Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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This week we stumbled across a rare bike from one of my favourite, albeit unusual, motorcycle marques. Hodaka was a joint American/Japanese motorcycle manufacturer that has their headquarters and design department based in Oregon, and their manufacturing based in Japan. Some motorcycle historians credit Hodaka with being the company that lead the way for the…

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Brough Superior SS100

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The Brough Superior SS100 was the finest, and fastest, production motorcycle of its day. The company probably couldn’t have survived at any other point in history – it enjoyed a brief and extraordinary existence between the two World Wars, selling motorcycles that each cost as much as a house in a decent neighbourhood. Known as…

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Honda CB550F Super Sport

Honda CB550

Honda introduced its CB550 series in 1974 as mid-sized alternative to the Honda CB750 – the bike for which the moniker “superbike” was invented. Being the little brother to one of the most famous bikes of its generation has never been easy for the CB550, or the CB500 before it – and even today the…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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This week we stumbled across the sister bike of the usual one we featured last week, regular readers will remember the slightly unusual red, yellow, and blue BMW R60 Custom which is clearly built by the same man as the Indian/Kawasaki you see here. Some might take offence at me listing this unusual creation in…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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Hunting through the listings on eBay for our weekly Top 5 is always a highlight to the week and a great reason to come into the office on Mondays. This week we found a couple of bikes that’ll make you do a double take, as well as three others that would make both a good…

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Espiat BMW R80 RT Monolever

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The R80 Monolever was built from 1982 to 1995 and enjoyed solid sales numbers, it was powered by a more-reliable-than-taxes 797.5cc boxer twin producing 49hp and 59Nm of torque. BMW built over 22,000 Monolevers during the life of the model, this means that they’re relatively easy to come by in many parts of the world and…

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BMW R100 Scrambler

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The 67 hp 980cc boxer twin used in the BMW R100 is an engine that lends itself very well to life both on and off road, having the heads out in the air flow is an excellent way of keeping them equally cool in even the warmest of climates, and bulletproof BMW engineering mean that…

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No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger

No Ordinary Passenger is a short film directed by Cabel Hopkins that takes a look into the life and times of iconic sidecar racer Stan Dibben. In 1953 Dibben made up half of the two man team that won the World Sidecar Championship, a feat that he remembers in detail during the film. It won the Best Short Documentary…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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This week we were spoilt for choice and it took us far more time to narrow it down to just 5 than it took to find our initial list of contenders. Winter can be an excellent time to pick up a project motorcycle or a bike that you’d like to tinker on until the weather…

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XTR Pepo Ducati Monster 1200 S

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Although it might be a controversial thing to say, I think the Ducati Monster is probably the most important motorcycle ever built by the iconic Italian marque. The first Monster was designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi and was first sold to the public in 1993, over the intervening years it’s become the best seller in…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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We decided to go with a Top 5 made up entirely of cafe racers this week, after we spent a few hours going through the vintage motorcycles for sale on eBay and realised there were some fantastic cafes listed. Each week I pick out my own personal favourite from the Top 5 – this week…

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Ural Sahara

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Ural Motorcycles are the world’s pre-eminent builders of off-road sidecar motorcycles, their two-wheel drive bikes have earned a reputation for being able to go anywhere – even places that traditionally capable 4x4s struggle. The Ural Sahara is one of the most capable rigs the company has yet produced, it’s a limited edition model that was so…

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