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.

No Reserve: 1968 BMW R69US

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This 1968 BMW R69US was purchased by the seller from the original owner’s family in 1990 and now shows 18,500 miles. Power comes from an air-cooled 600cc boxer twin mated to a 4-speed transmission, and a service was recently performed following 20 years of basement storage. Features include a period Avonaire fairing, Hella bar-end signals, and a folding tail rack. A Pentacom points plate was installed, and the recent work included a new battery, fuel lines, petcock seals, and an oil change. This R69US is now being sold at no reserve with the owner’s manual, tool kit, removed factory parts, and a clean Ohio title in the seller’s name. In 1968 BMW replaced the Earles fork front end with a lighter telescopic fork on all bikes destined for the US market. This example features an Avonaire fairing, 6.5-gallon fuel tank, touring seat, Hella bar-end signals, and a folding tail rack. The seller notes that the fairing was repainted to match the factory color. Slight corrosion is noted on the leading edge of the rear fender, and an abrasion can be seen on the left side of the fairing. Aftermarket mirrors have been fitted and the exhaust was replaced by the seller several years ago. The aluminum spoked wheels wear older tires that will need to be replaced before returning to the road. Touring bars are fitted, and the reverse-sweep VDO speedometer reads up to 120 mph. The odometer indicates 18,500 miles, about 7k of which were added by the seller over 28 years of ownership. The air-cooled 600cc boxer twin was originally rated at 42 horsepower, which the 4-speed transmission transmits to the rear wheel though a shaft drive. A Pentacom points plate has been added and adapts readily-available automotive points to simplify timing adjustments. The battery, fuel lines, and petcock seals were replaced, and all fluids changed with the exception of the fork oil. No service records are available, but the sale includes the removed points plate, a set of original-style keys, an owner’s manual, and a factory tool kit complete with the original shop cloth.

No Reserve: 2002 Ducati Monster S4

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This Ducati Monster S4 is said to be one of 50 imported to the US with the grey and red “Senna” color scheme for 2002. Power is from a 916cc V-twin mated to a 6-speed transmission, while modifications include an aftermarket seat and Arrow exhaust. The bike shows just under 2,000 miles and was purchased two years ago by the seller, who believes himself its third owner. Recent service included a new battery and replacement of the timing belts. This Monster S4 is sold with manuals, keys, and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name. The grey and red Senna color scheme was a nod to that used for a limited run of earlier 916 models benefiting the foundation of the late Brazilian F1 champion. This example is fitted with an aftermarket Sargent seat and Arrow carbon fiber slip-on exhaust. The seller points out a scratch on the fuel tank and a ding below the fuel cap. The front end features inverted 43 mm Showa forks and dual semi-floating front disc brakes with Brembo 4-piston calipers. The front fender is made of carbon fiber, and the Marchesini 5-spoke wheels wear Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier tires. Power is from a liquid-cooled 916cc 4-valve V-twin with a 6-speed transmission. A recent service by Erico Motorsports in Denver, Colorado, included replacement of the timing belts and a new battery. Records for the work will be included, though service documentation from prior to current ownership is unavailable. Controls and instrumentation are shown up close in the gallery below, with the latter including a digital odometer indicating just under 1,950 miles. Factory supplied manuals, keys, and paperwork will be provided to the new owner.

1971 BMW R75/5

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This 1971 BMW R75/5 is powered by a 750cc horizontal twin with a 4-speed transmission and was reportedly stored for 15 years before being purchased by the seller two years ago. Subsequent work reportedly included a cosmetic refurbishment with fresh paint, new fork boots, and polished wheels, while mechanical service consisted of a carburetor rebuild and oil change as well as the installation of a new starter and spark plugs. The seller has added 300 of the bike’s 14k indicated miles since completion of the work. This R75/5 is sold with a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. The tank was cleaned and repainted in traditional black along with the fenders. Both were reportedly pin striped by hand, and chrome side covers added. The fork boots and header pipes were replaced, while the factory-style mufflers were cleaned and detailed. Polished items include the valve covers, timing cover, air box, and wire wheels, the last of which are mounted with newer Michelin tires. The R75/5 featured a combination speedometer/tachometer in the headlight shell, with the gauge also including a 5-digit odometer indicating 14k miles. The air-cooled 750cc horizontal twin was originally rated at 50 horsepower and features features both electric and kick starters. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 4-speed transmission and shaft drive. Recent work included a new starter, battery, and spark plugs as well as oil changes for the engine and transmission. The dual Bing carburetors were also rebuilt, though the seller notes they will require additional tuning. A compression test reportedly revealed 150psi in each cylinder. The sale includes a set of original-style keys as well as a factory tool kit in the under-seat tray.

Factory NSU Car Power: 1971 Münch Mammut 1200 TTS

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This 1971 Münch Mammut (Mammoth) is one of 478 NSU Prinz-engined bikes built, around 220 of which are known to remain. Built to order around the small German car’s lightweight, air-cooled, rear-mounted OHC four cylinder, no two Mammuts are exactly alike, and this one is particularly interesting for its use of an 85-horse 1200cc version–most came fitted with 1000cc units making about 30 hp less. Despite their physical size and gawky (but endearing) looks, these bikes weighed a reasonable-for-the-day 485 pounds, and in 1200 spec were capable of hitting 100 mph in around 10 seconds. Handling was decent as well, thanks to a Norton-style frame, and reflecting their high price and exclusivity, Mammuts were packed full of interesting features like an oil bath chain case that doubles as the swingarm’s left half. This one looks great, and is described by the seller as being in “near new and pristine condition.” Find it here on Gallery Aaldering in Brummen, Netherlands for 157,500 euros (~$183k USD today). Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission. Described in the ad as a “Kraftfahrzeugmechaniker” or motor mechanic, Friedrich Münch was born in 1927, served as a technician in the Luftwaffe, and in 1948 opened a Horex motorcycle shop. He then designed a series of bikes utilizing Horex parts, but when a friend introduced Münch to the NSU Prinz’s engine, development turned towards the Mammut. While today we’d call it a superbike, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s this kind of spec was simply mind-blowing. From the rear everything looks fairly conventional but appearances can be deceiving. Aircraft-quality Elektron magnesium alloy was used for the mudguards, swingarm (incorporating a structural oil-bath chain housing on the left), fork bridges and footrests. Interestingly, wheels often failed when their spokes were stripped from their housings due to the engine’s torque–additionally, rear tires could be expected to last as little as 100 miles. Here’s what makes the Mammut; an air-cooled, sohc 200cc inline-four sourced from NSU and capable of propelling the big bike to 60 mph in around four seconds. Modifications included fitting a new gearbox and clutch, as well as reworking of the engine’s sump, carburetors and exhaust. Check out the Münch branded gauges. The odometer clearly displays the claimed 5007km, and for those who are curious 250 kp/h is roughly 155 mph.