it. But Honda’s just announced the Rebel 1100, and I’m surprised by how much I like the idea. More importantly, I don’t have to share a boring press release with you, because Honda’s …

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1968 BSA Spitfire MKIV

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11/24/20 Update: Three months later, this bike is now up on Iconic Motorbike Auctions with a significantly lower reserve! It’s currently at our hangar at Santa Monica Airport, feel free to come on by and check it out. Good luck, and find it here with bidding up to $2,400 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. …

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Rare Project – 1957 Triumph TWN Cornet

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 Bettman in 1886. A decade later, Bettman created another bicycle company in his hometown of Nuremberg …

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1972 Kawasaki 250 with Champion Frame

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11-23-20 Update: Six years later, this bike is back up for sale. Looks like after it didn’t sell the first time, it went on loan to the Route 66 Vintage Iron motorcycle museum in Oklahoma. This bike pairs a F81M (Green Streak) 250cc two-stroke motor with a Champion flat track frame. The seller said that it was given a “preservation …

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Rare Project – 1988 Wood-Rotax Flat Tracker

In America, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ron Wood established his racing company in 1982, initially selling Dell’Orto carbs and replacement parts. They quickly became the distributor of Rotax engines for competition, and started building racing frames in-house. These creations were homologated as “Wood-Rotax” and were available for competition in AMA flat track and dirt track. Here’s one that’s will need some work as it’s been sitting …

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1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This 900SS sold for $6,000 after 16 bids on eBay in Red Hook, New York. The Ducati Supersport is back, but nearly two decades ago the iconic air-cooled SS line came to a halt with a one-year run of 800 bikes. Ducati called it the FE, for Final Edition. All of the bikes got silver paint as …