Motorcycles

Rare Motorcycle: 1962 Aermacchi Chimera 250

Looking at this sleek, aerodynamic 1962 Aermacchi Chimera 250, it’s not hard to believe that Aermacchi started as an aeronautic company making seaplanes in 1913. They concentrated on airplanes throughout the next two world wars and designed their first… more»

Balloon Tire 3-Wheeler: 1970 Honda US90

Big deal, five extra tires, that’s what the internet is for, right? Just do a quick search and buy some new balloon tires, badda-bing. Wait, there aren’t any? I believe that the ribbed front tire is the one to… more»

BF Auction: 1973 Yamaha GT80 Enduro

UPDATE – A photo of the paperwork and original tools has been added to the listing. Classic motorcycles are an ideal alternative for enthusiasts with limited garage or workshop space. They don’t take up much room when stored, which… more»

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: 1941 Harley-Davidson

Years ago, motorcycles were considered transportation first and a hobby second.  Many folks bought a motorcycle because they couldn’t afford a car and were glad to get from point A to point B.  Now, especially for Harley-Davidsons, ownership has… more»

Desirable 4-Speed: 1972 Honda CT70HK1 “Trail 70”

Honda produced a range of small motorcycles designed to get the world on wheels. Its iconic Super Cub remains the highest-selling vehicle in automotive history, with over 100 million rolling off the line. The CT70, also known as the… more»

Two-Stroke Survivor: 1966 Yamaha YL-1 Twin Jet

For being such a small displacement motorcycle, Yamaha’s new YL-1 Twin Jet 100 was one reliable and fun bike. This is my personal holy grail model as a Twin Jet 100 was my first bike as a kid, the… more»

1974 Rokon Trail-Breaker Mark IV Automatic

We have seen a few Rokon 2WD motorcycles here on Barn Finds over the last few years, but no Trail-Breaker Mark IV models. These are the old-school Rokons, yet they had an important difference in having an automatic transmission…. more»

1972 Rupp Ruppster Baja 230 Mini-DuneBuggy

“Fun Machines For Fun People” was one of Rupp’s mottos in the early-1970s and they sure made a wide variety of fun machines. I’m partial to two-wheelers and their mini-bikes were and still are great, but something like this… more»

Single Cylinder Time Machine: 1912 Harley-Davidson Model 8

Sometimes a vintage vehicle is more than an older form of transportation.  Examining how the vehicle was built and operating it can provide a window into its time.  This 1912 Harley-Davidson Model 8 for sale on eBay is an… more»

Nicest One Left? 1990 Honda Pilot FL400R

“Every so often a machine bursts onto the scene, a machine that’s so extraordinary it doesn’t fit into a class – it creates one. And there’s no better example than the Honda Pilot. Designed to give you a new… more»

Crazy Custom: 1980 Honda Gold Wing Coach

  Some custom builds are so crazy and left-field that they almost defy description. Such is the case with this 1980 Honda Gold Wing. It started life as a comfortable open-road touring motorcycle that could carry two people. However,… more»

BF Auction: 1947 Cushman Model 52 Scooter

Cushman Motor Works manufactured various vehicles, but for a long time, their bread-and-butter product was Scooters. They were surprisingly successful, managing to build and sell Scooter all the way to 1965. This 1946 Model 52 is peak Cushman, with… more»

457-Mile Time Capsule: 1979 Yamaha GT80F

“There is one important difference between the Yamaha GT80 and other dual-purpose minis: reliability. The Yamaha two-stroke engine is legendary for its reliability. Torque Induction – the Yamaha reed-valve intake system – gives the machine quick, responsive power at… more»

Restored 1972 HPE Muskin Dune Cat

“Engineered to take the torture of the toughest terrain, DUNE CAT features automotive type differential, torque sensing torque converter drive, 5 H.P. 4-cycle engine, low pressure ATV type tires.” So says a brochure about the 1972 HPE Muskin Dune… more»

Award Winner: 1972 Suzuki MT50 Trailhopper

“Am I blue? Am I blue? Ain’t these tears in these eyes telling you?” In my best Ray Charles voice. The seller lists this Suzuki MT50 Trailhopper as a 1971 model, but in 1971 they only came in orange…. more»

JDM Pack Mule: 1982 Honda CT50 Motra

“A reliable bike that lets you ride through the fields and mountains like a 4WD. If you go by Motra, the earth will quickly turn into an interesting land.” It goes on, “I want to act light, but I… more»

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