Motorcycles

1970s HPE Muskin Cat Dominator Mini Bike

I’m not sure who sent in the tip for this 1970s HPE Muskin “Cat” series mini bike called Dominator, but I wish you’d cut it out! I’m kidding, of course, please keep sending in these great tips but it’s… more»

Barn Scooter: 1955 Vespa 150

Place your hand into the Mouth of Truth and answer this: have you ever thought about how much fun it might be to own a vintage Italian scooter? If you’ve still got you fingers, get ready to click on… more»

Unrestored 1961 Indian Police Trike!

Indian Motorcycle Company, its problematic name notwithstanding, was a hugely important company in American wheeled history. It was the country’s first motorcycle company (founded 1901), beating out the more ubiquitous Harley-Davidson (founded 1903) by more than two years. In… more»

Shed Find: 1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport

Barn Finds come in all shapes and sizes, and some are better than others. The owner of this 1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport found it hidden away in a Wisconsin shed. He has gone through the process of returning… more»

Final Year Knucklehead: 1947 Harley-Davidson Model F

If I were a betting man, I would be willing to wager that the person who eventually buys this 1947 Harley-Davidson Model F will do their utmost to preserve it as an original survivor. It is easy to see… more»

All Original: 1948 Harley-Davidson EL Panhead

This 1948 Harley-Davidson EL has recently been liberated from a private collection, and the owner has returned it to a state where it runs and drives. The buyer will need to make a few choices. It appears that getting… more»

All Original 1976 Kawasaki JS400 Jet Ski

Summer’s almost here for most of us in the northern climates at the same time when those of you in the southern climates are heading inside for the next six months because it’s too hot outside. And then there’s… more»

Original Unrestored 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary

I’ve had a few unusual vehicles in my life but I’ve never owned anything with a rotary engine. I may need to step outside of my comfort zone, life is too short as we all know. This 1975 Suzuki… more»

Monkey Bike? 1983 Honda Motocompo

Back in the 1980s, Honda came up with the novel idea of making a small scooter that you could fold up and put in the trunk of your Honda car. It was seen as a way to promote their… more»

Four-Cylinder Motorcycle: 1938 Indian Four

You’ve probably heard of the Indian Motorcycle Company but did you know they built a bike with a big four-cylinder strapped to it?!! This was an expensive bike when new (as much as a car) so there weren’t a… more»

Al Unser Connection? 1971 Kawasaki MT1

Shaquille O’Neal is six inches taller than I am and over twice as heavy and I can’t see him riding this 1971 Kawasaki MT1, but I sure would. I subscribe to the theory that if you’re embarrassed about your… more»

2 for 1: 1969 Honda CT70 Trail Bikes

Honda’s CT70 was introduced in 1969 as a larger version of the popular Honda Z50 “Monkey Bike”. The initials CT were an abbreviation for “Cub Trail,” a small trail bike designed to be inexpensive to buy, simple to ride… more»

Stored 34 Years: 1975 Honda CB 550

A few weeks back, we covered this 1973 Triumph Bonneville. We had a pretty lively discussion around not only those that owned one but what was responsible for essentially knocking Triumph out of the marketplace. Most seemed to agree… more»

No Reserve Garage Find: 1973 Triumph Bonneville

In the 1960s, as Honda motorcycles started to become ascendant, the bike that still stood out and still gleaned attention was the Triumph Bonneville. Even with Harley Davidson in that mix and the Bonneville was still a motorcycle that… more»

Wild Three-Wheeler: 1984 Trihawk 304

This is an unusual one even for me, a guy who loves unusual vehicles. It’s a three-wheeler and did I mention that a Citroen engine is powering the two front wheels? This 1984 Trihawk 304 can be found here… more»

9k Original Miles: 1962 Harley-Davidson FLH Duo Glide

Sitting in this workshop is a 1962 Harley-Davidson FLH Duo Glide that has been part of the same family since it was new. It spent many years stored away, but the owner has returned it to a roadworthy state… more»