Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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It’s a rare thing for us to come across an original board track racer here on eBay, it’s uncommon for surviving bikes to change hands because of their high valuations, so you can imagine my surprise at finding 4 of them for sale this week.

Each of the board trackers is immaculately presented, with two Harleys and two Indians on offer – as well as one very rare 1912 Harley-Davidson “street” motorcycle.

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Moto Watercolours by Claudia Liebenberg

Lady in Red R100

Claudia Liebenberg is an exceptionally talented South African artist with a deeply held love of motorcycles and the culture that surrounds them. She’s been painting since she could hold a brush, and she settled on watercolours as the equipment needed is relatively minimal which allows her to take it all with her wherever she goes….

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Matchless-Vickers Military Motorcycle

Military Motorcycle

The idea of taking a motorcycle and attaching a machine gun to it seems to have occurred to someone very shortly after the motorcycle was first invented. The benefits of a mobile machine gun are fairly obvious, especially when you throw in the additional capabilities of a motorcycle. The First World War was the first…

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Tim Allen’s Brawler GT-R

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The Brawler GT is a handmade sport cruiser by Dar Holdsworth and the talented team over at Darwin Motorcycles, it was designed from the ground up as an all-American motorcycle that could be used as a daily rider, a canyon carver or a continent crosser – depending on the mood of the owner. After having…

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Racing Legends: John Surtees

John Surtees

I’ve come across a disconcertingly significant number of motorcyclists in recent weeks who don’t know who John Surtees is, so I spent this afternoon hunting around for a suitable documentary that will help bring people who don’t know of him up to speed. Just to pique your interest, Surtees is the only man to ever…

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Suzuki Katana by Icon 1000

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The Suzuki Katana is a bike that had a major impact on motorcycle design from its introduction in 1981 through to the modern day, many overlook the model due to its divisive design, but the older it gets the more popular it seems to become. Early in its life the Katana split opinions within the…

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Triumph Tiger 900

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The original Triumph Tiger 900 was released in 1993 and remained in production for 5 years, it won a small but loyal band of followers who nicknamed it the “steamer” and rode the model to just about every region of the planet. Today, the triple-cylinder Tiger is a common first adventure bike for many in…

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Moto Art by Christopher Myott

Motorcycle Art

Christopher Myott is a New Hampshire-based artist who is currently working on a collection of portraits of custom motorcycles build by Walt Siegl. Each of the canvasses reflects a different one of the Ducati Leggero motorcycles that Walt has created over the past few years, and they’d look perfectly at home on the wall of…

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Yamaha XV750 Scrambler

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In 1981 Yamaha released the XV750 Virago – their first V-twin motorcycle and a big step into the American-style cruiser market which was dominated at the time by Harley-Davidson. From an engineering perspective, the Virago was an interesting bike – it used a pressed steel backbone which utilised the engine as a stressed member, and rather…

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BMW R100/7 by Dream Wheels Heritage

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The BMW R100/7 was released in 1976 as one of the largest-engined bikes in the company’s model line, the 980cc boxer twin produces 60hp and 54 ft lbs of torque, with its twin Bing carburettors and relatively simple pushrod valve actuation. Over the 4 year life of the R100/7, BMW shipped over 12,000 of them…

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