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2019 Yamaha Niken

In 3 Wheels, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

When I was at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, Yamaha reps said that the allotment of bikes to US dealership had already sold out. If that’s true, here’s an example where the rider who put down a deposit backed out – possibly because Yamaha has just announced the Niken GT (upgraded front suspension, center stand, heated grips, and other …

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Signed By Surtees – 1975 MV Agusta 750S America

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This MV did not get any interest at the opening ask of $75,000. Introduced in 1975, the MV Agusta 750S America was built in response to America’s demand for…more power. Bike magazine called it “one of the most dramatic-looking bikes made, the real stuff of legend.” 40 years later, it’s still plenty dramatic. If your wallet is …

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Never Started – 1982 Honda Motocompo

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

12-2-18 Update: Almost a year later, this Motocompo is back up for sale. Looks like the scale model has disappeared, and now it’s across the country, but otherwise it seems to be the same. Find it for sale in Dover, Delaware with bidding up to $5,600 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. 1-29-18 Update: This Motocompo found …

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In Canada – 2000 BMW C1

In Germany, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

At the turn of the century, BMW thought they could get more people on scooters by eliminating some of the weather and safety concerns. Their idea was the C1, a scooter with a roof and seat belts. With sufficient crash testing, BMW was able to convince most countries (except Sweden and the United Kingdom) that C1 riders did not have …

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1 of 200 – 2007 Aprilia Bol D’Or RSV1000R

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Normally, companies bust out special editions to commemorate milestones like high production numbers or race victory. Aprilia went a different route with the Bol D’Or, which was built to commemorate their participation in…the Bol D’Or, a 24 hour endurance race that occurs every spring at Le Mans. 200 examples were built between 2007-2008.

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66 Motorcycle Collection!

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Someone in Loveland, Colorado is selling off a collection of 66 bikes. In their words, they’ve got “everything from vintage Vespa scooters to a Bourget nitrous chopper and lots of goodies in between.” Take a moment to guess what the asking price will be, and then click through…

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Movie Intermission – The World’s Fastest Indian

In Intermissions by AbhiLeave a Comment

If you’ve never seen The World’s Fastest Indian, you’ve finally run out of excuses. YouTube now offers some movies for free (with ads), and they’ve made the wonderful tale of Burt Munro and his quest for speed on a 1920 Indian Scout available. Grab the drink and your “offerings to the God of Speed”, then get comfortable!

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Not a Motorcycle – 1935 Vincent Lawnmower

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Post Listing Update: This Vincent lawnmower was pulled off of eBay as there were suspicions that it might have been stolen years ago. No sale. While Vincent was making plenty of headlines with their high performance motorcycles, they weren’t making enough dollars. Over the years, Vincent experimented with other creations such as the Amanda jet ski. In addition, they made …

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1992 Honda CBR600F2

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Honda introduced the 600 CBR series in 1987 – most riders remember it as the “Hurricane”. The second generation (F2) was built between 1991 and 1994, and it was an excellent performer for the time. This example stands out as it’s adorned in a delightfully ’90s paint scheme.

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1974 Rickman Honda CR750

In England, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Rickman Honda did not get any interest at the opening ask of $11,995. Apparently it’s Rickman week on Bike-urious. After the CR900 and Chantland-powered Metisse from a few days ago, here’s a CR750 (named for the Honda CB750 motor). The Rickman concept is well-summarized by the brothers themselves: “The Japanese produced very good engines, but they …

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1963 Norton Electra

In England, Less than 5k, Standard by Ted CloughLeave a Comment

In the late 50’s and early 60’s, Norton produced a couple of smaller displacement bikes in the hopes of appealing to starting riders. They had the 250cc Jubilee and the 350cc Navigator, both of which were 4 stroke vertical twins. In 1963, at the request of the US importer Joe Berliner, they bumped the size of the Jubilee up to …