Fuel Motorcycles BMW R100 RS Tracker

BMW R100 RS

The BMW R100 RS was released into the maelstrom of the motorcycle world in the late 1970s – the Japanese takeover was all but complete by this time and more traditional European and American marques had been struggling for close to a decade. The team at BMW Motorrad hired Hans Muth to come in and…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

Top 5

Each Monday we all spend a few hours scrolling through the eBay listings for motorcycles that are 25 years old and older, there’s often some disagreement about what should make the final Top 5 – and it’s almost a certainty that you’d make different choices to us. That said, it’s still a lot of fun….

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Ton-Up Garage Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

The Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 was introduced in 1984 as the successor to the original Le Mans 850, the new bike had its capacity upgraded to 949cc, it was fitted with bigger 40mm Dell’Orto carburettors, and it borrowed the B10 camshaft from the Moto Guzzi production race bike. The primary selling point of the…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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Entirely by accident we have a Top 5 that includes only motorcycles from the 1970s this week. I didn’t even realise until I’d made my final selections, but in my personal view these are the best of the vintage picks on eBay for the week. Your opinion might differ, and if you think I missed…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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This week we went for a slightly more unusual Top 5, there are a number of very rare bikes here including a Ducati factory race bike and a La Mondiale with an unusual pressed steel frame. Each week I pick out a favourite from the Top 5, this week I’m a little stuck between the…

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Mash Two Fifty Cafe Racer by XTR Pepo

Mash Two Fifty Motorcycle

The Mash Two Fifty Cafe Racer is a lightweight 249cc around-town commuter perfectly suited for use in Italian cities, or any densely populated area for that matter. The 120 kilogram kerb weight makes the bike easy to flick through traffic, and its narrow front profile makes it easy to get in and out of tight…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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This was one of those weeks that we could have easily filled a half dozen Top 5s with the bikes currently on eBay, so this list is purely down to personal preference and not a lot else. Your choice from the Top 5 will probably be defined by the kind of riding you like to…

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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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