The frame is from a ’72 Honda 250, but the motor is totally unexpected – a Yanmar 400cc diesel engine.
Equipped with a Baja Designs lighting kit, this little fifty has somehow got a CA plate so that you can ride it off-road, at camp, in the pits, and even on the street!
In 2005, Ducati started exporting the 999R in earnest to satisfy the AMA homolgation requirements (the year before, just 50 were sold). For $29,995, this motorcycle was just about as close to a WSBK bike you could get.
The logo of “Geriatric Racing” on the front fender is worth a chuckle, but this land speed RD350 will hopefully make you smile when you’re riding it, too.
5-2-2021 Update: Four years later, this custom is back up for sale over on Iconic. Find it with bidding up to $3,101 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
Considered by some to have the best implementation of the 950cc Guzzi twin, the Moto Guzzi SP III was a solid sport touring bike that comes with a dose of Italian charm. This one stands out as it was a Daytona show bike from Harper’s Moto Guzzi from St. Louis, Missouri.
In the mid 2000s, HRC created a limited run of 500 carbon fiber briefcases. As they put it, “HRC has produced many outstanding Honda “works” racing machines, including the MotoGP class machines that represent the absolute pinnacle in road racing. The key to this success has been our ultra-lightweight carbon technology, which we have put to full use in creating …
4/30 Update: Uh…nevermind. While at Mecum Las Vegas, I was surprised to see the exact same photo that the “seller” of this bike used…so it’s clearly a scam and I’ve deleted the link. The asking price below is $3,500, but it sold at Mecum for a shocking (to me) $7,920.
Over at Iconic, one of our favorite charities is Ride For Kids in support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This week we’ve got a fun lot of hats and signed shirts from Honda’s 2010 Moto2 effort – and all of proceeds go to Ride For Kids!
Continuing today’s theme of modern Harleys looking like older ones, here’s a 2005 Softail Heritage that’s been turned into a Knucklehead tribute.
It’s very rare that I share a press release from Harley-Davidson (last week they announced that they had a 9% increase in sales in Q1 compared to the pandemic-stricken 2020, but I didn’t care enough to tell you that), but I’m a huge fan of what showed up in my inbox this morning. Harley has announced the “Icons Collection, an …
Congratulations to RoHorn, who was the first to guess that this bike is a Bimota V-Due. In fact, he guessed it pretty much immediately and added an explanation. Apparently I need to step things up.
After some disagreements with his family, Giuseppe Benelli created Moto ‘B’ Pesaro in 1949. He soon changed the name to Motobi, and the company quickly became known for small bikes with competition pedigree as well as the distinctive “Power Egg” motor.
Thanks to BikeEXIF for sharing this post in this week’s Speed Read! Post Sale Update: This custom Guzzi sold for $8,000 after 44 bids on eBay in Indio, California. Built with a 850T frame and a T3 engine (with a 955cc big bore kit), this interesting Guzzi custom is claimed to be very reliable and “as fast a stock Le …
It’s 4 months later than usual, but the Mecum Las Vegas auctions are finally happening next week. I’ll be there on Friday and Saturday, and I want to know who else will be there so I can say hi!