Motorcycles

BF Auction: 1982 Honda C70 Passport

It’s impossible to argue with Honda’s success with motorcycles over the last several decades. Whether some folks would call this 1982 Honda C70 Passport a motorcycle or not is debatable, but as far as I’m concerned, almost anything with… more»

BF Auction: Custom 1976 VW Trike

Some classics are designed to provide impressive performance; others transport their occupants in supreme luxury and isolation. A category that receives less recognition is those intended to plaster a mile-wide smile on their owner’s face. That description applies to… more»

User-Friendly Pit Bike: 1991 Honda Cub EZ90

Small motorcycles are often referred to as scooters whether they’re scooters or or not. Or, mini-bikes, which typically have pull-start engines, basic, exposed frames, and aren’t as refined as motorcycles from major manufacturers. This 1991 Honda Cub EZ90 is… more»

Most Popular Kid On The Block: 1977 Honda Z50 Mini Trail

Some kid in my elementary school—I don’t remember his name, or maybe I’ve repressed it—had one of these. He lived close enough to the school to run home after the final bell and drive his mini-bike back over to… more»

BF Auction: 1986 Puch Maxi Sport LS 2

Austrian moped maker, Puch, offered many models of these small pedal-started motorcycles beginning in the early-1950s and they were popular well into the 1980s. After that, the company was squeezed out of the market due to intense competition and… more»

Cheap Project: 1970s Muskin Tri-Cat

We’ve seen many three-wheelers here on Barn Finds over the years, even a few of this genre, as in not an ATV or ATC from a Japanese manufacturer, but almost homemade-looking fiberglass-body models with a rear engine. This one… more»

Stuck In Low Gear: 1974 Honda ATC90

Many sources list the Honda US90, the predecessor to the ATC90, as “the first ATV.” It’s always dangerous to list something as the first, last, biggest, smallest, oldest, whatever. It almost forces people to research it and prove us… more»

Scotty G’s Garage: 1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

It’s been almost two years since I’ve done a Scotty G’s Garage installment, that’s crazy. What has happened to the time? I have gotten a few different vehicles since the fall of 2021, mainly motorcycles or other non-four-wheeled vehicles…. more»

Two-Stroke Tiddler: 1970 Yamaha 80 G6S

Even in a big country like the United States, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to motorcycles. A tiny tiddler like this two-stroke 1970 Yamaha 80 G6S isn’t made for cross-country travel, but I’d guess that a few… more»

Original Trail 70: 1971 Honda CT70H K0

Original vehicles are always interesting to see, they often bring us back to the era more so than restored vehicles do. Or, for me they do, just thinking about how they’re exactly as built, or almost exactly other than… more»

BF Auction: 1980 Kawasaki KX250-A6

UPDATE – The seller of this beautiful Kawasaki has decided to lower their reserve significantly, so we are relisting it for them! Be sure to take another look at this rare find and don’t forget to cast your high… more»

BMW Package Deal: Three BMW Boxer Motorcycles

BMW motorcycles come with a reputation.  Part of that reputation is that of overwhelming quality.  It is not uncommon to run across a BMW with over 100,000 miles.  During the seventies and eighties, many of the motorcycles you saw… more»

Commemorating The End: 1974 John Player Norton

By 1974, the British Motorcycle industry was getting beaten both on and off the track by Japanese competitors.  Just as they had come along and brought the American motorcycle industry to its knees, the British were experiencing their turn… more»

Cheap Three-Wheeler: 1982 Honda ATC110

The three-wheeled ATC is such a small vehicle and yet they’re so scary for so many people. It’s not like there isn’t a good reason for their reputation, which is at least partially due to rider inexperience, overconfidence, and… more»

On The Warpath: 1941 Indian 741 Military

While Harley-Davidson reigns supreme as America’s motorcycle company, the Indian Motorcycle Company always managed to hang in there and come back again and again like Rocky Balboa.  What is it about the fabled Indian motorcycle that Americans love so… more»

Unrestored Trail Bike: 1970 Honda CT70H K0

It’ll be interesting to read the comments to see if folks prefer original but not perfect motorcycles or ones that have been nut-and-bolt restored to be like new or better than new. This one is mostly original, not perfect,… more»