1975 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV

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This 1975 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV was purchased by its current owner from a collector in Alabama and has reportedly been ridden less than 300 miles since a cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment seven years ago. Power is from a 748cc 2-stroke triple with a 5-speed transmission, and the bike wears optional dual disc front brakes, aftermarket expansion chambers, wider wheels, and a period sport seat. This H2 Mach IV is offered by the selling dealer on behalf of its current owner with a period tool kit and a clean Georgia title. The H2 was considered the fastest-accelerating production bike of its time. This example was reportedly repainted in Candy Purple over a powder coated black frame during the refurbishment. The bike is said to retain factory details including the control levers, dual disc brakes, switchgear, airbox, intake tube, and chain guard. Period-style upgrades include consist of expansion chambers, a Pingle high-flow petcock, braided cables, a sport seat, and chrome expansion chambers. Wider factory wheels wear Dunlop Arrowmax tires. Sport bars and smaller aftermarket turn signals are fitted. Instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer, a 12k-rpm tachometer, and a 5-digit odometer showing approximately 4,150 miles. Controls and switchgear are shown in the gallery below. The 748cc 2-stroke triple was rated at 74 horsepower in stock form and transmits power through a 5-speed transmission. The engine and transmission were reportedly rebuilt as part of the refurbishment, though supporting records are unavailable. The seller mentions a recent oil change and brake inspection.

230-Mile 2007 Ducati 1098 S Tricolore

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This Ducati 1098S is one of a limited number of Tricolore examples produced for 2007 and shows just 228 miles. The bike is powered by a 1,099cc L-twin with a 6-speed transmission and features a stainless steel exhaust with carbon fiber silencers, Öhlins adjustable suspension, Marchesini wheels, and a computerized data acquisition system. This Tricolore was recently acquired by the selling dealer and is offered with a period dealer brochure and a clean Maryland title. This limited edition of the 1098S was finished in the red, white, and green of the Italian flag with a gold trellis frame and wheels. Marchesini 17″ cast alloy wheels wear Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires. The front end features adjustable Öhlins FG511 forks, a carbon fiber fender, and Brembo monobloc brake calipers clamping 330mm drilled rotors. Digital instrumentation features the Ducati Data Analyzer system, which enables review of data collected from a previous trip or track session on a personal computer. The odometer shows just under 230 miles. The OHC 1099cc L-twin features 4-valve desmodromic heads and was rated at 160 horsepower in stock form. Power is transmitted through a 6-speed transmission and a chain drive running through a cast single-sided swingarm with an Öhlins 46PRC shock. Features found only on the Tricolore include a stainless 2-1-2 exhaust with Termignoni carbon fiber silencers and a dedicated ECU. Service records are described as minimal due to the low mileage.

No Reserve: 1964 Sears Allstate Moped

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This 1964 Sears Allstate Moped was purchased by the seller one year ago from the daughter of the original owner. The bike was used primarily at her father’s Northern Idaho summer home and was in storage for several years before the seller discovered it. Powered by a 49cc 2-stroke single paired with a 2-speed transmission, the bike remains largely as found, though the carburetor and fuel line have been replaced. This Allstate is sold with the original carburetor, a new fuel petcock, jetting kit, and fuel line, and is now being offered at no reserve in Idaho on a bill of sale. Manufactured in Austria as the Puch MS50, Sears rebranded the bike and added it to their Allstate line of motorcycles. 1964 was one of the few years for the blue and white color option, and the finish on this example shows age-related chips, scratches, and fading. The decals are also flaking around the edges and the chrome shows minor pitting. A chrome parcel rack is fitted, and the seller believes that the black vinyl seat may be incorrect for this model. Shifting is performed by twisting the left-side grip. Details include correct grey-colored Magura grips and control cables. The speedometer indicates 940 miles. The fuel tank was stored dry and is reported to be clean inside. The original cap is provided and features an attached oil mixing cup. The chrome rims are peeling in areas and have been touched up with chrome paint. The tires are believed to be original and should be replaced. Power comes from either pedaling, or a 49cc 2-stroke single paired with a 2-speed transmission. When purchased, the carburetor was incomplete so a replacement item was sourced. The seller reports that the fuel line was also replaced and the carburetor was jetted for higher elevation so the bike runs best with 3/4 choke applied. The muffler shows minor signs of corrosion, and the fuel petcock is noted to leak as the lower fitting is missing. The seller is willing to deliver up to 500 miles, or assist with the shipping process.  

1975 Suzuki T500M Titan Cafe Racer

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This 1975 Suzuki T500M Titan was purchased as a project by the seller five years ago and subsequently rebuilt in the style of a period cafe racer. Power is from a 492cc 2-stroke twin featuring oil injection and a 5-speed transmission. The body wears a modified Yamaha XS750 fuel tank, aluminum seat, clip-on handlebars, and rearset foot pegs, while engine work included an overbore as well as installation of new Wiseco pistons, an electronic ignition, and custom stainless expansion chambers. This Titan is sold with records and a clean Wisconsin title in the seller’s name. The fuel tank was sourced from a Yamaha XS750, modified with dual Pingel petcocks, and finished in lime green metal flake and metallic charcoal grey with pearl white accents. The stripes, number plates, and Suzuki logos on the tank were hand-painted by a local artist. The frame was reportedly stripped, de-tabbed, and braced with 3/4” DOM tubing before being powder coated silver. Remaining surfaces were polished or rechromed throughout. RK Excel wheels were fitted with new spokes and Avon Roadrider II tires. The axles and bearings were replaced, and the front and rear drum brakes feature new cables and EBC shoes. The rear swingarm was upgraded with ball bearings and brass bushings. The forks incorporate exposed springs, a chromed headlight bucket, and clip-on handlebars with upgraded controls. Instrumentation has been removed, but 4,500 miles were reportedly indicated when the bike was purchased and the seller estimates that 300 miles have been added since completion of the build. The seat was made from aluminum and upholstered in black vinyl with contrast stitching. X-Arc Duo rear lights use yellow and red lamps and function as running, stop and turn signal lights in one. The 492cc 2-stroke twin produced 47 horsepower in stock form and features oil injection. The engine was split, overbored, vapor blasted, polished, and fitted with new Wiseco +1 pistons as well as an electronic ignition, and a NOS oil injection pump and lines were fitted. A custom wiring harness was fabricated and new gears were installed in the 5-speed transmission. The stainless steel expansion chambers were custom-made by Higgspeed in the UK, and the polished billet aluminum rearsets are from Titan Performance. A video detailing the features of the bike is provided above, while a cold start is demonstrated in another clip here. The bike was also recently featured on Silodrome.

1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

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This 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is an Italian import that was acquired by the seller nine years ago and shows 67k kilometers (~42k miles). Power is from a 748cc V-twin with a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The bike has been ridden approximately 20k kilometers (~12k miles) under current ownership as well as receiving recent valve, ignition timing, and carburetor adjustments. This V7 Sport is offered by the selling dealer in Indiana with owner’s and parts manuals as well as a clean California title. Designed by Lino Tonti, the V7 Sport utilized a modified version of the V7 engine in a lighter triangulated frame. This example is finished in dark red and wears frame-mounted crash bars, a Moto Guzzi 750S seat, and reproduction Lafranconi mufflers. The seller mentions discoloration of the header pipes and a minor dent in the stainless front fender. Telescopic forks feature double twin leading-shoe brakes and adjustable “Swan Neck” clip-on handlebars. Borrani wire wheels wear older 18″ tires which will require replacement. No mirrors are provided. Controls and instrumentation are shown up close in the gallery below. Veglia instrumentation includes a km/h speedometer and a 5-digit odometer showing 67k kilometers (~42k miles). The 748cc OHV 90-degree V-twin features 30mm Dell’Orto carburetors and produced 70 horsepower in stock form. Power is transferred through a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The carburetors were recently cleaned, and the valves and timing adjusted. Copies of a rider’s handbook and parts catalogue are included in the sale. The bike has been generally maintained as part of the seller’s collection, and service records are unavailable. A start-up and walk-around video is provided above. The seller’s collection is operated under a dealer license, and the bike comes with a California title to be transferred to its new owner.

Original Owner 1974 Norton Commando 850

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This 1974 Norton Commando 850 was purchased new at Sports Motorcycles Ltd. in Manchester, England by the seller while employed in the North Sea oil industry. The bike is powered by an 850cc parallel twin with a 4-speed transmission, and maintenance has been performed personally by the seller from new. A recent refurbishment included fresh paint, upholstery, and tires as well as a valve adjustment and oil change. This Commando is sold with service and owner’s manuals as well as a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name. The fuel tank and side covers were recently stripped and refinished in black with gold lettering. The frame was touched up as necessary and a new seat cover added. The tail light was replaced with a smaller Lucas item and the stainless steel front fender was cut down when the bike was new. The seller notes corrosion of fasteners and discoloration of the the exhaust pipes. Wire wheels wear new Dunlop tires and tubes. The petcocks, air filter, and footpeg rubber are new, and many of the replacement parts were purchased from Andover Norton in the UK. The chrome headlight shell shows pitting and the rim, reflector, and lens were replaced to comply with American standards. The tachometer is a modern electronic replica of the original that eliminates the need for a cable. The clutch perch, cable, and adjuster were replaced with new old-stock Norton parts. The turn signals have been removed, though the wiring is said to remain intact and the switchgear functional. The 850cc parallel twin has reportedly never been apart. Over the years the seller has rebuilt or replaced the carburetors, brake master cylinder, isolastic suspension, cables, coils, clutch, and more. Recent work included installation of a new stator, Lucas adjustable points, chain case gasket, and brake light switch along with a valve adjustment and oil leak repair. Modifications include authentic Norton peashooter pipes in place of the stock mufflers. The 4-speed transmission has had its kick-start pawl, return spring, and seals replaced by Gene Plue in Denver, Colorado. A workshop manual and owner’s booklet are included in the sale. The seller has performed all necessary services, paper records for which are unavailable. The seller notes that bike has always been stored indoors and ridden at least every three months.

1970 BMW R75/5

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This 1970 BMW R75/5 was purchased two years ago by the seller, who proceeded to complete a refurbishment begun by the previous owner. The work included fresh paint and a new seat as well as re-honed cylinders, new rings, and a tune-up for the 749cc boxer twin, which is paired with a 4-speed transmission. The seller has ridden the bike approximately 200 of its 32k indicated miles since 2016. This R75/5 is sold with a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name. The frame was reportedly powder coated black and the bodywork refinished in Grenada Red with white pinstriping. The replacement seat does not incorporate stock aluminum grab rails, and the passenger foot pegs hav been removed. Weinmann wire wheels wear new Shinko tires. The headlight shell contains a combination 120 mph speedometer, 8,000 rpm tachometer and 5-digit odometer showing 32k miles. A factory-style teardrop key is present. The 750cc boxer twin produced 50 horsepower when new and powers the rear wheel through a 4-speed transmission with shaft drive. The engine was reportedly overhauled by a BMW mechanic with re-honed cylinders, new rings, and reconditioned valves with new seats as well as a tune-up with a fresh condenser and ignition points. The exhaust and battery have also been replaced, and a start-up video is provided above.

Interesting & Rare: Preserved 1963 Velocette Viceroy

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This 1963 Velocette Viceroy is one of only 700 manufactured by the English motorcycle company in the early 1960’s. According to the seller, the bike still wears its factory baby blue paint and remains in good running condition. Velocette was a staple in high-level international motorcycle racing from the mid-1920’s through early 1950’s, and made a name for itself around the world churning out reliable, well-built machines, some of which were quite fast and handsome. In a sign of the times the Viceroy of 1960-’64 swayed away from what the company had been known for, and was designed to compete not on the Isle of Man, but in the red-hot moped segment alongside strong-selling Lambrettas and Vespas of the day. The bike is highly unconventional, featuring a 247cc two-stroke horizontally-opposed twin, and sale includes a good deal of original documentation as well as a pair of factory workshop manuals. Find it here on Craigslist in Deltona, Florida for $7,700. The seller claims that this example was featured on the stand at the British International Motor show back in 1962, adding that sale includes the original workshop manual, service manual, and owners handbook. Says the seller: “It’s ugly, but it has it’s original light blue paint. This unit is up and running with new batteries and a clean title.” Paint does look as if it could remain original, showing plenty of patina but nothing approaching neglect or extreme wear. Someone’s painted “Conroy’s Follie” (sic) on the front of the scooter–maybe that’s Conroy himself standing adjacent to the bike in the ad. The scooter features a somewhat unorthodox drivetrain, as it’s powered by a 247cc two-stroke horizontally-opposed twin. The pistons in these boxer engines fire in unison and are known to sound more like a single. Power is transmitted from the flywheel through a drive shaft that connects to the rear-mounted 4-speed gearbox, which is quite unusual in itself as most bikes combine crank and trans cases in one casting. Output was factory rated at 15 horsepower which allowed a comfortable 65 mph cruise. Weight should be just over 300 lbs.  Velocette’s take on scooter design featured a very different layout from what was typical at the time.  Unique to this model was the fact that the engine was mounted up front, rather than under the seat as with most contemporary scooters. As a result, the Viceroy was reportedly very well balanced and said to possess surprisingly decent handling characteristics. Production of the Viceroy began in 1960 and ceased in 1964. It was one of the last new models drawn up by the firm, as they would close for good a few years later in 1971. Even so, the small, family-owned operation was very successful through the years and did well in the market against the much larger productions of Triumph, BSA, and Norton. All of their models were hand built and made to very high standards. The seller claims that this example was featured on the stand at the British International Motor show back in 1962, adding that sale includes the original workshop manual, service manual, and owners handbook.

No Reserve: 1968 Honda CB350

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This 1968 Honda CB350 was reportedly purchased new from Boise Honda in Idaho by a member of the military, who used it to commute to base before placing it into storage during the 1970s. Power is from a 325cc parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The bike was recently acquired by the seller, and subsequent refreshment included a new battery, chain, control cables, and tires as well as an oil change and adjustment of the valves, timing, cam chain, and brakes. The seller has added only five of the bike’s 8k indicated miles since completion of the work. This CB350 is now offered at no reserve with recent receipts, an owner’s manual, a period sales brochure, extra gauges, factory tool kit, and a clean Idaho title in the seller’s name. The CB350 was one of Honda’s most popular motorcycles with over 250,000 units sold, and 1968 represented its first year of production. This example is finished in Candy Blue and White and retains all of the correct 1968 features including the “8” markings on all hardware. The finish shows a number of age related chips and scratches, and the seller mentions minor corrosion on the rims and frame hardware consistent with a well kept 50 year old bike. The seat was recently recovered by Interior Revolution of Caldwell Idaho. The control cables have been replaced under current ownership. Approximately 8k miles indicated on the odometer. The tachometer was recently replaced due to the the needle being stuck at red line, but the speedometer needle is also noted to bounce at cruising speeds. An extra set of gauges is included in the sale.   The 325cc parallel twin features dual Keihin carburetors and produced 36 horsepower in stock form. Power is transferred through a 5-speed transmission and chain drive. Recent work included an oil change and adjustment of the valves, cam chain, timing, and brakes. The carburetors were cleaned and a new battery, cables, chain, and tires were installed. Although not pictured, the chain guard was re-attached after a repair to the front mounting tab and a new chain fitted. Chrome wire wheels wear fresh IRC tires. The seller will provide receipts for the recent work, though prior service records are unavailable.

1961 Gilera 98 Giubileo

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This 1961 Gilera 98 Giubileo was imported to the US from Italy several years ago and purchased by the seller in 2015. Power is from a 4-stroke single rebuilt and overbored to 125cc with a new  piston, rings, and gaskets. A valve job with new seats has also been performed and a new old-stock carburetor added along with a fresh battery, wiring, tires, and more. Shifting is through a 4-speed transmission. Approximately 300km (~186 miles) have reportedly been ridden since the rebuild. This Giubileo is offered with receipts for the recent work and a clean California title in the seller’s name. The Giubileo was introduced in 1959 to celebrate 50 years of Gilera production, and was available in 98cc and 124cc variants. This example shows chips, wear, corrosion, and other evidence of age in the detailed gallery photos below. The bike is fitted with period drop bars, a megaphone exhaust, and a 2-tone sport seat. The wiring harness, battery, and petcocks were recently replaced, and the 17″ wheels have been fitted with new tubes, rim bands, and Michelin tires. The chrome is flaking from the handlebars, and the seat has a tear on the leading edge. The control and speedometer cables have been replaced, though the seller notes that the speedometer needle is broken. Approximately 31k kilometers (~19k miles) are indicated on the odometer. Originally 98cc, the 4-stroke single was enlarged to 125cc when rebuilt. The cylinder was bored and an oversized piston and rings installed with fresh gaskets. A valve job was performed and an NOS Dell’Orto carburetor was installed. The oil was changed less than 100 miles ago, and a recent tune-up included a new coil, points, condensor, spark plug, cap, and wire. Shifting is through a 4-speed transmission. A ride-by video is provided above, with a second available here. Receipts are reportedly available for the machine work related to the engine rebuild, while previous records are unavailable.