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2006 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 – $7,250


SELLER SAYS: Gorgeous Triumph 1050 Speed Triple. Fantastic condition with nothing to do but to enjoy. Bike is fitted with Staintune mufflers, tail tidier and aftermarket flat bars. Included in the sale are the original mufflers, pipes, and rear mudguard. Unfortunately downsizing my collection of bikes for health reasons. Transportation to Perth on a trailer can be arranged if requested. More photos here. Contact Lez at   (Denmark, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When the Triumph brand was reborn by British businessman John Bloor, it leaned heavily on its history. Reusing model names from the company’s glory years was part of the marketing plan, creating a vibe that Triumph was just picking up where it left off, so to speak. But as sales figures grew and corporate confidence increased, the design team grew more courageous. The bikes became more modern – both in looks and performance – and new models looked increasingly, well, new. The Speed Triple is a great blend of modernism with a nod to the past. The Speed Twin was one of Triumph’s most important models back in the day, so that historic link remained intact. But the bike – and especially the later 1050cc versions – were anything but old-fashioned. The naked, bug-eyed streetfighter styling was very 21st Century, as was the performance and handling. In fact, I’m sure traditionalists would find it would be hard to imagine a Triumph less Triumphy than the Speed Triple. It’s a fine commuter, if you like your morning commute to be manic, but it really  is a weekend hooligan beast. Wheelies, stoppies and playing boy-racer are where it shines, with a wonderful engine, excellent sports-bike handling and impressive build quality. This bike of Les’s looks like a great example.

1980 Honda CB900 Custom – $5,900


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, NSW)

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, NSW)

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, Qld.)

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1982 Suzuki Katana GSX1100 SZ – $24,900


SELLER SAYS: I finished this rebuild about a year ago, and this is what l did: Frame and swingarm powder-coated (frame was already braced and footpeg mounts removed by previous owner), all new bearings fitted (inc. head-stem, swingarm and wheels), wheels powder-coated, Bridgestone tyres front and rear, new Brembo front brake calipers with adapters fitted, rear caliper from 1990 model GSX1100FL rebuilt painted and fitted, all brake pads replaced, braided brake lines front and rear, all three disc rotors replaced, new gold X-ring chain and #530 sprockets, new front and rear master cylinders, (front from GSX1300R 1999), new Tech Serfu full stainless 4:1 exhaust, Mikuni RS 36mm flatslide carbs, K&N pod filters, new fairing frame, LED headlight with clear lens, custom paintwork, all rubber cushions replaced, all bolts replaced (genuine where available), engine completely stripped and rebuilt,1170 Wiesco kit, GSX1100 EF Cams, all valves replaced, new screen, gauges refurbished, new cables, new switch-blocks, all locks replaced, all electrical components overhauled or replaced, new seat cover and foam, YSS rear shocks, front forks rebuilt with new sliders and Gold valves, fork brace. This is a great handling bike with very strong motor. Less than 500km done since rebuild by TBR Racing. (Trevor knows GSX motors for drag/race or road bikes.) Contact Mike on 0417 995 618 (Adelaide, Sth Aust.)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Wow, how nice is this? The world of motorcycle design was turned on its head when Suzuki released the first of the Katanas, the GSX1100S, in 1981. The bike’s spec sheet was impressive enough to guarantee that it made a splash — after all, Suzuki reasonably claimed it was the fastest production motorcycle in the world. At its mechanical heart, that first Katana was a relatively routine big-bore motorcycle — it was driven by the so-called Universal Japanese Motor (UJM) format of an inline upright four-cylinder engine, wrapped in a tubular cradle frame, with twin rear shocks and right-side-up telescopic forks. The excitement was all about the revolutionary design, produced by a German design house called Target — the square headlight shrouded in an angular mini-fairing, the stepped two-tone seat, the clever marrying of the seat to the tank — they were way-out-there design elements at the time that have been copied and tweaked ever since. The design cues and Katana name were bolted on to a whole line of Suzuki’s road bikes, but it is the big sports bike that wears the name with most authority. Mike has clearly done a brilliant job on this rebuild — very thorough with only subtle and sensible variations from original spec, and it looks stunning. A great bike for the collector, but surely one that deserves to regularly stretch its long legs.

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2021 KTM 1290 Adventure S – $24,990


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 0898 422 914 or by email at (Albany, WA)

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, WA).

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, NSW)

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 SA)

1976 Kawasaki Z1000 – $15,500


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 413 548 (Umina Beach, NSW)

1946 Norton Manx 350 factory racer – $48,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 1946 Norton Manx factory racer 350cc. One of 10 produced for 1946, of which Norton records only two survivors. Raced at the Isle of Man in 1947 (rider D.Parkinson, tuner Francis Beart). Junior TT (no 68) 3rd place; senior TT (no38) 1st place. In one race, Parkinson ran out of fuel 400m from finish and pushed it across the line, still taking 4th place. Race report @pictures 1947 History of Norton registry. Engine number a10m5514. No registered owners 1946 to 1961. The bike was restored in 1990 by I.Beveridge. Test certificate and rego JBH878 reissued original number. (These bikes had to be registered to be able to race.) The bike’s last run was at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The oil was then drained, the bike ready for storage. Sale includes books, manuals and some parts. Bike is very original. Price negotiable, make an offer. More photos here. Contact Kevin by email at or by mobile on 0428 434 114 (Salamander Bay, NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: A rare and glorious piece of motorcycle history here, no doubt destined for a museum or collector in the market for top-shelf classic British race machinery. Norton’s Manx racers were the undisputed kings at the Isle of Man from about 1930 right through to the early ’60s, before Japanese manufacturers moved in and began to dominate. But the connection actually goes right back to 1907 when a Norton won the twin-cylinder class at the very first Isle of Man TT. At that stage the company was very young, but the 1907 victory gave birth to a thirst for Manx victory in the Norton family, and an expectation of high performance and race track success among buyers. This bike of Kevin’s comes from the midst of Norton’s glory years on the island, with the seller offering plenty of paperwork and history to help its next owner confirm the bike’s credentials. Wonderful stuff.

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1977 Rickman Honda CR750 – $30,000


SELLER SAYS: Beautiful Rickman CR750 Honda for sale with sleeved 850cc Cycle-X motor and all the good gear — Cycle-X rods, cam, etc. Fresh new motor with 29mm CR carbs, oil cooler, Dyna electronic ignition and coils. Very cammy and very strong motor with only 700km on rebuild. Nickel-plated frame with long swingarm. Comes with two seat tail units, 1/2 and full fairings, longer Ikon off set rear shocks (also original Konis), EPM 18-inch wheels (allows 130 rear tyres), Suzuki discs with Lockheed calipers, Tarozzi clip-ons and rear-sets, (originals supplied). Original wheels and discs supplied, longer fork legs with original Betors supplied. Early Honda gauges. Custom stainless steel exhaust system. Very quick and superb handling. Only selling my collection to retire and travel. Will not disappoint! Contact Gary on 0400 440 861 or at  (Bundaberg, Qld.)

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).


2001 Triumph Bonneville – $6,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: First of the new Bonnevilles, this bike is in great condition. It has the ’70s style seat fitted for extra comfort –  this was made in England. Bike rides beautiful, comes with spare chopper-style handle bars and two sets of exhausts, 790cc engine and rides and handles the open roads very nicely. Finished in black, the bike is a real looker and won’t disappoint. Contact Dale on 0482 xxx xxx SOLD (Northam, WA)

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)

2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200S – $5,999 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: For sale is my Kawasaki ZRX1200S, a classic sports tourer with all the power from the 1200cc engine without the wind bending your neck! Fitted with an aftermarket Scorpion exhaust can, although I do have a standard can if you prefer that. Lots of new parts fitted including a new front tyre, levers, grips and more, ready for the summer. Not many big Z’s around for sale these days, many S versions get converted to R version with a bikini fairing. Open to sensible offers close to the asking price, no test ride without the cash! Live in Albany but happy to deliver within reason around south west or Perth. Contact Howard on 0400 xxx xxx SOLD  (Albany, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Six grand? Really? It’s hard to believe that we can buy a bike as good as this for such little money. The big ZRX was a marvellous piece of kit when it was first released, boasting whoa-fast performance (150mph-plus top speed and a sub-11 second quarter mile), from a strong-as-an-ox 4-x-carburettor-fed motor along with a big comfy seat and suspension and incidentals that could carry you and your bestie and a heap of kit at warp-speed all day long, mile after mile and year after year after year. It wasn’t a big seller (most buyers preferred the ‘R’ model which had a touch of Eddie Lawson in its styling), and maybe that’s why we can find them selling at such bargain prices. This bike of Howard’s looks to be well preserved and not showing it’s 20-plus years at all. If you like the idea of a comfortable, reliable, fast, retro sports tourer that may well outlive your kids, you’ve found it.

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)

1971 Triumph 650 Bonneville – $9,900


SELLER SAYS: 1971 Triumph Bonneville for sale. 650cc, 4-speed gearbox, twin carbs. Good running condition. Actual miles unknown as speedo replaced. Has had maintenance carried out as required, new primary chain, drive chain, front and rear sprockets, rotor and windings. Head and valves are good. Contact David on 0410 438 871 (Colo Vale, 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)

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 WA).

1979 Ducati 900SS – $75,000


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 Peter at  (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 – $28,000  $26,000


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 Glenn on 0429 399 840 (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.

1960 Triumph Tiger T100 – $11,250 neg. SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Triumph Tiger 100 for sale with matching numbers. All done — new rims, tyres, spokes, seat, paint, wiring, rebuilt. Starts first kick. Ready for service. Contact Peter on 0403 xxx xxx SOLD for $10.5k (Gilston, Qld.)

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)

1974 Honda CB750 Four – $15,990 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Beautiful 1974 Honda CB750 Four for sale. New just about everything. Fully licensed. New: tyres, fenders (front and back), re-spoked wheels, new bars, front brakes, paint, carbs rebuilt, seat, indicators. I have the tank decals as well. New brake light etc. Contact Al on 0436 xxx xxx SOLD for asking price (Bunbury, WA).

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).

1969 Kawasaki H1 500 – $16,000


SELLER SAYS: Perfectly restored by a two stroke specialist. Starts easily and runs perfectly. Totally original, down to manufacturers stickers. According to H1 expert, a rare points model. Contact Kent on 0401 741 369 (Walkerville, Vic.)

1966 Ducati Sebring 350 & custom 1998 Ducati 900SS/Pantah – $12,500 the pair



SELLER SAYS: Two bikes being offered in a package from Canada for $12,500 (Australian dollars). Two-bike package enables much cheaper shipping. Price includes prepping, crating, and shipping both bikes from the Port of Vancouver (Canada) to your nearest port. Both bikes have clean title. Click on photos for more details. Contact Norm by email at (Vancouver, Canada).

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1990 BMW K1 – $26,500 $18,900


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


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2016 Aprilia 1200 Caponord Rally – $16,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Selling my 2016 Aprilia 1200 Caponord Rally. It is in near-new condition. Nothing to do but ride. Just had major service including valves. Comes with factory top box and side panniers, factory Arrow pipe, Oberon clutch slave, stock screen included (cut-down one on the bike), two keys, new tyres, books and battery. This is my fifth Aprilia. (I love their bikes!) Extremely comfortable, powerful and stunning to look at. Tail bag is not included. Bike still has balance of two-year new bike warranty. It was sold new 09/04/2022. The Caponord is the most comfortable bike I have ridden. Set the suspension to fully automatic and it reads conditions and adjusts on the fly. Glides over our Australian back roads with ease. Google reviews and you will see very positive reports. Mature rider that needs to listen to his body and downsize. $16,500 Located in Perth, West Australia. Can help with transport interstate. Leave a message if I don’t pick up. (Shift worker.) Contact Ross on 0418 xxx xxx SOLD for $15.5k (Perth, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When you think of big adventure bikes, there’s a fair bet that the Aprilia 1200 Caponord Rally is not the first machine that springs to mind, right? It’s also not a bike you’re likely to bump into, down at the local cafe. But the big Italian V-twin is a very impressive piece of kit with some definite headlines. Ross’ reference to comfort is borne out by road test reports, with a well-designed seat and some brilliant technology delivering extraordinary bum-comfort. The fully-auto suspension doesn’t need to be told whether you’re carrying a passenger, carrying a little or a lot of luggage, or even cruising or fanging it. It … just … knows. Spooky hey? It adjusts damping to suit and, by all reports, does it brilliantly. Matched with Aprilia’s long history building off-road bikes and more recent history with MotoGP, it’s no surprise these machines are getting strong thumbs-up reports from owners and moto-journos alike. This bike looks like it’s in A1 shape and ready to go. Great stuff.


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1982 Ducati MHR900 – $58,000

SELLER SAYS: This stunning 1982 Ducati 900 MHR was subject to a $35,000 ground-up rebuild by Sydney Ducati specialists Gowanloch Ducati in 2013, and fitted with a full set of superb carbon fibre bodywork. The bike has had two owners and travelled less than 3000km since the Gowanloch restoration. A full set of spotless MHR bodywork is also available for sale to the purchaser, for $3,000. The bike starts, sounds and runs beautifully. The 1982 model was the last of the SS-framed kickstart-only Hailwood Replicas.   Contact Peter on 0467 073 574 or by email at (Lesmurdie, WA).

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1988 Honda VT500E – $4,500  $4,000


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 061 210 (Huntingdale, Perth WA)

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2011 Ducati 1198SP – $33,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 2011 Ducati 1198SP for sale. In excellent condition with just 13,330km on the clock. Fitted with a slightly higher screen and Termignoni carbon mufflers. Also fitted with a Power Commander which was tuned at ProTwin when installed (2018). Bike has just been serviced including new battery, fork service with new fork seals, new timing belts and two new tyres, also just had 12 months rego paid. Bike has had minimal use over the last five years and has been kept in my lounge room with only occasional rides on sunny days. All original books, original exhausts, original screen, Ducati genuine cover and rear axle stand included in sale. More photos available on request. See more photos hereContact Matt on 0407 xxx xxx SOLD for $30k  (Mundaring, Perth WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: As the brave new world of electric motorcycles rolls inexorably toward us, many a motorcycle ponderer is pondering what the future holds for high-end sports bikes and for the world of collectible petrol-powered motorbikes. I’m one of those ponderers and, like all of the others, don’t have a clue what’s going to happen. But my gut feeling goes like this: Prices for everyday run-of-the-mill petrol bikes will fall rapidly. Prices for exotic desirable bikes will hold. Prices for already-collectible bikes – and especially limited edition bikes – will rise faster than ever. I know it’s hard to think of a bike as modern as this wonderful 1198SP as a collectible. It is, after all, still near its prime: a blindingly fast, superb handling piece of contemporary racetrack perfection that (for reasons I don’t actually understand but aren’t about to argue with) you’re allowed to ride on the road. The ‘SP’ bit in the bike’s name makes it a rare beast. The extras – electronic quickshifter, Ohlins suspension, slipper clutch, and bigger fuel tank – make the bike a smidgen lighter and presumably a smidgen faster around a race track in expert hands. But they make the bike a lot more collectible. I guess it would be reasonable for a young go-fast guy to buy this bike and go fast on it. But I kinda hope it goes to a bike lover who cherishes its specialness and it’s L-twin engine,  and makes sure it’s still being ridden (maybe on mung-bean fuel) in 50 years time.

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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 – $22,000 $17,000


BSA Sloper for sale

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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1974/2023 Norton Commando – $CDN20,000 $CDN16,000



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. I’m hoping to recoup $CDN20k (about $AUD23k or $US15k). 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 (Chilliwack British Columbia, 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.


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).

1975 Triumph Trident  T150 – $18,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Triumph Trident T150 for sale. Lovely old bike, fully restored in excellent condition by British Imports, Perth. Lots of dollars spent. Price is firm. Bike is on full West Australian registration. More photos here. Contact Kevin at SOLD (Mandurah, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS:  For those who don’t know the back-story, the Triumph Trident shoulda-been and arguably coulda-been the saviour of the British motorcycle industry. It was conceived, sketched and built to pre-production standard long before Honda released the four-cylinder CB750. The Trident’s designers knew that the long-lived and long-loved British 650 twin had had its day, and riders (in England to some extent, but more importantly in the USA) wanted something bigger, faster and smoother. Their answer was a 750cc triple. And it was a good answer! But Triumph had bigger headaches at the time, most notably its forced merger with BSA, and BSA management said if Triumph was getting a triple then BSA wanted one too. There was much naffing around and arguing, and the Trident project moved at glacial pace. Eventually, Honda gazumped the Brits with the Honda Four, and when the Trident and Rocket 3 were released, it was too late — the buying public had fallen in love with Japan. None of which changes the fact that the Trident was and is an excellent bike, faster and better handling than the Honda, and truly a modern-day collectors’ item. I saw this bike of Kevin’s at last year’s The Bike Shed Times Capel River Classic, and it really is a lovely piece of gear. There are a couple more photos of the bike here, and you can read more of the Trident story here.

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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)

1988 Suzuki RGV250 – $11,000


SELLER SAYS: 1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21A for sale. All original fairings, all original or new OEM parts. New Dunlop Alpha tyres, rebuilt brakes, new front and back master cylinders, chain and sprockets. Contact Graham on 0488 026 008 (Broulee, NSW)

1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIII- $23,000


SELLER SAYS: Very good condition. Electronic ignition, new wiring loom, new tyres, rebuilt front brake. Rego & RWC. Also comes with two spare tanks & seats, a black Interstate (fibreglass) and a new unused red Roadster (steel), with side covers. The seats are full size Interstate & Roadsters. Many more spares. The seat that’s on it is a low height Interstate. The bike was originally a US-spec Roadster (twin carbs) that’s been fitted with a steel Interstate tank to increase it’s range. Contact Gary on 0403 510 727 (Millaa Millaa, Qld)

1966 Ducati Monza 250 – $9,800


SELLER SAYS: Immaculate restoration. Runs well, needs to be ridden. New tyres. This bike is such a treat and I just love it, unfortunately I am riding my modern bikes more. Great bikes, perfect motorcycle if you want to take to vintage shows etc. Valued between $10-12k so this is a bargain. Contact Andrea on 0451 959 965 (Forestville, NSW)

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1985 Suzuki RG500 – $27,500 neg.


SELLER SAYS: This is a fully functional running original bike. Restore it, ride it or put it in the lounge room!  Australian delivered. Make an offer. Contact Louis on 0435 004 551 (Enfield, SA)

1972 Honda SL125 – $6,550


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Honda SL125 K1 for sale. A full ground-up, concourse-level restoration has been undertaken on this rare 1972 Honda SL125 K1 trail bike. This variant of the K1 SL125 is a very rare model in Australia, as it has the low slung one-piece muffler, no pillion footrests and no indicators (this means it has a different wiring loom, headlight ears, speedo and left handlebar switch). This variant was more popular in the USA, with very few of these making it to Australia. No expense has been spared on the restoration, which has taken many hundreds of hours to complete. The bike also comes with a complete second exhaust system – a rare and desirable original “Bassani” power pipe, as well as an original owner’s manual and period advertising material. Full details of the restoration available on request. Contact Mike on 0402 373 248 (Taree, NSW)

1975 Laverda 1000 3C – $32,990 $29,500


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Laverda 3C for sale. Ground-up restoration completed. Original matching-numbers bike. Three-cylinder triple 1000cc engine. Bike is beautiful to ride, and everything works as it should. Indicators to be wired in, switches fitted. Location Perth, Western Australia. Happy to assist with transportation (local or interstate). Any inspection welcomed. Sad but motivated to sell as many more Laverda and Guzzi’s to keep me occupied. $29,500 or best offer. Call Craig on 0498 698 155 (Perth, WA).

1972 Ducati 750GT – $AUD38,000



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 $38,000AUD includes prepping, crating and shipping from the Port of Vancouver to your nearest port. Contact Norm by email at (Vancouver, Canada).

1974 Ducati GT Special – $35,000 $32,500


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 165 952 (South Australia) ref# 020323

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1975 BMW R90/6 – $11,500


SELLER SAYS: 1975 BMW 90/6. Everything that moves has been replaced, plus a 1000cc Siebenrock kit has been fitted. Fully restored mechanically and in very good original condition. Many thousands spent. It’s on club rego but not transferable. Includes panniers. Nothing to spend; just ride it. Contact Patrick on 0427 010 468 (Caniaba, NSW)

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.)

2005 Yamaha MT-01 – $12,000


SELLER SAYS: A very tidy 2 owner bike in excellent condition. I have all the service books, red key & spare, service DVD, sales brochure, genuine Yamaha MT-01 concept book. Service receipts. Some spare oil filters, front sprockets, indicators etc. It has a quick release pack rack & lower rear bar, quick release tank bag mount and been fitted with a centre stand, phone & GPS charger which is great for touring. Recent service and tyre replacement. Bike presents and rides very well with no performance modifications. This is my 2nd MT-01 but it’s time to down size to a lower, lighter bike. Happy to answer questions & work with interstate buyer. Contact Andrew on 0450 526 713 or email (Geraldton, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: You want muscle? We got muscle. While the raw numbers of 90 horsepower and 150 Newtons don’t sound big today, Yamaha’s MT-01 was born to be a quarter-mile hotrod. And it was, but also fabulously found its niche as a town growler and highway cruiser. In 2008, an MT-01 scorched down the quarter mile at the Western Sydney International Dragway in 11.77 seconds at 113.57mph (182.77kmh), setting a new Aussie record for a twin-cylinder motorcycle. I suspect no-one was surprised. It was really a Japanese version of Triumph’s modern Rocket and Ducati’s Diavel, years before either of those bikes had been conceived. Perhaps the big Yamaha, with a motor nicked and pumped from the big XV1700 tourer, inspired the others. The bike only ran from 2005 – 2012, making early ones surprisingly rare in top condition, like this lovely bike of Andrew’s appears to be. See more pics here.


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)

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 Michael on 0417 231 232 (Willetton, Perth WA).

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1980 Yamaha XS1100 Midnight Special – $16,000


SELLER SAYS: 1980 model (stamped 12/79) Yamaha XS1100 Midnight Special. What a very comfortable bike to ride and not exactly short on a bit of horsepower either. This bike has had a good mechanical going over from 3x brake caliper piston/seal kits & pads, stem head bearings & seals, carb intake rubbers & carb kits, air & oil filters, tank cleaned & lined, valve clearance done & new cam chain fitted. Lots of old rubbers replaced, new battery, shaft drive stripped, cleaned & inspected. New uni joint, boot, seals & bearing etc repacked & re-oiled. New rear shocks (I have the originals). New tyre plus much more. All the gold items were stripped, painted and clear coated. Rode this bike around Tasmania & the Great Ocean Road to South Australia in March 2023. Best experience ever. Have spares to go with it. This is ready-to-ride and licensed in WA. Bike is currently on club licence and on display at a local museum. Happy to talk price and help with shipping for interstate buyer. Contact Andrew on 0450 526 713 or email (Geraldton, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a great looking bike. When Yamaha unveiled the base-model XS1100 in 1978, it landed to rave reviews. As well as being Yamaha’s first four-cylinder four-stroke (no, I didn’t know that either), the XS-Eleven combined a monster of motor with compliant highway-friendly suspension, creating a bike that was a superstar at the local dragstrip and when chewing up open-road miles on the highway. Bike journos of the day said race-speed cornering was a bit sketchy, but hey — the bike still racked up plenty of race track success including glory at the Castrol Six Hour at Amaroo Park here in Australia. Of course, the unmistakeable black-and-gold Midnight Special variant like this one of Andrew’s wasn’t meant for the race track — it was a “factory custom”, as was the fashion of the day, designed to look as cool as a cucumber down at the cafe and still go like the clappers … or cruise the Great Ocean Road (with a black open face helmet and Bolle sunnies, I hope.) Very nice indeed.

1981 Yamaha XS1100 – $6,500


SELLER SAYS: 1981 Yamaha XS1100. New Mikuni flat-slide carbs with filter pods, (original air box and carbs available). New handlebar control switches included but not yet fitted. Spare set of forks. New tyres. Bikini fairing included but not currently fitted. Licensed for 3 months. Also have a couple of spare motors and a frame for sale if required. Bought to tinker with in retirement but health issues have scuttled that plan. Contact John on 0477 705 997 (Perth, WA)

2010 Harley-Davidson XR1200X – $14,990 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Based on Harley-Davidson’s hugely successful Sportster range and built for a one-make European race series. Upgraded suspension, front & rear, dual front disc brakes were all part of the race improvements. Handles like a sports bike and a H-D that actually loves twisty roads! *Sato Racing gearshift adds improved and more positive shift action. *Galfer braided front brake lines improves braking feel and performance. *Free Spirits horn filter and Mesh Sock adds horsepower, which is complemented by: *Dyno-tuned Bassani exhaust with heat-shields. *Oil tank lid includes digital temperature readout. *Corbin seat adds to rider comfort and support. Original seat included. *Genuine pillion seat cover and seat included. Note: no pillion pegs *LED headlight plus windshield. *R&G Crash Bungs. *Oil cooler mesh guard. *Aftermarket mirrors plus genuine mirrors included. *Handlebar Quadlock with vibration dampener included. *Personalized plate included for Victorian buyers. *Some scuffs and scrapes (muffler fell off when aluminium bracket snapped, left side-cover and gear-side cover have some scratches). Contact Geoffrey on 0418 xxx xxx SOLD for $13.5k (Pakenham, Vic.)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Ok, I admit it — I’d never heard of the XR1200X until we received this advert from Geoffrey. But having done a bit of research, I must say it looks like a hot piece of kit with some serious performance capability while hanging onto that inimitable H-D style. Learn more here.

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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.

1960 Matchless G80 TCS Typhoon 600 – $25,500


Matchless G80 for sale in Australia

SELLER SAYS: Matchless produced around 200 G80 TCS Typhoons from 1960 to 1961. At 600cc this was the largest and probably most powerful scrambler sold by AMC and most went to the USA for desert racing. From 1960 the CS came with both a Lucas competition magneto and alternator in the alloy chaincase. This bike has the original air filter canister, tool holder under the carburettor and the factory plug-in wiring to the headlight. Having the optional 389 Amal Monobloc carburettor fitted, the bike is an easy starter. The photos will give you an idea of the condition of the bike which has been restored but still has original equipment from 1960. Contact Bradley at   (Taringa, Qld.)

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1980 Honda CBX1000 – $28,500


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 Cobus on 0439 988 570 (Gympie, Qld) 

1985 Ducati MHR Mille – $74,000


SELLER SAYS:  This is one for the collector. A 1985 model, it is one of the last MHRs and as quoted by Ian Falloon in his book The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles, – “arguably the finest bevel engine…the Mille incorporated many updates…..Relatively rare…..the Mille was the definitive development of the classic bevel twin”. As the second owner, I have owned this bike for more than 30 years and ridden it sparingly. Always garaged and meticulously maintained the bike has original mileage of 32,000km.  Australian delivered, it is in original condition and registered with club plates. Crank case seal still intact and presented in fine condition.  Runs beautifully. Electric start, refurbished rear shocks, Staintune exhaust (I still have the original Silentium exhaust but they have not been fitted to the bike). This is an honest bike, it is not an import and represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a fine example of the highly sought-after last of the bevels. Contact David on 0411 262 669 (Biloga, NSW)

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2001 Ducati 748R – $29,900 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 2001 Ducati 748R for sale. Yellow.  24,000km. This is number 750. Very clean and tidy bike in exceptional condition. Starts and runs great. Getting hard to find a great bike for the enthusiast or collector. Will not disappoint. Contact Brian on 0412 765 975 (Currumbin Valley, Qld.)

1980 Honda CBX1000 – $28,000


SELLER SAYS: Low mileage bike. Rare black A model with a duck-tail boot. Tank needs dent fixed and touch-up. Regretful sale. On permit, not transferable. No joy rides. Serious buyers only. Contact Dom on 0418 116 941 (Burwood, Victoria)

1995 Honda Goldwing Aspencade- $7,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Selling bike due to the wife no longer riding as pillion. Bike was purchased because it is a great touring bike and very comfortable for the pillion rider. Bike is on club permit so will be sold unregistered. Price is firm and I will get a RWC upon receiving a deposit. 80,000km. Contact  0409 xxx xxx SOLD (Victoria).

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1975 Suzuki RE5 M – $19,000


SELLER SAYS: Delivered to Australia when new in 1975, this desirable, first year Suzuki RE5 ‘M’ remains in excellent original condition. Presented by only its third owner, this bike runs, rides and stops as it should. With only a little over 11,400km on the clock, this rotary-engined motorcycle was Suzuki’s first foray into the rotary market in the 1970’s. The venture proved to be a commercial failure making these motorcycles very collectible. With excellent paint, chrome work and all rubber fittings, this motorcycle would be an envious addition to any collection. Contact Carl on 0419 531 360 (Bendigo, Vic.)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a fascinating story is the story of the RE5. Rotary engines were the buzz of the automotive world in the early 1970s, and pretty much all the big manufacturers of cars and bikes wanted “a piece of the future”. The basic rotary design was simple, and it promised (and delivered) an incredibly smooth and admirably powerful payout. But when push came to shove, making the rotary work was difficult. Being so completely different to regular piston engines, they needed start-from-scratch production lines and dedicated tooling. They also needed complex carburation (five throttle cables!) and heavy-duty heat management. And they were thirsty. In the end, only Mazda made the engine work for cars and only Suzuki made it work for bikes. Well, nearly. Suzuki believed the rotary had a big future, and they spent a fortune to get it to production. But it didn’t sell. Despite the excitement, the RE5 just didn’t have enough benefits over its mainstream competitors to lure buyers. I’ve read one article saying the RE5 almost sent Suzuki broke, and another that reckoned Suzuki eventually loaded ships with unsold RE5s, containers full of parts and production-line tooling, and dumped the whole lot in the ocean off Japan. Both assertions are almost certainly nonsense. Fast forward almost 50 years, and the RE5 is a true collectible. They were a great bike – no doubt about it – and their rarity and uniqueness make good ones a rare find indeed. This bike of Carl’s looks like a wonderful example, with low mileage and high originality. Great stuff.

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.

1960 Ariel Leader – $10,000



SELLER SAYS: Ariel Leader 250cc 2-stroke. I have had the bike for a few years now but I really don’t get the chance to ride it anymore. I have had the motor completely rebuilt so it runs great. Comes with original documents and invoices/receipts for work carried out. It is registered on club plates until 11/23. No Roadworthy. Selling as is. Price definitely negotiable. All reasonable offers will be considered. Contact Alex at  (Mortlake, Victoria)

1972 Kawasaki Z1 900 – $58,000 $43,990


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Kawasaki Z1 900 for sale. Preserved and well maintained. All original. Has new pipes fitted – the original pipes have rust but can be repaired and I still have the old pipes in box. Has new tacho (I still have the old tacho). New tyres and brakes all done. Contact Loris on 0427 721 253 (Townsville, Qld).

1950 Ariel Square Four – $CDN20,000



SELLER SAYS: This bike spent many years on display in the Deeley museum in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. It is previously from South Africa as evidenced by the tax disc and club badge. I acquired it to help me visually restore another one, but I couldn’t resist getting it to run and ride it, which only required fluids and a battery. It starts and runs easily and well. It has various oil leaks. Engine, frame, carb, distributor and gearbox are all dated 1950. Two years ago I installed a set of OTTO head gaskets and it should also have the tyres replaced as they are around 40 years old. It will require re-commissioning. Many more photos available on request. Offered for $CDN20,000 which includes shipping. The bike is located an hour away from Vancouver B.C.  (More pics to come.) Contact Kevin by email at or phone (note the time difference hereon 0011-1-604-819-1201. (Vancouver, Canada)

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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)

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.

2000 Honda VTR1000SP-1 – $15,800 neg.


SELLER SAYS: This collector’s edition Honda is basically factory stock standard . Quality condition of this level is rarely seen in WA. The only improvements / replacements made are the wheels received a fresh blast and paint, new Pirelli tyres front and rear, new 90deg tyre valves, new wheel bearings front and rear, new clutch and brake fluid reservoirs, new lubricants applied all round, new air clearer and new grip all installed during its last scheduled service. The bike starts from cold first time, every time, rides perfectly like a true V twin should and has never been dropped nor raced. I also have two recently purchased bike stands for front and rear lift which will be included free if the offer is in the ballpark. Contact Peter Hodkinson (0410 221 979 (Gwelup, Perth WA)

1999 Honda RVF400 – $14,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: LAMS-approved Honda RVF400 for sale. Runs like an absolute dream. Been dynoed a few times so tuned to perfection. Absolutely amazing bike, amazing piece of history. Perfect for a learner who wants to have the dopest sounding and looking bike or a collector as this bike will go up in value in the future. Bunch of awesome Tyga carbon fibre parts on it, Tyga triple clamps. Lots of goodies. If you would like to come and inspect, I can explain everything done to it, and we can even call Dean from DynoVerks on the spot and you can hear from the mechanic himself just how impressive this came out. Small test rides are welcome, but cash must be in my hand first before taking off. Contact Jesse on 0447 372 569 (Fern Tree Gully, Victoria)


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1975 Laverda SF2/C Replica – $28,900


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Laverda SF2/C Replica with 683km since motor freshen up. This bike has been on show at the Peterborough Museum in South Australia for the past 15 years and then brought out to Western Australia. Since arriving in WA it has had the following replaced: New Pirelli Sport Demon tyres, new battery, new Tommaselli adjustable clip-ons, new fuel cap, new fork seals, new fuel hoses, new custom-made Eagle screen & smoked screen as a spare, new horn, etc. Matching engine and frame numbers: Engine # 750*17656* Frame # LAV750SF217656. Contact John on 0418 915 045 (Bayswater, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS:  You’ve got to love Italian bikes from the 1970s. While Japan was revolutionising the motorcycle industry with mass-production technology and processes that delivered smoothness and reliability at cut-throat prices, the Italians responded with bikes like the Ducati 750 Super Sport, the MV Agusta 750S and the Laverda SFC — virtually hand-built bikes that cared about nothing except style, handling and performance. They were expensive, finnicky, uncomfortable, completely impractical — and utterly beautiful. The SFC, and the other Latin lovelies of its era, used outdated engines and low-tech frames but blessed them with near perfect geometry and engineering to extract every last breath of power. This bike of John’s started life as an SF2, which was the slightly sensible Laverda 750 twin of the time. The SFC (the ‘C’ standing for Competition) was basically a track version of the same bike and not really suited to the road. But, motorcyclists being like we are, everyone really wanted the bright orange SFC! There’s a great article online about the SFC, and you can read ithere. We have found an SFC for sale in Australia, by the way. It has an asking price of $120k. And there’s one with an undisclosed asking price selling out of the USA — take a look here.

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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)

1953 Triton café racer – $22,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: Triton café racer in great condition and rarely used since rebuild. Been in storage for some years in NSW and now in Melbourne, Victoria. Call to arrange inspection. Trailer included in sale. Paint on left hand side of tank requires a repair. Contact Colin on 0413 348 413 (St Kilda, Melbourne Victoria)

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1984 Yamaha RZ500 – $28,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 12/1984 Yamaha RZ500 ‘barn find’ in running condition. Need to replace needle and seat and check float level lower left carb. Selling as-is. Inspection welcome by appointment only. May trade up for boat or caravan. Pick up at Lawnton. Contact George on 0433 575 321 (Pallara Qld)

1989 Yamaha café racer – $5,500 neg.


SELLER SAYS: This is a hand-made aluminium cafe racer built around a 1989 DT175 frame and engine. The bike has been RMS engineer certified in its current state because of the modifications and will come with relevant paperwork. The fairing and tank, as well as oil tank and guards, are made from sheet aluminium, hand formed using an English wheel. The exhaust is custom made in stainless steel using a technique called hydroforming. I’ve done roughly 500km on the bike since it was finished and it’s been very reliable. I’m just selling to make room for other projects. Registration valid until 23/03/2024. Here is a video of it starting and running. Contact Tim on 0406 449 893 (Helensburgh, 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)

1969 Triumph TR6C – $15,500


SELLER SAYS: Electronic ignition, chrome swing arm, fork legs and fold-up foot pegs, Borrani front wheel and slightly bobbed rear fender. Currently off the road but has transferable blue slip to assist with NSW registration valid for 42 days from 01/06/2023. Contact Paul on 0404 007 564 (Frenchs Forest, NSW)

1978 Moto Morini Strada 500 – $13,500


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 718 832 (Newcastle, NSW).

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1974 Bultaco 250 Alpina – $8,000


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 Qld).

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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2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Agostini Tribute – $60,000


SELLER SAYS: Selling my F4 Agostini tribute bike. It’s number 05/300 made world-wide and is in original and excellent condition with not a scratch on it.  It has done no serious riding since new. The bike is not registered as I have never ridden it – the 982km on the clock were done by previous owner. It’s time for me to let it go to someone who will enjoy it as much as I have (without actually riding it). Contact Paul on 0407 856 976 (Perth, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Ask most bike enthusiasts who has won the most open-class world championships, and there’s a fair bet they’ll guess Valentino Rossi. And they’d be close – but they’d be wrong. With eight open class world titles (one more than Rossi) the gong actually goes to Giacomo Agostini. The earlier Italian superstar was virtually untouchable from the mid-60s to the mid-70s, and his bike of choice was MV Agusta. Agostini won seven 500cc titles in succession on an MV, plus seven 350cc titles and, wait for it, 10 titles at the Isle of Man. The guy was astounding. (He’s still kicking, too. Read more about him here.) The pairing of Agostini and MV was, without doubt, one of moto-history’s most successful, so it’s no surprise that the modern incarnation of MV Agusta has been perfectly willing to remind the world of those glory days on the race track. And to the company’s credit, they’ve not used his name flippantly. The F4 1000 (that 4 for the number of cylinders and 1000 for the engine capacity) is a case in point. Drop-dead gorgeous as only the Italians can do, the bike hit the market boasting superb sports bike credentials including massive power and superb handling. British bike website MC News described the base mode as “possibly one of the most desirable two-wheeled creations of all time”. So how desirable would be an Agostini Special incarnation, with less than 1000km on the clock? Well, if you can stump up $60k, this bike’s in your shed (or maybe behind glass in your billiard room), giving you what is certainly one of the most desirable bikes of the past 20 years, and one of the top few of all time.

2005 MV Agusta 750 F4 Brutale – $8,250   $7,500


SELLER SAYS: Very professionally maintained bike. All electronics modified by MV Augusta after warranty lapsed. High performance alternator and all sensors fitted. New Pirelli Diablo tyres just fitted. Serviced to perfection with no faults or problems. Turn key and go. 26,110km. Contact John on 0415 448 872 (Bowral NSW).

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1984 Honda CBX750 – $8,000


SELLER SAYS: Custom ‘Onda’ CBX750 fitted with Motogadget bar indicators, Kellerman atom rear indicators, Poli trimming custom leather seat, upgraded ZX suspension, lithium battery, pod filters, new levers and brake reservoirs. On vintage plates, and comes with all receipts and current registration for 6 months. Contact Andy on 0421 403 244 (Kallaroo, Perth WA). 

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1981 Suzuki GSX1100 – $12,500


SELLER SAYS: 1981 Suzuki GSX1100 for sale. Frame bead-blasted and powder-coated as well as the brackets, triple clamps, swing arm and footrests, and also other parts. Wheels bead-blasted, clear powder-coated, new wheel bearings and new tyres. Forks vapour blasted and have fresh oil. Tank, guards, side plates, tail and head light all stripped, repaired and repainted. New decal kit has been cleared over. New brake hoses and battery. All new rubbers on the frame and tank. New tank and side cover badges. New seat cover. New front master cylinder and clutch lever. New brake seal kits. Plus a lot of other new parts. It was slipping out of second gear every now and then, gear box was replaced with a complete reconditioned gear box, new clutch plates. New gaskets throughout. New plugs. Rings were replaced and cylinders honed and reassembled. Pistons had only done 2000km and were as new. Carbs have been rebuilt and cleaned. New float bowl gaskets. Original complete airbox, new inlet rubbers, clamps, and airbox outlet rubbers. Contact Paul on 0418 482 282 (Goulburn NSW).

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1968 Norton Commando Fastback – $29,000


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


SELLER SAYS: Excellent condition and runs well. Currently on Historic club rego. Contact Trevor on 02 9905 4755 or at (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.


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. All genuine enquires to mobile only. Price negotiable. Contact Barry on 0407 983 696 (Perth, WA)

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1974 Ducati 450 Mk 2 – $24,000


SELLER SAYS: The Ducati Mark 2 represents the final build of the singles. Most Ducati buyers went for the Desmo model. In 1974 I know I did. Ironically, the Mark 2’s didn’t sell as well. I believe that only 90 were imported into Australia. If this is true, then my bike is rather unique. 55,561 km. I’m selling because of age and a need to downsize my collection. The bike is currently registered on conditional historic plates. I believe that this bike would suit a serious collector of Ducati motorcycles. Contact Nigel on 0467 879 093 (Millthorpe, NSW)

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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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2017 Honda CRF450 – $7,450


SELLER SAYS: Honda CRF450 for sale. Last month of 2017 build. This exceptional upgraded CRF 450 big bore is in excellent order. Showing only 41hrs of use, this electric start model has a list of appropriate upgrades as follows: Front and rear suspension modifications to suit 85 to 90kg rider. Full Yoshimura exhaust system. Front and rear SM Pro wheels and Stealth sprocket kit. New DID x-ring chain. An offset lever and Magura hydraulic clutch. Included is lithium battery upgrade and new filter. Lots of money spent to improve all ares of riding on this machine. Asking $7450 ono. Ring Tim for inspection on 0419 921 015 (Perth WA).

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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1966 Honda 305 Scrambler (CL77) –  $5,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1966 Honda CL77 for sale. 305cc twin Honda scrambler was imported from America. Has been partially restored, chrome work required for rims and cases to be complete. Currently on club registration although not transferable. Has had lights rebuilt, brakes and associated wiring and cables, carbies replaced, professional respray, tyres, chain & sprockets. 11,500km. Runs well. Engine # CB77E212874. Contact Maurice on 0411 xxx xxx SOLD  (Sydney, NSW)

1993 Yamaha V-Max 1200 – $12,000


SELLER SAYS: Yamaha V-Max for sale with only 9000km on the clock. That’s not a typo, genuine 9000km from new, this bike is your modern day Barn Find. Imported into Australia from the US in June 2006 and barely used since then. We’ve dusted it off and given it the works – carburettors have been fully rebuilt and overhauled, full engine service, suspension overhaul, all new fluids, brand new tyres and then dyno tested in-house at an honest 102hp at the back wheel – matching the factory specifications and what we would expect of a brand new 1993 VMX1200 with v-boost. You won’t find a mechanically better example of this highly sought after model – if a V-Max is on your motorcycle bucket list – this is the bike for you. Factory red paint, not the same old black as most of them out there, stand out from the crowd with this head turner.  Contact Retro Moto Co. on 08 9336 7590 or click here to visit their website. (Fremantle, WA).


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1972 BSA 650 Lightning – $12,500 $11,900


SELLER SAYS: Excellent example of a 1972 BSA Lightning 650 twin. Done 6,000km on completely rebuilt motor. Complete with Boyer electronic ignition and regulator. Recently repainted. Has new tyres, handlebars, indicators, intake and instrument rubbers, battery and mirrors. Spin-on oil filter. Matching numbers. Runs and rides great. Club registration, not transferable. See more photos here. Contact Wayne by email at or phone 0484 099 566 (Hamilton, Vic.)

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)

1973 Ducati 750 Sport – $89,000


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.

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1969 Triumph Bonneville 650 – $24,000 $21,500


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 007 456. (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.

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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1985 Honda VF1000R – $17,000


1985 Honda VF1000R for sale

SELLER SAYS:  1985 Honda VF1000R for sale. The Honda VF1000R was the high performance member of the Honda VF1000 model family. All models had an advanced V4 998cc double-overhead-cam 16-valve, liquid-cooled engine but the VF1000R had a series of modifications to boost power and bring the bike closer to the Honda FWS1000 race bike.

The most famous modification that was made to the V4 in the Honda VF1000R was the addition of gear-driven camshafts but in addition compression ratio was up from 10:1 to 10.7:1, there were more radical cams with longer exhaust duration and the train of nine gears to drive the camshafts.

The suspension on the VF1000R was notably advanced for a road bike in the 1980s. The front suspension featured air-assist 41mm tube diameter forks with 3-way adjustable rebound damping, TRAC (Torque Reactive Anti-Dive Control), and fork brace. In the rear, the monoshock suspension was a Pro-Link unit with adjustable rebound damping.

This is a very clean example with low mileage. Contact Retro Moto Co on 08 9336 7590 (Fremantle, WA).

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1996 Kawasaki ZX7-R 750 – $11,500 $10,000 (offers)

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SELLER SAYS: 1996 Kawasaki ZX7-R 750 for sale. The Kawasaki ZX7-R remains a highly sought after model today, thanks to a quirky new racing rule ‘homologation’ in the 90s – meaning race bikes needed to be based on publicly available road bikes – this little rule change brought about some of the classic racing greats of the day, with the ZX7R being one of them. These are a classic 90s twin headlight bike, with ram air intakes and a unique eye-catching style and thrilling to ride even in today’s landscape. This example has been freshened up cosmetically using after market bodywork, without compromising the original style of the bike. A true ’90s classic homologation special that you can own and enjoy! Contact Retro Moto Co. on 08 9336 7590 or click here to visit their website. (Fremantle, WA).

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1971 Kawasaki A1-B Samurai –$6,750 $5,450


1971 Kawasaki A1-B Samurai for sale

SELLER SAYS: An original 250cc Samurai still on its standard bore size. I refurbished (not restored ) the bike to 1st/2nd kick start, retaining it’s original patina. Some parts have been chromed / repainted during this process, others replaced with new parts. Tank interior is in excellent condition. For more info, leave a message for Russell on 0422 265 272  (Argyle, Vic.)

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2015 Norton Commando SF 961 – $24,750


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SELLER SAYS: 2015 Norton Commando for sale. Out of Donington Hall. This machine is fully sorted and runs like a dream with a Power Commander that you can tune from your laptop. The Commando is fitted with Norton’s Motad-style exhaust system that I picked up personally from the factory, at which time I had the ECU remapped. Ohlins shocks and Brembo brakes ride on old-school spoken rims. All of which provides a unique ride experience. Contact Dan on 0401 135 600 (Busselton, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: To many, the Norton Commando was the greatest British motorcycle of all time. And to some, no doubt, the greatest motorcycle of all  time. Certainly the Commando of the 1970s was, and is, one of the most stylish bikes to hit the street. They were also great handlers and, for their time, pretty darn quick too. When the British bike industry went belly-up, many a tear was shed for the Commando. So little wonder that there was a cheer right across the planet in 2010, and nowhere louder than in Britain, when the reborn Norton Commando was released.

The new 961 was not just another modern bike wearing an old name. It was a “proper retro” if there can be such a thing. It was low-tech by modern standards, ran on spoked wheels, and had a whole bunch of old-school charm. The early ones also had more than a few teething problems around the engine. This bike of Dan’s has had plenty of attention to iron out any bugs, and looks an absolute treat.


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 Rob on 0418 672 747 (Milton, 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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2000 Harley Davidson Sport – $39,500


SELLER SAYS: A much loved and unique road-going race replica. Alloy race tank, solo seat with two pack paint, clip-ons and quality rearsets. Mikuni 40mm flat slide carb, large intake filter, 1340cc NRHS 88 top end, breather kit, stainless Supertrapp pipes with baffle plates supplied, upgraded ignition and cams producing a dyno verified 99+BHP at the back wheel. Spoked rims with good rubber, triple discs with braided lines all round. Sounds amazing and runs very well. Race stand included (original sidestand fitted) plus some spares. There is no damage and the bike is cosmetically excellent. Not ridden for a few years but everything works and it’s ready for rego (was on full NSW rego). Older owner retiring to a Guzzi single. Offers will not be entertained unless substantial, so serious buyers only. More photos and a video here. Contact John at  (Yass, NSW) ref#160423

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Well here’s something out of the ordinary — and what a beast of a machine. Most Harley-Davidsons we see on Australian roads are highway cruisers or city-centric Sportsters — and you’d be hard-pressed to find one at a race track other than in the carpark — so the notion of a Harley as a race bike is rare indeed. But it shouldn’t be. Harley’s XR750 and multiple variants of it have been winning trophies in America since the early 1970s, most famously in dirt track races but also on the tarmac. Google ‘Harley XRTT race bike’ and you’ll see what I mean. There’s no denying the big V-twin engine from Milwaukee is strong as an ox and more than capable of producing (and coping with) big horsepower, a fact that has given rise to a veritable industry of go-fast goodies that transform big Hogs to fast Hogs. We can see more than a touch of the XRTT in the tail end of this bike of John’s, with both the shape and the distinctive black-and-red styling giving a nod to H-D’s greatest speed-chapter in history. John’s photos suggest he’s created a marvellous machine here, with quality components and slick workmanship. We’d love to take it for a long fast ride!

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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. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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! 🏍

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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:

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

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

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

  30. 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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