No Reserve: 1984 Honda Trail CT110

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This 1984 Honda CT110 is a 1,400-mile example purchased and titled in 1985, the second to last year of US-market sales. The bike is said to be in original condition, and the seller acquired it from the original owner around 10 years ago. Approximately 200 miles have been added over the seller’s 10 years of ownership. Power is provided by a 105cc four-stroke single paired to a dual-range 4-speed “Auto Clutch” transmission. Owner-maintained since new, recent service includes a rebuilt carburetor, an oil change and installation of new tubes and tires. A factory buddy seat and locking storage box are included, as well as an unused battery and a small collection of spares and manuals. This Honda CT110 is sold with a clear Arizona title in the seller’s name. The bike is said to be in original condition, and was stored indoors and used as a runabout at the seller’s Northern California cabin. The Monza Red paint was the only color offered for this model year. Some normal wear is present, mostly rubs on the kickstand and fender stays, and a few stone chips around the fork and rear chainstays. The seller also notes some minor surface corrosion on the underside of the luggage rack and engine case guard. Tubes and tires were replaced prior to the sale. The handlebar clamp allows the bars to rotate 90º for compact storage. The 105cc single-cylinder engine is mated to a dual-range 4-speed semi-automatic transmission. The 4-stroke horizontally-mounted motor is equipped with the Capacitive Discharge Ignition. The bike has been owner-maintained since new, and the carburetor was rebuilt and oil changed in preparation for the sale. The dual-range four-speed transmission offers high and low ranges selected via foot pedal for variable terrain. An auxiliary fuel can is mounted next to the rear shock. The 1,430 miles on the odometer are believed accurate. The speedometer is marked with shift points for high and low range operation. A collection of spare parts, tools, and manuals including the original Owner’s Manual are included. A new battery is included, and has not yet had electrolytes introduced. A factory buddy seat and locking storage box are also included, but not pictured. Both can be fastened to the rear rack currently mounted on the bike.

1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador 750

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This 1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador 750 is a 41k mile former LAPD bike which has been returned to civilian specification. The sirens and police lights have been removed, but the bike retains the standard heavily-padded solo seat. The previous owner had the bike repainted in black, with new pinstriping and graphics applied. Per the seller, the bike is ready to ride thanks to recent services, including new throttle cables, brakes, rear shocks, and fluids throughout. This Guzzi is sold with a bill of sale and a Connecticut transferable registration. The previous owner had the bike repainted in its original black. The bike has been turned to civilian specification, with standard lighting and a heavily padded solo seat. The black vinyl seat appears near-new, and carries Moto Guzzi branding. After the repaint, the previous owner had the pinstriping redone and the Moto Guzzi graphics reapplied. The bike’s brightwork shows well, and even the headers show very little discoloration. The five place odometer shows a believed-accurate 41k miles. The standard Police issue equipment has been removed, including the spotlights and siren. The handlebars appear to be standard high-rise Moto Guzzi items. The switch for the 4-way flashers and the for the police-issue spotlights remain on the dash. The 750cc V-Twin benefits from new throttle cables fitted by the previous owner, and all new fuel lines and rear main seal fitted by the seller. The rear shocks are new, as are the brakes. Additionally all of the fluids have been replaced, including the engine oil, gearbox oil, and rear angle drive fluid. The only noted issue is with the choke, as the cable is disconnected. The choke is actuated using the lever on the carburetor itself. Per the seller the bike is ready to ride as-is with a smooth-shifting transmission. The seller has provided a video of the bike running, attached above.

No OBD-II: 1929 Morgan Super Sports Aero “Two-Speeder”

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This 1929 Morgan Super Sports (chassis 13525) wears especially desirable “Aero” or “beetleback” bodywork after which the company’s modern three-wheelers are modeled. Extensively restored 10 years ago, sale includes what the seller refers to as “binders of history, blueprints, build pictures, invoices, and manufacturing of replacement parts.” Condition looks quite good, and though with less than half the power and forward gears of “modern” Morgan three-wheelers, we bet it’s just as much fun to drive. Find it here on eBay in Ames, Iowa with reserve not met.

Says the seller: “The engine number identifies it as made in 1927, and the chassis number indicates 1929. However, no records exist, as they were recycled during WW2 as wastepaper according to the MTWC (Morgan Three Wheeler Club) historian. The car was rebuilt along with my other Morgan Sports. Thus both engines were done, then both chassis, then body frames followed by metal skinning and interiors. This chassis was completely re-tubed, nothing except the lugs from the original chassis was worth saving.”

One of the Brooklands screens is cracked, and the speedometer drive isn’t hooked up. From the ad: “Electrics are 12 volt. Dashboard oil pumps are presently only for show, as there is a Pilgrim Pump on the engine. They could be used if you wished.The previous owner made the pumps from drawings and castings from the MTWC. I promised not to distribute the drawings at the time.”

Again, the seller: “Car has a J.A.P. (JA Prestwich Industries) LTOW engine which was rated at 40 HP. This Morgan is what is referred to as a ‘two-speeder’ with ‘beetleback’ bodywork which is arguably the most desirable configuration of Morgan three-wheelers. The ‘two-speeder’ has two forward gears and no reverse gear.”

They continue: “Originally these cars were started by inserting a handle in the side of the transmission. The dynamo was replaced by a Delco-Remy starter/generator and regulator unit from a tractor. This works OK.” Though it sounds like starting could stand to be improved, cranking it over by hand would only add to the experience of driving something so antiquated and wonderfully weird. We wanna drive it to Cars & Coffee, though it’d probably get old telling everyone “nope, no Miata gearbox in this one.”

2200 Mile Tutto Terreno: 1986 Moto Guzzi V65 TT

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This 1986 Moto Guzzi V65 TT or Tutto Terreno (all-terrain) (serial ZGUPVAPGXGM100003) is a rare find in the US, where only a few dozen are believed to have been sold. An early dual-purpose bike, limited suspension travel and a small fuel tank ultimately limited its potential as a rugged overlander, but the torquey, proven V65 V-twin, a light ~400 pound curb weight, and good looks means they’re still worthy of attention today. This one sounds to be in very good, all-original condition with 2,200 miles. Find it here on eBay in McDonald, Pennsylvania with reserve not met.

Says the seller: “all original including the tires. I bought it in 2009 from the 2nd owner from Washington State, title is clear and open and signed by  previous owner. No dings or dents just two small hairline scratches on the tank and one tab missing on one side cover. Bike is rare, not many shipped to USA, I was told 24.”

Here’s a look at the 650cc V-twin, mounted in typical Guzzi fashion with the crank lining up for a straight shot through the 5-speed gearbox and shaft drive.

Check out that weird exhaust routing, as well as what looks like very clean paint finish and bare metal components.

Again from the ad: “starts easy, runs tight and strong, some hesitation until 3000 RPM then really pulls hard. Bike handles like a dream. Nice 9 out 10 bike that’s been well taken care of. Nice seat no rips. New battery, tank clean inside, some paint missing off fuel cap, fork covers perfect. A nice affordable collectible piece that draws a crowd.”

Atypical Cruiser: 1955 Mondial Sogno 160

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This 1955 Mondial Sogno is an unusual cruiser from a marque better known for its dominating racers and sporting road bikes. The seller says it’s the most comfortable of all the bikes they own, and condition looks to be quite good. Powered by a 160cc two-stroke single, the bike retains original registration plates and appears to come with a nice collection of period documentation as well. Find it here on Craigslist in Rocklin, California for $7,980. Special thanks to BaT reader Eric J. for this submission.

Reads most of the brief ad: “Very hard to find… I brought this collector’s bike from Italy several years ago, it is registered with the Motorcycle Historic Registry in Italy. I have to thin out my collection, just a matter of running out of room. Most comfortable of all my vintage bikes.”

With wide floorboards instead of pegs and an equally roomy springer seat in place of a fixed saddle, it’s not surprising that the seller finds it to be a comfy ride. Note the cool brass ID plate, presumably associated with the bike’s historic registration with what sounds like the motorcycle equivalent of the ASI.

The short, tubular swing arm is interesting, but the tiny and beautifully finned brake drum is especially cool.

1971 BMW R50/5 with Stoye Sidecar

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This 1971 BMW R50/5 motorcycle is fitted with a rare Stoye sidecar and Heinrich tank, and was purchased by the seller five years ago from the original owner. The 42k indicated miles are not believed to be accurate, and total mileage is unknown. Cosmetically, the bike shows a few scratches and some patina. The bike was sorted by Scottie’s Motor Works in Santa Clara, California within the past year. Receipts for recent service are included, showing a total of $8k for engine and suspension work, new tires, cosmetic upgrades, and the installation and upholstery of the sidecar. The seller notes that the bike runs strong following recent service, tracks straight and is stable at speed. 2k miles have been added over the seller’s ownership. This BMW R50/5 is sold with a California title in the seller’s name. The bike features some modifications including lower-profile Euro handlebars and low-mount mirrors fixed to the headlamp guard. The seat is a Denfeld Police Solo piece. Rear lamps from a /2 model were installed on both the sidecar and the bike. The front lamp shows a crack in the lens, though the seller notes that high/low beams and turn signals all function as intended The sidecar is a Stoye ‘Canoe Nose’ body, said to be authentic and believed to be of 1950’s vintage. The body is mounted on a Stoye #2 frame, and painted in a matching color scheme with a 50’s-pattern BMW roundel. A Stoye plate is shown in the gallery. The sidecar has a suspended body and is mounted to the bike with a DCM subframe. The seat was fabricated and installed last year, with matching black vinyl upholstery and white piping. The contoured Heinrich tank is also an authentic piece sourced by the seller on a trip to Germany. The filler cap is found underneath the aluminum tank cover. The 42K miles indicated are not believed original, and total mileage is unknown.  The seller notes that the speedometer recently stopped functioning, and has sourced an NOS gauge core that will be included in the sale. The 498cc air-cooled twin-cylinder motor breathes through a Bing slide carburetor, and the rear wheel is shaft-driven. The engine was serviced last year, and maintenance performed includes a full fluid flush, replacement of the front seal, and ignition service. The gearbox is the stock 4-speed manual. A full list of items addressed during the most recent service can be found in the gallery. The fork was overhauled with new boots, bumpers, seals, and oil. Tires were replaced and balanced, and a new wheel and tire installed on the sidecar. The VIN and date of manufacture can be seen on the factory plate above. A matching number is found on the crankcase, and corresponds to R50/5 production numbers, though the plate states that the bike is an R60/5. A full gallery of images of the bike can be found here.

1965 Honda CR93 Clone

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This 1965 Honda CR93 clone is based on a CB160 frame with a CL175 engine and transmission. The seller, Honda expert Bill Silver, sold this bike with its original engine back in 1999 and purchased it back at auction a few months ago. The seller has self-published several books on the history and service of early Honda Motorcycles. The original CR93 was a homologation bike, and only around twenty were built as street bikes. This clone is currently titled in the seller’s name in California and registered with non-op status.

The original CR93 was built for homologation purposes, and featured a four valve, DOHC 125cc twin mated to a close ratio 5-speed gearbox. This bike is a general visual match for an original CR93, though it uses a two-valve twin from a US market CL175. The seller and previous owner utilized period-correct Honda parts wherever possible to complete the build, including sourcing lights and instruments from other models.

The aluminum seat and tank are both custom made for this bike, as the CB160’s backbone frame is somewhat wider than an original CR93. The turn signals front and rear are stock Honda items, and the taillight is an early CB72 piece, which matches the item used on CR93 street bikes. A Benly 125 tank badge is fitted, along with custom hand-painted pinstriping to complete the look. The full frame has been powdercoated black.

A flat grand-prix style seat is fitted. The seller notes that the present riding position is comfortable for riders about 5’8″ or 5’9″ tall. Controls are mounted on stock CB77 footplates, and are currently mounted in their forwardmost positions. The rear brake actuator is currently mounted in the middle position to avoid interference with the exhaust, though the seller states that it is still easy to operate for the rider.

CB160s were not originally equipped with a tach, or a provision for a tachometer drive on the engine. Thanks to the CL175 engine swap and the use of a late K3-model tach drive, the seller was able to use a late CB77/305 Super Hawk instrument binnacle in the stock CB160 headlight shell.

The original 160cc engine and four speed transmission have been removed in favor of a 175cc unit with a 5-speed transmission from a CL175. This two valve engine modified with earlier style power-jet carburetors, reverse cone mufflers, and small cone filters. The bike features a solid state regulator/rectifier, and all of the electrics are in good working order. The seller has fitted an updated 5ohm coil for optimal rideability. This bike is equipped with an electric starter and has a full sized battery.

The brakes are original CB160 drums front and rear laced to alloy AKRONT ribbed racing wheels.

Fresh Fizzer: 2600-Mile 1988 Yamaha FZR400

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This 1988 Yamaha FZR400 is claimed to be a one-owner bike that’s been garaged since new. The seller adds that there’s just over 2,600 miles on the odometer, and that the original manuals, spare keys, and a few uninstalled performance parts will be included. A strong aluminum “Deltabox” frame, well-tuned suspension, light weight, and a high-revving, 65 HP 399cc liquid-cooled four made the model memorable, and as they never sold in huge numbers here in the displacement-obsessed North American market, they’re always a special sight. Find this one here on eBay in Whitehall, Pennsylvania for $7,500 OBO.

Full-faired 80’s sportsbikes tend to be either very good looking or very awkward, and we’ve always thought these Fizzers fell easily into the former category. This one appears to be in fine shape, with clean fairings, good paint, and tidy looking aluminum components, though there is some yellowing of what looks like a protective finish applied to the frame. Color-matched tri-spoke wheels utilize dual discs up front, while a preload-adjustable mono shock resides under the rider.

No fairing-off engine or frame shots are provided, but we do get a nice closeup of the cockpit, The odometer mirrors the seller’s claims, and gauges look super-clear and crisp with simple white lettering on a black background–no fussy LED bar graphs needed. Some worn paint on the brake fluid reservoir is the only nitpick we can muster.

The liquid-cooled, transverse four employs twin cams and breathes through a quartet of Mikuni carbs, delivering ~65 HP to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. The model was known for being a screamer (note the 14k RPM redline), and there are plenty of reports of riders taking the little four past 15,000. Hopefully the uninstalled “period performance parts” include a Yoshimura exhaust.

1986 Honda CT110

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This 1986 Honda CT110 reportedly has just 25 miles and was acquired by the seller approximately one year ago. Only half a mile has been added during his ownership, and this bike is said to be original down to the factory tires, spark plug, paint, and all fittings. Powered by a 4-stroke 105cc air-cooled single paired to a dual-range 4-speed transmission, this Honda is now being offered in unrestored condition with a clean Massachusetts title in the seller’s name.

This bike was originally purchased from Sport Shack Honda in Berlin, New Hampshire with the original dealer tag still attached as highlighted in the photo gallery below. The seller states that it comes from the final year of production for the US.

All of the factory paint remains with flaws including some fading, corrosion, pitting on the chrome, and a scrape on the front fender that has rusted. The seat, trim, fittings, factory tags, and mentioned flaws are all detailed in the photo gallery.

The original date-coded tires are reported to be rotten and will need replacement if the next owner desires to ride the bike. The lighting, horn, speedometer, and turn signals are said to function properly.

The odometer shows 25.5 total miles. The seller states that in his one year of ownership he has added only half of a mile.

The 4-stroke 105cc single-cylinder includes CDI ignition and has been left stock down to the original spark plug. It is mated to a dual-range 4-speed manual transmission. Approximately six months ago fuel was added, a new battery was installed, and the engine oil was changed.

The factory data tag is pictured above and shows the model year.