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1968 Seeley 7R

In England, Race by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Seeley 7R Racer was pulled off of eBay, final sales price unknown. Colin Seeley is a former sidecar racer who became famous as a motorcycle designer. Some of his most notable work came right after he retired from sidecar racing competition, where he built frames for racing motorcycles utilizing Matchless and AJS engines. At the time, AJS …

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Mini Indian – 1974 Indian MM-5A

In America, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite 25 bids on eBay, this Indian MM-5A did not meet reserve at $2,080. The Indian MM-5A, also known as the Indian Mini Mini, was a mini bike designed for little children (4-5 year olds) to become familiar with motorcycles, but also the Indian brand. There were two marketing goals with this bike – encourage older riders to …

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Wildfire – 1970 Ossa 250 Sport

In Spain, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

11-23 Update: As you might expect, this Wildfire did not get much attention at a $7,000 opening bid. However, it’s now back up for sale with bidding up to $3,999 and the reserve not yet met. Find it available here on eBay. In the United States, Ossa is associated mostly with successful trials bikes, as well as some MX motorcycles. …

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What a Story – 197x Tony Foale Honda CB750

In England, Japan, Race by Abhi1 Comment

6-28 Update: Year of bike in title changed to reflect Tony’s comment. Post-Listing Update: Unfortunately, this bike only got one bid and did not meet reserve at the opening bid of $10,000. I can’t believe there wasn’t more action on this bike. We love listings like this – a rare bike, an interesting back story, and great pictures. Just sit …

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Featured First – 1965 Bultaco TSS 250

In Race, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Bultaco TSS 250 did not get any bites at $40,000. In 1965, Bultaco created the first 250cc factory production road racer – the Bultaco TSS 250. Just 51 were produced between ’65 and ’66. The Spanish company actually sold this Works racer, also known as the Model 24, directly to their competitor, EMC Motorcycles in England.

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2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

11-22 Update: This Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory has been relisted here on eBay with a starting bid of $7,000. In the mid to late 2000’s, Aprilia produced one of the best liter bikes the world had ever seen…the Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory. Consumers didn’t respond as favorably as they should have, possibly because these bikes didn’t have “Ducati” …

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Little Italian – 1993 Cagiva Mito

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

From many angles, the Cagiva Mito looks like a large Italian supersport – but your eyes may deceive you. Part of that may come from the name itself, as Mito is Italian for “myth”. Debunking the myth, you’ll see that it’s just powered by a 125cc two-stroke single cylinder engine, capable of 30 horsepower and a surprising top speed of …

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2011 Confederate P120 Fighter Combat

In America, Cruiser by Abhi11 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Confederate P120 Fighter Combat sold for $70,000 on eBay. Ever since we started Bike-urious, we’ve been waiting to feature this bike. We all love the Confederate Fighter an inordinate amount – in fact one of our staff members finally decided to get a bike after seeing this picture:

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1976 Montesa Cappra 125

In Off-Road, Small Displacement, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Montesa Cappra 125 was the Spanish firm’s attempt at a motocross bike specifically for young riders. To help promote the bike, Montesa even created a “Montesa 125cc Trophy”, a spec series specifically for the small displacement Cappra. It was so popular that they had to change the format of the competition, adding several heats just to handle the number …

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1 of 300: 2006 Ducati 999R

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: The opening bid on this 999R was reduced to $15,000 but it still got no action. Designed by Pierre Terblanche, the Ducati 999R (and the regular 999 it was based on) was met with mixed reviews with regards to the exterior styling when it was first released. But no one can deny the success that Ducati had in …

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The Urban Assault Ride

In Blog by Abhi1 Comment

This past Sunday, the guys over at Aether Apparel and RawHyde Adventures hosted Urban Assault Ride, a single day Adventure Ride designed to show LA’s riders that it’s possible to have an adventure in an urban setting. We thought our readers would like to see what the first (of hopefully many) Urban Assaults was all about. Being blunt, the riding …

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1986 Dnepr MT16 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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1973 Honda CB350

In Japan, Standard by Abhi2 Comments

Produced from ’68 to ’73, the Honda CB350 was one of the world’s most popular motorcycles. At the time, it was Honda’s best-selling model, and in 1968 – its first year it was the best-selling motorcycle all over the world. Today we feature an excellent final year example which illustrates what made this bike so desirable. Constantly evolving, this bike …

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1 Year Only – 1987 Yamaha SRX250

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This SRX250 sold for $1,875 after 4 bids on eBay. 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, …

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Metrakit Pre-GP 125

In Race, Small Displacement, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Looking for a purpose-built race bike for a young racer-to-be? Look no further than the Metrakit Pre-GP 125. Metrakit, a Spanish company that unfortunately went bankrupt (but still has a large presence in Australia), was well known for creating a series of tiny roadracers that were quite dominant in 50-80cc mini GP races across the world. In the mid 2000s, …