Motorcycles

READER AD: 1970 Kawasaki H1 MACH III Triple 6

When this Kawasaki was new, it was a serious performance machine with a top speed of 120 mph and the capability of running a 13-second quarter mile. All that performance came from a 500 cc 3-cylinder engine, triple Mikuni… more»

BF Success Story: 1966 Buick Skylark

Back in August of 2018, we featured this Buick Skylark, which the seller claimed was a one of a kind car and you read the original article here. It looked like a good find and with an asking of… more»

S’no Foolin’ – 1965 Polaris Trail Tractor

Those of us who grew up in the 1960s and 70s and lived in an area that had snow for half of every year know the name Polaris from their famous snowmobiles. The 60s and 70s was the golden… more»

Ultra Rare Bike: 1953 Honda Dream 3E

It’s hard to think of Honda as being “mid-Century”, isn’t it – that seems like such a long time ago now. Mid-century is such a current buzzword and I wouldn’t exactly call this 1953 Honda Dream 3E mid-century modern… more»

Swedish Barn Find! 1924 Indian Big Chief

This amazing 1924 Indian Big Chief is an unrestored barn find! Originally sold new in Sweden, it is up for auction at Mecum Las Vegas on Friday, January 25th. The amazing bike can be found here on Hemmings.com and… more»

Montgomery Ward: 1959 Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon

We often think of captive imports as being car-related, but this 1959 Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon was sold as a Riverside under the Montgomery Ward juggernaut, back when there was a pre-Amazon-bricks-and-mortar juggernaut store. This nice example of a rare… more»

Barn Fire Charred Chappy: 1975 Yamaha Chappy

This is more of a burned barn find, but it looks like a relatively easy restoration for those of you who are into small motorized bikes/scooters/motorcycles as much as I am. This little oddball is a scorched 1975 Yamaha… more»

The Last Oil Tanker: 1970 BSA A65 Lightning

1970 would be BSA’s last year of this model with a separate oil tank. That may sound strange, but in 1971 they went with an oil-filled frame. No, really. This 1970 BSA A65 Lightning is the last of a… more»

Sturgis or Bust: 1960s Valmobile Scooter

If showing up to Sturgis on yet another black Harley-Davidson with the exhaust baffles removed ensures that you’ll be lost in a sea of similar bikes, look no further than this 1960s Valmobile portable scooter! This unusual and rare… more»

Radwood Ready: 1985 Honda Interceptor VF1000R

If you don’t already know, Radwood is a traveling car show that has become a major attraction for fans of 80s and 90s enthusiast vehicles. From big-body Benzes to period tuner cars, the scene is augmented by period-correct colors… more»

Holy Grail: 1948 Vincent Rapide Series B

There are holy grail motorcycles and there are Holy Grail motorcycles. This 1948 Vincent Rapide is a Holy Grail motorcycle and then some. This beautiful beast of a Brit bike can be found here on Craigslist¬†in South Strafford, Vermont… more»

Small Barn Find: 1946 Hiawatha Doodle Bug

I know that a few of you have to remember the classic old variety stores such as Ben Franklin, Woolworth’s, and Gambles? This classic 1946 Hiawatha Doodle Bug would have been sold by Gambles stores. This rare little barn… more»

Never Un-Crated: 1981 Honda CBX-B

Amazingly, this isn’t the first motorcycle we’ve featured that was discovered new in its crate. This 1981 Honda CBX-B appears to be a dealer delivery that was never un-crated, rendering it a brand-new, never titled road bike that’s now… more»

3 For 1: Touring Motorcycle Trio

While the seller titled this auction as being for only a 1986 Honda Gold Wing, it actually includes three motorcycles; there’s also a 1978 Gold Wing and a 1983 Yamaha Venture included. All three bikes are listed for sale¬†here… more»

Outstanding Handling: 1985 Honda VF500F

At first, this dusty and forgotten motorcycle may not get your heart pumping. But do some light reading and it becomes clear the VF500F from Honda, otherwise known as the Interceptor, was quite a bike. Consider the lofty 12,000… more»

Motor Still Turns: 1967 Honda Dream

The Honda Dream was among the freshmen class of Japanese motorcycles that began arriving in the U.S. as part of the company’s first large-scale exportation efforts. While not hugely valuable today, they are recognized as a great entry point… more»