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1968 Honda CT90 K0

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

The Honda CT90 has an interesting folk tale of a creation story: Honda America’s first sales manager, Jack McCormack (who would go on to create the American Eagle line of bikes) noticed that a Honda dealership in Boise, Idaho was selling more Honda 50cc bikes than all 6 dealerships based in Los Angeles. The Boise dealership had swapped out the …

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One Wheel Drive – Dnepr MT11 Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Russia by AbhiLeave a Comment

Dnepr and Ural are often confused, as they are both Eastern European motorcycle companies that produced tough, 2wd capable sidecar machines, and both bikes share a similar creation story – they were based on the BMW R71. But as loyal owners of both brands will attest, there are several major differences. The key difference? Ural is still alive and kicking, …

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1953 MV Agusta 125 Super Sport

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Restored to incredible specifications, this 1953 MV Agusta 125 Super Sport had previously traveled in Italy’s famous Moto Giro. The gas tank has just been sealed, the seat is a custom unit, and you’ll even get the original bill of sale paperwork from over 50 years ago – all very cool. However, this bike has been on eBay a few …

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1959 Indian Lance

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Between 1955 and 1960, the Indian marque was owned by an English firm called Brockhouse Engineering. During this time, they imported Royal Enfield bikes under the Indian name. This 1959 Indian Lance was a variant of the Royal Enfield Ensign, a 148cc descendant of the Flying Flea, a tiny motorcycle designed to be air-dropped to British soldiers in WWII.

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Mad Max – 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: This Harley sold for the BIN of $8,750. Most of you are familiar with the Softail Fat Boy, which started back in 1984. But this Fat Boy stands out by being blacked out. With the exception of the very odd blue plug wires, nearly everything on this bike is black and mean. It’s what Mad Max would …

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1964 Fuji Rabbit Superflow S601

In Japan, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 32 bids on eBay, this Fuji Rabbit Superflow S601 sold for $2,650. I don’t feature scooters much, but the Fuji Rabbit Superflow is definitely worth a look. An impressive 75,000 units left the Fuji Heavy Industries factory, but it’s very hard to find any now. Why is this scoot so interesting? Well, at the time, it was …

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Mini Cruiser – 1984 Yamaha RX50

In Cruiser, Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi2 Comments

In the 80s, Japanese manufacturers produced several 50cc bikes – though nearly all were in plastics that were reminiscent of sportbikes. Examples previously featured on Bike-urious include the Honda NS50F and Suzuki GSXR50, though the Yamaha YSR50 was one of the most well-known. This bike, the Yamaha RX50, was styled in the opposite spectrum – as the tiniest cruiser that’s …

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Blue Devil – 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan VN2000

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 26 bids on eBay, this Kawasaki Vulcan VN2000 sold for $7,100. At the time of its release, the Kawasaki Vulcan VN2000 featured a 2053cc engine and was the biggest V-Twin you could buy at the time. In fact, EACH cylinder displaced more than the entire engine you’d get in the ZX10R superbike. This specific example, called the …

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2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Erion Racing has had a long line of success flying around racetracks in AMA competition as Honda’s premier support team. Back when Honda released the 929 version of the Fireblade, Honda honored Erion’s work with the Honda CRB929RR Erion Racing Edition. Mechnically, it was the same as the stock bike, though the cosmetics were exclusive and a Erion Racing pipe …

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1968 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH

In America, Cruiser by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted several times with slightly lower opening bids, this Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH sold for $8,000. 1-15 Update: 4 months later, this Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH is back with an opening bid of $8,995. Find it here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: Well, that didn’t last long. This Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH was almost immediately pulled from eBay. The Harley-Davidson …

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1960 Pannonia Csepel with Sidecar

In 3 Wheels by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Pannonia Csepel initially got no interest at the BIN of $9,900, but it was later relisted and sold for $8,500. Over a 21-year period, a small Hungarian factory produced about 700 thousand motorcycles before going out of business. Very few are left, and not much is known about the Pannonia marque. This Pannonia Csepel is one of …

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Moto Guzzi Falcone Custom

In Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Moto Guzzi Falcone was a 500cc sport bike that was built for 13 years. With 23 horsepower coming from the air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, this bike was capable of hitting 85 miles per hour. Want to learn more about the interesting design (like the giant flywheel on the outside) that can be traced back to the first Moto Guzzi from …

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1995 Triumph Daytona

In England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

1/15 Update: This Triumph Daytona is back up for sale with a slightly more realistic BIN price of $8,000. Find it here on eBay. The Triumph Daytona is known nowadays as an excellent 3 cylinder sportbike, the brother-with-fairings of the Street Triple. Not many people know that back in the early 90’s, when Triumph had a resurgence, they came out …