Tagged: rare

1962 Velocette Clubman

1962 Velocette Clubman

The same seller who is offering the 1959 Velocette Viper has up for offer the bigger, badder brother. This 1962 Velocette Venom Clubman is the 500cc companion to the Viper, but with “Clubman” in...

1959 Velocette Viper

1959 Velocette Viper

Most people who ride a motorcycle know a lot about the motorcycle they ride. Some motorcyclist know a lot about the motorcycle they covet. If you do not covet something, you might not know...

1977 Laverda Jota

1977 Laverda Jota

We have heard this story before. The Importer of “Fill in the Blank” manufacturer goes to the bosses as “Fill in the Blank” and tells them he needs a better product. The bosses at...

1963 Honda CR93 Grand Prix racer

1963 Honda CR93 Grand Prix racer

1963 Honda CR93 Benly Claimed power: 18hp @ 12,500rpm Top speed: 100mph Engine: 124.8cc air-cooled DOHC parallel twin Fuel capacity: 2.2 gal (8.4ltr) Price then/now: $1,400 (approx.)/ NA How many people knew that Soichiro Honda first got into the...

1937 BMW R5

1937 BMW R5

When Max Fritz first designed BMW’s flat-twin engine in 1921, BMW didn’t even make motorcycles. It wasn’t until 1923 that the first BMW engine rolled in its own BMW frame. In 1935 BMW made...

1978 Ducati 350 GTV for Sale

1978 Ducati 350 GTV for Sale

For all of their cutting-edge technology and hyperbike posturing, Ducati can be a surprisingly traditional company. They’ve stuck with their iconic “L-Twin” [90-degree v-twin] engine since their success on road and track in the...

1968 BMW R69S and R50US

1968 BMW R69S and R50US

Here is a study in motorcycles and their value and desirability. Two bikes from the same manufacture, same year, same paint, one 600cc and one 500cc. One given the “Sport” designation, one developed for...

The Real Deal: 1974 Laverda SFC for Sale

The Real Deal: 1974 Laverda SFC for Sale

Of all the motorcycles being brought back from the dead these days, the only one I really want to see again is Laverda. But I wouldn’t want to see them reincarnated as some boutique...

Wankel Week Continues! 1975 Suzuki Re5 for Sale

Wankel Week Continues! 1975 Suzuki Re5 for Sale

Two interesting rotary-powered motorcycles in one week! Back in the early 1970’s, it seemed like everyone was researching rotary engines, the “engine of tomorrow”. And you can see the appeal: the engineering of Felix...