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Classic motorcycles for sale in Australia

2008 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic – $16,500


SELLER SAYS: 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic for sale, in immaculate condition. 25,700km. Two mature owners from new. Vance & Hines pipes, ABS, cruise control, quick-release windscreen and top box. Always garaged and well looked after, never dropped, and serviced by Harley dealer. Rides like new. A lot of  motorcycle for your money. Priced to sell. Contact Steve on 0411 213 247 (Mundijong, Western Australia).

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1978 Ducati 750 Sport – offers over $70,000


SELLER SAYS: Some idea of the importance of the Australian market to  Ducati in the 1970s (it was in fact the company’s largest export market for most of the decade), can be seen in the 1978 750 Sport shown here for sale. While at first glance it looks like a normal 1974 Sport it is in fact a 1978 ‘model’ constructed from spare parts by the factory at the request of the Australian importer – Frasers. At the time, the recently-released 860GT was seen by the market as a backwards step when compared the GT750 and 750 Sport (at least aesthetically), which had ceased production in 1974, and there was no Sport equivalent available with the ‘square case’ engine. Frasers saw there was still a market for the round-case models, even though they were some years old by that stage and no new ones available. Old Norm would have used his considerable clout with the factory to get these parts bin specials made. Only 22 of the 1978 year 750 Sports were built and all came to Australia. There were minimal differences between the 1974 and 1978 Sports. Some had slightly different switchgear fitted, but basically they were identical. This 1978 Sport was rebuilt in the 1990s and ridden sparingly since. The paperwork with the  bike is staggering, including the original bill of sale from Fraser Motorcycles and receipts for the restoration. Brook Henry of Vee Two has known of this  bike for many years and can verify the mechanicals are in sound condition. The bike will also be fully serviced by Vee Two before delivery to its new owner. This truly is a piece of  Ducati in Australia history. Call Brook or Chris at Vee Two on 0448 749 921 for more info. (Nannup, Western Australia).

1974 Ducati 750GT – offers over $40,000


SELLER SAYS: This 1974  Ducati GT750 was imported from America over 10 years ago, with full import approval. Restored some years ago before coming to Australia, it is mechanically sound and cosmetically beautiful without being a trailer queen. Starts and rides as it should, and needs nothing to be enjoyed. Often you can buy a  bike like this sight unseen and be rewarded with a plethora of mechanical issues, with the  bike seemingly maintained by a ham-fisted chimp during its life. Luckily this isn’t the case with this bike. We’ve had a peak inside and can confirm it’s very good mechanically.  Bike will be serviced by Vee Two prior to delivery to new owner. Call Brook or Chris at Vee Two on 0448 749 921 (Nannup, Western Australia).

2007 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport – $8,000


SELLER SAYS: 2007 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport. 69,700km. 2-valve motor, 6-speed. Good original condition with new front discs and pads, recent oil, filter, plugs, air filter, fuel filter and recent Michelin tyres. Just out of rego, but if sold for asking price (or close) I will put 12 months NSW rego on it. Contact Darren on 0431 793 560 (Killarney Heights, NSW).

1960 Triumph 650 Bonneville – $25,000


SELLER SAYS: It would be hard to find a better example of this classic 1960 duplex frame Bonneville. I came across this  bike in 2017 with only 19,000 what I believe to be genuine miles on the clock. It had been in storage for a number of years while all the time being kept licensed with its existing old plates (UU089 ). The bike was completely dismantled and completely rebuilt to factory, no expense spared. The wiring harness was replaced, the magneto overhauled, every nut and bolt replaced with originals. Paintwork is impeccable including gold painted lines applied by brush and chrome parts re done. The only modification to the bike is that it has been converted to 12 volt. The bike has now 28,800 miles on the clock mostly done on weekend club runs but only ever ridden in dry weather. It does not haemorrhage oil, will start with one kick at any time and is just a delight to ride. My age and health define the only reasons that I am offering to part with this fine example of a classic. Contact Greg on 0414 918 449 (Kalamunda, Perth WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Triumph twins were such a success through the 1960s that, by the end of the decade, 50% of motorbikes over 500cc sold in America were Triumphs. Amazing stuff – especially given the fact that America is home to Harley-Davidson, and H-D even then had massive loyalty value. The Bonneville was Triumph’s top model, and it was adored. Named to commemorate John Allen’s Triumph-engined speedliner that achieved 214mph at America’s Bonneville salt flats in 1956, the first of the Bonnies was unashamedly a performance  bike.  No, it wouldn’t do 214mph, but it was credited with an extraordinary top speed of 115mph, thanks to its 650cc engine, twin carbs and high performance cam. (Triumph sales in the USA were undoubtedly helped along by Marlon Brando and James Dean, Hollywood bad boys who preferred Triumphs to Harleys.) Many Triumph boffins will tell you the Bonneville peaked early, with the first generation (1958-1962) being the pick of the bunch. This bike of Greg’s falls into that category, instantly making it a collector’s delight. But the cream on the cake is the mileage. I doubt there are many duplex frame Bonnevilles in the world with less than 30,000 miles on the clock, and even fewer that are in functional, licensable, ridable condition. A rare opportunity indeed, to own a superb example of one of history’s most loved motorcycles.


1969 Ducati Rolly 50 – $10,500


SELLER SAYS: 50cc two-stroke engine. Runs well and is rideable. Recently imported from Italy where it was stored for many years in a collection. Starts easily and lots of fun to ride, at a slow pace of course. Fantastic condition for its age (believed to be a late 1960s model) with great patina. Truly a very rare motorcycle/moped. What a great addition to any collection, especially for lovers of Italian motorcycles. Happy to ship at buyer’s expense. Contact Chris on 0404 030 925  (Nannup WA) for more info.

1965 Testi Grand Prix 48 – $8,000


SELLER SAYS: Gorgeous little Italian café racer. 48cc two-stroke engine. Not sure the year of manufacture but looks to be mid-to-late 1960s. Recently brought into Australia from Italy. Starts first kick, runs well, 3-speed gearbox with the left hand-grip used to change gears. Been brush painted years ago but still presents pretty cool. Fantastic little bike, just the thing for swanning down to your local café for a short black where you can pretend you have a waistline to be proud of and a full head of hair. Contact Chris on 0404 030 925  (Nannup WA) for more info.

1980 Ducati Darmah 900SD – $24,750


SELLER SAYS: This Ducati Darmah 900 SD comes with provenance. It was originally purchased in Sydney on 17 July 1980 by an accountant, Anthony B. With this bike, you will get the original Dealer’s Notice, Retail Buyer’s Order Form and Trade-in Offer form, along with detailed hand-written notes by the owner between September 1998 and October 2002. Also included is the original Ducati “instructions for use and maintenance” booklet and the Manuale Di Riparazione [Workshop Manual] in Italian and English. The bike has travelled less than 1000km in the past 15 years but has been fully maintained during this period by a Perth Ducati specialist. The seat was restored by master craftsman Tony O’Connor of Eldorado Motorcycle Seats in SA. Other improvements (less than 1,000kms) include: New starter sprag clutch, fuel taps, chain and sprockets, front and rear brake calipers overhauled, carbys recently serviced. Detailed receipts are available (September 2009 to September 2023). This Darmah presents an opportunity to ride as-is or fully restore. Contact Terry on 0422 086 414 (Darlington, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS:  It’s interesting how classic bikes evolve in fashion and desirability. When bikes are new, it’s all about the specifications — how many horses, how fast, how light, the seat height, suspension quality, brand name, and price of course. Move on a decade or so, by which time the specifications look outdated, and it’s all about a bike’s moment in time. “Yeah, not as fast as today’s bikes, but they were great in their day.” As they move into old age, people are most interested in a classic bike’s place in history. Did it win races? Did it impact the market? Did it flag a major change in direction, either for the company or the industry? But there comes a time when something else comes into play. “Yeah it’s lovely. But can I actually ride it?” When it comes to collectible classics, all of Ducati’s bevel-drive bikes tick most of the boxes. They were glorious bikes with iconic and much-loved technology and they sounded like nothing else. When Ducati moved to belt-drive because it was more simple and cheaper to build, the whole world groaned. (Ok, not the whole world. But I did.) If you shop for a bevel Ducati nowadays, you’ll generally need long arms, strong wrists, short legs (one good for kicking), a tough bum, and a good back. And yes, deep pockets. I have a kickstart Mike Hailwood Replica in my collection, and I love it to bits. But there are days when I wish it were a Darmah. The Darmah heralded a new era for Ducati, delivering a user-friendly sports bike that was suitable for regular use, even on the highway and even with a pillion. And electric start! This bike of Terry’s looks like an excellent example of the breed, still carrying its age and patina with pride, befitting a 40+ year-old Italian. It’s a great opportunity to buy and ride a true classic, even if you are a decade or two older than it is.

1977 Kawasaki Z650 – $9,990


SELLER SAYS: This amazing condition Z650 from 1977 is a sight to behold. The smaller brother of the legendary Z900 but in a slightly smaller size and budget. With great looks and street handling ability, the Z650 is a bike one must have in the garage ready for those weekend overnight rides down south or even just the jaunt through the city traffic for a coffee and a catch up with friends. We have gone right through this bike and fitted new rear shocks, the carbys have been completely stripped and cleaned and had a run on the dyno. This machine rides like a dream. It also has a 4-into-1 Delkevic exhaust system providing it with an amazing sound that only the 4-into-1 system can. With only 13,000kms on the clock, this bike is a steal. Come in and check this bike out, as it won’t last long at this price. Contact Retro Moto Co on 08 9336 7590 or (Fremantle, Perth WA)

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2008 Triumph Bonneville Custom “Mad Max” – $24,990


SELLER SAYS: Some of you may remember the Triumph Bonneville build by Wenley of Mean Machines, the ‘Mad Max’. Well, it is now for sale down at our shop. The suspension has been upgraded, with a Suzuki GSX-R fork hooked up to a custom-laced rim and hub, and held in place by custom triple trees. Renthal FatBars add to the aggressive look, and are fitted with GSX-R switchgear. The compact headlight is a 5 1/2″ Bates unit, sitting below a Koso speedo with custom-made idiot lights. To accentuate the stance of the bike, the stock tank was raised a little and the rear and a fabricated short, purposeful exhaust system — going from two-into-one and then back into two again, terminated with twin-barrel ‘shotguns’. It’s WA-licensed and has 5,288km on the clock. We have just given it some love with a service, and it’s ready to roll. See more photos here, or come in and check it out. Contact Retro Moto Co on 08 9336 750 or (Fremantle, Perth WA)

1923 AJS B5 350cc side valve – $10,000


SELLER SAYS: I’ve had this bike sitting in the shed for two years. All intentions to get it going but other projects have jumped in front. It’s a non-runner but not much to get it going. It’s in great condition. A B5 350cc side valve, so hard to find. A great old bike nowadays that you don’t need to pay the earth for. Contact Dale on 0482 459 096 (Northam, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: A marvellous piece of motorcycle history here, reaching back to the early decades of motorcycle manufacture and the glory days of the AJS brand. The company was born very much as a family concern, taking its name from Albert John Stevens, and the first bike to wear the AJS badge was offered for sale in 1910. Within a decade, AJS machines were winning trophies at the Isle of Man and, apart from the inconvenient interruption of World War I, they kept on doing so through the 1920s and ’30s. When this bike of Dale’s was made, AJS was still a family company — Harry Stevens was managing director, George Stevens commercial manager, Joe Stevens (Jnr) managed the ‘experimental’ section, and Jack Stevens was production manager. The family dabbled outside of bikes — there were cars, buses and even radios — but high-performance motorcycles were the backbone of the business even after the company went into liquidation in 1931 and was swallowed up by Matchless.

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2007 Yamaha Scorpio 225cc – $2,500


SELLER SAYS: Yamaha Scorpio 225cc cafe racer. Low 18,035km, in good condition and with one previous owner. Distinctive one-off paintwork. Fitted with replica Ducati SS seat with custom leather upholstery. Fair tyres, registered, great little commuter bike, sounds good, fun little pocket rocket. Contact Roberto on 0439 916 384 (Hamersley, Perth WA)

1967 Suzuki T20 Super Six Hustler – $9,000


SELLER SAYS: A sporty 1967 Suzuki T20 (250cc) 6-speed. Totally restored to original. 451 miles since restoration. This T20 is probably one of the best Suzuki T20 Hustlers for sale in Australia. In 1967 to 1969, Suzuki T20’s were right up there in the world for 250 motorcycles. Contact Peter on 0408 102 132 (Riverina, NSW)

1926 Harley-Davidson 1200 J Model – $46,000


SELLER SAYS: 1926 1200cc Harley Davidson for sale. It has a 1928 front brake. Original HD factory-fitted front fork dampers. Other bits and pieces: WW2 headlight, 1929 electrical panel. The engine is kicked over every now and then. It was ridden up and down the street 30 years ago. It comes with a tea chest full of valuable parts (will not separate). Parts include: 1925e engine, gear boxes (2). As-new 1926 frame. Old 1920’s tanks (4). Luggage rack, front forks (3). Repro tool box, handle bars, plus items shown in photos. For a bike that’s nearly 100 years old, it is in such good condition. A rare find. Contact John by email at (Western Australia).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: As a 1926 model, this glorious Model J was released just 23 years after William Harley and Arthur Davidson sold their first motorcycle in the backyard of the Davidson family home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. It therefore reaches back to within sight of the birth of motorcycles, and it’s next owner will get to bake a cake and celebrate it’s 100th birthday; an event that surely warrants a letter from the King (no, not Elvis – the other one), or from Harley-Davidson’s CEO perhaps. John invited me to his property to see this bike (and his 1987 Ducati 750F1 Laguna Seca) and take these photos. The bike looks very sound, and John said it was running when he parked it up 30-odd years ago. I don’t doubt it. Such an historic machine may move on to another under-lock-and-key safe place, but we’d love to see someone get it running again, in time for its centenary. Just wonderful.

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1987 Ducati 750F1 Laguna Seca – $54,000


SELLER SAYS: 1987 Ducati 750F1 Laguna Seca for sale. Rare bi-posta (twin seat) model and probably the lowest km’s of any Laguna Seca in the world, although I believe there might be one in New Zealand still boxed. This bike has travelled only 308km (190miles) and has been under a blanket almost it’s entire life. The indicator stalks have perished. The mirrors and spare sprockets are still wrapped. It has the race muffler. The road muffler is with it. It hasn’t run in over 35 years. I’m told the belts and things probably need attention. I purposely kept it as found, “stopped-in-time”. An opportunity to own a very, very rare Laguna Seca. This is one for the true collector. Contact John by email at (Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Yes, it really does have 308km on the clock. And yes, I believe it’s legit. John invited me to inspect this bike (and his 1926 Harley) at his property, so I got to watch him pull back the blankets for one of it’s rare open-air experiences, enabling me to have a look and take these photos. John told me the bike has had three owners, the second of whom did most of the 308km riding between Perth and Mandurah. The bike’s fourth owner will get to decide whether to maintain it’s as-found state, or undertake some recommissioning work to put it into service. For those not aware, the Laguna Seca was one of Ducati’s rare 750F1 specials, commemorating Marco Lucchinelli’s victory at the Battle of the Twins race in Laguna Seca, California. Ducati claimed 95 horsepower from the 750cc engine and a dry weight of a tiny 155kg. Ducati guru Ian Falloon has this to say about the bike: Over 30 years-on the limited edition 750 F1 is now almost forgotten. These were the last Ducati air-cooled race replica twins. Noisy and uncivilised, they had no place in a new order dictated by governments and regulations and more sanitary models soon replaced them. (Read more at Yes, definitely one for the collector and a glorious one at that. Very special indeed.

2003 Aprilia Tuono RSV – $9,000


SELLER SAYS: 2003 Aprilia Tuono RSV for sale. Second owner, Ohlins rear shock, Showa forks with Ohlins internals. Pilot Road 4 tyres in good condition. Aprilia race exhaust pipe with factory chip. Keys, owners manual and original exhaust. Fun spirited V-twin bike to ride. Registered until the 19th of August. Contact Mark on 0438 950 890 (Forrestfield – Perth, Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: In the car world, there are things called “sleepers” — high performance cars that appear on the outside to be nothing special. Typically, they are mild-mannered family cars with killer engines, designed to blow everyone away at the lights when they’re least expecting it. Well, Aprilia’s Tuono is definitely a sleeper bike. While no one is going to mistake it for a Honda Super Cub, it is nonetheless an unassuming modern naked bike that is seriously quick. The early Tuono engine is the same as that found in Aprilia’s top sports bike of the time, the RSV1000 Mille and, unlike usual practice, Aprilia decided they would not tune it down for near-naked duties. (Hey, who wants to be tuned down for near-naked duties?) And despite the high-spec engine, the Tuono has a reputation for being surprisingly comfortable, practical and reliable; perfectly capable of highway duties. As a side note, I’ve seen this bike in the flesh and I know the owner takes good care of his machinery.

1949 BSA M20 – $13,900


SELLER SAYS: A beautiful example of a 1949 M20, single, 500cc BSA motorcycle. It is in excellent condition and just had $9,500 spent on it. New tyres, reconditioned generator, new horn, new regulator and magneto, tail light, front stanchion, new wiring harness etc. Runs great on the road and comfortable to ride. Bike had complete restoration, apart from the motor, which runs well. Contact Martin on 0424 903 080 (Albion Park, NSW)

1981 Ducati 900SS – by online auction


SELLER SAYS: 1981 Ducati 900SS for sale by online auction. This 1981 model 900SS has just under 14,000km on it. It was gone completely through two years ago by well know Canadian Ducati guy Paul Lacelle who rebuilt the forks, brakes, and carbs, and the top end. The bottom end is solid but is from a GTS so it’s numbers are not correct. The bike starts and rides beautifully and the Contis sound fabulous. It has less than 100km on it since being refurbished, and everything works as it should. Features include natural alloy coloured FPS wheels, 40 mm Dellortos, Imola-style gas tank and gear gazer. The tires, tubes, battery, paint and graphics were new two years ago. The large fibreglass Imola tank was treated with 3 coats of Caswell sealer before it was painted. Click here for auction details.  (Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada)

1947 Velocette KSS – $15,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1947 Velocette KSS for sale. 350cc OHC engine completely rebuilt from the ground up by former champion Velocette racer David Morse. The engine is virtually new. Thurston belt drive primary and clutch. 12-volt conversion, Kubota alternator. Tim Thearle fully rebuilt manual advance magneto. High compression engine running 8.5:1 compression which can easily be lowered by inserting decompression plates. Oil pressure gauge. Fully refurbished Amal carburettor. Starts very easily. Originally despatched from the factory to Borgelt Motors, Adelaide, in June 1947. 1947 MSS frame, which has had the sidebar lugs removed for racing. Frame neck has been strengthened in accordance with recommendations by Norm Trigg. Built to be ridden reliably: not a concours showpiece but has solid foundations should you wish to go down that path. Comes with spares, manuals, books, and tools. New brakes, rims, spokes, tyres. VOC dating certificate. Contact Ian on 0460 xxx xxx SOLD (Sale, Victoria)

2012 BMW K1300S HP – $15,500 ono.


SELLER SAYS: 2012 BMW K1300 S HP for sale. Number 657 of 750 produced worldwide. Only a handful made it to Australia. Unmarked factory Alpine White/Metallic Lupin Blue/solid Night Black paint. 175 HP. 27,772km. All factory options, lots of genuine factory carbon fibre. Akrapovic can. Factory speed-shift. Billet adjustable rear-sets. Billet footpegs for rider and pillion. HeliBars to perfect the ergonomics for touring and sports riding. Original unmarked BMW clip-ons included. Carbon fibre pillion seat cover. Factory panniers and BMW soft rear bag. Electronic Suspension Control with three settings. Traction control. ABS. Electronic tyre pressure monitoring. Factory alloy race stand. Factory trickle charger. Immaculate throughout. RWC and rego to September 2024. Contact Michael on 0492 084 559 (Eight Mile Plains, Queensland)

EDITOR TERLICK: A couple of years ago, after spending most of my motorcycling life on classic and vintage bikes, I decided it was time to have a taste of modern machinery. After a little research, I began a journey that saw my ageing bum on the seats of several contemporary machines ranging from an MV Agusta Brutale 910R and Buell XB9R Thunderbolt through to a Ducati 996. I also bought two big BMWs – a 2007 BMW K1200S and a 2011 BMW K1300R. This bike of Michael’s is effectively a blend of those two Beemers, having more or less the 1300R engine and more or less the 1200S running gear, admittedly a smidgen newer and up-specced to BMWs HP (High Performance) standard. My MV and Buell were both heaps of fun, but I’ve got to say the BMWs were the eye-openers. Gob-smackers. If you’ve ever wondered how far motorcycles have come on their journey of performance and function, you could pretty much stop right here. They are just amazing. The technical advancements over the past couple of decades has enabled manufacturers to deliver a blend of speed, comfort, reliability and practicality that was previously the stuff of dreams. You want a bike to to go touring with your partner? No problem. You can load this bike up, factory panniers and all, and push a button to tell the suspension that you have a pillion and luggage on board. You want a bike to ride to work? Sure. This bike purrs like a kitten, it’s civilised, and the ergonomics are traffic friendly. Oh, so now you want to go to the race-track or drag strip? Here, hold my beer. How does 0-100kmh in 2.8 seconds grab you? (I know where it grabbed me.) Quite possibly the most competent motorcycle ever made, and a credit to the people who design and build them. Stunning.

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS – $5,900 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS. 3,400km. Presenting in excellent near-new condition, with low mileage and nothing to spend. Runs perfectly. Pivot pegs. Lowering kit. Reinforced luggage rack. One mature owner. Two keys, handbook, tools etc. Registered until September. Extraordinarily versatile little motorbike, nimble in the city, and a wonderful thing in the bush. Will suit anyone from the beginner to the down-sizer. A future cult classic. Reluctant sale, but must make room for impending purchase. Contact Richard on 0427 xxx xxx SOLD (Kalamunda – Perth, Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I’ve copped some flak in the past for being less enamoured than most people by modern-day adventure bikes. While I acknowledge the technical wonder and clever creature comforts of BMW’s big-bore R-GS series and their many contemporary competitor copycats, they’re just too big to be true adventure-seekers (unless your idea of an adventure is getting stuck underneath one on the side of a mountain). I’m sorry, but with a wet weight of 260-odd kilos, a 135hp engine that’s good for 200kmh, and a seat height of 85cm or more, today’s much-loved adventure bikes are never going to tempt me for an adventure — or at least not one that might include heading off-road. (Cripes, my 50-year-old BMW R75/6 is 50kg lighter than an R1250GS and sits two inches lower at the seat, and I wouldn’t take it off-road in a pink fit.) For my money, heading off for an around-the-world adventure would be a lot more sensible on something low to the ground, low in weight, and low in tech. Sure, Royal Enfield’s 411cc Himalayan is not very fast. This low-mileage bike of Richard’s boasts about 25-horsepower, a top speed near 140kmh, one cylinder, weighs less than 200kg, and had a seat height of about 80cm before he lowered it further. If it falls on top of you when you’re on a mountain, you’ll just push it off. If it breaks down in the middle of nowhere, which isn’t very likely, the local tractor mechanic will be able to work out what’s wrong — and probably fix it — because its technology is way old-school.  I actually tracked down a young English chap who is riding around the world on an R-E Himalayan — you can read about him at One more thing. If you’re likely to spend more time riding your adventure bike to work or the shops, rather than across Nepal, the Himalayan would be a much better choice than an RG-S …

1984 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana – $16,500


SELLER SAYS: 1984 Suzuki Katana 1100 for sale. Very low kms. In very good condition. Japanese import with import approval. New Bridgestone tyres, air filter and battery. Original exhausts. Everything works as it should. Test ride only with cash in hand. Contact Brendan on 0403 903 128 (Boronia, Victoria).

2015 Norton Commando 961 SF – $21,950


SELLER SAYS: Second series Norton Commando 961SF for sale. 3100km. Comes with books and service manual. Bike has been kept inside house! Priced to sell. The 961 SF Mk II is all about refinement. The original 961, though characterful and desirable, was also fairly crude. Five years have improved that tremendously, particularly with the transmission. In the flesh, although the basic elements of the bike are the same, it is noticeably updated (particularly the brakes and seat), the new titanium grey colour scheme is mature and classy and it is also conspicuously more refined in terms of build quality and finish over the early ‘MkI’ bikes. From the saddle, though respectably light and lithe, the 961 is a fairly big, roomy roadster with a pleasing view ahead over classic twin dials. Stability, steering (bar a slightly restricted steering lock) and manageability are all intuitive and natural; the posh suspension and brakes, classy and effective. All of which leaves you to focus on the heart of the matter: the drive and delivery of that big Norton twin. Wind it above four thousand rpm and it’s truly invigorating and a joy. It doesn’t take long to realise how good it is through the turns. The steering is accurate and reassuring. Contact Gary at Albany Motorcycles on 0898 422 914 (Albany, Western Australia)

1975 Norton Commando MkIII 850 – $34,000 $30,000 $28,000


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Norton Mk111 850 for sale. Excellent condition. Head recently faced with new rings & full gasket kit. New upgraded Andover Norton electric starter kit starts perfectly. New exhaust system and mufflers. Full carburettor restoration. New tyres front & rear. New rear shocks. Starts and runs well. Recently serviced and head retensioned. On Club registration which is non-transferable. This bike is awesome. For further information ring Paul on 0481 204 493 (South Australia).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: A glorious big Brit from the dying days of the empire! While Triumph (and BSA) decided to go to three cylinders to ward off the onslaught of Japanese bikes in the early 1970s, Norton decided to stick with the twin-cylinder format and address the niggles — in particular vibration and old-fashioned styling and functionality. And just to make things interesting, Norton finally bumped the old twin out to a thumping 828cc which was bigger than the Japs (take that!) and good enough to call the final Commando an eight-fifty. The Commando achieved Norton’s goal: a big, fast, good-looking, sweet-handling bike that matched the Japanese fours in a straight line and beat them in the corners. And perhaps even more importantly, the arrival of an electric starter heralded the arrival of a “civilised” Norton! The 850 Commando was truly the end point (and high point) of a long and gradual evolution and its styling — especially the look of the motor — remained beautiful and very distinctive, right to the end. This bike of Paul’s looks like a superb example of arguably Norton’s greatest achievement. Learn more about the 850 Commando here.

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro – $15,990


SELLER SAYS: 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro for sale. 34,300km. Bike presents well for age and km’s. The timing belts were done at 30,000km. Includes genuine panniers and rack. Also comes with the original muffler and screen. The Enduro uses the same latest-generation 160 bhp, 1198cc Testastretta engine as the 1200S with the same power, torque, Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) and engine mapping. With its tuned semi-active Sachs suspension, the Ducati irons out the road ahead and even riding over rocks, you’d swear you were on tarmac. Handling on the dirt is excellent and it’s actually pretty nimble on tricky sections. Build quality and attention to detail is exceptional and service intervals are every 9300-miles with valve checks at double that. The 1200 is as loaded as you’d expect and comes with a colour dash display, a full electronics package, semi-active suspension, off-road pegs and levers, a center stand … the list goes on. Contact Michael Lee at Albany Motorcycles on 0898 422 914 (Albany, Western Australia).

1983 Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica – $45,000


SELLER SAYS: 1983 Ducati MHR900 for sale. Full nut and bolt restoration. 9,300km. For comprehensive details, please email Peter on (Toowoomba, Qld.)

1975 Suzuki GT550 – $23,900


SELLER SAYS: Looking to sell one of my fully rebuilt Suzuki GT550s as I am looking at buying something else. Bike has travelled less than 1000km since a total strip and rebuild. This is not a “backyard rebuild” nor is it a “concourse nut and bolt” restoration (I do have one of those). It’s just a beautiful bike that’s very close to original that is basically brand new from front to back with lots and lots of NOS parts fitted. Will look at straight sale, trade or swap. Contact Dale on 0433 114 499 (Benowa, Queensland)

2002 Cagiva V Raptor 996 – $9,990 $8,000


SELLER SAYS: 2002 Cagiva V Raptor for sale, with an incredibly low 10,000km since new, this is in stunning condition and mechanical excellent. This bike is also rare, as very few were made (many less than the X Raptor). What we have here is quirky Italian styling and great handling with the thumping TL1000 engine from Suzuki. Huge grunt! The bike is dripping in carbon parts that adorned the X Raptor, plus carbon pipes, rear seat cowl etc. Alarm, headlight protector, stainless steel radiator and oil cooler guards, crash knobs (not fitted), brand new Pirelli Corsa II tyres (maybe done 300km), 11 months rego, full set of keys, all books including work shop manual, all receipts for all parts on bike, all original parts go with the bike. This bike is like new and well priced at $9990. Very reluctant sale. Phone Michael 0458 748 916 (Gloucester, NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Ever thought it might be fun to take a Ducati Monster, with all its Italian style and cornering finesse, and drop a nice big-bore Japanese V-twin motor in it? Well, there’s no need — Cagiva did it for you. A bit over 20 years ago, the very same man who designed the original Ducati Monster, Miguel Galuzzi, was recruited by Cagiva. One of his first creations was the Raptor — considered by some as the true successor to the Monster. The sting in the tail was the Japanese motor — and a much-loved one at that. Suzuki’s 996cc TL1000 was designed to take on Ducati’s 996 (or at least pinch a few sales). The big twin Suzuki was never a huge seller, but everyone who rode one just loved that motor. Road tests from the day were suitably impressed with Cagiva’s Italian/Japanese marriage — the Raptor was seriously fast, more than a bit hoon flavoured, and a joy in the corners. This spotless bike of Michael’s looks like an absolute pearler, with very low mileage. Being a ‘V’ model, it’s blessed with a bit more bling, a snazzy front cowl (I can’t call it a fairing, can I?), and a few more horses than the base model. Cool as.

2005 Harley-Davidson Road King – $12,500 ono.


SELLER SAYS: Low mileage (34,308km) 2005 Harley Road King for sale. Runs perfectly but needs some minor maintenance (fork seal and tail light). Just relicensed for 12 months. Priced to sell. Contact Peter on 0409 426 008 (High Wycombe – Perth WA).

1976 Moto Guzzi 850T3 – $18,000


SELLER SAYS: 1976 Moto Guzzi 850T3 big barrel. The bike was originally purchased from Thunderbikes (Bassendean, Perth WA) in 2016. My aim was to try and keep it true and retain as many OEM parts as possible. All electrical wiring, head unit and switch gear are still original. The system is run by a 12v Odssey battery positioned under the gearbox. The rear mufflers were commissioned by Ben Forster, using Vance and Hines baffles. It sounds great. The seat base is a one-off and the fibreglass mould comes with the bike. Over the last 8 years it’s been ridden and clocked up just under 1000k’s. Indicators, rear lights and front fairing are after market. Photo album of build also available. Love the bike but it is time to move on and someone else to enjoy it. Bike is licensed and comes with 3 months rego. Contact Nick on 0421 880 598 (Mindarie, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a stunner! I’ve always loved the look of early Moto Guzzi twins — those big round cylinders dominate the view from every angle and the frame mechanicals are similarly on show in all their glory. And beyond the looks they sound glorious, handle beautifully, and go plenty quick. Guzzi folks know that the T3 and S3 (loosely T-for-tourer and S-for-sports) had frames designed by the legendary Lino Tonti. They came before the LeMans, sharing that Tonti frame and Moto Guzzi’s much-loved and much-hated (depending who you asked) linked three-disc system. Stomp on the foot brake and you get the rear disc and one front disc. Grab the handlebar brake lever and you get the second front disc. Me, I’m a lover. I’ve owned a couple of early LeManses, both wearing the linked brakes, and I thought they were marvellous. This lovely bike of Nick’s has wandered away from the touring style of the T3, looking every bit the cafe racer and making the most of that wonderful motor. It looks to be in excellent shape, and I’m sure it would be a hoot to ride. Great stuff.

1990 BMW K1 – $20,000


SELLER SAYS: 1990 BMW K1 for sale. 77,500km. Australian delivered. Just completed major service. Service history, books, and many extras. No test pilots. Contact Leon on 0455 457 630 (Greenvale – Melbourne, Victoria)

1975 Honda CB550 Four – $8,000 $6,500


SELLER SAYS: This popular mid-size classic has been recently rebuilt from the ground up, including the motor, frame, forks, wheels, carb etc. It is running a 605cc overbore kit, electronic ignition and new Michelin Road Classics front and rear. Although the bike has been mildly customise nothing has been cut, and it could be returned to original if required, used as the basis for a more extreme custom, or enjoyed just as it is. Contact Peter on 0408 950 074 (Kalamunda – Perth, Western Australia)

2000 Honda ST1100 – $3,000


SELLER SAYS: 2000 Honda ST1000 for sale. I have owned this bike for almost 10 years and have done 10k of happy riding around the south-west of WA. It has never let me down and everything works as it’s supposed to. It is a great tourer with fairing and spotlights, shaft drive, panniers and a top box to go with it. Yes, it’s got scratches and a few scuff marks. But who hasn’t? I have installed a new battery, loads of tyre tread, a service and rego till July. Contact Tim on 0448 370 449 (Margaret River, WA)

1973 Kawasaki H2 750 – $29,000


SELLER SAYS: 1973 Kawasaki H2 750 for sale. Completely rebuilt engine; new conrods, and engine seals, bearings.  Everything else on the bike has been rebuilt. Contact Mal on 0407 497 390 (Busselton, WA)

1958 Matchless G3LS 350 – $6,500


SELLER SAYS: Complete original trim and patina. Currently on club registration. Easy start and running. Relatively recent overhaul with OS piston etc. New wheels, spokes, battery, seat, wiring. First of the alternator model. Includes owners manual and spares list. Contact Jon on 0403 822 069 (Strathpine – Moreton Bay, Queensland).

1973 Triumph Trident T150 – $13,000


SELLER SAYS: Owned since 2018. 8,450 miles. Many new parts (list available). Wanted the ’71 look and have all the ’73 tin ware to return to original. Only done 900km since 2021 (Covid). Fitted new Pazon ignition, new Mikuni carbys. Also includes entire factory service bulletins, manual, spare cylinder block, head and rocker boxes and 3-into-1 exhaust. Many items reconditioned or replaced. Starts first kick and runs well. Always serviced with Penrite HPR30. Contact Mick on 0478 668 440 (Nedlands – Perth WA)

1966 Honda CB450K0 – $11,500


SELLER SAYS: Fully rebuilt 1966 Honda CB 450 KO ‘Black Bomber’ for sale. All original tinware. New rear rim, chromed front rim, stainless steel spokes, new tyres. Fitted with Mikuni VM carbies, new mufflers, pipes rechromed. Later 500 T engine fitted, fully rebuilt with 5 speed box. Definite riders bike, looks and goes well. This is the machine they banned from racing in the UK because it was too good for the Triumphs and BSAs. Reducing my collection. Contact Mark on 0414 916 192 (Mundaring – Perth, Western Australia).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I read an article once that said Honda’s first 450 twin, the 1965 CB450K0, was a hard line in the history of motorcycles. Before it, the motorcycling world did not take Japan seriously. After it, they did. With a double overhead cam engine and a top speed north of 100mph, the so-called Black Bomber was serious business. No longer were Japanese manufacturers seen as producing toys or “gateway” bikes that would lead young riders onto the proper bikes made in England, America and Europe. Honda had arrived. During the early ’60s, Honda’s aggressive marketing (into America mostly), spear-headed by the priceless campaign of “you meet the nicest people on a Honda” had massively increased the number of people interested in owning a motorcycle. With the arrival of the CB450, those people had a big Japanese bike to ride — and it was quiet, started easily and didn’t leak oil. As it turned out, the Americans didn’t much like the CB450. But the Poms loved it, and it’s significance in motorcycle history is now recognised.

1976 Honda GL1000 – $16,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: This exceptional GL1000 was purchased by a Sydney collector in 2018 from a Honda dealership in the USA where it had been traded in by the original owner. It was tastefully restored with sensible upgrades to enhance its ride-a-bility, performance and reliability whilst retaining the original paint, (except for the side covers) and stock engine. Over the last 5 years of current ownership it has been ridden on club rides and displayed at the occasional show ‘n shine. Everything works as it should. 35,911 miles. Comes with many spares including a complete spare stainless steel exhaust system. Currently on ACT non-transferable club rego. Contact Allan on 0488 XXX XXX SOLD (Griffith, ACT).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: After setting the motorcycle world alight with its CB750 in 1969, it’s fair to say Honda let the competition play catch up through the early to mid-70s. And catch up they did, with Kawasaki knocking the Honda Four from its perch as top dog, and other manufacturers getting on board with the whole four stroke in-line four cylinder format. Honda tweaked the CB750 a little through those years, but the big counterpunch was this — a 1000cc horizontally opposed four cylinder, smooth as silk and with gobs of torque for the highway or for going plenty fast. As it turned out, the GL1000 — now known more commonly as the first Gold Wing — evolved into a dedicated highway bike, leaving the inline fours to evolve down a more sporty route. The success of the Gold Wing line gave birth to a squillion accessories and highway mods, to such an extent that it’s most unusual to find one unmolested or with low mileage — or in the case of this great bike of Allan’s, both unmolested and low mileage. I can’t recall seeing an early Gold Wing in better nick. This bike would make a wonderful weekend ride, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was snapped up by a collector and put somewhere safe and cozy.

1976 Honda CB750 – $20,500


Honda CB750 for sale, classic motorcycle sales

SELLER SAYS: 1976 Honda CB750 for sale. Motor has new pistons, and barrels machined out 0.75mm. Head serviced, new rings, cam chain and guides, gasket kit. DID rims and stainless spokes, new tyres, wheel bearing, steering head bearing, tank cleaned and lined. New tank cap, new coils and condensers, starter relay, points, new front fork tubes, new rear shocks. The tank has a couple of hair line cracks in the clear coat near the filler cap. The exhaust has some dents. For the years, bike is in fair condition. 14,500 miles. On club plates, sold unregistered. Have all receipts. Contact Terry on 0432 602 685 (Port Macquarie, NSW)

1982 Honda Gold Wing GL 1200 Ltd Ed – $6,000


SELLER SAYS: Honda Gold Wing 1200 Limited Edition for sale. Needs it’s dose of TLC. Drove it into the shed 8 years ago and it hasn’t rolled since. 46,000 miles. In honest condition, needs a polish. Happy to send more photos if required. Contact Grahame on 0412 496 889 ( Newcastle, NSW)

1977 Condor A350 – $10,000


Condor A350 for sale

SELLER SAYS: From Swiss origins (made for their defence force in the 1970s), sourcing a Ducati scrambler 350cc bevel drive powerplant, detuned so it can run on low spec fuels. Unmolested. First kick start [left side]. This example was originally imported into the USA then over to Oz. It really hasn’t done a hard day’s work in its life. Original and unmolested, a few bumps here ‘n there. It does not come with the twin automatic rifles issued as standard in Switzerland. It is on club registration and it has had two rides in the last year. The original books, toolkit, spares, lock and keys are all carried on the bike. The Ducati engine runs like a sewing machine and is in mechanically top shape. Contact Stephen on 0458 058 746 (Allora, Queensland)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Tired of being chased by dogs on your postie run? Still lie awake at night worrying about the yellow peril? Or perhaps you like the idea of dealing with a local rabbit plague, old school? I jest, of course, although the twin rifle holders on this marvellous machine do bring some whacky ideas to mind. Condor was a bicycle manufacturer back in the day and, like so many, evolved into motorcycle manufacture. Unlike most, Condor preferred to stick to what they knew best — building frames — and used other people’s engines. In the case of the A350, that engine was a single-cylinder 350 Ducati, rubber-mounted in the Norton isolastic style to keep Swiss soldiers comfy while they scaled alps and things, twin assault rifles at the ready. About 3,000 of the machines were made, every one of them for the Swiss Army, and they apparently stayed in military service right into the early 21st Century. Then they were all sold off, being snapped up by farmers, grumpy postmen and, of course, collectors. This one of Stephen’s looks to be wonderfully unmolested, right down to the exhaust pipes that are painted rather than chromed, because the army didn’t want shiny mufflers catching the light. To finish it off, all you need are those two missing rifles. Great stuff.

2007 Kawasaki ZRX1200R – $14,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: One owner, beautiful example, well loved and maintained. I purchased this bike brand new in November 2008. Fully road licensed, Yoshimura muffler, K&N air filter and carburetors re-jetted. Comes with original rear guard, original muffler, mirrors and radiator grill. Very regretful sale. Contact Peter on 0439 xxx xxx SOLD (Yangebup, Perth WA)

1948 Vincent HRD Rapide Series B – (auction cancelled)


Vincent motorcycle for sale Australia


Bidding opens 12 noon Sydney time Saturday April 20th

UPDATE: Withdrawn

SELLER SAYS: Recently fully restored 1948 Vincent Rapide Series B for sale. This wonderful machine has all matching numbers and a copy of the original works order form from Vincent HRD Co Limited. This stunningly restored bike is 92% complete original as per the original works order form from Vincent HRD, and 98% original 1948 parts with it now having the larger 150mph speedometer and is now fitted with the girdraulic front forks and larger headlight to suit. Other than the Altron 12V alternator, tyres, spokes, foot rest, kick start and handlebar rubbers, and some nuts and bolts, everything else about this bike is all original. The bike runs extremely well and was put together by very experienced Vincent specialists. The machine is available for viewing in Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

1981 Yamaha TT500H – $20,000 $15,000


SELLER SAYS: First time offered for sale, my rare 1981 TT500 H thumper. I have owned this classic weapon from new, 40+ years. It is in stock original condition, with the exception of a keyed ignition, front guard and a functional brake light. It has 9,526km on the speedo. After 25+ years of shed storage I had a local mechanic, who was very impressed with the condition and how original it is, go over it within the last 6 months. Fresh oil/filter change, fuel tank and carb cleanout and new filter, replaced front brake assembly with NOS parts as brake cable thread on brake assembly was damaged and rigged up a functional operating rear brake light. The bike is on seasonal road registration in SA. The TTH-500 number plate is a recently acquired personal plate I purchased on rego in November 2023 to allow the mechanic to test ride to see if any other work was needed. Again, it impressed him with how good it is, and  powerful. I refrained from further work of replacing tyres and plastics, new decals etc. as I believe it’s rare original authenticity is what makes it unique and special to an enthusiast/collector of these old classic thumpers. Serious buyers, I am now asking $15,000, no trades, no time wasters. Price includes three months SA rego and new tyres. To avoid scammers, please txt/msg your name and number I will contact you. Contact Graham on 0438 058 359 (Port Augusta, South Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: It’s difficult to assess how the off-road and adventure-bike world would look today, had it not been for Yamaha’s decision to breathe life into the 500cc four-stroke single engine back in the mid-1970s. Two strokes were sweeping the world across every facet of motorcycling. They were lighter, faster and had fewer moving parts, plus they had the flavour of “new fashion” so important in the world of marketing. The glory years of big single off-roaders was long dead, and it was only everyone’s dad who could recall the glory years of the BSA Gold Star. Honda’s long-running XL350 was starting to look like a dinosaur alongside Yamaha’s DT range, and it would have been a brave man who’d have put money on the big XL lasting much past the mid-70s. But when Yamaha released the XT500 in 1976, and then the dirt-only TT500 shortly after, everything changed. Even Honda’s XL350 found its mojo, reborn as the XL500 and suddenly looking like a modern motorcycle again. Gosh, they did sound cool! And hey — check out this wheelie! The four stroke survived the threat of the guillotine, and rebuilt momentum and popularity. This bike of Graham’s — the final edition of the TT500 — presents a great example of an important machine in motorcycle history. Largely untouched, it’s a rare bird and a rare collecting opportunity.

1950 Sunbeam S7 – $11,800


SELLER SAYS: 1950 Sunbeam S7 Deluxe 500cc moto available for sale. This distinctive post-war bike has been part of the family for over 50 years, but health/age issues mean a reluctant parting. The in-line air cooled twin cylinders with an overhead camshaft drive a 4-speed gearbox and a final shaft and worm wheel drive. Frame number is S7 2883. The bike is very original, easy to start and is run regularly. It retains the original 6V system and all electrics work well. The carburettor is an Amal 624. Additional instruments consisting of an oil pressure gauge and ammeter which are both visible to the rider, were added to the bike in the 60s, and although not original, are part of the history of this machine. The bike was operated with a broken speedo for many years so total kms is unknown. A reconditioned speedo has recently been installed and total kms since this installation is 67km. The bike is WA club registered and has new tyres. Spares including spare cylinder head, gearbox, rear drive and others are included in the sale, together with a number of workshop manuals & Sunbeam tools. Total inventory to be sold as one lot. Contact Tony on 0407 838 707 (Perth, WA)

1971 Triumph Daytona 500 – $9,000


SELLER SAYS: 1971 Triumph T100 Daytona for sale. Matching numbers. Good original bike that has not been messed with. Starts easy and runs well. Electrics are all good. Registered (South Australia) and learner approved. Contact Andrew on 0400 390 139 (Para Hills West – Adelaide, South Australia). 

1963 Cotton Cougar 250 – $7,750


SELLER SAYS: Very nicely restored Cougar VMX bike for sale. You don’t see these come up in this sort of condition much any more. Fresh motor and crisp runner. Ready to go pre-65 racing or spend the rest of its days being admired in the man cave. Paint job on the tank lets it down ever so slightly, with some chips and bubbles, but the bike is priced accordingly. Contact Anthony on 0432 189 883 (Melbourne, Victoria)

1949 BSA C11 250 – $8,750


SELLER SAYS: Excellent condition. Fully restored. New battery, new light bulbs, new indicators and mirrors. Fully rewired. New regulator, tyres and seats and much more. Club rego. Contact Felice on 0404 324 099 or (Hamilton Hill – Western Australia)

1969 Honda CB750 sandcast – $48,000


SELLER SAYS: 1969 sandcast Honda CB750 for sale. This bike started the superbike race and the demise of the British motorcycle industry. This is a rare bike and is No. 1637 of the only 7,414 Sandcast Hondas ever made. It is an older partial restoration. Has the sandcast cases, wrinkle tank, short cut guard, recessed ignition, round oil filter cover, left hand horn and more that are exclusive to these early bikes. Has high quality replica Yamiya Lotus roots pipes and red sponge seat. The original gauges were refurbished and zeroed so don’t reflect original mileage. The motor is original and strong. Currently on club rego and cannot be transferred, so being sold unregistered. These bikes rarely come on the market. Contact Grahame by email at (Cairns, Queensland). 

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: It seems laughable now, but when Honda decided to build the CB750 they had reservations about whether it would be a big seller. The early so-called ‘sandcast’ bikes were effectively Honda’s test-the-water bikes. If they sold well enough, Honda would be prepared to commit the resources to build them in big numbers with “proper” die-cast crankcases. The bosses had a target of building and selling 1500 CB750s in the first year. Hah! As we all know now, the bike was a massive success and sold its socks off, knocking the British bike industry for six and completely reshaping the global motorcycle industry. Dare I say it — the most successful motorcycle of all time? Honda’s initial 1500-a-year figure was quickly revised to 1500 a month, and Honda went on to sell almost half a million in less than a decade. All early CB750s are highly sought-after today, despite the big build numbers, while those first 7,414 examples makes them the most sought-after of all. Definitely a Lotto bike, this one!

1974 Ducati 450 MkIII – $23,990 $21,990 $19,990


SELLER SAYS:  The owner travelled to the UK to acquire this 450 and rode it around the Italian Alps in 2012 before bringing it back to Oz. Motor was rebuilt by George Poole, a well known Ducati aficionado in Perth, in 2018. The current owner purchased it from the estate in 2020. It has had less than 1000km put on it since the rebuild. The original Smiths clocks show 9,223km. 1974 was the end of the tiny production run of 287 and it saw Ducati use parts from alternative sources; the clocks being an excellent example. In previous years, Veglia clocks were used. The clip-on bars were a popular factory option instead of the flat bars and suits the style of the bike. The wheels are original Italian Radrelli fitted with period-correct, sticky Dunlop Roadmaster TT100 tyres. This bike starts first kick although there is a specific but simple process to it, which you will be shown upon purchase. A highly sought-after piece of motorcycling history that has been kept in the lounge-room for the past few years. It deserves to be in a museum but we’d like to see it used and cherished by the owner. Contact Rex on 08 9244 4441 (Osborne Park – Perth WA).

1975 Norton Commando 850 MkIII – $25,000


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Norton Commando 850 Mk 3 Roadster for sale. Matching numbers. Presents superbly, good paint, good chrome, fast, handles well, but I prefer my Moto Guzzi’s. Single Mikuni 36mm carb (but comes with old twin Amals too for purists), shorty megaphone mufflers (impressive sound). Circa 50,000km with only 500km since the following work: re-bore, new pistons, rings, valves, painted barrel, filters, speedo cable, RGM front master cylinder 13mm re-sleeve, brake pads, Dunlop tyres at 100% tread, chain, battery – all work except chain and battery done through Wayne Kenman at Queensland Norton Restoration. Bike really only just run in since. New Consentino and NYC Norton (US) front suspension kit (adjustable, over $2k), new YSS shocks (circa $850) adjustable and far superior to standard Hagon (suspension fitted and tuned by Suspension Improvements, Slack’s Creek). I have just changed the oil (Penrite) and spark plugs. Standard Roadster bars, comes with new Semi-Western bars with new cabling to fit. Has centre and side stands. Comes with new Norton tool kit, several spares, manual and parts catalogue. Has original electric start, not working, but starts first kick, hot or cold. Prefer to sell to someone in SE Queensland who can properly ride and inspect. 6 months rego. Contact Craig on 0408 158 879 (The Gap, Queensland)

1974/2023 Norton Commando – $CDN16,000 SOLD



SELLER SAYS: This is a rare Steve Maney-engined road racer. All-new build, perfect for vintage road racing, it’s currently housed in a stock Commando frame but easily dismantled for shipping the components to house in a purpose-built race frame. I purchased the bike from a widow who’s husband was building it into a no-expense-spared race bike before he passed away, with it being about 75% completed and not to the point of running. I have done just enough to get it to run. The list of invoices I have for parts total $CDN31,547  without any labour costs. The bike has as follows: The stock Norton frame. Steve Maney cases. 89mm stroke balanced light crank. Aluminum cylinders, oil block and I think the exhaust. Gapless rings. Carillo rods, pistons, valves and JS2 cam (all from JS Motorsports). Polished lightened rockers. Beehive springs. New CR carbs. S/S oil lines. Fullauto cylinder head. TTi 5-speed magnesium gearbox. Y38A replica Ceriani forks with magnesium yokes and Woodcraft clip-ons. T260 Maxton shocks. Ducati front hub. Husky magnesium rear hub. Contact Kevin by email on xxx@xxx SOLD (British Columbia, Canada)

Hi Peter, the bike has been sold and is crated awaiting its journey to Australia, thanks to you and The Bike Shed Times. Kevin (BC, Canada)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: If you’ve ever yearned for a high-end vintage British race bike, here’s an opportunity to fast-track your dream and save yourself a bunch of time and money.  Norton’s 850 Commando effectively marked the final and high-water mark of the British parallel twin. And while history might remember the last Commando (apart from the new ones of course) with a tear in its eye, the bike is also rightly remembered as a wonderful machine with excellent handling and a glorious engine. Today, that big 850 twin motor looks downright prehistoric and, perhaps as a result of that, just marvellous. This bike of Kevin’s is something else again, of course. A Steve Marney-built motor fitted with top-shelf kit and with an eye on the race track, it’s sure to perform like no old Commando you or I have ever laid eyes on. For the uninitiated, Steve Maney is the go-to guy for making Commandos go fast. He operates out of a workshop in Yorkshire, UK, and his motors win vintage road races all over the planet. We found an excellent about Steve Marney, you can read it here.

2006 BMW R1200S – $12,000


SELLER SAYS: 2006 BMW R1200S for sale. 72,000km. Bertha the Beemer is for sale. Beautiful in gloss black paint and lots of carbon fibre. Wunderlich tune module, raised bars, Staintune exhaust, Ohlins suspension, tyres 100%. Queensland solo registration until August. Custom BXR02 number plate will go with bike if purchased by Qld licence holder. In excellent condition, especially for being 18 years old. Will make a great addition for any collection. Contact Barry on 0427 118 998 (Woorim, Queensland)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: There’s something downright depressing about the monoculturalism of 21st century design. Whether it’s motorbikes, cars, toasters, shoes or dogs, there’s a remarkable lack of individualism these days. Everything looks the same as its market competitors! And motorcycle engine design is the same. You want a big sports bike? Sure. And which inline four-cylinder engine would you like? Coz that pretty much describes all of them. I was mortified when Ducati went to four cylinders for its sport bikes. I didn’t have quite as violent a reaction to BMW’s defection to the dark side, I guess because it was gradual. BMW’s K-series (four-cylinder engines) started a long time ago and ran in parallel with the R-series (boxer twins) for a long time. I do own an L-twin bevel Duke and a boxer Beemer, but if I had the cash to spare, my garage would include a BMW R1200S and a L-twin Ducati Panigale because each of them represent the final incarnation of their generation. While most of us remember the boxer BMWs as tourers (or modern adventure bikes), the R1200S showed the world what could be done with the horizontally opposed twin as a sports bike. And it was (and is) brilliant. The headline — 122 horsepower from a boxer twin — is impressive enough, but the whole package was pure sport, and glorious. Do take a look at MC News’ excellent test report (click here). This bike of Barry’s looks like a marvellous example and would be a wonderful regular ride or, as Barry suggests, a great addition to a sports bike or BMW collection.

1982 Yamaha XS650 – $10,500


SELLER SAYS: 1982 Yamaha XS650 Special for sale. Completely restored in standard condition. Ready to enjoy. I have worked on restoring and ridden this bike for 10 years. I am selling this bike to make room for other projects. Bike is not registered. however will pass blue slip without a problem. Can provide a blue slip with bike if required. Ideal bike for club rego. The XS650 was always a popular bike throughout the 1970s and was famous for its reliability and resilience in standard form or when modified for racing. So popular all over the world including Australia you can still purchase parts for them. It was one of the bikes Kenny Roberts raced and won on among others over the years. Contact Daniel on 0401 755 845 (Calala, New South Wales).

1976 Kawasaki Z900 – $13,200 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1976 Kawasaki Z900 for sale. Good condition and not an original. Currently on club rego and not transferable. I have owned for approximately 11 years and not using much now. Rides well. Recently serviced and new battery. Contact 0404 xxx xxx SOLD (New South Wales)

1986 Ducati MHR Mille – $35,750 ono. SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Early 1986 Ducati MHR Mille. Only 250 produced of this sought-after model. 23,568km. This particular motorcycle was imported from a collector’s collection in New Zealand. When the bike arrived it underwent a recommissioning which involved new brake pads, all new brake and clutch flexible lines, brake reservoirs kits, new wheel bearings, 2-pak painted wheels, new tyres, chain, sprockets and cush drive, engine case protector fitted, new clutch plates, new after-market blinkers, clean and rebuild carbie kit, refurbished pick ups. Oil and filter changed every 1000km or 12 months. Comes with full fairing with correct fittings and bikini fairing. Currently on club plates (not transferable). A great blast on a Sunday arvo. Photos are part of the description. Open to reasonable offers. Contact Len on 0419 xxx xxx (Wingham, New South Wales 2429)

1983 Ducati MHR900 –  – $45,900 $38,000


SELLER SAYS: 1983 Ducati MHR900 for sale. Australian delivered bike in excellent condition. New Avon Roadrider tyres (less than 500km), new RK gold chain, new sprockets, braided stainless steel front and rear brake lines, front brake calipers rebuilt, new brake pads and wheel bearings, rims resprayed (present as new), Staintune stainless steel exhaust, Koni rear shocks, Vee Two gear gazer, billet aluminium filter cover, aluminium intake velocity stacks, Tarozzi fully adjustable bars (original bars included). Starts first or second kick, sounds awesome and is beautiful to ride. Reluctant sale. Contact Rob on 0423 264 879 (Glenmore Park, New South Wales).

1974 CZ250 VMX – $7,000


SELLER SAYS: 1974 CZ250 for sale. I built this bike for VMX racing, but I am just too old now. There has been a lot of work done, and it is ready to be raced. The motor has new C3 bearings mains and gearbox, with new seals, new crank, re-bored, piston, rings complete, single-plug head and centre squish, new Mikuni carby, cables, new exhaust system, new Ikon shockers, modified forks with Teflon bushes, new Michelin tyres and tubes, rebuilt wheels with XL rims, wheel bearings, seals and brake linings, alloy bars, new levers, modified air box to enable foam air filter. All the fibreglass is new, everything has been taken care of, it’s ready to go. Yes this bike is a little expensive but everything is done. Contact Peter on 0409 720 270 (Hope Valley – Adelaide, South Australia).

1981 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans 2


1993 Moto Guzzi California III – $22,000 the pair


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SELLER SAYS: 1981 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans for sale. Straight from Milan, extremely original and in good condition. Ready to register and ride. Great patina. Selling due to health reasons. Offered as a package with 1993 Moto Guzzi California for $22,000. Contact Robert on 0416 151 384 (Heathridge, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: There are not many bikes born more “right” than Moto Guzzi’s much-loved LeMans. The blend of performance, styling and good ol’ Italian pizzaz was a hit right from the start, with that thumping great 850 twin cylinder engine taking centre stage. The LeMans was actually created as a race bike. Before it had a name, it was built by boring out and powering up the 750 engine from the V7 and 750S and hitting the track. Its first race was at (go on, have a guess!) yes, LeMans, a highly prestigious 24-hour race in France, in 1971. The bike didn’t win, but it led the pack for 10 hours before a rocker failed. The engine kept going and the bike finished a very respectable third place. That was good enough for the chiefs back at MG HQ, and the LeMans project began. As it turned out, the bike evolved more as a sports-tourer than an out-and-out sports bike. By its second iteration, like this lovely example of Richard’s, the fairing had started to grow from the teeny-weeny bikini cafe-racer style of the first model. But the heart of the beast — that great motor and its distinctive style — remained intact right through the 1970s and ’80s, and prices for early examples continue to grow strongly.

SELLER SAYS: 1993 Moto Guzzi California III for sale. Selling as a package with Moto Guzzi LeMans II; $22,000 for the pair. The California has 160,000km on the clock, with engine work done at 100,000km. Very original and in good condition with all panniers, heated grips and a mini-power outlet for phone etc. As new fork stanchions and seals. Great tourer. No rego. Contact Robert on 0416 151 384 (Heathridge, Perth WA)

1976 BMW R90S – $21,900


SELLER SAYS: BMW R90S for sale. This is a well-maintained BMW. I am a qualified mechanic. My philosophy is to keep the bike in great usable condition and ready to do interstate trips, be a daily ride or be ready to go for a quick-ish ride with my friend through the hills. In the last twelve months I have done the jobs that only need doing about every 15 years: A rebuild kit through the front forks, new front springs, disc pads, new disc rotors, new stainless brake lines, new seals in the brake pistons and master cylinder, new wheel and head stem bearings, new stainless steel spokes front and back. The last long ride I did was to the MotoGP from Adelaide and it was a pleasure to ride. The motor had a major rebuild about 15,000km ago by the previous owner and runs great. The bike is in great condition and has aged gracefully but it is not pristine as you can see from the pics. The bike is 48 years old so I do not know how many kms it has done but it goes great. Happy to answer any questions. Contact Neil on 0437 810 885 (Normanville, South Australia)

1980 Honda CB900 Custom – $5,900 $5,500


SELLER SAYS: 1980 CB900 Custom in good condition.  Good tyres, full service. Carbs done, fork seals done, seat recovered, compression test done on motor. Original paint. Bike currently on historic rego. Contact Rod on 0427 791 025 (Rylstone – New South Wales)

1956 BSA 500 (BB34) – $18,000


SELLER SAYS: 1956 BSA 500cc BB34 for sale. Clipper alloy competition engine. BTH electronic ignition. Akront rims. Dunlop Gold Seal tyres. Folder of receipts and history of work carried out. Contact Andy on 0416 289 860 (Two Rocks, Perth – Western Australia)

2020 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 – $16,500 $16,000


SELLER SAYS: Triumph Speed Twin 1200 for sale. Not getting used much these days. Extras include progressive fork springs, front preload adjusters, fly screen, V&H cans, booster plug and throttle spacers. 7,900km. Great bike to ride. Spotless condition. Will not disappoint. Reasonable offers considered. Contact Stewart on 0419 857 693 (Perth – Western Australia)


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1974 Honda CB750 Four – $22,000 obo. SOLD


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SELLER SAYS: Vintage Honda CB750/4, build date 10/1973. Only 12,750 original miles. This bike has been a labour of love for some time now, but circumstances dictate that I must sell. The engine starts easy and runs smoothly through the gears. The bike rides like a brand new bike and handles great. It has the factory-fitted, highly sought-after HM341 exhaust in good shape. It also has reconditioned brakes all round. Under the seat is the complete original genuine Honda tool kit. I fully reconditioned the carbies and synchronised them for optimum performance. The bike has too many new parts to list but I’ll start here: Brand new factory Sunrise Orange paint. New seat, handlebars, blinkers and stems, engine stator cover. The gauges have been given a spruce up with new chrome covers. Please no time wasters and clear the purchase with your partner before committing to a purchase. I can send a video of the bike running on request. Pick up at Emu Plains NSW or I can help with shipping Australia wide at your cost. I may be able to deliver within 50km of Emu Plains free of charge for a genuine buyer. No swaps or trades. Contact Steve on 0421 xxx xxx SOLD (Emu Plains, New South Wales)

2002 Ducati Monster 800S – $5,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: If you haven’t ridden an air cooled Ducati L-twin before, this is your chance to get in on a legendary bike for an affordable price. This Monster 800 S model has the performance, lightweight handling and beautiful build quality without the super bike price tag. It’s a secondhand import from Japan in great condition and I ride it regularly. Sadly I have to sell it to finance some renovations. It’s such a fun quick little bike with loads of character and is surprisingly practical as a city commuter or back-country burner. The 800 is the middleweight of the family and is neither too porky or too skinny. It’s just right! I’ve had this bike around three years and it’s been nothing but fun. I bought it from a dealer in Sydney without an extensive history, other than knowing it was imported (used) from Japan. I have since serviced it regularly and I have all the receipts from Gowanloch Ducati and Motociclo — two great shops with a good reputation. It has a clean bill of health, registered until August and ready to ride. Contact 0466 xxx xxx SOLD (Sydney – New South Wales)

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1985 Yamaha IT200 – $8,500 ono.


SELLER SAYS: 1985 Yamaha IT200 for sale. Last model. Very original and not used for many years. Runs very well and suitable to be ridden or restore with the new parts supplied. Bike comes with new plastic, decals, tool bag, tail light, two new Pirelli tyres, grips and handlebars. Has compliance plate but no road gear. Contact Alistair on 0419 150 501 (Echuca – Victoria).

2019 Harley-Davidson TRIS 17 – $50,000


Harley trike for saleSELLER SAYS: Harley-Davidson trike for sale. Factory trike in great condition, suit new buyer, reluctant sale, must go. For more information or inquiries, please contact the owner. Contact Russell on 0411 777 746 (Casino – New South Wales).

1974 Yamaha TY250A – $9,500


SELLER SAYS: 1974 TY250 Yamaha for sale. Very original bike, unrestored and all OEM except bars, levers and rear tyre which I think i still have to match the OEM front. Has period alloy bars and plastic levers fitted. Runs fine with plenty of compression. Very rare bike in this condition. May consider trades. (Stock 2). Contact Alistair on 0419 150 501 (Echuca – Victoria)

1991 Suzuki GSXR1100 – $12,500


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SELLER SAYS: 1991 Suzuki GSXR1100 for sale with 36,095km from new and is in extremely nice condition. Also one of the best paint colour combos. Basic specifications of the ’91 model were 145 horsepower and 497 pounds – heavy nowadays. A Modern Classic review on Bennetts describes the 1100 Gixxer by saying “on the open road it was astonishing. Fast and torquey like nothing else I’d ridden, but nimble too, feeling like what I imagined a proper race bike would as it flicked from left to right on the smallest of rider inputs.” Never crashed, wheels are excellent condition, tyres are Pirelli’s with 70% tread. Original exhaust is near mint condition with no dents or scratches. Has new chain and sprockets. We have removed and cleaned the carbs. It runs and rides excellent and all electrics work. Comes with tool kit. Last model of the air-cooled Gixxers. Can offer interest free Lay-by terms on this bike. Contact Brad on 0400 793 900 (Cooroy – Queensland)

1994 Bimota BB1 Supermono – $19,500


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SELLER SAYS: 1994 Bimota BB1 Supermono for sale, with just 2km on the clock. This bike is brand new and a true museum-quality motorcycle. The BB1 first appeared in 1994 at the Cologne Motor Show and was the boutique brand’s first-ever model powered by a single-cylinder engine. The BB1 (or Bimota BMW 1) was also the Rimini firm’s first model to feature a powertrain from a BMW, though the liquid-cooled, 652cc, four-stroke single in the BB1 was actually produced by Austrian-outfit, Rotax. Originally utilized by the Bavarian brand’s F650 “Funduro”, the big thumper was paired with a 33mm Mikuni BST carb and a custom GP-inspired exhaust system terminating in a pair of underseat mufflers. The BB1 put down 48hp at 6,500 rpm and 42.7 ft-lbs of torque at 6,000 rpm, which was enough to propel the sub-400-pound model to a top speed of around 100mph. Only 376 regular Supermonos were produced. Still wearing its original Michelin Sport tyres which are in fantastic condition with no cracks at all. Its never seen any road use as evident by the rotors. It presents as a new bike in every way with no damage whatsoever. Comes with owners manual, warranty booklet, 2 keys and tools. Contact Brad on 0400 793 900 (Cooroy – Queensland)

1976 Yamaha XS650C – $7,500


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SELLER SAYS: 1976 Yamaha XS650 for sale. C model. 14k since frame and body build and engine top-end build. Essential XS upgrades including electronic ignition, tall 5th gear, stainless spokes, paper oil filter and cooler mod. This bike is as close to original as I can make it. An expert would pick, painted guards, chrome headlight and XS500 gauge set. This bike is an easy comfy milage make with the tall 5th gear! Keeps the revs and vibes down. The French blue colour and twin disc are original for this bike. These bikes are easy and cheap to keep running. Selling at a reasonable price to get on with the next project. Contact Alan on 0419 194 760 (Manning, Perth – Western Australia).

2017 MV Agusta F4RC – $54,000


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SELLER SAYS: 2017 MV Agusta F4RC for sale. Reluctant sale due to a change of priorities. One owner since new with only 4,700km, less than 800km a year. One of only 250 in the world (#90). It has been garaged and covered all its life. Comes complete with a crate of goodies including SC pipe and ECU. This bike has 205hp off the showroom floor as standard and 212hp with SC pipe and ECU. Also included are foam stabilisers in the fuel tank to improve the already awesome handling. This bike would be arguably one of the best I have ridden in 50 years of riding. Contact Richard on 0428 524 066 (Milpara, Albany – Western Australia).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Let’s be honest — there is no shortage of fast, sweet-handling sports bikes on the market. Whether you prefer your bikes to be new or second-hand, Japanese or European, finding a motorcycle that sets your pulse racing and your driver’s license quivering is not hard. Gosh, a budget of $10k will get you a nice used Honda CBR1000RR which has more power and better handling than you will ever use. Step your budget up to $25k and you can have a Ducati 1299 Panigale. So why would you spend $54k on his bike? We can think of lots of reasons, but there are two that stand out — exclusivity and investment potential. Yes, MV’s greatest sports bike is an unbelievable track weapon or weekend superstar; but that’s a given. Of course it is. The folks at MV know that performance underpins sports bike credibility. The extra dosh buys the MV badge and, with it, the MV back-story. You are part of a very exclusive club of people who own one of the most desirable pieces of two-wheeled machinery ever made. And just as important, you own something that will be treasured for many years to come — and that means there’s a reasonable prospect it will hold its value and possibly appreciate as the years go by. I won’t re-tell the MV Agusta story here, but it’s a wonderful tale built on racetrack success and sports bike pride. This glorious F4RC of Richard’s looks to be a superb example of a rare and magnificent machine. (I succumbed to the MV Agusta allure a few years ago and bought myself a 910R Brutale, just to have a taste. Read about it here.)

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1979 Ducati 900SS – $75,000


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SELLER SAYS: This magnificent machine has done less than 100km since a full ground-up nut-and-bolt restoration by Made in Italy, with over 300 man hours of work in it. The following has been completed and much more.

Chassis: Frame and swing arm and tinware stripped back to bare metal and repainted. Forks rebuilt with new stanchions. Wheels stripped and rims polished and re-painted with new tyres. New wiring loom. Seat recovered. All bright-ware re-chromed. All new cables. All calipers stripped and rebuilt, using new pistons and seals. Both master cylinders stripped and rebuilt using new pistons and seals. Original clocks refurbished and speedometer zeroed. All chassis bearings replaced. Complete new Conti exhaust system.

Engine: Stripped, measured and inspected. All bearings replaced. Crankshaft stripped, inspected and re-built by Lacey engineering using new Arrow conrods. New valve seats. New Valve guides. New valves. New Pistal racing pistons. Various gears replaced. Carbs stripped and rebuilt.

Contact Retro Moto Co on (08) 9336 7590 (Fremantle – Western Australia)

1984 Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica – $28,950 SOLD


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SELLER SAYS: 1984 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica in excellent overall condition. Travelled 37,952km, it’s the last of the 900s made and has the electric-start engine. It is mechanically sound and it starts, runs and rides well. Paint is in very decent shape with just a few scratches and chips on the belly pan and a small scratch near the RH mirror. Selentium exhaust is excellent condition with no dents. We had the wheels professionally painted in the correct gold and put brand new Dunlop tyres on her. We flushed all the fuel and cleaned the tank and carbs, brakes were serviced and it’s got fresh oil and filter. It starts, runs and rides without issues. Very reasonably priced. Can offer interest-free lay-by terms on this bike. Contact Brad on 0400 xxx xxx SOLD (Cooroy – Queensland).

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1978 Yamaha XT500 – $3,000 SOLD


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SELLER SAYS: Yamaha XT500 E (1978). Been a farm bike for almost 20-plus years. Before that used mostly on the road. 33,678 miles. Needs to go to a good home for restoration. I have not been able to start it for three or fours years due not only to my knees but there appears to have been some carburation issues. Up until then, it ran well. It has a dent in the tank. Includes some spares. Contact David on 0419 xxx xxx SOLD (Drummond – Victoria.)

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1955 BSA BM20 – $12,500


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SELLER SAYS: 1955 BSA BM20 for sale. 500cc single. Original with matching numbers. Gearbox rebuilt with upgraded clutch. Bike is in excellent condition. New tyres, brakes, wheel and steering head bearings. New cables, wiring harness, battery etc. No expense spared. On club rego. $12,500. Contact Rob on 0410 464 960 (Madeley, Perth – Western Australia).

1981 Kawasaki Z1300 – A4 – $20,000


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SELLER SAYS: Reported to be one of the original 350 Kawasaki Z1300s pre-ordered in the 80’s into Australia. Water cooled and shaft drive with 6-into-1 exhaust. Engine fully rebuilt by workshop for a collector/owner at approx. 98,000km and then shed stored for 12 yrs. This was the last of his collection before selling to me in 2019. I stripped it down to a bare frame for cleaning. Rebuilt steering, suspension, wheel bearings, all brake systems, thermostat, cooling fan switch, carbs rebuilt and balanced, internal fuel tank cleaned (no rust), new plugs, new tyres and battery. Valves checked. The bike has a brilliant paint job with no dings or scratches. I ride the bike to club show-and-shine events. Rides and runs beautifully, no smoke, no oil use or leaks. A very hard to find genuine Kawasaki Z1300 bike presented in this excellent condition. More photos available on request. Current mileage 100,670 kms. Contact Bill on 0459 620 856 (Mareeba – Queensland).

1982 Ducati 900SS – $42,000


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SELLER SAYS: Purchased in 2002, this bike was masquerading as a 1975 900 Super Sport. However, through research and restoration it was rebuilt and repainted to become the genuine 1982 model. Restoration completed in 2004 and still with the same owner. In 1981, the status of the 900 Super Sport was downgraded, with the Mike Hailwood Replica now the range leader. While it was fundamentally unchanged from earlier examples, the Super Sport received a moderate facelift that would see it through until its demise a year later. The biggest changes were to the styling of the dual seat, along with a new colour scheme of silver with three shades of blue stripes. The fairing too was now silver, rather than blue, and also featured the same stripes. For its final production year, there were only minor alterations to the specifications of the Super Sport. Production quality was variable and fewer were manufactured, only 335. (The Last Ducati 900SS Was the Best, Robert Smith, Motorcycle Classics 2012). Claimed power: 60hp @ 6,500rpm (rear wheel w/40mm carbs). Top speed: 125mph (period test). Engine: 864cc air-cooled OHC 90-degree desmodromic L-twin, 86mm x 74.4mm. Weight (wet): 477lb (217kg). MPG: 4.7gal (17.8ltr)/35-50mpg. Contact Jok at (Hamelin Bay – Western Australia).

1982 Honda XL500R – $6,990


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SELLER SAYS: 1982 Honda XL500R for sale. 31,900km. Classic thumper on full registration. Recent works include top end rebuild, new YSS rear shock, new front fork springs and seals, new cables, new tyres and more. Showing its age but running very well. Contact James on 0428 601 725 (Darlington, Perth – Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When I was in my late teens, big air-cooled Japanese four-stroke singles were the closest thing we had to adventure bikes. Honda’s XL500 and Yamaha’s XT500 were the dominant big trail bikes of the time, back before they got bogged down with electric starters and radiators and extra cylinders and fairings and hand guards and such. The old thumpers could be loaded up with a heap of gear, and a pillion if you wished, for heading off into the sunset. We often used them off-road — and I mean quite serious off-road. Some folks (braver than I) even used them for motocross. They were a hoot on the beach, and you could get them up on their back wheel and keep them there until the sun went down and you needed the headlight on the road. They were tough as nails, utterly reliable, and you could service them with a hammer. Well, almost. Looking back, they really were brilliant machines — all-rounders in the true sense of the word, competent to do anything short of road racing — and I’m sure someone could tell me they raced them on the tarmac somewhere! Of course, we rode most of them into the ground so nice clean examples like this one of James’ are extremely hard to find. A thoroughly competent machine to ride to work Monday-to-Friday and then play on the weekend, or spend a little time and energy restoring it for the man-cave. Great stuff.

1982 Ducati MHR900 – $43,900


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SELLER SAYS: 1982 Ducati MHR900  for sale. A lovely example of the rare late-1982 build which still sports the preferred SS frame, before the factory opted for the Darmah type in late ’83, and the only year offered with the black wheel guards and revised upcoming livery for the ’83 release. This limited run combination is rare. Originally from Japan (which are identical to Australian-delivered models) and after years in storage, it was decided in early 2023 to undertake a recommission and service at Corse Motorcycles using only genuine parts and full restoration of the bodywork. Every painted panel and guard is defect free and for now, we have elected to keep the original screen (with edge bead) fitted and do have a new replacement on hand which comes with the sale. With new tyres, battery, fuel lines and carburettor rebuild, is currently on club registration and starts after second or third kick. Happy to answer any questions, have a cold start video for serious buyers and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better period correct example. Contact Mark on 0419 860 750 (Perth – Western Australia)

1971 Triumph T150 Trident – $14,000


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SELLER SAYS: 1971 Triumph Trident for sale. New paint, three new carburetors, alloy rims, matching numbers, timing done, tappets set, work carried out by Ironhorse Restorations. Great example of this model and will only go up in price. 38,876 kms. Contact Joe on 0467 984 210 (Baldivis, Perth – Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I’ve lost count of the number of bikes that lay claim to being the world’s first superbike, but Triumph’s longly-gestated Trident triple surely belongs in the front group. The Trident was designed and virtually ready for production as early as 1965. Had it hit the market then, who knows how different motorcycle history — and especially Triumph history — might have unfolded. In true British form, the Trident was just a bigger version of the bike that fathered it: the twin cylinder 650cc Bonneville. Triumph added a cylinder and beefed up the frame and other components to manage the extra weight and extra power, as it had done many times before when their small bikes got bigger and their singles became twins. And it worked. There were some bugs — early ones were prone to leaking more than usual, clutches were finnicky and they burnt oil and petrol rather fast — but they were marvellous machines nonetheless. For one thing, they were fast. Real fast. Get-outta-the way 125mph fast, which made them much loved on the race track as well as on the road. The most famous racing Trident was a white beast known as Slippery Sam (“slippery” after a rather embarrassing incident involving engine oil) which covered itself in glory for five years in a row at the Isle of Man. Nowadays, the Trident is recognised as one of Triumph’s great achievements, as well as being a surprisingly well-mannered and useable classic. Tuned properly, they start well and are smooth and civilised. This bike of Joe’s looks like a ripper, with the Bonneville-style tank and wide bars giving the Trident its most handsome look. Very nice.

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1974 Ducati 750 Sport – $75,000

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SELLER SAYS: I am offering my loved 750 Sport for sale after 13 years of ownership. Original delivery was on 7/10/74 from Ghost Motorcycle Sales Corp in Washington, New York. I am the third owner. Aust compliance plate was added to the bike in 10/2009 when it arrived in Australia. One muffler has been repaired, due to small hole. Vin 755896, Eng No 755896. New battery fitted in 01/22. The bike is not restored but the body work has been repainted at some stage around 1985. Full WA licence to April 2024. Starts very easily, regular running. Spares include a new set of Conti mufflers, Factory fairing (unpainted). Click here to see more photos and a video of the bike running. Contact Rob on 0448 726 262 (Yallingup – Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a wonderful piece of machinery. Ducati’s long, colourful and successful history as a manufacturer of L-twin sports bikes started with the 750 Sport. It’s predecessor was the 750GT, a grand tourer which carried Ducati’s first twin-cylinder engine and was a sporty highway bike, and it’s successor was the 750 Desmo SuperSport, nowadays generally referred to as the “green-frame” and the most collectible Ducati of them all. Ducati actually sold the Sport and the SuperSport alongside one another for a year or two, with the SuperSport offering some higher spec componentry and a higher price tag. Being a 1974, this glorious bike of Rob’s will have been one of those bikes —  and very rare too, because the Sport was not a big seller; the SuperSport was the model that everyone wanted! Today, the green frames are so valuable that most have become revered museum items. Few people dare ride them, for fear of damaging such valuable merchandise. That leaves the 750 Sport as a very desirable beast indeed – a truly wonderful high-performance superbly balanced vintage sports bike whose price hasn’t precluded it from actually being ridden. And even if you ignore all of that, it’s just absolutely beautiful. Roaring art. Love it. Oh for a Lotto win!

1978 Kawasaki KZ1000A2 – $18,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: I have looked around Bikesales and other sales outlets and I have not seen a nicer or more original KZ1000A2. My intention was to restore it to full Australian standards but have run short of cash restoring my Z1-A . To date I have only had a dual brake kit installed, obtained an original KPH speedo, and had a new correct seat cover installed. The bike comes with owner’s manual, service manual, brochure and a very rare Kawasaki Z1000A2 cut away framed poster. 11,041 is the actual milage and the US paintwork is very original. The bike was actually fully kitted with a Kawasaki Vetta fairing and pannier setup which was removed and sold. The factory mufflers are totally free of rust and the chrome is not pitted. Everything works as it should. I have put some 1,000 miles on the bike, and it runs perfectly. Choke valve seals may need replacing as there is some light smoke on cold start up, but once the engine is warm the smoke is totally gone. There are two marks in the paintwork on the tank, caused by some bad fuel I would think. These I have photographed (here). The bike has been on a number of club runs with zero problems. Contact Paul on 0418 xxx xxx SOLD (Sydney – New South Wales)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When Kawasaki released the Z1 900 in 1972, the world’s motorcycle industry went beserk. Honda’s CB750 was still a relatively new thing, and it was almost unthinkable that there was another bike coming from one of the other Japanese manufacturers that was going to be bigger and faster than the Honda. (Truth be told, the Z1 wasn’t going to be bigger at all. It was designed as a 750, then redesigned specifically so it could boast a bigger motor than the Honda Four.) The Z1 was the first significant counter-punch to the CB, starting a performance war that’s pretty much been going on ever since. But by 1977, both bikes were starting to look stale and in need of an upgrade. The Z1000 was a slick upgrade indeed, not only boasting a bigger engine but also improved fuel economy, a more tractable engine (same power at lower revs), a stiffer frame, and triple disc brakes. But it was still unmistakably a Z, including that wonderful ducktail, and was still a very fast motorcycle capable of doing everything from cross-country hauls to drag-strip heroics. Being an A2, this bike of Paul’s is the second of the Z1000 models (or KZ1000, as they were called in the USA). It looks like it would be an excellent prospect for a full-on back-to-original restoration, as Paul had planned, but also looks perfectly ready to be put to work as a club bike or regular ride.

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1974 Ducati 750 Sport – $69,000


SELLER SAYS: 1974 Ducati 750 Sport for sale.  After 44 years of ownership, I am offering my loved 750 Sport for sale. The bike is registered on NSW historic plates and is in excellent running order and condition for its 49 years of age. I am the third owner, having bought the bike in 1979 from my best mate, who I still ride with today. The original owner and I grew up together having lived across the road from each other, and I still recall the day he arrived home having bought the bike new from Frasers in 1974. I will include with the sale, the bike’s full history from Day 1.

The original owner did 13,100km in the 3 ½ years he owned it, and the second owner clocked up another 15,900km in his 18 months of ownership. Naturally, I will provide the names and contact details of both previous owners upon sale. The engine has done approx.13,000km since a complete rebuild by Ian Gowanloch, the work for which I will provide invoices. Video calls welcome for remote inspection. Engine # – 756657 DM750. Vin/Chassis/Serial Number # – DM750S 756536 DGM9595. Click here for videos and photos. Contact Greg on 0405 588 414 (Milton – New South Wales)

1973 Ducati 750GT – $44,000


SELLER SAYS: Up for sale is my beautiful 1973 Ducati GT 750. Since purchasing the bike as a barn find a few years ago, I have carried out a comprehensive restoration. The motor and gearbox have both been fully rebuilt to the highest standards by Vee Two in Nannup, Western Australia. Brook Henry owns Vee Two and is known around the world for his workmanship on bevel Ducatis. The motor now runs a Sachse electronic ignition system and upgraded pistons from the Sport model which runs a higher compression and hence a boost to performance. All the chrome has been redone and all the nuts and bolts have been cad-coated . The paintwork has been matched to original colour for the bike and year and the wheels have been professionally rebuilt by Budgie at Spoke Wheels . The bike was recently Dyno tuned at Retro Moto and was a joy to ride on a recent run in our South West. The frame and engine numbers are correct for being built in Oct 1973 and the bike is on full West Australian license. These bikes are becoming rare and desirable with only 4133 being built in total. Contact Ross on 0403 706 013 (East Fremantle – Western Australia).

1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler – $18,950


SELLER SAYS: 1968 BSA A65 Firebird Scrambler. One of only 250 produced in 1968. Frame # NC 14284 A65F. Engine # NC 14284 A65F. Fitted with high pipes, 2 gallon metal tank, chrome fenders, rear grab bar, and the universal tyres, together with the twin carbs of the Lightning and Spitfire models giving it more high-rpm power. This attractive A65 Firebird Scrambler on offer here has been in its current ownership since March 2007, the past 16 years. The bike presents as a well-maintained example, having had a full restoration. Parts that could not be restored were replaced with new. Motor and gearbox stripped and rebuilt, electronic ignition, new battery, twin carburetor (930 Amal Concentric). Honda levers and grips with blinkers fitted. The bike has also been enhanced with a higher gearing ratio making it much more user friendly for the open road. BSA’s 650cc A65 is rare to find in Australia and indeed harder to find an example that has been so well maintained and yet sparingly used. Smith’s odometer displaying 18293.2 miles. Shown twice at VV&CMCC Canberra Day Long Weekend Rally. Runner up on both occasions in Popular Classic 1960-1969. Contact Malcolm on 0418 297 547 (East Lindfield – New South Wales)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a stunner! In the early 1960s, BSA accounted for 20% of motorcycle sales world-wide. They were the dominant brand of the era, with a way-long history of mostly gradual (and rather slow) evolution. And while England was the home of BSA, the dominant market was, just like it is today, the USA. The Yanks were big into desert racing in those days, mostly on British bikes that were really designed for the road but then fitted with high pipes and bars, bash plates, and knobby tyres. Street scrambler, you might suggest? Absolutely. But many of the street scramblers of the ’60s found themselves doing some pretty serious off-road work too. The BSA Firebird was a marvellous example of the breed, and made no secret of its made-in-Engand-for-America design brief. Sharp eyes will notice the decal on the sidecover of this wonderful bike of Malcolm’s, showing an American flag crossed with a Union Jack. Having had an obviously thorough and high-quality restoration, we reckon this one is headed for an easy life with a collector — but we hope it gets plenty of opportunity to roar, as BSA 650s should!

1993 Suzuki GSX1100 outfit – $15,500


SELLER SAYS: 1993 Suzuki GSX 1100 shaft drive leaning outfit. 59,779 km. The bike leans independent of the side car. Rides like a solo. Very unique bike with everything in good condition. RWC on club plates. Very well looked after.  Contact Alan on 0481 177 522 (Clifton Springs – Victoria)

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1975 Honda CB750 F1 – $11,900


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Honda CB750 F1 for sale. Fresh respray. Braided brake lines and new pads. Delkevic 4-1 exhaust. Original owners book and tool kit. Contact Adam on 0472 653 904 (Perth – Western Australia).

1997 Honda Monkey Z50R JP – $10,000


SELLER SAYS: Honda Z50R JP Monkey bike. As new. Only done 35km total from new and always kept inside. In new condition. Manufactured August 1997. Can be licensed to ride on the road. Has owners manual, safety manual and other literature. Would be an excellent collector’s item. Contact Brian on 0407 323 748 or (Bunbury – Western Australia)

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1955 Matchless 500 – $13,000


SELLER SAYS: 1955 Matchless 500 solo Compy for sale. Concessional licence BY55988. Less than 100 miles since full restoration. Restored swinging arm, rebuilt jampot rear suspension, rebuilt Teledraulic front forks, rebuilt engine (alloy barrel, new piston and rings, new bottom end, all new chains),  rebuilt N1 Lucas magneto, rebuilt Lucas 6-Volt generator, new electrical wiring.  Smiths Chronometric speedometer driven off rear wheel. Rebuilt Burman CP gearbox. Solid state battery. Frame sand-blasted and powder-coated gloss balck. All other tinware repainted gloss black. Stepped rear hub rebuilt with stainless steel spokes. Full-width alloy front hub with stainless steel spokes. New 19-inch tyres. New dual seat. New front mudguard. Bar end rear view mirror. Contact Brian on 0407 323 748 or (Bunbury – Western Australia)

1975 Triumph Trident T160 – $27,000


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Triumph Trident T160 for sale. A lovely example of a beautifully built T160. US import with the current owner since 2015. Development of this bike includes Carrillo rods, Triplex primary conversion, balanced clutch, upgraded starter, Tri-Spark ignition, alloy rims, new Dunlop K81 tyres, Hagon shocks, AP Racing discs, calipers and master cylinder, Hyde fork brace, Dunstall mufflers, Norton Euro bars, stainless fasteners. Current Vic Club Rego (not transferable) can be sold with a Victorian RWC. Contact Donald on 0407 112 029 (Horsham – Victoria).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: If there had not been unstoppable momentum behind the arrival of the Honda CB750 and its Japanese rivals in the early 1970s, this bike would have rescued Triumph. Indeed, if Triumph had built the Trident prior to the arrival of the Honda Four, it’s perfectly plausible that the Japanese bike industry would never have become so dominant. The Trident — and especially its final incarnation in the T160 — was and is a marvellous motorcycle. It’s big, strong and proper fast, and blessed with excellent handling despite being a bit porky and running what is basically a beefed-up Bonneville T140 frame. Any bugs from the initial (T150) effort to turn a twin into a triple had been ironed out, and the bike was civilized in a, dare I say it, Japanese kinda way. This bike of Donald’s looks like a truly wonderful example of the breed, with sensible upgrades to keep the old girl going for another decade or five. (Learn more about the T160 here.)

2021 KTM 1290 Adventure S – $19,995SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Great bike with only one owner. Low km’s and equipped with all the extras! Full Tech pack fitted, heated grips, Wings titanium muffler, radiator guard & upgraded tyres. Contact Gary on xxxx xxx xxx SOLD (Albany – Western Australia)

2016 Ducati Scrambler 400 (Sixty2) – $8,695


SELLER SAYS: The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is a premium product, LAMS-approved, 399cc Desmo-engine motorcycle. It is easy to ride, fun and stylish. The Sixty2 has ultra conservative geometry, ensuring stability, mechanical grip and confidence with no surprises. The Brembo brake package is perfectly suited to the bike, with a forgiving initial bite on the lever but still plenty of stopping power on modulation and good feel braking into turns. Low KM’S and one owner. Contact Gary at Albany Motorcycles on 08 9842 2914 (Albany – Western Australia).

1969 Norton Commando 750S – $14,000 SOLD



SELLER SAYS: 1969 Norton Commando 750S for sale. Just 11,875 original miles. It has new Amal premier carbs, Boyer Bransden ignition, paint and tires. The gas tank was treated with three coats of Caswell sealer. It’s not perfect, but it’s a very nice example. The price of $14,000 AUD includes prepping, crating and shipping from the Port of Vancouver to your nearest port. Click here to see more photos and a (very) cold-start video. Contact xxx xxx xxx SOLD (Vancouver, Canada).

1975 Honda GL1000 – $12,900 $11,750


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Honda GL1000 for sale. 44,700km. Lovely motorcycle which I have owned for nearly 30 years but it is now time for a new owner to enjoy and is priced accordingly. This Honda was lovingly completely restored and mildly customised around 19 years ago. The exhaust system is a custom made 4-into-4 system. The seat is a Honda GL1100 unit. Bike is fitted with electronic ignition plus an alarm/immobiliser. No tabs have been removed from the frame and it would be a straight-forward process to return this classic back to factory standard, should the new owner wish to do so. I put this Honda onto my local Classic Club rego but it will be inspected for a standard rego for the new owner. Unfortunately for me, my collection is being reduced and this is a genuine sale including some spares and manuals which I have collected over the years. Sad day for me but a great day for you. Motorcycle is located in Denmark WA but I could transport by trailer to Perth for purchaser if requested. Contact Lez on 0428 788 008 (Denmark – Western Australia).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: With the Honda GoldWing rapidly approaching its 50th birthday, it’s only those of us substantially north of 50 who can recall its arrival on the motorcycle scene. When it was first released, the GoldWing (more commonly referred, quite correctly, as the GL1000 in those days) was not a dedicated highway bike but just a really big motorcycle. Apparently even the folks at Honda weren’t sure whether it was going to become a street bike (cruiser, in modern lingo I guess), a sports bike, or a tourer. But they were mighty proud of the bike and its 1000cc flat four engine, declaring it as “the ultimate motorcycle” and replacing the CB750 as their flagship model. In the end, buyers made it clear what they thought about the GoldWing — it was a tourer. An entire industry was born creating highway accessories for the big Honda, with full fairings, panniers and top boxes just the start of the customisation journey. Honda responded by doing the same, to Honda’s usual standard of excellence. The GoldWing evolved to become a Harley-beater on the open road, with everything from airbags to heated seats plus a super-smooth motor and Japanese quality control and reliability. This bike of Lez’s harks right back to the dawn of the model, when she was just a big naked road bike. For collectors, a little work would restore the original look or you could put that off to another day and enjoy it just like it is. Very cool.

1974 Bultaco 250 Alpina – $8,000 $6,500


SELLER SAYS: This is a very original example of the 1974 Bultaco Alpina. This is how I found it; no parts have been added. It’s had a complete restoration. Contact Ian on 0407 609 364 (Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast – Queensland).

1978 Ducati SD900 Darmah – $28,000


SELLER SAYS: 1978 Ducati SD900 for sale. Bike runs well. I have installed gold valves in the forks and tuned the original shocks for a safer ride. Brakes were overhauled a few years back and new tires fitted, everything else is period for this bike and in quite good condition. Bike is in great original condition. The only reason I repainted the tank and side cover is because I put a decent scratch on the ducktail whilst moving out my street fighter. Ggrrr. Price is flexible, but keep in mind this bike is in very good condition with matching numbers. This bike was owned by a friend since the very early eighties and I took it on over 10 years ago now. I would like it to go to a good home. Reason I’m selling is I just can’t bend over that well anymore, so both the street fighter and Bevel will be moved on. See more pics and a video here. Contact Jamie on 0417 766 844 (Ballarat – Victoria.)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: The 1970s delivered a whole bunch of memorable Ducatis. The 750GT marked the company’s move into twin-cylinder engines, the 750 Super Sport delivered race track credibility, the 900MHR celebrated Mike Hailwood’s heroics at the Isle of Man. The SD900 Darmah occupies a smaller headline in the company’s history, but arguably an even more important one. Prior to the SD900, Ducatis looked beautiful, sounded magnificent, delivered gobs of addictive power, and handled superbly. But they were also uncomfortable, impractical, and had dubious quality-control which led to a reputation for unreliability. In the SD900, Ducati did a brilliant job of delivering a comfortable, practical, reliable machine which looked beautiful, sounded magnificent, delivered gobs of addictive power, and handled superbly. The seat was low and comfortable even two-up, the (Japanese) switchgear worked properly, there was a sidestand and – shock horror – even an electric start! Such niceties might sound trivial, but they played a big role in catapulting Ducati from being an “enthusiasts-only” marque to a genuine prospect for the everyday rider. This bike of Jamie’s looks like a marvellous, unmolested example, right for the collector or rider.

1960 BMW R60/2 – $25,000 $20,000


SELLER SAYS: Me and and a mate bought this many years ago to do a full restoration. He has now gone, but I’ve finished the restoration. Everything has been rebuilt, restored, repainted and or replaced with new. The tyres are in need of replacing, but I’ve done everything else. Full internal rebuild of engine and gearbox. Spokes are stainless as are most of the bolts on it, where possible. Starts easily. Have a look. Contact Stephen on 0414 791 961 (Wamboin – Australian Capital Territory)

2001 Honda NSR150 SP – $6,900


SELLER SAYS: Honda NSR150 for sale. I found this bike in the back of a shed in 2012. It had been stored there since 2002. The bike had 2005km on the clock. I checked and cleaned it and put into my collection and there are now 2213km on the clock. They were put on over 13 years, looking after the engine. The bike is completely standard as it left the factory and is still on its original tyres. I have the original delivery papers which states that the bike was delivered from Peter Steven’s Motorcycles in Melbourne on the 18/09/2001. I have the owners warranty and service manual and the owners manual, unfortunately the tool kit is missing. These are some of the last two-strokes and are very quick. There are a couple of clips on YouTube showing them at a track day giving the bigger bikes a hard time. Ideal for your collection or man cave. Contact John on 0419 935 488 (Western Australia).

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1968 Suzuki Hustler – $7,500


SELLER SAYS: Suzuki 1968 Hustler. Excellent original condition. Genuine enquiries only. Contact Andrew on 0417 151 353 (Sorell – Tasmania) 

1937 BSA B24 350 Empire Star – $13,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: BSA B24 Empire Star 350 1937. Restored and in good running condition. Was a competition bike. Contact Jack on 0435 720 812 (Windella – New South Wales)

1953 Royal Enfield Bullet – $15,000


SELLER SAYS: 1953 Royal Enfield Bullet  for sale. 500cc J competition model. Older late 90s restoration. In good condition. Price firm. More photos here. Contact Rod on 0452 269 140  or (Bullsbrook, Perth – Western Australia)

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1970 Honda CB750 K0 – $29,500


SELLER SAYS: 1970 Honda CB750 K0 for sale. The first superbike that changed everything. This is a 90% original bike. Build date 5/70. Runs perfectly and is a joy to ride. Has new paint, seat and pipes and tyres. Everything else is original. Bike is on club rego. I also have the original Candy Gold paint set if interested in purchasing. Contact Wayne on 0414 513 461 (Tweed Heads –  New South Wales)

1972 Suzuki GT750 – $15,000


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Suzuki GT750 for sale. Recent front and rear brakes, tyres, etc. Well looked after and very original. Speedo is showing 25,000 miles which I believe to be genuine. I have owned this bike for years and only selling as I’ve bought a caravan and going travelling. Rego is still current. Roadworthy and all ready to go. Contact Gary on 0487 229 093 (Beerwah – Queensland.)

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1973 Triumph Bonneville T140V- $15,000


SELLER SAYS: 73 Triumph Bonneville T140v for sale. Classic bike that runs beautifully. Had a pretty decent engine rebuild not so long ago. Set up in a bit of a desert sled style with custom built high pipes and almost new Pirelli adventure tyres. Indicators tidied up with LED’s, LED headlight and new speedo. Looks beautiful and awesome fun to ride. Unsure of actual mileage, but I have only put a couple of thousand easy k’s on her. Comes with 12 months rego. Original pipes, indicators etc have been kept and will come with the bike if you wanted to convert it back to an original. Contact James on 0419 280 244 (Armidale – New South Wales)

1972 Ducati 750GT – $AUD35,000 $AUD33,500



SELLER SAYS: This gorgeous bike is an early 1972 Ducati 750GT that was beautifully restored two years ago by a well known Ducati expert in Canada. The engine (#750608) and frame (#750446) have been together since new, and the bike has been ridden less than 1500km since then. The bike has the following specs; Marzocchi leading axle front end, Marzocchi rear shocks, Caswell sealed fibreglass gas tank, rare, original Aprilia headlight, Scarab master cylinder, Borrani alloy rims, brand new (NOS) Conti exhaust, Dynatek ignition, Smiths Ducati instruments, brand new (NOS) 32 PHF Dellorto carbs, Tommaselli Daytona 2C throttle. Included are the original Amal carbs, manifolds, throttle and cables, and the original contact breaker points. The bike is located near Vancouver, Canada. The price of $33,500AUD includes prepping, crating and shipping from the Port of Vancouver to your nearest port. Contact Norm by email at (Vancouver, Canada).

1976 Vespa VBB150 – $6,500


SELLER SAYS: 1976 VBB Vespa. New 150cc motor, less than 100kms. Clean and tidy. Single and dual seats. Phone for details. Contact David on 0404 669 003 (Hackham, Adelaide – South Australia)

2018 Norton Commando 961 Sports – $25,000


SELLER SAYS: Excellent condition Norton Commando 961 Sports for sale. Comes with R+G Sliders, Quadlock for mobile phone, wired to the ignition. As this bike has sports exhaust fitted & non genuine mirrors, the original exhaust system & mirrors are included in the sale. Contact Retro Moto Co on 08 9336 7590 (Fremantle, WA).

1976 Kawasaki Z1000 – $15,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Good, strong engine running, riding motorcycle. Have receipts for engine work. Has been on club plates. Can make a great project. Motorcycle to bring back to original condition or just ride it as it is. Eng Z1E112357. Vin Z1F 101876. Contact Len on 0419 xxx xxx SOLD (Umina Beach, NSW)


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1957 BSA Shooting Star – $13,500 ono.


SELLER SAYS: 1957 BSA Shooting Star for sale. Matching numbers. Full re-build restoration 2018/19. Slight dent in tank. Bike has been used for club rides and displays. Contact Tim on 0402 791 843 (Cairns, Qld).

1965 BSA C15 Trials Cat – $7,500


SELLER SAYS: 1965 BSA C15 Trials Cat for sale. Restored 2019/20 to original. Frame stripped and painted, seat recovered, new tyres. Engine has not been touched. Has been running but leaking small amount of oil. Contact Tim on 0402 791 843 (Cairns, Qld).


1973 Ducati 750 Sport – $89,000 $79,000


SELLER SAYS: 1973 Ducati 750 Sport for sale. Ground up nut-and-bolt restoration by Vee Two Australia last year. Best-in-the-world quality restoration by Brook Henry himself. Many new old stock parts (eg carbs, discs, callipers, others too numerous to list). Sachse digital programable ignition. Whole-of-bike VeeTwo Australia warranty. 200km. Contact Bill on 0429 689 114 (Albany, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: A glorious piece of motorcycle history here, and surely one of the most beautiful bikes ever made. The 750 Sport was released in 1972 and was Ducati’s first twin-cylinder sports bike. It was basically a souped-up 750GT and was the predecessor to the so-called “green-frame” 750 Super Sport of 1974, released in celebration of Paul Smart’s extraordinary race win at Imola in 1972 (read about ithere). Asking prices for Super Sports have gone mad in the past decade — $300k is no longer unusual, if you can find one — making Bill’s price on this bike seem remarkably reasonable! Apart from its historical pedigree, this bike also has the fingerprints of Ducati guru Brook Henry all over it, a fact that justifies the assertion that this is a best-in-the-world quality restoration. Ducati fans don’t need me to introduce Brook Henry but, for others, Brook runs a business called Vee Two which is globally renowned. (Visit the Vee Two website here.) With Ducati abandoning the L-twin engine for its top-flight sports bikes in recent years (don’t get me started …) these early L-twins can be expected to become increasingly sought after. Just magnificent.

1993 Triumph Daytona 1200 – $9,500


SELLER SAYS: Two mature owners from new. I have owned it for 6 years, and done less than 2,000 kilometres on it. I don’t make much $, so this has been a slow, and gradual overhaul project. All original parts, incl mufflers (apart from coils, brake pads, battery and brake lines). Comes with unpainted single seat cowl, and Ventura gear bag and rails. I have replaced the coils, fuel tap, light bulbs, fork oil, all fluids, battery, brake pads (now has HH sintered pads), and the starter motor/sprag clutch (less than 1,000km ago). The 90’s Triumphs’ “Achilles heel” has been fixed! (Over $3k spent on these repairs). I have also fitted new tyres, HEL braided brake lines, new fork seals, new carburettor seals, and done a full carby rebuild too; to be ready for sale. ($3k spent on these repairs). $6k plus spent, all up, (excluding purchase price). Registerable as a Classic in every State now. Just turn the key and enjoy classic motorcycling, aboard Triumph’s ‘return to production’ 90’s flagship. Fastest bike in the world upon release. Broke the global gentleman’s agreement of not exceeding 150HP (160) and 300 kph (320!). Contact Andrew at (Adelaide, SA)

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1984 Yamaha RZ500 – $28,000


SELLER SAYS: 1984 Yamaha RZ500 for sale. Two-stroke GP replica. Australian-delivered bike in very good condition. Two owners from new. Original fairings and screen. Runs beautifully. For more information contact Brendan on 0403 903 128 (Boronia, Vic.)

1967 BSA Bantam 175 – $5,500


SELLER SAYS: Owned for 40 years. Correct high top piston.1st rebore. Blinkers fitted. New tyres. Club rego. Contact Garry on 0478 917 333 (Figtree, NSW)

1981 Suzuki GS1000GX – $3,950


SELLER SAYS: Bike is running, regoed and rideable as is, and tyres are decent. A shaft-driven heavyweight tourer, GS1000G, fitted with a 22 litre (5.8 US gal) tank. Suzuki put a lot of effort and money in developing a shaft drive that didn’t have the negative effect the shafties always had, lifting the rear end when accelerating, and managed quite well. ”It is actually the first shaft-driven motorcycle we have ridden that feels like it was chain driven,” a reporter from a Swedish bike magazine wrote back in the early eighties. Using 37 mm Kayaba air and oil dampened front fork and Kayaba rear shocks, the model had 275mm (10.8 in) twin disc at the front and similar single disc at the rear. The front brake was considered excellent in 1980. Contact Gary on 08 98422914 or at (Albany, WA)

2008 Triumph Sprint ST – $6,000


SELLER SAYS: Triumph T200 Series. Repairable write-off that has been restored to its former glory. Bike has been put through all the tests and has been registered and licensed. Not sure on the odometer reading but will be available to callers. 1050cc Sport Touring. Roadworthy and has been registered. Contact Susan on 0424 964 478 (Aveley, Perth WA)


1978 Triumph Bonneville 750 – $14,000


SELLER SAYS: Motor matching numbers. Re-ringed. Head done. Powder coating. Rechrome rims. Stainless steel spokes. Boyer ignition coil. Lucas wiring harness and rectifer. Sprockets and chain, shocks, fork tubes, brake lines and pads, tyres and tubes, switch blocks, master cylinder, air filters, all rubbers etc. Contact Glenn on 0427 991 613 (Banora Point, NSW)

2013 Bimota DB8 – $32,000


SELLER SAYS: 2013 Bimota DB8 for sale. White and carbon detailing. This motorcycle was part of my collection for a business idea that didn’t get up and going because of family illness. Now it’s time to put the DB8 for sale. As you would know, the DB8 is Bimota’s hyper sports machine. Its clean strong lines lends itself to a very agile, compact and powerful sports bike. It has an ergonomic riding position for high-speed riding. It is a two-seater. 600km. It has loads of carbon detailing especially in the rear end where the naked design allows you to admire the technological details . Some details about the DB8;  Ducati 1198 engine (4 stroke 90-degree L-twin, SOHC Desmodronic 4 valve per cylinder), chain drive, liquid cooled, dry weight 178kg, fuel capacity 16 litres, wheelbase 1435mm, seat height 800mm, length 2100mm, height 700mm. Exhaust Bimota 2in1 in 1. Brembo braking systems front and rear. Contact Marylou at (Adelaide, SA)

2013 Benelli TNT 1130 R160 – $22,690


SELLER SAYS: 2013 Benelli TNT 1130 for sale. My Tornado Naked Tre (TNT) 1130 R160 is the last of the Benelli’s built in Italy. 800km. Hidden in this red/black version is a funky, naked, well balanced, agile and extremely flickable motorcycle (because of the wide handlebars), with an awesome powerful engine – 1131 cc 4-stroke 3-cylinder. Following are some specifications of this fantastic naked bike; fuel capacity 17 litres, fully adjustable front and rear suspension, seat height 780mm and claimed top speed of 252kmh. Contact Marylou at (Adelaide, SA)

2014 EBR 1190 RX – $26,950


SELLER SAYS: My EBR is absolutely brand new. Hasn’t even been pre-delivered. Just been admired in its stored-away status. Built in Wisconsin USA the 1190 RX is the creation of legendary Eric Buell, so naturally it is fitted with many of his signature designer traits such as the fuel storage and the braking system. This is such an agile, easy-to-ride, hyper sports machine straight out of the box. The handling and grunt of this motorcycle is very impressive. It is powered by Rotax 72 degreee v-twin (like Aprilia & KTM ), engine compression ratio 13.4:1, max power 138kw/185HP @10,600rpm, six speed, liquid cooled, chain driven, dry weight 190kgs, 17 litre fuel capacity and a seat height 820mm. Specific photos of motorcycle will be supplied upon request. Contact Marylou at (Adelaide, SA)

1979 Ducati 900SS – $75,000 (Sold)


SELLER SAYS: 1979 Ducati 900SS for sale. This bike has had a ground-up nut and bolt restoration. Zero kilometres since full restoration. Engine build by Desmo HQ, Byron Bay, NSW. Contact xxx SOLD  (Queensland)

1999 Suzuki Hayabusa – $13,000


SELLER SAYS: Copper/Silver, unrestricted. Near new Michelins. Power Commander, 4:1 TiForce hydraulic LH formed Ti zorst. Quick shifter, billet final drive case, clutch mod, billet final drive case (clutch slave cylinder). Adjustable ride height, PAIR removed. New paint and decals just slightly non standard. Seats modified and in Alcantara. All original bits available and extras. Ventura rack and second rack. 65,000km. Forced sale (apparently hard to manage with broken neck, not on this!). Forged alloy wheels. Contact Ian at (Hilton, Perth WA)

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1973 Norton Commando 850 – $26,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Reluctantly offering for sale, my Mk2a Commando. Fast and beautiful handling. Total nut and bolt rebuild in 2020 with many enhancements including CNW electric start. Since rebuilding, has completed 6000 fast, trouble-free miles. Wherever possible, stainless steel fasteners have been used. Basic motor specs as follows: Rebored 0.5mm oversize. Wiseco forged pistons. Extra long Carillo rods with DLC gudgeon pins ( BSA-style, radiuses cam followers. Lightened and polished rockers. Beehive valve springs with titanium caps. Lightened push rods. Stage 1 cam ( Black Diamond coated valves. Inlet/exhaust tracts modified to C.R. Axtell profiles. Compression ratio 9:1 (measured). The gearbox has been rebuilt with new bearings, including layshaft roller bearing conversion. Front forks rebuilt with new seals, turcite bushes and modified to improve damping. (For information on engine and fork parts/mods refer: Vernier adjustable Isolastics. Dave Taylor adjustable head steady. SS exhaust header pipes. SS Armours pea shooter mufflers. New Amal Premier Concentric carbs fitted and rejetted to suit rebuilt motor and exhaust. Front brake caliper polished and rebuilt with SS pistons. Braided brake line fitted to front. Front master cylinder sleeved to 13mm. Flanged, alloy rims and SS spokes. Contact  0429 xxx xxx SOLD (Ballarat, Victoria)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When it comes to collectible motorcycles, I’ve always believed the “ones to buy” are the first and last generation of a significant model or technology — the first because they often set a new style or standard or introduced an important technology, and the last because they often represented the pinnacle of that standard or technology before the world moved onto to something else. To me, the Norton 850 Commando was the pinnacle of the long-lived and much-loved British parallel twins, as well as being the end of the iconic Commando name (ignoring the modern ones, of course). And that’s ignoring the fact that they were wonderful bikes! As Glenn says, the 850 was a fast, sweet-handling motorcycle. It was also a beautiful machine that turned heads as much in the 1970s as they do now, with styling that will never be mistaken for anything else. This looks like a marvellous example, with a bunch of appropriate upgrades and enough miles on a rebuilt engine to inspire confidence of a job well done. Lovely.

1976 Triumph 750 Bonneville – $8,500

SELLER SAYS: Runs well. No rattles or leaks. Boyer ignition. New parts fitted include shock absorbers, fork tubes and seals, brake pipes, rear brake master cylinder, rear caliper seal kit, chain, steering head bearings. Contact Bill on 0414 688 725 (Brighton, SA)

1961 Vespa VBB 150 – $18,500


SELLER SAYS: Fully restored four-speed 1961 Vespa 150 for sale. Definitely worth inspection to see the amount of time and effort that has gone into this. It looks as good as new. Two stroke 150cc. Has two spare wheels. All genuine Vespa parts used. Contact Len on 0419 413 548 (Umina Beach, NSW)

1978 Suzuki SP370 – $5,200


SELLER SAYS: Reliable original bike (except front fender). Runs great with good compression, all electrics work and registered for the road. Contact Gary on 0418 129 964 (Floreat, Perth WA).

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1990 BMW K1 – $23,150


SELLER SAYS: 1990 BMW K1 for sale. Rare and beautiful motorcycle. Possibly the only K1 in the world in silver/blue colours. Great condition with nice patina. Everything is there including extensive history file, owners manual etc. Nothing’s missing. Everything works. This has been my go-to bike for distance travel. Offered now as I begin to thin my collection of “history-making” classic motorcycles. See more photos here.  Because of scammer activity, please respond by telephone in first instance. I will not answer text or email messages until after telephone contact is established.  Contact Chris on 0406 366 880 (Central Tablelands, NSW) Ref#080323

1988 Honda VT500E – $4,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1988 Honda VT500E for sale. This bike is a LAMS-approved 1988 classic ready to use as a daily ride or be put on a club registration. Powered by a 500cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine with a 6-speed gearbox and shaft drive to the back wheel, it also has a Honda’s unique fully enclosed front disc brake. I purchased it 12 months ago as an unlicensed shed find and have worked through all it’s issues to get it up and running and then licensed. It’s now a fun, trouble-free bike to ride, ready for it’s next owner to enjoy. Contact Clive on 0481 xxx xxx SOLD (Huntingdale, Perth WA)

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1975 Moto Guzzi 750 S3 – $37,500


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Moto Guzzi 750 S3. One of 14 to be imported into Australia. Matching frame/engine numbers. Still on points ignition with 17,418 km on new clutch, fully reconditioned heads, barrel/piston kit correct for S3 with sump extension, Agostini timing gears, lightened flywheel and mild cam. 85,000km on bottom end with no oil use. Comes with two boxes of spare parts including headlight and dash correct for S3, 750 S3 riders handbook and complete original toolkit. Stainless bolts throughout. Rims are Japanese Excel. I have owned this machine for the last 30 years. Since restoration completed in 2015 the insured value of this bike has risen by no less than $1000 per year and ideally would suit someone who recognises the potential investment on offer here. The bike has been sitting in storage for the past two years and is offered for sale unregistered and in running condition. Contact Cliff at (Kuluin, Qld)

1984 BMW R65 LS – $6,400


SELLER SAYS: Legendary Hans Muth design. All original, nicely maintained, licensed and running beautifully. This bike is a lot of fun to ride, with a shorter stroke enjoying revs, and a lighter frame than other BMWs of the time. I’ve had the bike for a few years, but hardly ridden it (arthritis). I bought it off a guy who had the same story as me! He bought it off an Albany owner who had kept the bike for most of its life. Original rider’s handbook, tool roll, pump. Workshop manual. New battery. Contact Thomas on 0434 177 801 (Margaret River, WA)

1930 BSA Sloper 350cc – $17,000 $15,000


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SELLER SAYS: BSA L30-11 OHV Deluxe 350cc. Twin-port exhaust. I have owned this bike for eight years and it has been ridden a few times in the Bay to Burwood. Started regularly. Comes with rear seat and foot pegs. Contact Daren on 0447 408 093 (Highbury, Adelaide SA)

1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 – $28,000


SELLER SAYS: This bike is totally restored and I have all the receipts to prove it! Contact Lex on 0419 907 592 (Perth, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: In 1972, respected American bike magazine Cycle had this to say about the Moto Guzzi Eldorado: “It’s a bike for crossing continents, not states. It’s a bike that can carry 200lb of gear for camping and a passenger at the same time. And, it’s a bike that can eat up 300-mile sections of expressway and leave the rider free from fatigue.” A couple of years earlier, Moto Guzzi sold two V700s to the Los Angeles Police Department for $1 each. And around the same time, Guzzi paid for an LAPD officer to fly to Italy and test ride its bikes. These were audacious, aggressive marketing tactics by a relatively small, foreign motorcycle manufacturer (and one in a not-great financial situation, apparently) — daring to take on Harley-Davidson, perhaps the biggest and most successful motorcycle manufacturer on the planet. And it worked. Truth be told, Harley’s bikes of the early 1970s were not great. Quality control was dodgy, and there was an arrogance at H-D HQ that Americans in general and American police departments in particular, wouldn’t dare buy foreign motorcycles. But they did. The police bought thousands of Guzzis in the early ’70s, and Biker Buddy Average figured if they was good enough for the coppers then they was good enough for me too. A tourer version of the Eldorado was badged the California and it went on to be one of the most respected and successful highway bikes of all time. This stunning bike of Lex’s looks like a glorious example and would make a great regular ride or pampered collectible.

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1979 Moto Guzzi LeMans replica – $18,000 $15,500


SELLER SAYS: Right up front, this is a Moto Guzzi LeMans replica. Looking for a unique and distinctive sounding motorcycle? This Moto Guzzi started its life as a 1979 T3. It has been comprehensively restored and upgraded, boasting impressive features like 950cc Gilardoni pistons and matching Nikasil cylinders, re-sized big end bearings, new bearings in gearbox, new crown wheel and pinion in driveshaft, lightened flywheel, brand new Dellorto 36mm carbies, Marzocchi upgrade 38mm front forks and triple clamps, Wilbers progressive springs in the front forks, Ikon rear shocks and a full front-to-rear Minstrel performance exhaust system (made where the Moto Guzzis are made in Mandello Del Lario, for Moto Guzzis). I have owned this bike since June 2018, and the previous owner rode it from 1984. Contact Lance on 0417 992 935 (Perth, WA).

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2006 Kawasaki VN800 Drifter – $15,000


SELLER SAYS: Vulcan Drifter 800 (VN800E) for sale – Imported from the USA in 2012. Runs great and well maintained. Retro bike loosely based on 1940 Indian Chief, but modern all around. This model is rare, as only imported to Australia for one year and even then, less than 50 were sold. Hidden rear mono shock so rear tire has hardtail look but smooth ride. Custom paint with cool “Drifter” logo. Lowered. Custom seat and bags. Retro fringe all around. Always garaged and maintained. Beautiful bike. Contact Dave on 0467 470 060 (Mosman, Sydney NSW)

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1974 Ducati GT Special – $30,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: This is a GT Special that only a few people have built. Using a 750GT rolling chassis and a 900 Desmo motor running 860 cases, while retaining the right-hand-side gear shift, this bike has been built from the ground up with everything rebuilt. New paint, new exhaust that is ceramic coated with curved Contis, new 40mm Dellortos. The engine had a total rebuild by the late, great Bevel Wizard. New electrics, running GPS speedo, digital tacho, no need for the cable rubbish. Has a number plate issued but never registered or ridden so it’s brand new.

I’m known for my restorations of the bevels and this is one that I was going to keep but as I have another GT Special this one is being sold to fund other things. So be quick if you want a rare bike; a GT with more grunt than the 750 Roundcase, this is it! No low-ballers please. Good luck finding another one. Contact Shane on 0499 xxx xxx SOLD (South Australia)

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1981 Ducati 900SS – $62,500


SELLER SAYS: 1981 Ducati 900SS for sale. My bike is up for sale. This was a hard decision. The bike is perfect cosmetically and mechanically, and the motor has only done a couple of thousand kilometres. Starts easy hot or cold. There is nothing to be spent on this bike. Add fuel and ride it anywhere, or just appreciate it. It is registered in Queensland. If you’re interested please call John for a chat on 0447 999 371 (Stanthorpe, Qld.)


1975 Kawasaki 900 Z1B – $35,000


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Kawasaki Z1B 900 for sale. Excellent, fully restored bike, no expense spared on this beauty. Everything has been done for you; it’s all ready to take you anywhere you like and in style. Any questions feel free to ask. Contact Greg on 0437 789 298 (Sydney, NSW)

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1976 Kawasaki Z900 – $23,000


SELLER SAYS: Custom-built 1975 Z900 fitted with refreshed 1978 Z1000 A2 engine. 14,198km. Rear disc brake and fairing, Vance and Hines 4-into-1 exhaust. Complete new seat plus recently rebuilt brakes with stainless pistons and OEM rear master cylinder. Presents nicely. Runs hard, handles well and absolutely no oil leaks. Currently on non-transferable club rego. See more photos here. Contact Peter on 0412 543 861 (Queanbeyan, NSW) ref#020523

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Right at the end of the 1960s, Kawasaki and Honda were both secretly working on all-new top-of-the-range bikes to show the world they could build big bikes better than anyone else. Both were in-line four cylinders, and both were 750cc. Honda was first to hit the market, its CB750 Four proving such a success it took everyone — including Honda — by surprise. Kawasaki retreated to the design table to take the big-bike market another leap forward.

When it finally released the Z1 in 1972, it had grown to 903cc with a double-overhead cam engine that was good for 82 horsepower and 132mph. The Z1 whacked the CB750 out of the park and became the must-have Japanese bike of a generation. Very early Z1s are now fetching seriously big money (one recently sold at auction in the USA for $US50,000) and all the 1970s Zeds have now become collectibles. This bike of Peter’s looks to be a great useable classic, its customisation adding some later-model reliability and functionality, while retaining that unmistakeable Z style.

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1980 Honda CBX1000 – $28,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Original 1980 Honda CBX1000 for sale. On Jap club number plates. Located in Gympie Queensland. 2 x triple exhaust sets. The bike is in a very good condition and well looked after. Will act on genuine phone calls only. QLD std time. See more photos here. Contact 0439 xxx xxx SOLD (Gympie, Qld) 

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2014 Yamaha XVS650 V-Star – $20,000  $18,500


SELLER SAYS: This one-of-a-kind LAMS-approved V-Star boasts less than 1000km on the engine. The impressive and priceless paint job to the tank, chassis and accessories gives it the name ‘The California’ and making it, from what I’ve seen, one of the most customised LAMS-approved V-twins on the market. Every inch of this bike has been meticulously customised for aesthetic appeal. The gold plated rim spokes, engine covers, clutch and brake pedals. The white-wall tyres, custom ape hangers, hand-stitched bobber seat, forward controls, pillion rack, rear fender the list goes on. The last bike to be sold from Nightcraft bobbers and personally still looked after by the mechanic. This bike is one to be appreciated. Recent roadworthy and rego till 06/02/24. Contact Haz on 0410 580 932 or by email at (Pimpama, Queensland).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When it comes to motorcycle taste, there’s an endless spectrum. Some folks like ’em big, some small. Some like ’em fast, some slow. Some like ’em old-fashioned, some like ’em contemporary. And some folks like to leave bikes as they came from the factory, and some don’t. Haz – the seller of this head-turning Yamaha – is clearly one of those who don’t. Heavily customised from a frankly boring Yamaha XVS650, this bike is as much a work of art as it is a means of transport. Actually, I shouldn’t describe the mid-size V-Star as boring. They’re a great bike – small enough to be manageable by LAMS riders but big enough to look and feel like a ‘proper’ bike – and blessed with very competent performance and handling. Not to mention Yamaha build quality and reliability, of course. The workmanship from Nightcraft Bobbers appears first class, and the bling is eye-catching without being absurd. We reckon buyers for this one will love it at first glance, and spend a whole bunch of time keeping it spotless and putting it on show.


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1976 Honda XL350 – $5,750


SELLER SAYS: 1976 Honda XL350 for sale. Dual-sport classic. Unfinished restoration project in excellent condition and only 2,272km. Was stored in a shed for over 20 years so the engine has been refreshed with piston, rings, valves, oil pump, etc. It starts first kick and runs smooth and quiet. It comes with a new replacement seat cover (not fitted) and other new replacement parts. The fenders and tail light are not original and could be replaced to restore this classic motorcycle to former glory. Contact Craig on 0409 917 846 (Grafton, NSW)

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1973 Yamaha TX500 – $4,500 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 1973 Yamaha XS or TX500 for sale. The good: New tyres, electro-cleaned carburettors with rebuild kit just fitted, new petcocks, bike runs and drives well. The old style US rear markers have been changed out for modern AU required colours. The not so good: Headlight not functioning (suspected bulb is gone), blinkers are static (suspected relay isn’t working), seat latch is missing (might be able to track one down soon). It is unregistered. I purchased from Yamaha Retro Spares without any books/papers, but it shouldn’t be too hard to get on the road again. I have videos of it running. Bike is in Adelaide but I am willing to get it shipped for serious buyers. Contact Joshua on 0416 632 164.

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1968 & 1970 Ducati Mk III – $32,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: Selling as a pair, these red 1968 (250) and orange 1970 (450) Mark 3 Ducatis. Part of a private collection for 45-50 years. Comes with accumulated spare parts. Not Desmo motor. The 450 has a 38mm Marzocchi M1R front end. Contact Glenn on 0497 192 719 (Milton, NSW)

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1979 Moto Guzzi SP1000 – $11,500


SELLER SAYS: Highly modified 1979 Moto Guzzi SP 1000 for sale. Beautiful condition. Flat slide carburettors. Currently on classic rego so will be sold unregistered. Good tyres. Contact Mark on 0418 444 163 (Littleton, NSW)

1978 Moto Morini Strada 500 – $13,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: My 1978 Moto Morini Strada 500 is ready for a new owner. This well-maintained and well-presented bike is a pleasure to ride and own. The bike starts first time on the LHS kick starter (no electric start) and after a short warm up settles into a nice smooth idle that won’t drop out at the lights.Once on the road it accelerates strong and smooth right through the rev range. This is a very useable 500cc classic bike that has won awards at rallies. Inspections and test ride are available for genuine lookers and I will work with interstate transporters. Contact Bruce on 0427 xxx xxx SOLD (Newcastle, NSW).

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1980 Ducati Darmah SD900 – $35,000


SELLER SAYS: 1980 Ducati Darmah for sale with original engine and wheels, 40mm Dellorto tickler carb, Staintune mufflers and new rear tyre. A rare collector’s bike in excellent condition. Bike is a reluctant sale for my father-in-law. Contact Quentin on 0406 121 914 (Forrestdale, Perth WA). 

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1968 Norton Commando Fastback – $29,000 $24,950


SELLER SAYS: Excellent condition. Ground-up restoration. 9,880 miles. Currently on Historic club rego. Contact Trevor on 02 9905 4755 or by email at (Brookvale, Sydney NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When most people talk about motorcycle evolution from the late 1960s and early ’70s, the conversation tends to be dominated by talk of big bikes from Japan. And while that’s perfectly reasonable, it tends to mask one of the great success stories — the Norton Commando. At a time when Japanese bikes were sweeping the world — and smashing the British bike industry — the Commando stood as a beacon of British bravado. Norton sold more than 50,000 Commandos, despite some early problems with fragile frames and exploding engines, starting with the 750 Fastback. The ‘isolastic’ frame successfully delivered a big twin that didn’t vibrate itself to bits, and must have been a courageous decision given the popularity of the so-called ‘featherbed’ frame it replaced. This bike selling from Sydney is one of the very early Commandos, and most definitely one for a collector.

1949 BSA B31 – $9,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Excellent condition and runs well. Currently on Historic club rego. Contact xxxx xxx xxx SOLD (Brookvale, Sydney NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: It’s fair to say the two world wars were very good for the Birmingham Small Arms company. Created to build guns, BSA branched out into pushbikes and then motorcycles until, by the 1950s, it had grown to become the most successful motorcycle company — and one of the biggest companies of any kind — in the world. History tells us that, at its peak, BSA accounted for 25% of global motorcycle sales.The B31 was the first of BSA’s new models after WW2 and the first to boast telescopic front suspension. Its 350cc single-cylinder engine was good for 70mph and, while it was more of a daily rider than a performance bike, it was fast enough to keep buyers more than happy. This bike selling from Sydney looks like a great example of an important model in BSA’s history.

1982 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans MkIII – $24,000 neg. SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Purchased as a restoration project in 2019 from Mario at Thunderbikes in Perth. Extensive rebuild with all parts replaced or refurbished as required. Bike has travelled 3700kms since with nothing to spend. 86,766km. Currently on club rego. Selling to finance another Guzzi.  Contact Barry on 0407 xxx xxx SOLD (Perth, WA)

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1969 Triumph Bonneville 650 – $19,000


SELLER SAYS: 1969 Triumph Bonneville for sale. In very good condition. Motor and gearbox reconditioned in 2017. Has new tyres and has been serviced regularly. Newly painted. Front wheel reconditioned with stainless steel rim and spokes. Back wheel reconditioned with stainless steel spokes. Contact Michael on 0405 200 358 (Frankston, Vic.)

1982 Ducati SD900 Darmah – $21,500


SELLER SAYS: 1982 Ducati SD900 Darmah for sale. I have owned this bike for years. It is in pretty good condition but is not a show bike. Was my daily for a lot of years. Lots of parts replaced over the years; too many to remember or list. Staintune pipes, K&N air cleaners, new tyres, brakes etc. Bike is currently on club rego but I am selling unregistered. This bike would be a great launching pad with a little work to be finished. Contact Greg on 0408 693 256 (Oxenford, Gold Coast Qld.)

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1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing – $14,500


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Honda Goldwing for sale. Ground-up restoration (engine not rebuilt). Electronic ignition. Starts and runs well. New battery. Licensed to December 2023. No test rides without licence and deposit. Realistic offers, no time-wasters please. Contact Adam on 0426 740 332 (Perth WA).


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1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo – $15,500


SELLER SAYS: SELLER SAYS: 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo for sale. Ultra rare, with a low 14,729 miles. Very original bike. The XN85 was not so much about the engine, but the chassis. The main frame was a round-tube double-cradle affair, with a triangulated backbone running to the steering head. Up front was a 37mm Kayaba fork, with anti-dive and air-adjustability. The fork connected to a 16-inch front wheel. Sixteen inches?! That was racing stuff. But even with a pretty lengthy 58.7 inches between axles, the bike handled extremely well. There were not many Turbo bikes made back in the ’80s and this was one of the better ones. We have had the tank and seat cowl professionally repainted but the headlight fairing and front guard are still original paint with some chips and scratches (see photos). Comes with full service manual and magazine road test articles. It starts and runs nice and has no mechanical issues. Can offer interest-free lay-by terms. Delivery to Perth $850. Contact Brad on 0400 793 900 (Brisbane, Qld)

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1969 Triumph Bonneville 650 – $21,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Original Olympic flame and silver, 1969 Triumph 650 Bonneville for sale. Matching frame and engine numbers. In excellent original condition. This is the last of the British ’60s Bonnevilles. The bike was imported from the United States and restored locally some time ago. Since restoration, it has only covered 7,546 miles. Recently I have had the electrical system upgraded, a new TriSpark ignition and coils fitted, the original carbies have been cleaned and new gaskets fitted, new top end gaskets fitted, new clutch cable, new front fork gaiters fitted, new mufflers and new rear chain fitted. This Bonneville is ready to ride and is reliable. No extra money needs to be spent to enjoy this legendary British Bonneville. For more information call John on 0422 xxx xxx SOLD. (Morphett Vale, SA).

1967 Norton Atlas cafe racer – $38,000 $30,000


SELLERS SAYS: Rebuilt (not restored) completely in 2015 by Tim Rutherford, Pacific Ave, San Pedro California — and has travelled a mere 600 miles (1000km) since. 1967 Norton Atlas 750cc, the last of the Featherbeds. Original bike with matching numbers. Not until the modern age of circumferential alloy box frames has anyone made a frame as good as Norton’s Featherbed. Hand made alloy Manx-style oil tank, seat and fuel tank by Evan Wilcox in Los Angeles. Mikuni single carby, jetted and tuned to suit megaphone exhaust. I also have Dunstall lookalike reverse cone mufflers if loud is not your style. Commando top end. External oil filter and braided lines. Twin point and coil ignition with LiPo battery in cut-out under tank, provides reliable starting and running. All of the little niggly things that plagued British bikes (apart from oil leaks) has been addressed to create a reliable bike that is a pleasure to ride and invokes comments everywhere I take her. Contact Steve on 0412 079 999 (Dunbogan, NSW).

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Oh, I like this — like a two-wheeled British version of souped-up Falcon GT, this Norton Atlas has been given a going-over with a bunch of period-correct(ish) improvements and one or two 21st Century niceties to create a classic hotrod that starts and goes like something more modern. Norton fanatics will understand the Atlas’ place in history: it was the last Norton with the famous and wildly successful ‘featherbed’ frame, so-named by one of the first racers to use the frame (on a Manx Norton), saying the new frame was akin to riding on a feather bed. That was at the Isle of Man in 1950, so by the late ’60s the frame was showing its age and about to be retired. So too was the Atlas, destined to be replaced by the revered Norton Commando with its ‘isolastic’ frame that used rubber engine mounts to counter vibrations from the big twin. Featherbed fans will tell you that, from a handling point of view, the isolastic frame was a step backwards (although Commando fans might not agree). Either way, this bike of Steve’s looks to be an absolute corker. Check out some more photos here.

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2006 Triumph Thruxton – $8,500


SELLER SAYS: 2006 Triumph Thruxton for sale. This bike has been modified to look like a Bonneville and to give it a more upright riding position. Upgrades include: Bonneville speedo, Bonneville footrest, Bonneville tank, Bonneville side panels, LED headlight, upgraded handle bars and upgraded turn signals. Bike has been blacked out, including the wheels, oil temperature gauge, Pazzo levers, new grips, upgraded seat, cone mufflers. 38,000km. Contact Bruce by email at  (Sydney, NSW)

2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R – $7,500 ono


SELLER SAYS: 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale. Sought-after Gen 1. 43,000km. Excellent condition. Recent service. Yoshimura pipe. Rides and sounds amazing! Contact Bruce by email at  (Sydney, NSW)


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2013 Triumph Thunderbird – $15,000


SELLER SAYS: For sale is my Triumph Thunderbird 1600c. 19,500km. Has ABS braking, classic British hog-slayer pipes and is in excellent condition. New front tyre and recent oil and oil filter change. One owner from new, and has always been garaged. Contact Bill on 0417 969 716 (Australind, WA).

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1988 Yamaha Virago XV750 – $4,500 $4,000 ono.


SELLER SAYS: American import. 13,600km. Black. Good tyres. Low seat height and forward controls. Registered until Nov 2023. Excellent condition. Contact Neville on 0439 197 450 (Australind, WA) 

1974 Harley-Davidson FLH – $35,000


SELLER SAYS: 1974 Harley Davidson FLH for sale. I bought this bike in from Ohio USA in 2012. I had it fully registered for use in NSW but now on club plates which are not transferrable with the sale. It’s a matching numbers bike. For it’s age it is possibly the best one you will ever see. 12,000 genuine and original miles on the clock. The cases have never been split and apart from a master cylinder change, and the usual service, there has never been any major work done to this bike.

The bike also comes with the original front shield fairing as well as the two up seat. Rides like a dream with plenty of power. New battery. Although legal, the front and rear tyres will need a change. Contact Marc on 0415 205 049  or email at (Sydney, NSW)

1974 Rickman Montesa 250 Cappra – $7,000


SELLER SAYS: Complete and running, but with a noisy motor (bearing?). Comes with workshop manuals and parts book. Contact Phill on 08 9293 4416 (Kalamunda, Perth Western Australia.)

1959 BSA C15T 250 – $1,800


SELLER SAYS: 1959 BSA C15T project. Incomplete and not running. Contact Phill on 08 9293 4416 (Kalamunda, Perth Western Australia.)

1959 BSA C15T 250 – $1,800


SELLER SAYS: 1959 BSA C15T project. Incomplete and not running. Contact Phill on 08 9293 4416 (Kalamunda, Perth WA).

2009 Ducati 848 Evo – $14,000


SELLER SAYS: My Ducati 848 Evo is for sale. It has just become too hard to ride with my ageing back and needs a new rider. It’s a pity if it just gathers dust in my garage. This machine has no scratches or marks and rides well as most Ducatis do. Engine is fine, battery maintained, has new Pirelli Super Corsa tyres and is equipped with Termignoni exhaust cans. Nothing to do to this machine except ride it away. Contact Ron on 0417 091 155 or (Perth,WA) ref#200423

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When the world does a bunch more laps around the sun and we all look back on the petrol-motorbike era, many a vegan beer will be consumed around many a safe, virtual hologram camp fire, debating great motorcycles of the petrol era. If I’m at that safe, virtual hologram campfire, I’ll be casting a vote for the Ducati’s 848 Evo as one of the greatest. Yes, there is a lot of nostalgia associated with the 848 being a twin-cylinder sports bike, back when that was the only kind of sports bike that Ducati made. But even ignoring the wonderful two-cylinderness of the 848 it’s still one of history’s finest two-wheeled achievements, especially the up-spec Evo variant. Specification-sheet aficionados will tell you the Ducati 1098 of the same era boasted a bit better everything than the 848, but ask anyone who’s actually ridden both and you’ll discover most will give the 848 a higher love factor. Its 126hp engine is plenty fast, and the bike rides a bit sharper and lighter than the 1098. There’s a good short review on the Motorcycle News website (here) which describes the Evo as “a masterpiece”, “a class act” and “every bit as fast and exciting as a superbike, but a thousand times easier to ride”. It seems a bit loopy to be talking about a 13-year-old sports bike as a collectible, but we can see a lot of sense in snapping this one up and parking it in the games room. Lovely.

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1956 Triumph Speed Twin – $14,500  $11,500 ono


SELLER SAYS: For sale 1956 Triumph Speed Twin 500cc. Full West Australian registration. All serious offers considered. Contact John on 0429 233 457 (Greenough, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS:  Motorcycle history has a smattering of bikes that genuinely changed the course of bike design – and Triumph’s Speed Twin is one of them. Created by Edward Turner, probably the most influential individual in Triumph’s long history, the Speed Twin single-handedly (or perhaps that should be twin-conrodly) redirected mainstream bikes from single cylinders to twins; paving the way for even more cylinders, bigger capacities and ultimately more speed in the decades that followed. When it was unveiled in 1937 it was the top of the Triumph range and probably the most desirable mass-produced motorcycle that money could buy. As the years passed, it was overtaken (figuratively and literally) by various other models, including Triumph’s own Tiger and Bonneville, but it remained a big seller and was hugely important to Triumph’s reputation and its bottom line. This bike of John’s looks like a lovely example of one of history’s most influential bikes. Learn more here.

1962 Triumph TR6 SS – $22,500 $19,000


SELLER SAYS: 1962 Triumph TR6 SS for sale. Bike is in excellent condition and has matching numbers. Motor was completely reconditioned approx. 1000 miles ago, crankshaft balanced, Bob Newby clutch and belt drive, Pazon electronic ignition built into a Lucas K2F magneto body, remote oil filter and upgraded oil pump. Turn signals fitted. Contact Ian on 0438 268 437 (Cronulla, Sydney NSW).

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1951 AJS Model 18S with Tilbrook sidecar – $24,000 $20,000


SELLER SAYS: This superb outfit is offered for a reluctant, age-related, sale. The sidecar is an Adelaide-manufactured Tilbrook number 44. It was factory fitted to a 1951 AJS / Matchless 500 cc single in 1951. I have not restored this unit. What you see in the photos is basically how it looked when I received it. I have maintained and repaired this unit with highest quality parts available. You won’t be disappointed. See more photos here. Contact Ron by email at (Hamilton, Victoria, Australia). 

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a classy piece of kit. This would have been top shelf stuff in 1951, at which stage AJS had recently added rear-suspension to its much loved Model 18 to create the 18S, and Australian motorcycle identity Rex Tilbrook was flat out manufacturing accessories, sidecars and complete motorcycles from his factory in Adelaide. The early ’50s were arguably the glory days for big British singles, with the AJS Model 18 and its twin sister Matchless G80 at the top of the pile — simple, reliable and well-made bikes, built for daily use, long life and DIY maintenance. They were also designed with an eye on sidecar attachments, many units being a family’s one and only means of transport. And while Rex Tilbrook’s accessories and motorcycles were highly regarded, it was his sidecars that underpinned his business and ensured his name would still be often used among vintage motorcycle people 70-odd years later. Tilbrook designed and manufactured his sidecars from the ground-up, and they were considered among the best that money could buy, anywhere in the world. Little wonder they are still highly sought after today.  Learn more about the AJS 18S here, read about the extraordinary man behind Tilbrook sidecars here, and see a walk-around video of Ron’s wonderful outfit here.

1971 Ducati 450 Silver Shotgun – $45,000 $38,000


SELLER SAYS: 1971 Ducati 450 Silver Shotgun for sale. Frame No. DM450M3 -700679,  Eng. No. DM450 – 457645. I’ve owned this bike for 35 years. It has been fully restored and engine reconditioned. Starts easily when correct procedures are followed, runs beautifully and rides really well. I’ve had a lot of enjoyment out of this bike over the years and now that it is restored, I will find it hard to part with — but age is telling me that it is time to pass it on. There are more photos on Facebook, here. Contact Terry on 0421 650 035 (Rockhampton/ Norman Gardens, Qld.)

1957 Norton Dommi Racer Model 99 – $17,000 ono


SELLER SAYS: 1957 Norton Dominator Racer (model 99) 600 for sale. Needs a bit of TLC.  Contact Colin on 0407 417 779 (Orbost, Victoria)

1977 Rickman Metisse Kawasaki 750B – $33,000



SELLER SAYS: 1977 Rickman Metisse Kawasaki 750B for sale. With Rickman Motorcycle Mklll certificate of authenticity, which confirms it was completely built in house, with 750B engine by Rickman Motorcycles Ltd. Date 01/1977 making this a very rare, one-off machine. First registered in 17.07.2017 with Rickman Motorcycles certificate of authenticity. In great condition and an awesome looking machine. There is a name tag on the bike which says – J Ortiz Carrossier (not sure who this is). Great useable classic. Sounds amazing. Lots of paperwork, just had new aluminium tank fitted. We Sell Classic Bikes is a classic bike dealer based in the UK, experienced in shipping to Aussie buyers. More photos here. Contact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at .

1971 Yamaha XS650 – $13,000


SELLER SAYS: 1971 Yamaha XS1. Runs smooth, sounds great. Completely original. Contact Justin on 0422 547 393 (Penrith area, NSW).

1974 Yamaha RD350 – $8,700


SELLER SAYS: 1974 Yamaha RD350 for sale. Fresh build to original condition. Contact Justin on 0422 547 393 (Penrith area, NSW).

1988/1994 Honda VFR/RVF 750 – $200,000


SELLER SAYS: Expressions of interest sought for these two bikes. They have been part of our collection for nearly 10 years and it’s time to move them on to their next custodians. 1988 Honda VFR750R RC30 is Australian delivered and was owned by Ken Wootton (Australian Motorcycling News Editor). Genuine 7405km. Raced at Phillips Island celebrity race in 2013 with Mick, Casey and Wayne. Comes with all the original body work. 1994 Honda RVF750 RC45 is all original with 34,000km. Contact John (phone calls only please) on 0405 382 055 (Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Qld.)

1970 Norton Commando – $15,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 1970 Norton Commando for sale. Rebuilt motor roughly 1,000km ago. Paperwork, receipts etc. New tyres. Good paint work. Contact Brian on 0423 269 019 (Nightcliff, Darwin NT)

1981 Maico 490 Mega 2 – $20,000 $14,000


SELLER SAYS: 1981 Maico 490 Mega 2 for sale. Last of the  twin-shocks. This bike was restored around 2006 and included an engine rebuild, new plastics, seat re-upholstered, rebuilt wheels, tyres, frame repainted and much more. The bike was only test ridden up the street and back and put in the shed under a tarp. The bike was recently started but not ridden. The frame and engine numbers are correct and there appears to be no damage apart from the ‘used’ Akront rims. Contact Greg on 0408 656 220. (Wauchope, mid-north coast NSW)
EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I admit it. I’m having little heart flutters at the thought of someone taking this bike out onto a muddy motocross track and treating it like, well, like a motocross bike. Yes, yes, I know I know I know. It is a motocross bike. But the Mega 2 490 Maico isn’t just a motocross bike. It’s the greatest motocross bike of all time. The greatest dirt bike of all time. One of the greatest motorcycles of all time. It marks a time in history when long-travel twin shocks, right-side-up forks, kickstarters, Magura controls and very big very fast two stroke engines were kings of the hill, and just a nanosecond before all those things just plain stopped. It also marks the greatest moment for one of motorcycle history’s greatest brands, because shortly after releasing this glorious machine it all went to poo for Maico and the company collapsed in a heap. We listed one of these for sale recently with a $20k asking price and it disappeared very quickly. That one was a functioning race bike with appropriate modifications, while this one looks mostly unmolested and destined for a man cave, games room, or climate-controlled private collection (parked alongside a Brough Superior, we suggest). Or maybe a muddy motocross track, if you really must … See more photos here.

1976 Honda TL125 – $10,000 for the pair


SELLER SAYS: Completely restored 1976 Honda TL125 for sale. Rebuilt motor, Ikon shocks, new lithium battery fitted discreetly under the seat. New upholstery, bars, lights, blinkers. Sammy Miller high top exhaust and Sammy Miller guards. This bike is one of a pair that have consecutive numbers (see below). I’m hoping a collector will buy them both and keep them together. Contact Nigel on 0467 879 083 (Millthorpe, NSW)

1976 Honda TL125 – $10,000 for the pair


SELLER SAYS: This is my second Honda TL125 for sale, consecutive numbers from the factory. I would like to sell both bikes to a collector who would keep them together. This bike has a Sammy Miller high-top exhaust but no lights or blinkers. It was made to replicate a competition 125cc TL. Contact Nigel on 0467 879 083 (Millthorpe, NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: In the world history of trials, there is one name that stands out like a giant among men — Northern Irishman Sammy Miller was a very competent road racer before turning his skills to observed trials where he went on to win eleven British championships. Miller’s early days had him aboard an Ariel, but his skills and reputation saw him recruited by Bultaco (to help the Spanish firm build the wonderful Sherpa T), and then Honda to spearhead it’s TL range — and effectively to champion the spread of the sport across the world. And it worked a treat. Sammy played a hands-on role in the development of Honda’s trials bikes and the sport spread like wildfire. With Sammy out front, Honda created an ever-increasing market to sell its TL125 and TL250. Nigel tells us this wonderful pair of 125s have been together since they came out of the factory, complete with consecutive numbers. Learn more about the TL story here.

1975 BMW R90S – $18,000 $17,500



SELLER SAYS: This lovely machine is in excellent condition having been refreshed two years ago with new paint, Michelin tyres, battery and professional carburetor cleaning. It runs and drives beautifully and needs nothing. With its BMW reliability and original Krauser hard luggage it is ready for touring in comfort and style. NOTE: Price includes crating and shipping from Vancouver Canada to your nearest port. Lots of photos, videos and testimonials on request. Contact Norm at  (Ladysmith, BC Canada)

1975 Bultaco Pursang 250 Mk8 – $7,500 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Bultaco 250 Pursang Mk8 for sale. Engine has been rebuilt by Peter at Bultaco Aus, full top and bottom end rebuild, fully rebuilt crank, new mains, seals, Wiseco piston, gaskets etc.  Some gears needed to be undercut so this was done as well, no expense was spared. Anyone who knows Peter’s work will appreciate what he has done. Engine has been completely vapour blasted and the cylinder painted gloss black. All new guards, side plates, airbox, tank and seat. New chain and tyres. New seat cover. New cables. Exhaust has had some repairs as most have, but is in good shape and looks good. Frame is in excellent condition as are the wheels and forks. Perfect to ride as it is, or paint the tank, plates and guards to original for a great original looking Pursang. Was going to be used at classic bike meetings, but circumstances have changed so it needs to be sold. Contact Paul on 0418 482 282 (Goulburn, NSW)

1976 BMW R60/6 – $15,950 $14,950


SELLER SAYS:  1976 BMW R60/6 for sale. Stunning, true survivor! Genuine 43,471 km from new. Original paint, original pin striping, original seat etc.  Never been messed with. Have original panniers and pannier carrier. Electronic ignition, but still have original ignition loose. Requires a good clean, a good service, new tyres and she will be giving you years of pleasure. Willing to discuss discount for tyres and service. Sold unregistered without a RWC but not much needed to do to get her back on the road. This is the “needle in the haystack” that you’ve been looking for. Contact owner on 0455 371 709 (Brisbane, Qld).

1948 Douglas T35 – $4,500 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 1948 Douglas T35/S 350cc twin for sale. In original as-found condition. Will require full restoration. Not running, comes with spare engine and gearbox and front forks. Great restoration project as there’s not too many parts that need to be found to make it complete. Contact Andrew on 0414 707 276 (Glenelg, Adelaide SA)



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  1. Im chasing a 1969 or 1970 Bonneville Maroon over silver MUST BE FULLY RESTORED … properly . There was a couple on Shannons Auction site but that’s now closed down.

    1. We’ll keep an eye out Toby. We suggest you also subscribe to our newsletter, if you haven’t done so already, to keep track of our new listings. There’s a sign-up form on the website. Cheers.

  2. I read Editor Terlick’s comments on the Triumph Trident with great trepidation. As I read of the amazing bike faster and better handing than the jap crap (some of which was true), I was also reminded of an unreliable mechanical disaster. Not happy just to jimmy together a multi part vertically split crankcase, Triumph chose to repeat experimental mistakes made with the top ends of the 500 twins way back when. I rebuilt more Trident top ends than I care to remember mostly with clapped out valve stems and guides at appallingly low mileages (8000 miles). They were also prone to wearing out very expensive camshafts almost as quick as tyres. Add to that the complexity attached to using a dry clutch and readers will easily understand why the score became CB750 10 Trident Nil . The weavy handling Honda just kept going and going while the Trident was waiting for it’s n’th top end or camshafts. I sold my CB750 after many years and untold miles because I had it so long I was bored with it.

    1. I agree with your views on reliability of the Triumphs but had mates with fours that had plenty of problems too. Theres a book written by Bert Hopwood a Triumph designer called “what happened to the british motorcycle industry” he tells of plans for 1200 inline fours and other bikes to compete with the Japanese but the heads at Triumph were stuck in a rut and refused to go away from their ageing designs

      1. My comparison was not intended to imply perfect magical reliability of the Jap offering but rather to suggest that it was a quantum leap ahead of the Trident. 1200 inline fours aside, the point is that the Trident was not an ageing design but a brand new one. The opportunity to start with a pretty clean slate was blown so badly. Rather than even equal the very ordinary reliability of their tired twins, BSA/Triumph managed to make it considerably worse.

  3. Couldn’t help but giggle when I saw the ’93 FireBlade that sold recently. Who ever painted it applied the ’92 livery.🤦

  4. Also like to ask site owner if they could put a ‘box’ up, where you could write in your choice of bike you are looking for. It would make it simpler to find these then. If there is one I can’t see it. 👍

    1. Thanks Bob. We can’t create a search box as such, but an old-fashioned ‘Ctrl F’ (as you would use to search a Word document) is a functional alternative. Cheers.

  5. Great bikes for sale and sold here, Just started looking, did not even no about this site all this time. The prices are spot on, (mostly) as well. I love Z1’s and 900ss dukes the bestest! 🏍

  6. For sellers, it is a pretty clumsy affair having to setup or change an advertisement by email. It would be much easier to create and manage an advertisement directly if the site provided some upload and edit tools.
    Most buyers would like to see more than one photo, I’m sure.

  7. Used to use your site all the time. Now it’s so hard to navigate even trying to find bikes for sale on opening your page, I’ve just about given up! Go back to an easier navigation!

    1. Hi Mark. Thanks for your comments. We’ve not changed our navigation for ages. What’s causing you grief?

  8. Thanks for the opportunity to have both my Darmah SD900 (sold) and my Yamaha XS2 650 1972 on your site. Great place, great bikes and yes Perth to Bathurst cost $1300 last year. Alan.

  9. There are a lot of fantastic machines from an almost forgotten era here. Jeez.. Some prices are just like.. Do you really want to sell this bike? Coz the price is telling me you don’t.
    One example is the Honda gl1000 that has been “customed”… $20k??? I’ve got 4 wings…. And mates with immaculate ones.. Original… And one of them consistently wins shows… $15k at best for a pristine K0 example. And I appreciate just how much coin goes into these unique machines… But apologies here…. That ain’t worth $20k!!! Too many zeros on the tag.

  10. I can’t believe the prices people are asking for these bikes { tellem there dreaming } or are they accepting lower price.

    1. Hey, that’s the price people are asking and that’s their call, and sometimes people out there looking just haven’t got enough cash – simple as that. Instead of criticising just go out and look out there in the market and don’t compare a restored immaculate bike for a shed find original rat. You may have never done a restoration and realised how much it costs these days compared to even 10 years ago. Cheers.

  11. Fantastic site. Lovely to see the old classics are still alive and looking good. Would recommend this to anyone. Peter is very helpful with everything you need to get your ad up. Thanks heaps mate.

  12. I thoroughly enjoyed looking your site but boy those prices are out of my park. I hope the sellers get the dollars they are asking, but I cant see that GT850 Guzzi hitting $19.500. Still, good luck.

  13. Nice to look at the bikes for sale, but how do people come up with their ridiculous prices 19,500 for an old v max. If all the old bikes were reduced 50% to what they are really worth in the real world we would see more on the road and their owners would not be so scared about riding them.

  14. I brought my first bike after a forty year gap from riding,750GT 1976. Found it on this great site. Now looking for number two. Love this site, thank you to all concerned for letting us have the pleasure.

  15. Geez, those round cased Dukes are overpriced. Won’t be bought for riding anymore. Museum pieces now.

  16. Why do so many people think that old British s–tboxes are worth an arm and a leg just because they’re old? Come back to Earth people. Old brit singles can barely get out of their own way and Lucas’s wasn’t called ” The Prince of Darkness” for no good reason let alone having leakey old Amals above high voltage magnetos. I’ve been the victim of that particularly lethal combination so I know what I’m talking about.

    1. I too have been on the rough end of the leaky Anal carb over sparky magneto pineapple. All compounded by a particularly nasty insurance company attempting to intimidate a young bloke still in shock sometime later into paying for a fire damaged service station which didn’t even have a fire extinguisher. Moral of the story – fix the leaky Anal and put an air filter on it. But I digress.
      When push comes to shove, any old pusbox is worth what the market will pay for it. Who says a very ordinary early 70’s V8 Falcon whose terminal velocity far outweighed its safety is worth hundreds of thousands? Who says a 70’s bevel Ducrappi is worth 30-50 grand? etc etc

      1. My apologies. Did I say 30-50 grand. I was thinking of clapped out 750GT’s. By current advertisements I should have said 130-150 grand for a tarted up Sport or SS.

  17. Can I swap my first born’s first born for the CB1100R? Because after 40 years, I still won’t be able to afford one.

  18. Good Morning Peter,
    Just a thank you for the way my BMW was advertised, very good AD, excellent comments. I had 3 keen buyers the day after the ad was first displayed, one of whom bought the machine. Thanks again,
    Mark Henson

  19. My 1975 BMW R90/6 was posted for sale on The Bike Shed Times website on Tuesday 1st October, and on their Facebook page the following Saturday. Four hours after the Facebook post I had a text query from a chap in Victoria (I’m in Perth). By that evening the bike was sold, for very close to my asking price. It was picked up a few days later, and gone! Have to say it’s left quite a hole in my shed – I’d owned it for 42 years. With several texts and calls from the new owner however I’m pretty sure it’s gone to a good home. Very impressive website and service, Peter. The Bike Shed Times is the go-to site for buying and selling proper bikes. Thanks, David.

  20. Thanks Peter. Sold my bike, would recommend to anyone selling a special or rare bike. The Bike Shed Times works; it connects people who are interested in buying, not time wasters. Cheers, Neil

  21. Best bike sales website I have seen. Keep up the good work. Nice to see the motor cycle trade finally arriving in the 21 century.

  22. Re: Ducati sidecar outfit.
    DJP Sidecars were built originally in Victoria, I had the first extended one, #4, from 1972. I had to travel down to Drouin, I think, to have the sidecar fitted.

  23. With an abundance of “scrambler” and “enduro” road/trail bikes on sale, were can you actualy ride them off road in WA?

    1. Good question, Paul. The short answer comes in two parts; either join a club, or don’t. A club will give you access to organised events (mostly competitive, but not necessarily expert). Or you can do your own thing on public tracks and trails if your bike is road-licensed, on private property if it isn’t, or at one of WA’s designated off-road areas if your bike is registered for off-road use. Learn more here:

  24. F*^%ing fantastic site guys. Love the write ups, the big clear pics and the easy roll down selection. Well done, Im now a regular. Ebay can go find a gumtree

    Thanks, enjoying the ride

  25. I’m a bike nut and love all types of bikes. This site is pure candy store for me. I can sell some and then add to the growing mad collection. It’s great this site exists. It will be hard to stop myself indulging. Cheers, Anthony.

  26. Peter does an excellent job of presenting these machines for sale. We restore old Triumphs to their former glory as a hobby and then pass them on to new owners, we think of it as saving these otherwise neglected classics. I assure you it is not for any financial gain but merely hearing and smelling them when they are running. Keep up the good work Peter — your site has assisted us with selling two bikes now, and your knowledge and input is greatly appreciated.

  27. Lots of dream machines in those ads. Pity they are diagonally opposite me in this vast land. Maybe time to look up shipping costs.

    1. Shipping bikes across the country is quite popular at the moment Stan, with most of the traffic seemingly from West to East! I believe there are reputable carriers out there who do Perth-Sydney around the $1,000 mark. Cheers.

  28. Some really nice old Triumphs in your line-up. Very impressed with the photos. I am sitting here with itchy fingers. I want all of them!

  29. Glad I found this site — wonderful memories. Makes me want to sell the GS and hook into a classic.

  30. A great look at some lovely classics and sports bikes! with very interesting comments. Nice one.

  31. Hi Peter, thanks for the photo of my 450 R/T (TS) at York. Great idea the BST. Will spread the word. I share your passion for Ducatis and Guzzis. Hope to see you again.

    1. All the Gold Flashes had gold paint, if I recall? Great bikes! I’d be happy to have yours on Bikes For Sale Tony!

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