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895 Miles – 1977 Honda CB400F

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This CB sold for $7,000 after 22 bids on eBay in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The original owner of this CB400F acquired it for his wife, who enjoyed it for one season. At the start of the next riding season, the carbs needed to be cleaned, so the couple decided to park the Honda and ride their other bikes. …

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1976 Honda CB500T

In Japan, Standard by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

The best part about scouring the World Wide Web for interesting motorcycles is always walking away with more knowledge than I sat down with. Often times I’m taken in by a bike I’ve never taken any time to look at and get to experience its entire history.

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1979 Ducati 900 GTS Custom

In Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This custom Ducati sold for $6,986 after 18 bids on eBay in Berkeley, California. The seller of this custom Ducati knows what you’re probably thinking, which is why he quickly mentions the following in his listing: “I should say I did not destroy a GTS 900 to build this bike — when I acquired it, the previous …

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What Do You Want To Know? 2019 Honda CB500X

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Update: Here’s my review! Back in 2017, Charles Fleming of the LA Times asked me to join him on a ride up California’s highest motorable road – my experience on that ride fueled my review of the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and introduced me to the Reward Mine, which became the central component of my review of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. …

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1948 Nimbus Model C

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The Nimbus motorcycle dates back to 1919, the result of a vacuum cleaner manufacturer that figured they could make some money by also building motorcycles. Though the two products may not share a lot conceptually, the original Nimbuses (Nimbi?) were quite technologically advanced with shaft drive, steel frames, and a telescopic front fork (a year before the BMW R12, though …

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1974 Norton Commando Hi-Rider

In Cruiser, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

When “Easy Rider” exponentially increased the popularity of choppers around the world, it was inevitable that certain businesses would try to ride the wave. What was surprising was that one of those companies was Norton, who created the “Hi-Rider” variant of the Commando to counteract the popularity of big Japanese motorcycles like the Honda CB750. It looked silly – in …

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80s Enduro Turned Board Tracker – Yamaha XT550 Custom

In Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Created by Dutch builder Maarten Poodt, this bike was almost entirely handmade with the exception of the engine and wheels. This build was supposedly prompted by a comment Poodt received on BikeEXIF, questioning the merit of the Dutchman’s endurance racer-style XS850 that the site previously featured some four years ago. So in 2016, Poodt set out to build a new …