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1970 Ducati 450 Scrambler

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Ducati 450 Scrambler sold for $6,650. Two yellow Ducs in a row! The Ducati 450 Scrambler was a popular bike in the 60s and 70s, and was the biggest engine available in the Scrambler line. The 450 model was also known in the US as the Jupiter, and was an Enduro before the term arguably gained popularity. …

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1967 Ducati Monza 250

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

8/24 Update: Though the last auction reports the bike was sold at $5,000, it seems this Ducati Monza has been relisted. Find the new auction here on eBay. The Ducati Monza is the most common of the 250 singles from the Italian manufacturer, though in Ducati’s case, “common” is a relative term. Some Ducatistas thumb their noses as the narrowcase …

Exotic Brit – 1995 CCM 604

In England, Off-Road, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After 11 bids on eBay, this CCM 604 did not meet reserve at $2,551.09. The CCM 604 is one of the very rare models from Clews Competition Motorcycles (CCM). Born out of the failure of BSA’s Competition Department, CCM was founded by Alan Clews and became known for building the only four-stroke MX bikes that could keep …

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1968 Suzuki S32-2 Olympian

In Japan, Small Displacement, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted twice on eBay, this Suzuki S32-2 sold for just $950.  What a steal! The Suzuki S32-2, also known as the Olympian, was a 150cc 2-stroker twin with dual carbs, a 4-speed transmission, toaster tank, and most surprisingly to us, an electric starter. Though the speedo goes to 100mph, you shouldn’t expect to top 80 …

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1 of 30 – BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport

In Germany, Touring by Abhi9 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 11 bids, this BMW R100S Exlusiv Sport sold for $12,000. The BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport was one of the many examples of BMW throwing a special paint job on the last models in a given run to help with sales. In this case, though, BMW used vinyl stickers for the cosmetic facelift. In addition to the special …

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American Cafe Racer – 1978 HD XLCR

In America, Cafe Racer by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: this HD XLCR sold on eBay for $11,995. The HD XLCR was designed by Willie G. Davidson, and was supposed to represent a shift from the usual chrome-filled touring bike portfolio of HD. Unfortunately, it was a commercial flop, and with only 3,123 ever produced, it’s one of the most desirable Harley’s ever made.

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1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special

In Japan, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post Sale Update: This Yamaha RD400F did not meet reserve at $3,800. If you missed it, another example is now available in Colorado with a Buy-It-Now price of $4,500. The Yamaha RD400F represents the last of a few key milestones in motorcycling history – it was the last two-stroke street bike sold in the United States, and it was the …

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1940 Indian Chief

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Indian Chief sold for a Best Offer of $24,000. The Indian Chief was the most famous of the motorcycles produced by Indian, a company founded in 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Founded even before Triumph and Harley, Indian has been in and out of business since the 50’s, though they’ve recently announced a revised Chief for 2014.

Dual Sport Unicorn – 1993 Honda Africa Twin XRV750

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi5 Comments

The Honda Africa Twin is an absolute legend in the dual-sporting community, and American riders were always heartbroken that this beauty never made it to the United States. We almost never see these up for sale in the states, so we’re very excited to feature one for you now. How good is this bike? It’s based on the NXR-750, which …

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1999 Harley Davidson HD MT500

In America, Dual-Sport by Abhi8 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Harley Davidson HD MT500 sold for $8,111.11 after 40 bids on eBay. This HD MT500 is one of the rarest bikes to ever come out of the HD factory, and we’re huge suckers for it at Bike-urious. Originally built by the British in the 80s, rights to this bike were sold by Armstrong-CCM to HD, who sold …

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Never Imported – Honda CBX550

In Japan, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: This Honda CBX550 was pulled early. The Honda CBX550 is barely known in the United States, as it was never officially imported. Released in 1983, the CBX 550 F2 sport touring motorcycle came with an air cooled, four stroke, 572cc engine with 60 horsepower at 10,000 rpm. This bike was full of innovations of the time, including …

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1998 Bimota Mantra DB3

In Italy, Standard by Abhi8 Comments

Post Sale Update: This Bimota Mantra DB3 did not meet reserve at $7,000.01, having attracted 11 bids. The Bimota Mantra, to put it bluntly, is probably the ugliest motorcycle to come out of the Rimini company’s doors. With that said, we love that they took a chance – you may never see a bike that looks like this again.

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1966 BSA Thunderbolt A65

In England, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted on eBay, this BSA Thunderbolt sold for $4,600. The BSA Thunderbolt, despite the aggressive, sporty name, was designed to be a touring bike from the Birmingham Small Arms company. That’s right – BSA (which at its peak, was the largest motorcycle producer in the world) was a originally a gun manufacturer. Guns and bikes …

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Lightning Strikes Twice – Buell XB12STT

In America, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Today we’re featuring two of the same bike – the Buell XB12STT Lightning. Built for only two years, this bike was a supermoto inspired version of the XB12S Lightning. As supermoto guys will tell you, that means this is the most fun bike Buell had made at the time (and they were probably right).

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Classic Hack – 1947 Indian Chief 74

In 3 Wheels, America by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 20 bids, this Indian Chief 74 Sidecar did not meet reserve at $27,480. It’s been a while since we’ve featured a sidecar rig on Bike-urious, but this Indian Chief 74 with a matching sidecar definitely deserves mention. Built for just over 31 years, the Chief was one of Indian’s most popular models.