1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster

Indian Chief Roadmaster 5

The Indian Chief Roadmaster was the top of the model line for the Springfield, Massachusetts, based motorcycle manufacturer in the post WWII period. It offered a fully sprung frame with both front and rear suspension, a springer front end and plunger-type rear, at a time when its main rival only offered a hard tail frame –…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Top 5 Motorcycles

We found a broad array of bikes this week so we decided to nail it down to 5 that look the most fun to ride – although you’d want deep pockets to push a bike like the Black Shadow anywhere near its limits. Each week I pick out a personal favourite, this week it came…

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Gilera 106SS

Gilera 106SS

Although Gilera is perhaps more famous nowadays for producing small-capacity scooters, there was a time when they took the fight to the greatest racing motorcycle manufacturers in the world and won. The company claimed the 500cc World Championship in 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957 as well as 1st and 2nd place at the 1955 Isle…

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BMW K100 Scrambler

BMW K100 Scrambler 2

The BMW K100 is a motorcycle that BMW created to take the fight to the surge of inline-4 Japanese motorcycles that were pouring into Europe and every other developed region from the late ’60s onwards. Rather than just installing an inline-4 transversely in the frame as had been done before, the engineers at BMW lead…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Top 5

We had some fun putting together the Top 5 this week, although there was no small amount of disagreement over what should be featured. There’s a huge amount of variety at the moment in the 25+ year old motorcycles listed on eBay and it’s challenging to nail it down to just 5.

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Triumph Street Twin Custom

Triumph Street Twin

The new Triumph Street Twin was introduced in late 2015 to much interest from the public and motoring media, although technically the new 1200cc Triumph Bonneville was listed as the successor to the outgoing 898cc Bonneville – it’s the Street Twin that’s the most similar in size and performance. The original “new” Bonneville first released…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

I stumbled across a couple of personal favourites this week including a pristine BMW R90S and a Honda XL250R that looks like it’d be the perfect weekend trail-basher.

Each week I pick out a personal favourite and this week was a little more challenging than most, the Honda and the Yamaha both look like a lot of fun, but the Harley would be an excellent investment and the Triumph would get the most attention.

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Book: The Build

The Build Motorcycle Book

The Build is a new book by highly respected writer and motorcycle journalist Robert Hoekman Jr. It’s a detailed look into the minds of some of the most influential custom bike builders in the world today, including John Ryland (Classified Moto), Alan Stulberg (Revival Cycles), Jared Johnson (Holiday Customs), Jarrod DelPrado (DP Customs), and Max Hazan (Hazan…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Honda-CB360

This week was one of the more tricky Top 5s to out together, there’s a huge amount to choose from in the vintage motorcycle category at the moment and to be perfectly honest, I could have put together a dozen Top 5s with no overlap. In the end, as often happens, it came down to a combination of personal taste and a desire to choose models we haven’t featured in recent Top 5s.

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