1997 Ducati 916 Biposto

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This 1997 Ducati 916 is powered by a Desmoquattro 90 degree V-twin coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox and utilizes a single-sided swingarm and steel trellis frame. It has been part of the seller’s collection since 2003 and currently shows 20,495 miles. Modifications include an aftermarket set of clip-ons and a pair of carbon fiber silencers. Maintenance performed within the past 100 miles includes a valve adjustment, timing belt service, and replacement of the original clutch. This 916 is now being offered with a clear Indiana title. Designed by Massimo Tamburini and released in 1994, the 916’s styling was a major departure from its predecessor the 888. It would remain in production until 1998 when it was replaced by the 996 and later the 998. This example is equipped with a Biposto tail, and the rear license plate holder and passenger footpegs have been removed. Underneath the fairing is an aluminum subframe, and a chromoly trellis frame finished to match the three-spoke 17″ wheels. The currently-installed Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa tires have approximately 100 miles of use. Base model 916s came equipped with 43mm Showa forks from the factory, and a single Showa shock with rising-rate linkage in the rear. 320mm stainless rotors and a pair of four-piston calipers are fitted up front and handle the majority of the braking. 20,495 miles are shown on the odometer, approximately 10k of which were added by the seller during their 15 years of ownership. Power comes from a liquid-cooled 916cc 90-degree V-twin which sends power through a multi-plate dry clutch and a six-speed gearbox. Desmodromic valve actuation means that the camshafts are responsible for opening and closing each of the 8-valves, and fuel is delivered with a Weber-Marelli fuel injection system. Approximately 100 miles ago, Commonwealth Motorcycles in Louisville, Kentucky changed both timing belts, re-shimmed the valves, replaced the original clutch, changed all fluids, and performed a nut-and-bolt inspection.

1977 Ducati Sport Desmo 500

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This 1977 Ducati Sport Desmo is powered by a 500cc parallel twin coupled with a 5-speed gearbox and was equipped from the factory with a twin down-tube frame, clip-on handlebars, rear sets, and a solo seat. Within the past two years, the bodywork was repainted, and a set of Dunstall silencers were installed along with Metzler tires. The seller has added approximately 30 miles since acquiring the bike in late 2017, during which time he has replaced the battery and changed the fluids. Now showing 14,605 kilometers (~9k miles), this Sport Desmo is being offered with a clean New York title in the seller’s name. The tank, solo seat, and fender were repainted in the original red with a custom center white stripe by the previous owner. A small crack is present on the left-side panel, as is a chip in the paint near the reupholstered seat. Two-year-old Metzler tires are fitted on the Borrani alloy wheels. Triple Brembo discs handle braking, two up front and one out back. A set of chrome Dunstall mufflers have been installed in place of the original Contis, and some pitting is evident on the hardware. 14,605 kilometers (~9k miles) are shown on the Veglia speedometer. The 500cc parallel twin utilizes a 180-degree crank, desmodromic valvetrain, two valves per cylinder, and a 9.6:1 compression ratio. Fuel is delivered with a pair of Dellorto carburetors, which were recently removed and cleaned by the seller. Factory rated output was approximately 50 horsepower when the bike was new.

1955 AJS Model 20

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This 1955 AJS Model 20 is powered by a 498cc parallel-twin and utilizes a Teledraulic fork and rear swing arm. The longterm previous owner reportedly purchased the bike at the age of 16 in Thailand, and eventually relocated it to the US. A refurbishment was performed in the early 2000s, and the seller acquired the bike about three years ago. Within the past two months, a new battery and tires have been installed. This Model 20 is now being offered with a clear Mississippi title in the seller’s name. Associated Motorcycles Limited (AMC) released the AJS Model 20, along with its brand-engineered counterpart the Matchless G9, in 1949. The Model 20 received a chrome fuel tank with blue, black, and gold accents, while multiple components were carried over from AMC’s single cylinder line-up. Some signs of age are present in the brightwork, rubber, and black finish. Original components such as tank badges, jampot rear shocks, and rear-mounted tire pump have been retained. Braking is managed by 7″ drums in the front and rear, and a new set of Avon tires have been installed within the past two months. A 120 mph Smith speedometer is housed in the headlight shell and currently shows 714 miles. Actual mileage is unknown. The air-cooled parallel-twin displaces 498cc and uses overhead valves, an equal-length twin exhaust, and single Amal carburetor. Individual aluminum cylinder heads are utilized with a cast iron cylinder, and the pistons meet the three-bearing crank with a pair of connecting rods made from Hiduminium, an aluminum alloy developed by Rolls Royce. Charging for the 6-volt electric system is managed by a front-mount dynamo, while the ignition system utilizes a magneto mounted behind the cylinders. Behind the pressed steel cover is a chain drive primary and wet clutch, which sends power to the Burman four-speed gearbox. The seller recently cleaned the fuel tank and carburetor and performed a valve adjustment. A few small oil leaks are present.

No Reserve: 1965 Heinkel Tourist 103 A2

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This 1965 Heinkel Tourist 103 A2 was purchased by the seller two years ago from its second owner of 20 years and shows just under 7,700 miles. German aircraft manufacturer Heinkel turned to building desperately-needed ground transportation in the decades following WWII, including cars, motorcycles, and scooters. This example is powered by a 174cc single which benefits from a recent valve adjustment, oil change, and conversion to a single battery, and shifts through a 4-speed manual gearbox. Modifications include a color change performed prior to the seller’s purchase. This Tourist is offered at no reserve with a clean Washington State title. The Tourist was generally regarded as one of the most well-appointed motor scooters produced, and well over 150,000 would leave the factory between 1954 and 1967. This example was repainted by the previous owner in its current red. A brief walk-around video is provided above, while badges and trim are captured in detail in the gallery below. The tubular steel frame is mounted with pressed steel body panels and a solid aluminum floor panel. All but the earliest Tourists featured a push-button ignition and 12-volt electrical system and has been converted to a single battery since the photos have been taken. The electric start system is said to work as it should here along with other accessories, including the headlight, taillight, turn signals, and horn. Pitting is present on the trim ring of the VDO speedometer, which contains an odometer registering just under 7,700 miles. The 174cc OHV four-stroke single drives the rear wheel via a chain housed within the swingarm to prevent oil from coming in contact with the rider. This example was serviced with a valve adjustment and oil change two months ago and has been ridden roughly 100 miles by the seller. An idle demonstration video is shown below.

No Reserve: 1968 BSA 441 Shooting Star

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This 1968 BSA Shooting Star resided in a private collection for approximately 29 years prior to the seller’s acquisition last year. Shortly after purchasing the bike, he installed two new tires, a new battery, and a new Amal carburetor. The charging system was also upgraded with a modern rectifier, and an estimated 80 miles have been added since the work was completed. Power is provided by a 441cc single mated to a four-speed gearbox, and this B44 is now being offered at no reserve with a clean California title in the seller’s name. Finished in Peony Red, the bike features a 4-gallon fuel tank and color-matching side covers. Pitting is evident in the original chrome, and the factory-applied decals and emblems are present. New foam has been installed underneath the seat cover. The fiberglass fuel tank remains uncoated, though the seller has only run the bike on ethanol-free fuel. New Avon Roadmaster tires and tubes were installed on the wire wheels last year. The 441cc OHV single is equipped with a new Amal Concentric carburetor and sends power through a four speed manual gearbox. Stamping B253 is visible on the left side of the engine case, and the seller’s riding video is shown below.

171-Mile Cruise Scooter: 1999 Honda CN250 Helix

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This 1999 Honda CN250 Helix is said to have had a single previous owner and just 171 miles from new. Condition looks very close to new throughout, including crisp digital instrument displays, an unmarred saddle and bright paint. With just ~20 HP from a liquid-cooled four-stroke 244cc single, it’s never going to be quick off the line, but these long-wheelbase scooters make for very comfy cruisers, and with a ~75 MPH top speed, should be able to keep up with traffic without too much trouble. We bet it’d be a hit at Radwood 4. Find it here on Craigslist near Chicago, Illinois for $2,500. Special thanks to BaT reader Ilya G. for this submission. Despite having been made on the cusp of the 21st century, these relatively late model CN250’s look essentially identical to the first model introduced in 1986. The seller admits to a few very small flaws from its time in storage, but condition really does look excellent throughout. There’s a locking trunk that will swallow a helmet in back, and these long-wheelbase, feet-forward style scooters are way more comfy to ride than smaller city commuter-style models, with more room to stretch out and a much smoother ride. Here’s a look at the cockpit, and the digital instrument cluster below. Note the odometer reading. The muffler shows some light signs of use, but that’s pretty much the extent of obvious wear for this scooter. We used to see these tucked in behind big RV’s, but this one’s condition suggests it never saw much sunlight–the seller doesn’t say, but we’d guess it spent most of the past ~20 years in a garage. Reads most of the ad: “You are looking at an all original one-owner 1999 Honda Helix 250 with 171 (not a typo) original miles. This scooter is basically in the same condition it was when it rolled off the showroom floor, with the exception of a couple very small nicks and scratches. It was just ran through our service center and got a thorough inspection to make sure it was ready to put on some more miles. The pictures speak for themselves, this scoot is ready to ride.”

1958 Gilera 150 Sport

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This 1958 Gilera 150 Sport was purchased by the seller 3 years ago after being inspired by similar motorcycles at the Best of France and Italy show in Los Angeles. Benefitting from an older restoration that still presents well, finishes and details have been carefully recreated. Powered by a 150cc 4-stroke single linked to a 4 speed transmission, this bike was purchased in running condition but has been used primarily as a decorative piece since and the owner can not vouch for it’s current mechanical condition. This Gilera is sold with a clean California title in the seller’s name. Produced from 1952-1960, the 150 Sport was one of Gilera’s most successful offerings that appealed to younger sportsmen and small bore racers. The paint and brightwork all appear in good condition and this example features factory clip-ons, alloy wheels, and aftermarket bar-end mirrors. The Veglia speedometer appears unrestored with a lightly faded dial and pitted bezel. 26K kilometers are shown (16K miles) but the true mileage is unknown. Details include factory correct decals throughout, Gilera script footpeg rubber, and folding alloy passenger pegs. The matching numbers 150cc overhead valve 4-stroke single produces 7.5 HP and will reportedly propel the bike to 58MPH. No service receipts are available, and although it was purchased in running condition, this bike has been in storage and will require at minimum a battery and basic tuning to return to the street.

No Reserve: 1971 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi Sprint SS350

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This 1971 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi Sprint SS350 is an Italian-built single that was purchased by the seller in late 2017 along with three other motorcycles from the estate of John Parham, founder of J&P Cycles and the National Motorcycle Museum. Powered by a replacement 4-stroke 350cc single with a 4-speed transmission, this example was reportedly acquired by Parham circa 1999 and remained largely in storage for the subsequent years. Recent service performed by the seller included a carburetor rebuild, new voltage regulator, and fresh AGM battery as well as an oil change. This SS350 is sold with several spare parts and a clean Michigan title. Red paint and other finishes are shown up close in the gallery below. A dent can be seen on the right side of the tank, and the decals show signs of peeling. Pitted chrome can be seen on the handlebars and surface rust is noted on the exhaust system. The speedometer is said to work intermittently. The odometer reads just over 5,000 miles, a handful of which have been added by the seller. The 350cc horizontal single was sourced from a later SS350 and was originally rated at 25 horsepower. Features include a right-side shifter and left-side kick starter. The seller has rebuilt the carburetor, replaced the voltage regulator with a new old-stock Bosch unit, changed the oil, and swapped the battery for a modern AGM glass mat unit. A baffle in the right-side muffler is noted as missing. Although the bike still wears an Indiana plate with tags from 1999, the current title is from Michigan. The seller will provide several spares as well as sources for replacement parts, and is willing to deliver the motorcycle free of charge within 300 miles of Detroit, Michigan.

1974 Ducati 750 GT

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This 1974 Ducati 750 GT has been with the seller for 35 years and is powered by an air-cooled 750cc V-twin mated to a 5-speed transmission. The bike was recently pulled from storage and had the fuel tank cleaned, oil changed, and brake fluid flushed. The factory turn signals and air box have been removed, and other modifications include dual front disc brakes with drilled rotors, as well as K&N air filters. This 750GT is sold with a matching SS-style sport fairing, the removed parts, and a clean Connecticut title in the seller’s name. Finished in orange over black, bodywork shows a few scratches as well as some peeling on the front fender. Corrosion can be seen on the chrome of the front cylinder tower shaft, the headlight bucket, rear springs, and some of the spokes. Both the side stand and center stand are present and functional. A walk-around video describing some of the issues with the bike has been provided by the seller and can be seen above. The front fender suffered a dent when a water ski dropped on it several years ago. The front brakes have been converted to a dual disc system with drilled rotors. The Borrani shouldered aluminum wheels wear tires that are estimated to be 20 years old and should be replaced. The seller also recommends changing the fork oil. Controls are said to work, including the speedometer and tachometer. The 15,700 indicated miles are believed to be correct, and the seller has personally added about 4,500 over his longterm ownership. The turn signals have been removed, but the headlight, taillight, and brake lights function as intended. Corrosion is visible on the horn button housing. Power comes from a 750cc V-twin coupled with a 5-speed transmission. The engine has never been apart and still wears the lead seal applied at the factory. Considered to be the first of Ducati’s super bikes, the 750 GT was rated at 60 horsepower and good for a reported 125 mph. Factory-supplied Conti pipes show age-related discoloring, and modifications include aftermarket plug wires and dual K&N air filters. Recently the seller changed the oil, flushed the brake fluid, and cleaned the fuel tank. Included with the sale is a color-matched SS-style sport fairing. The original airbox, rear turn signals, front brake caliper, and master cylinder will also be included. A riding video can be seen below.

Dutch Leaning Three-Wheeler: 2014 Carver One

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This 2014 Carver One is leaning three-wheeler with a 660cc Daihatsu turbo four delivering 65 HP to the rears. So-called Dynamic Vehicle Control allows the front wheel and main body section to tilt up to 45 degrees while turning, reportedly enhancing cornering grip–we’re sure it adds some drama where it might be lacking from the unmodified Kei car engine. These Dutch-engineered and built tandem two-seaters might be kind of gimmicky, but Clarkson and a few other notable European journalists gave very enthusiastic reviews, and though these have since ceased production, they’re now being used as the basis for a car/bike/gyrocopter called the PAL-V. Find this one here at Gallery Aaldering in Brummen, Netherlands for 45k euros (-$55,500 USD today). Black metallic paintwork still shows pretty much as new, as do all exterior lights and carbon fiber trim. Entry is through a single conventional door on the vehicle’s left side, and visibility should be pretty good in every direction given the large greenhouse. The roof features removable rigid panels, and a soft top is also included for warmer months. The small cabin is finished in black vinyl and carbon fiber trim, and features all the usual controls found in a four-wheeled automobile. The 5-speed manual shifter is found beside the driver’s right knee, and there’s a stereo as well. The yoke-style steering wheel is an aftermarket item, though the factory item will also be included. Here’s a shot of the tandem seating arrangement.. Obviously it’s a pretty tight fit, but everything looks unusually well-finished for this kind of thing, which mirrors what reviews often reported. A turbocharged and intercooled Daihatsu four-cylinder sits within the stationary rear pod, and drives the wheels with 65 HP and 74 lb. ft. Though it’s not exactly a scorcher in the performance department, a 0-60 MPH time of eight seconds and a top speed of 115 MPH are respectable, and likely about as fast as you’d want given its tall, narrow body. No photos of the engine are provided. Here’s a press photo of the Carver at full-tilt–note the distance between the side mirror and the ground. Turn-in body roll is computer-controlled, and dependent upon the quickness of steering inputs, as well as the vehicle’s speed. For some great footage of this machine in action, check out this old Top Gear review.