Top 5 Rare and Unusual Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Honda Motocompo

Digging through the furthest reaches of the motorcycle listings on eBay is always fun, picking out 5 can some times be a challenge but this week it seemed almost preordained. I always choose a personal favourite from each Top 5, and this week I think I’d go with that Honda Motocompo. I’ve always kind of…

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Fonzie’s Triumph (And It’s For Sale)

Fonzie-Motorcycle

I don’t even know where to start this week, it seems like 2016 is kicking off with a serious bang. Finding Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli’s pride and joy for sale is a major highlight, and it looks like it’s actually in pretty good shape considering that fact that it was originally made in 1949. Choosing a…

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1928 Indian 101 Scout

Indian 101 Scout

The Indian 101 Scout is remembered by many as the greatest motorcycle that Indian ever made. It was developed by Charles B. Franklin – an Irish-born American immigrant who had also designed the previous Scout, and who earlier in his career had been part of the Indian Motorcycle racing team that won 1st, 2nd, and…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Suzuki Cafe Racer

This week’s Top 5 has plenty of variety, the oldest bike is from 1915 and the youngest is from 1976. Picking out my own personal favourite this week would come down to a toss up between the Indian and the Ariel. The Indian is still running (despite how it looks) and will be worth a…

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Gilera Saturno

Gilera-Saturno-Motorcycle

The Gilera Saturno was designed in the late 1930s and first shown to the public in 1940, just as the dark clouds of WWII descended over the continent. Due to the war effort the first real production models were introduced in 1946 but by then the ability of the Saturno as a race bike was…

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Top 5 Rare and Unusual Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Ariel Square Four

We had a long hard look through the bikes for sale on eBay this week and decided that most of the really interesting ones were British – except for one rare little snow scooter built by Chrysler. Picking out the weekly personal favourite this week was more challenging than usual – just because I really…

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BMW R 100R by Blitz

BMW-R-100R

The BMW R 100R was a bit of a precursor of the modern trend towards retro motorcycles. It was released in 1991 and sold until 1996, unlike the other bikes in the BMW stable it made no real attempt at being modern. BMW targeted the R 100R at an older generation who remembered the heady…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

FN Motorcycle

A fair number of significant vintage motorcycles have appeared on eBay since last Monday including a couple of marques we only see rather infrequently. Both NSU and FN were instrumental in the developmental years of the motorcycle, in fact FN (or Fabrique Nationale) was the first manufacturer to build a 4 cylinder motorcycle. Picking out…

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AMA Flat Track Matadors: Jay Springsteen

Jay Springsteen Flat Track

Jay Springsteen is considered by many to be the greatest flat track racer in history, his remarkable career spanned almost 30 years and he won 43 Grand National Championship dirt track victories, as well as the 1975 American Motorcyclist Association Rookie of the Year award and 3 consecutive AMA Grand National Championships in 1976, 1977,…

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Bimota 860

Bimota 860

Bimota is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer that specialises in engineering world class frames and suspension – usually using a Japanese or Italian motorcycle engine and transmission. The company was founded in 1973 by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini. The three men decided to join all of their names together to create a portmanteau…

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