1935 Indian Dispatch Tow

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This 1935 Indian Dispatch Tow is an unusual factory-built 3-wheeled motorcycle powered by its original 45ci V-twin coupled to a 3-speed hand-shifted transmission. The bike was reportedly restored in the 1990s by a museum located in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York, where it was subsequently displayed as well as occasionally ridden. Purchased by the seller in 2013, it was recommissioned by a marque specialist in Florida and has since been ridden an estimated 50 miles. Recent service included an oil change and battery replacement. This Indian won its class at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in 2017 and is being sold to create space in a growing collection. It is offered with a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. The Dispatch Tow was designed as a service vehicle primarily for auto dealerships and repair shops, where a single employee could pick up or deliver a car for servicing by attaching the bike to the bumper and thereby have a vehicle for the return trip. This example was reportedly restored for a museum in the 1990s and is finished in blue with an Indian head tank decal and gold pin striping. Indian motorcycles of the period featured a left-hand throttle and right-hand shift lever, though many including this example were converted for ease of operation. Simple amenities include a sprung leather seat and Indian grips on the painted handlebars. No speedometer is equipped, but the seller estimates 50 miles have been added under his ownership. The rear box is constructed of sheet metal over a wood frame and designed to offer storage for tools. The lid was upholstered for use by the occasional passenger. The fork-mounted folding tow bar could clamp to an automobile bumper for transport to and from a service location. Detailed photos are provided to show wiring, plumbing, and finishes throughout. The matching-numbers 45ci V-twin is paired with a 3-speed transmission. The clutch is operated by the left foot and gear selection by the left hand. The motorcycle received an oil change and a new battery in 2017, and the seller will provide service records from his 6-year ownership.

No Reserve: 1970 Honda CT70 Trail

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This 1970 Honda CT70 Trail was acquired by the seller about 12 years ago from a local owner, who had used it to travel up and down his long driveway to get the mail. A refurbishment was then conducted by the seller, including a color change to metallic green and powder coating the wheels and engine side covers. The 72cc 4-stroke engine was also rebuilt, and the 3-speed transmission received a new clutch pack. The odometer now shows just under 3k miles, and the bike is being offered at no reserve out of Mansfield, Texas on a bill of sale. The frame was a faded blue color when the seller acquired the bike. It was subsequently stripped and refinished in its current metallic green. Note the Honda information labels affixed to either side of the upper frame. The seat upholstery was redone using black vinyl with white Honda lettering on the back. The wheels were powder coated silver and currently wear a set of Bridgestone 4.00-10 tires. A walk-around video can be viewed above. Approximately 2,941 miles are shown on the factory Nippon Seiki odometer. The seller states that the horn button is missing, and the folding twist-lock handlebars can be seen in gallery photos. The 72cc 4-stroke single was rebuilt by the seller using a stock diameter piston, as well as new rings and valves. The 3-speed transmission was fitted with a new clutch pack during the engine rebuild. The engine side covers were also powder coated silver. Photos of the included body decals and warning labels can be seen in the gallery along with detailed shots of the body and chrome trim. A video of the bike running can be viewed below.

2014 Triumph Bonneville T100 Black Custom

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This 2014 Triumph T100 Bonneville was purchased new from Polaris West in Katy, Texas and immediately customized by the seller as a scrambler/street tracker. Modifications include narrow bars with custom grips, leather seat, a bobbed rear fender, LED tail light, and all terrain tires. Currently showing 1296 miles, power comes from an air cooled 865cc parallel twin with a 5-speed manual transmission. All work has been performed by the dealer with the most recent service 2 months ago. This Bonneville is now sold with the owner’s books, all removed stock parts, an Auto Check report, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name. The Bonneville T100 Black is a special edition of the Bonneville finished in black with black engine cases, rims, and handlebars. The seat has been reupholstered in tan leather and tailored to match the factory stitching pattern. The front fender wears a pedestrian slicer front plate that has been painted with chalk board paint. The seller reports the bike has never been dropped and has always been stored indoors. The handlebars were replaced with narrower Flanders Clubman’s bars with Posh natural rubber barrel grips. The headlight shell was painted black and the mirrors, front turn signals, and tachometer were removed. The odometer currently reads 1296 miles. The rear fender has been replaced with a bobbed item wearing a smaller Bates LED tail light. The rear turn signals were also removed and replaced with smaller lights that fit inside the frame tube ends. The license plate has been relocated and is now affixed to the left shock absorber. The tires were replaced with Heidenau 110/80-19 and 130/80-17 all terrain tires. Powered by an air cooled 865cc fuel injected parallel twin coupled to a 5-speed transmission. The factory air injection has been removed, an OEM Triumph scrambler skid plate added, and the mufflers have been replaced with Sleeper Silencers from British Customs. The factory chalk and paint pen markings are still present and all scheduled services have been performed by the dealer with authentic factory parts. The most recent service was performed on 5/18. All removed stock pieces are included as are the extra keys, owner’s books, sales brochures, and service records. The Autocheck report shows no accidents or issues.

XTR Ulster – Ducati Monster

It’s been 25 years since Ducati wowed the motorcycling world with the release of their Monster. Even though the bike was a ‘parts bin special’ its naked styling, quality components, and affordable price point made it an instant hit. So good was the public response to the Monster that is now the Italian’s top-selling model of all time. Despite the Monster’s stripped back styling contributing to its incredible success, when XTR Pepo set out to reimagine a ’01 Monster 750 he opted to dress the bike in classic endurance racer attire.
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Bare Essentials – Bolt Honda CB750

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. I have no doubt Mr. Da Vinci would be repeating those words if he was here to see this Honda CB750 by Spanish workshop Bolt Motor Co.

I receive a regular stream of CBs through my inbox and it takes something unique to capture my attention. Usually, it’s the seventies CBs that garner my interest, but every now and then a nineties model, such as this one, gets a look in. Simply named 008 to signify its place in Bolt’s build portfolio, this Honda was built for a friend who wanted a café racer that contained equal parts of style and comfort.
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Custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic

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This 2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic with a Bushtec trailer was purchased new by the seller’s uncle and ridden 890 miles before undergoing customization by the dealer to resemble a military transport. Powered by a 103ci V-twin coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, the 1K-mile service was performed one year ago and although in storage for the last year, a battery tender was attached and the engine was regularly started. Features include linked brakes, navigation, cruise control, and Rinehart slip on mufflers. Currently showing only 985 miles, the seller believes that the bike will require 7500 miles before it can be registered if sold to California. This Harley-Davidson is sold with all service records, receipts for the custom work, and a clean Utah title in the name of the seller’s uncle. Repainted to a high standard in matte finish olive drab with stenciled military markings, the build was inspired by the WWII era Harley-Davidson WLA models. Virtually all of the chrome has been painted in matte finishes and the hardware has been replaced with un-plated items. The wheels have been replaced with disc wheels on the rear and a spoked wire wheel on the front. The trailer is a Bushtec Roadstar that has been modified with matching olive drab paint and a storage rack. Military accessories consist of an ammunition case, jerry can, shovel, and canvas satchels. The handle bars and fuel tank trim have also been de-chromed and features include an AM/FM stereo, navigation, cruise control, and linked brakes. Full instrumentation is provided and all gauges and controls are functional. The odometer currently shows 985 miles. Power comes from a water and air cooled 103 cubic inch V-twin paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. the exhaust has been painted black with a high temperature coating and features Rinehart slip on mufflers. Service records as well as receipts for the build are available.  

Roads We Ride – The Oxley Highway

Veteran motorcycle tourer Alex Donnelly and his wife Ann have traveled throughout Australia on two wheels. They consider the Oxley Highway in New South Wales as one of Australia’s best roads and is one they “keep going back to”. With 150km of corners, the Oxley is a motorcyclists dream, but its location means getting there from a major city takes time.


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Ciao Bella – Rua Machines Moto Guzzi Nevada

Published in collaboration with ‘Revival of the Machine’
From Portugal comes this Moto Guzzi seventies-inspired transformation. Rua Machines is one of the most important builders in our neighboring country. They have developed a distinct style and amassed a portfolio dominated by classic Japanese motorcycles. For this build, we find Rua tackling an Italian cruiser with a fantastic outcome in both its aesthetics and the quality of its finish.

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Workshop Series – Choosing Motorcycle Suspension

The rise of the cafe racer movement has brought with it the desire to improve the performance of older motorcycles. One sure-fire way of improving how your motorcycle handles is upgrading its suspension. In this special edition of our ‘Workshop Series’ Australian suspension experts, Ikon Suspension, share some valuable advice on what to consider when choosing the right suspension for you and your motorcycle.
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