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1989 Honda Transalp

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this Honda Transalp sold for $3,428. That’s a solid buy. The Honda Transalp XL600V was a dual-sport that was truly ahead of its time. A slightly less off-road biased cousin of the Honda Africa Twin, the Transalp was first released in 1987. This was one of the odder bikes that Honda ever sold …

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1966 Ducati Monza Junior 160

In Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Ducati Monza Junior 160 sold for $1,800 after 34 bids on eBay. The Ducati Monza Junior was the baby of the Ducati lineup at the time, with a tiny 160cc engine that earned a reputation for durability and dependability. Today we’ve got an example for sale from loyal reader Jeff Z!

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Picture Intermission – Clubmans All British 2014 Award Winners

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Many moons ago, before I started bike-urious, I was still goofing around the internet constantly searching for interesting bike sites. One of my favorites is still “Craig’s Two Wheeled Toys“, the blog of a guy who’s got an incredible bike history and the patience to share his experiences with all kinds of different bikes. Though I highly recommend you check …

Video Intermission – 90 Years of BMW in 90 Seconds

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From Mike A., a reader with an incredible motorcycling history, comes a tip about this video recently published by BMW. As the German firm says, “Experience 90 years of passion, 90 years of innovation, 90 years of unstoppable performance…” It’s not a video I can embed, so head on over to BMW’s site to check it out.

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1962 BSA C15

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BSA C15 was BSA’s first four-stroke unit-construction bike. A 250 cc single-cylinder, it was very popular with learners in the United Kingdom because at the time, a 250cc was the biggest engine that beginners could use. BSA also made the C15T (Trials), which opened up access to the dirt. For more information, head on over to bsa-c15.org. Find this …

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1947 Cushman Ice Cream Scooter

In 3 Wheels, America, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: In not-so-stunning news, this Cushman Ice Cream Scooter failed to attract any bids at $12,250. Are times tough? Been looking for ways you can expand your entrepreneurial empire? Ever thought ice cream could solve all your problems? Look no further, my friend, as I’ve got the perfect next vehicle for you – a Cushman Ice Cream Scooter.

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1974 Ducati 750GT

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Ducati 750GT sold for $27,200. The Ducati 750GT was the first of Ducati’s venerable V-twins, and its lovely lines set the stage for classics like the 750 Sport and 900SS.

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2010 MV Agusta F4 1000R

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The second mass production run of the F4, the MV Agusta F4 1000R was released in 2006 – when it set a record for fastest production 1000cc bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats at 185.882 mph. It then enjoyed a refresh for 2010.

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1974 Harley-Davidson RR350

In America, Italy, Race by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Harley-Davidson RR350 was pulled from eBay, final sale price unknown. Built during the days when Harley owned Aermacchi, only 26 (or 37? I couldn’t pinpoint an exact number) of the Harley-Davidson RR350s were built – who knows how many are left. Most importantly, this is the only Harley that has ever won a Grand Prix event.

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1959 Triumph Bonneville T-120

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 14 bids on eBay, this Triumph Bonneville T-120 sold for $15,100. The Triumph Bonneville T-120 might be the quintessential example of the classic British bike. And today, we’ve got a first-year example of the vaunted Bonnie with just 4,623 miles.

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1968 Greeves Challenger

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Founded by Bert Greeves, the Greeves motorcycle company started when Bert was mowing his lawn and thought of mounting a lawnmower engine to the wheelchair of his disabled cousin to help with mobility. That led to a government contract, and Bert was inspired by his success to start building motorcycles as well. The company was quite successful with exports – …

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1974 Honda MT250 Elsinore

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 54 bids on eBay, this Honda MT250 Elsinore sold for $3,000. I just featured an Elsinore (though it was a CR250M), so I won’t waste your time with too many details. The reason I’m featuring this one is because it has just 484 miles! The story is that it was just uncovered from a basement where the …

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1975 Suzuki GT750

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Suzuki GT750, affectionately known as the Water Buffalo, was the bike that made Suzuki a household name in the United States.  The follow-up to a sporty bike, Suzuki surprised (and disappointed) motorcycle magazines by instead marketing this as a sports-tourer.  Don’t tell anyone – Suzuki actually changed the intent of this bike because they were having reliability issues with …