Tagged: British

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

More Patina Than You Can Handle: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75

I’ve gotten into the habit of occasionally posting these Triumph X75 Hurricanes, although they’re actually proto-choppers more than they are actual sportbikes. But I think they’re pretty cool, and since they’re powered by the...

Baby Blue Triple: 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75

Baby Blue Triple: 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75

We don’t normally like to post up unfinished bikes here on CSBFS, but this 1974 Rickman CR BSA A75 is rare enough that it’s worth a second look, and complete enough that I expect...

It’s Only Original Once: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75 for Sale

It’s Only Original Once: 1973 Triumph Hurricane X75 for Sale

The Hurricane X75 looks like a funky, custom chopper-styled bike, but those looks came straight from the factory, by way of styling guru Craig Vetter, who was called in to redesign the bike when...

Rare Mongrel: 1953 Rickman Metisse Triumph/BSA Mark III

Rare Mongrel: 1953 Rickman Metisse Triumph/BSA Mark III

The famous, sophisticated-sounding Metisse actually translates to “mongrel” in French, a testament to British humor, as well as ingenuity. This bike is different than our usual offerings: built for offroad use, it is powered...

Last of the Breed: 1980 Rickman CRE 1000 Predator

Last of the Breed: 1980 Rickman CRE 1000 Predator

While plenty of Rickman motorcycles have graced this site, this one’s a first for me: a CRE 1000 Predator. Rickman made their name building lightweight, nickel-plated frames to wrap around existing powertrain packages. Their...

Numbers-Matching Twin: 1966 BSA Lightning for Sale

Numbers-Matching Twin: 1966 BSA Lightning for Sale

Intended as the all-rounder in BSA’s mid-60’s range, the A65 Lightning was sportier than the Thunderbolt and more comfortable than the Spitfire. A natural competitor for Triumph’s Bonneville, owing to similar specification and performance,...

Vintage Rider: 1964 Triton for Sale

Vintage Rider: 1964 Triton for Sale

It’s interesting that a bastardized hybrid like the Triton could become such an iconic classic motorcycle. It’s an anecdotal observation, but it seems that engine swaps are more acceptable among the motorcycling fraternity than...

Steve McQueen Tribute: 1964 Triumph TR6C Trophy for Sale

Steve McQueen Tribute: 1964 Triumph TR6C Trophy for Sale

I don’t often write up Triumphs like this TR6C Trophy because, although they’re the very embodiment of vintage motorcycles, they’re also pretty easy to find: Triumph made a boatload of them, and fans have...

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Brains and Brawn: 1978 Rickman Kawasaki for Sale

Vintage bikes often appeal to riders of “a certain age” who grew up with these bikes and have a nostalgic soft-spot for them: vintage bikers naturally relate to vintage bikes. Some are just riders...

Brooklands Bomber: 1954 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Brooklands Bomber: 1954 BSA Gold Star for Sale

Built between 1938 and 1963, the BSA Gold Star is the classic British single and one of the most desirable classic sportbikes of all time. Displacing approximately 500cc, the alloy OHV-powered single weighed 380...