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1995 MZ Skorpion

In Germany, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: This MZ Skorpion was pulled off eBay, sale price unknown. The MZ Skorpion was the result of an international partnership between a British design firm, the East German manufacturer, MZ, and Yamaha. Weighing 380 pounds and packing 48 horsepower, this is a rare sportbike that has become quite the cult classic.

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1988 Honda CBR1000F Hurricane

In Japan, Sport by Abhi8 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Honda Hurricane sold for $2,800 on eBay. The Honda CBR1000F, also known as the Hurricane, was an excellent sport-tourer that introduced some crucial technology into the Honda lineup. It eventually evolved into the well-known Blackbird. Oh yeah, and it had one of the greatest names in motorcycling history.

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Featured First – 1973 Yankee Z500

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this Yankee Z500 sold for $3,550. In the early 70s, John Taylor of Schenectady, New York started building the Yankee Z500, an American dual-sport designed to compete with the best bikes coming out of Europe. Yankee Motor Company started by importing machines from OSSA, the Spanish off-road powerhouse, and then moved to modifying …

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1998 Custom Buell S1 White Lightning

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Buell S1 White Lightning did not meet reserve at $4,100. Buell’s S1 White Lightning was the sportbike of the mid 90’s Buell line. With 80 horsepower and an impressive 76 pound-feet of torque from a modified Sportster engine, this bike was one of the best example of what Buell was able to do with Harley roots. Want …

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Somehow Street Legal – 2004 Honda NSR50

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

We’ve featured the NSR50 before – it’s easily the best of the 50cc bikes to come out of Japan in the last couple of decades. What makes this particular example noteworthy is that it’s somehow claimed to be street legal. Seeing as Honda specifically sold these as non street-legal, I assumed that there would be more required than simply slapping …

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1947 Salsbury Imperial 85 With Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Salsbury Imperial 85 with Sidecar sold for $20,000. Back in 1936, a man named E. Foster Salsbury co-developed the Salsbury Motor Glide, a scooter with an enclosed drivetrain underneath the seat. His later development of the first CVT to be used on a scooter made his product such a success that he even tried …

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2000 Corbin Sparrow

In America by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Corbin Sparrow was pulled off eBay, final sale price unknown. We’ve featured a Sparrow before, but this one deserves special mention as it’s the exact example that once held the 1/4 mile record for a Modified Production electric vehicle at 168V with a 14.932 @ 83.48. Find Corbin Sparrow #71 in Rochester, New York with bidding up …

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1999 Excelsior Henderson Super X

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

In the early 1900s, Excelsior and Henderson were two of America’s best motorcycle manufacturers. Excelsior produced the first motorcycle to official hit 100 miles per hour, while Henderson was producing the favored bikes of America’s police officers. There’s a reason for the similarities – the companies were both bought up by Schwinn in the 1910s, and were shut down in …

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Gixxer Tourer – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Suzuki GSX-R 1100 did not meet reserve at $4,450. Following on up a likely touring bike with a giant front fairing – the BMW R65, today we’ve got a much more unlikely touring candidate – the Suzuki GSX-R 1100. This first year example has had a Targa fairing added, adding tremendous wind protection and allowing for a …

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1957 MV Agusta Super Pullman

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After 39 bids on eBay, this MV Agusta Super Pullman sold for $3,350. Though MV Agusta is typically known for large-displacement super sports, they focused plenty of their efforts on small two-strokes in the 50s and 60s. The MV Agusta Super Pullman, despite the name, was not simply an upgrade of the 125cc Pullman model. A completely …

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Front Heavy – 1981 BMW R65

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a bike with so much visual mass in the front. I’m a big fan of the BMW R65, particularly the R65LS, which was a very distinctive middle-weight tourer. But someone has taken the touring concept to the extreme with this bike, which features a Hannigan fairing, Russell Day-Long seat, hard panniers, and heated grips. …

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1957 Harley-Davidson Panhead Police

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: Wow. After 79 bids, this Harley-Davidson Panhead Police sold for $60,700. We’ve featured a Custom Panhead before, but today we’re featuring a cop bike. This Harley-Davidson Panhead Police is an ex-Massachusetts State Police bike which features a special-ordered left hand throttle.

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1988 Kawasaki KR-1

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the late 80’s, Kawi had some success with their KR250 road racer, and released the Kawasaki KR-1 as a wonderful little two-stroke race rep. It was quite successful, triggering increased competition from the big 4, and it set off a 250cc 2-stroke war among the Japanese – unfortunately us Americans didn’t get to enjoy these little demons. Well, 25 …

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1966 Yamaha YCS1 Racer

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Yamaha YCS1 was a 180cc streetbike that utilized special cast iron cylinder sleeves and Yammy’s well-known Autolube system. While they offered a factory road racer option, this racer is a non-factory effort based on the stock frame that is claimed to have some history at Daytona. Find this Yamaha YCS1 Racer here on Craigslist for $3,000 in Chicago, Illinois. …

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1975 Harley-Davidson X-90

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Harley-Davidson X-90 sold for the BIN price of $2,950. One of the oddballs to come from Harley’s time when they were merged with Aermacchi, the X-90 was a minibike produced for just 3 years. This example is in ‘sparkling red’, and it comes with a fold-down handlebar to make it easier to transport the bike. The ’75 …