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1970 Triumph Lyster LaBelle Racer

In England, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Two straight days with older Triumph racers! This one is a rare Triumph Lyster LaBelle Racer, named after the two gentlemen who were instrumental in its creation – Colin Lyster, a well-known frame designer of racing motorcycle frames, and Ed LaBelle, a former Canadian National Champion roadracer.

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Cover Bike – 1991 Yamaha FZR600

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ever wanted to own a bike that’s graced the cover of a major motorcycling magazine? Well, here’s your chance. We’re back to Michael’s Motorcycles for this heavily modified Yamaha FZR600 that was the beneficiary of many Vance & Hines parts. Thanks to the upgrades (and of course, the paint job which adds at least 10 horses), this bike put down …

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AHRMA Champion – 1971 Norton Commando

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Norton Commando is not a bike I’d associate with AHRMA Open Class racing, but today we’ve got a “recent” class champion available that’s been completely rebuilt, with the addition of lights for street riding. Interestingly enough, it has the front forks and wheels from a CZ motocross bike to help off-pavement. Find this Norton Commando for sale in Pleasant …

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Production Racer – 1938 DKW SS 250

In Germany, Race, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite 20 bids on eBay topping out at $72,655, this DKW SS 250 failed to meet reserve. One of the most famous reverse-cylinder motorcycles of all time, the DKW SS 250 featured a “split-single” or “twingle” engine which had two pistons driven by a split con-rod. DKW used this technology in several bikes up to 500cc, but none …

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1967 VMW R69S Conversion

In America, Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

4-7-Update: After a couple of months on ADVRider, this VMW R69S Conversion is now available on eBay. Find it in Santa Ynez, California with bidding up to $6,100 and the reserve not yet met (remember that the seller originally wanted $12k for it) here on eBay. Back in the 60s, a delightfully crazy man started shoving VW engines into BMW …

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1 Year Only – 1987 Yamaha SRX 250

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

For decades, Kawasaki ruled the 250cc ‘sport’bike market – though Honda has recently taken a chunk of the market with their CBR250R. Honda also challenged the little Ninja in the 80s with the VTR250, though it did not have much commercial success. For one year in the States, even Big Blue threw their hat into the ring with the Yamaha …

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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

In Blog by AbhiLeave a Comment

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.