Lamachine Honda Bol d’Or CB900F

Honda Bol d'Or CB900F

The Honda Bol d’Or was a version of the CB900F that was named after the famous French Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance race, Honda had won the race in 1969, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1981 – helping to put the Japanese marque on the map for performance motorcyclists in Europe and around the…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Norton Commando

This week saw a further increase in the listings in the vintage motorcycle section of eBay Motors, as we mentioned last week we think it’s because more and more people are rolling out their classics and offering them for sale – likely so they can buy more themselves. Each week I pick out a personal…

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Guy Martin’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Guy Martin is a down to earth motorcycle racer and truck mechanic who shot to worldwide fame in 2011 when the documentary Closer to the Edge was released – a film that followed the men and machines of the 2010 Isle of Man TT races – specifically Ian Hutchinson and Guy Martin. Martin has 15 podium…

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Blitz BMW R75/5 Bobber

BMW Bobber Motorcycle

Blitz Motorcycles is a Paris-based workshop that have developed a reputation for building genuinely unique and oftentimes unusual custom motorcycles. It’s run by Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezebel, both avid riders and self-taught mechanics who have developed a style all their own. When Blitz first started building bikes in 2010 they split public opinion, with…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Triumph Motocross

This week we seem to have inadvertently focussed on racing motorcycles, both on and off road varieties. It seems like there are more sporting bikes on eBay at the moment but this might be due to the fact that the weather is slowly warming up and people’s minds are turning to summer days in the…

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Norton Manx Model 30

Norton Manx

The Norton Manx Model 30 is a motorcycle that lives on half a century after its production ceased thanks to its legendary status as an Isle of Man TT machine that had few, if any, rivals in its day. Norton built the Manx between 1946 and 1962, although the examples from the beginning and end…

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1971 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport was introduced in 1971 as a new and improved version of the standard V7. For their new superbike the engineers at Moto Guzzi installed the alternator on the crankshaft nose which allowed the engine to be installed lower in a new frame – improving centre of gravity. The new frame…

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1984 Honda CB1100R

Honda CB1100R

The Honda CB1100R was the first homologation special built by the Japanese marque, and it was only sold in markets where it was to be raced – Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Honda based the 1100R on the popular CB900F, it’s total capacity was increased to 1062cc and it maintained the same DOHC,…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Triumph Bobber

This week we went trawling through the Motorcycles section of eBay Motors to find a broad selection of vintage bikes – the final 5 include a road racer, an off-road racer, a Norton in parts ready for assembly, a rare Bimota DB1 and a beautiful bespoke bobber by The Factory Metalworks. Each week I choose…

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Burt Munro: Offerings To The God Of Speed

Burt Munro Photograph

Burt Munro: Offerings To The God Of Speed is a documentary that was made many years before Munro became an international icon thanks to the Anthony Hopkins film The World’s Fastest Indian. Burt was born in New Zealand in 1899, he’s most famous for his incredible exploits at Bonneville but in his earlier life he was a professional speedway rider,  a…

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Norton Classic Wankel Rotary

Norton Classic Rotary 3

The Norton Classic is an exceedingly rare motorcycle, just 100 were made in 1987 and today it’s considered one of the most collectible of the post-WWII models from the storied British marque. A twin-rotor Wankel engine was developed for use in the Norton Classic by David Garside who worked at BSA’s Umberslade Hall research facility….

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