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1955 Victoria Bergmeister V35

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Originally a bicycle manufacturer, Victoria produced motorcycles from about 1901 to 1966. One of their most well known models was the Victoria Bergmeister, as it was well-engineered. Unfortunately, the excellent design was very expensive to produce, and Victoria ran out of money after only 3 years of selling this bike. In ’58 they merged with another group.

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Laverda 750 SFC was pulled from eBay, final sale price unknown. I’ve been on a bit of an older Italian sport bike kick recently, but I’m trying to mix it up. With that said, I couldn’t help but feature this Laverda 750 SFC, a limited-production, street-legal racer that was the most iconic bike to ever come with …

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Blackbird – 1971 Triumph Thunderbird Custom

In England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Triumph Thunderbird Custom sold for the BIN of $11,500. This Triumph Thunderbird Custom, also known as “Blackbird”, is the work of Liberty Vintage Motorcycles, featured on the Discovery TV show Philly Throttle. Powered by a ’71 TR6C motor which has been rebuilt, this bike has plenty of new parts, Borrani wheels, a Guzzi front end, lots of …

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Meet a Reader – Frank Wu

In Interview by AbhiLeave a Comment

We’re very lucky to have some incredibly interesting readers as part of the Bike-urious community, and I thought it was time to get to know you guys a little bit better. Some of you have possibly noticed in the past that I’m a big fan of Frank, so you shouldn’t be surprised that I believe his thoughts are worth sharing!

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1964 Ducati Falcon 80

In Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: After not getting any action at $4,800, this Ducati Falcon was relisted at $4,600…where it still got no bites. One of the smallest Ducati’s of all time, the Ducati Falcon 80 has been ignored by most fans. A recent episode of the History Channel show American Restoration brought up awareness of the little Falcon, though the final asking …

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1982 Krauser MKM1000

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: The BIN was lowered to $36,000, but it still got no interest on eBay. 3 decades ago, Krauser was known as the world’s largest manufacturer of detachable luggage for motorcycles, especially for BMWs and Goldwings. Mike Krauser, president of his namesake company, wanted to design a top of the line road bike. The result was an entirely …

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Snakebit – 1967 Benelli Cobra

In Italy, Small Displacement by Abhi4 Comments

Starting in the 1950s, department stores like Sears and Montgomery Ward rebadged Italian small displacement bikes from Puch, Gilera, and Benelli and sold them right out of their brick and mortar stores, or even out of the mail order catalogs. MW was particularly fond of Benelli, and rebranded the Benelli Cobra into the Montgomery Ward Riverside 125. As a buyer, …

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1 of 100 – 1982 BMW Krauser MKM 1000

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Back in the early 80s, Krauser was the world’s largest manufacturer of detachable luggage for motorcycles, known especially for their bags used on BMWs and Goldwings. Mike Krauser, president of his namesake company, wanted to design a road machine that would be top of the line. The result was an entirely new concept in frame design, and the BMW Krauser …

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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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2003 Benelli Tornado Tre 900 Limited Edition

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

10-23 Update: Wow, that was quick! This bike has already sold, at the much lower price of $8,200. So much for the 25k asking price. Benelli was one of the many companies that struggled to survive the onslaught of Japanese competition, starting all the way back in the 60s. As years passed, Benelli was bought and sold several times until …

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2011 Zero XU – Electric Wonder

In America, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Zero XU is an all electric motorcycle designed to be the perfect city commuter for those that would like to stop using gasoline – as long as you won’t miss the sensation of shifting. Realistic range is between 30-35 miles, which admittedly isn’t great. But for those of you with 5-10 mile commutes, this bike could be perfect. Battery …

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2007 Benelli TNT Cafe Racer

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We go from old Benelli’s to new ones… In the 80s, Benelli was merged to become part of Moto Guzzi, and it was pretty much shut down. In the mid 90s, however, Andrea Merloni brought Benelli back and they came back with a vengeance, with very distinctive looking bikes. By the designs, you would never be able to tell that …