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Hello There – 1981 Piaggio Vespa Ciao

In Italy, Scooter, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

An adorable moped that was impressively produced from 1967-2006, the Piaggio Vespa Ciao was built to be cheap transportation for youngsters. Now I guess it’s a retro-mobile with style. You didn’t get much – rigid suspension, no battery, not even turn signals. But this specific model (VIN: ZAPC7EKT1BP513661) is claimed to be in excellent shape – everything runs and it …

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ToyoHog: 2008 Toyota Prius Harley-Davidson

In America, Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This disgusting contraption did not meet reserve despite 22 bids up to $2,175 on eBay. Okay, so…it’s not a motorcycle. But I just had to feature this. A Toyota Prius that was hacked up and gloriously given a Harley-Davidson engine for competition in Lemons is now available to cause you untold amounts of miseryjoy. May this be …

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1960 Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom

In America, Cafe Racer by AbhiLeave a Comment

This H-D Sportster has recently enjoyed a ground up restoration and customization into a lovely cafe racer. The original donor bike was a flat-track racer, so the builder added front brakes, a magneto and a custom designed battery system to add lights for street usage. Find this custom Sportster for sale in Julian, California with a BIN of $11,500 here …

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1993 Ducati 900 SuperSport Custom

In Cafe Racer, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ducati 900SS is a sportbike that amazes not through pure power or speed, but rather through old-school charm and the wonderful sound from that classic twin. Today we’ve got a customized example with hand-built bodywork that tries to further capture that old-school charm. A 1993 model, this bike was customized in 2007 with new bodywork and rear frame, carbon …

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1989 Honda GB500

In Cafe Racer, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 12 bids on eBay, this Honda GB500 sold for $4,200. In the late 80s, Honda took a risk and gave the world a beautiful motorcycle inspired by 60s thumper racers of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race – bikes like the Manx Norton and AJS 7R. Originally created as a 400cc bike in Japan, the bike …

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Instant Classic – 1991 BMW K1

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this BMW K1 sold for $8,636. BMW’s first attempt at a modern sport bike, the K1 featured distinctive bodywork that in hindsight, seems like what a kid would imagine bikes would look like in 2050. In addition to its remarkable looks, the bodywork led to a drag coefficient of .38 – the lowest …

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5,016 Miles – 1975 Yamaha RD350

In Japan, Sport by Abhi9 Comments

The Yamaha RD350 was an instant classic – and this bike is an excellent example of the breed. With just 5,016 miles, this bike has great original paint, and everything mechanical seems to work just fine. It’s always been garaged, never been down, and comes with the OEM tool kit. Find this incredibly original Yamaha RD350 for sale in Fleetwood, …

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Centaur – 1998 Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro Sport

In Cruiser, Italy by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro Sport did not meet reserve at $6,110. Designed for the 75th anniversary of the MG factory, the Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro was a limited production model (just 1918 ever built) that was a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork, made out of bodywork that the factory advertised for …

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1947 Norton Manx

In England, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Norton Manx was a racing bike built for a whopping 15 years built in long stroke and short stroke variants. The Manx has a long, complicated history, but in recent times there has been a resurgence in its popularity for classic motorcycle racing, leading to aftermarket firms specializing in service and parts supply for these classics. If you know …

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1938 Triumph Tiger T90

In England, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite 33 bids up to $16,100, this Triumph Tiger T90 did not meet reserve on eBay. Triumph has been around in various forms since 1885, but it really started to enjoy some success after being acquired in 1936 by the same man who owned Ariel. That year, the company was restructured, it started exporting bikes to the US, …

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Airplane Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Japan by Abhi1 Comment

From r/motorcycles comes the discovery of this odd “Airplane Trike”, named as it utilizes part of the fuselage of a small aircraft. With the paint job, it definitely reminds me of a mutant school bus. Using the mechanical components of a ’89 Goldwing – 1500cc boxer six-cylinder producing 100 horsepower. Conveniently, the Wing has a 5-speed transmission with reverse, so …

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1963 Harley Davidson FLH Panhead Custom

In America, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: After 63 bids on eBay, this Harley Davidson Panhead Custom did not meet reserve at $24,999 This Harley Davidson Panhead Custom was completely restored in December 2013 and looks great. It’s got 4,500 miles (just about 3,900 before the restoration), and the seller claims that no expense was spared with top of the line parts. Find this Panhead …

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1974 Honda CR250M Elsinore

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi1 Comment

Post Listing Update: This Elsinore did not meet reserve despite 13 bids up to $2,600. The Honda CR250M Elsinore is historically significant as it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor.