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1974 Ducati 750 Sport – bids from $60,000



Bidding ends 10am (Sydney time) Sunday April 2

Bike is in Milton, NSW, Australia

SELLER SAYS: 1974 Ducati 750 Sport for sale by online auction.  After 44 years of ownership, I am offering my loved 750 Sport for auction. 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. I am also including 49 years worth of spare and original parts, tools, manuals, invoices and hand-written service records. Where the bike has been modified, virtually all original parts have been retained and will be included in the 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. Register with The Bike Shed Times to place a bid or to contact the seller for more details.

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1995 Triumph Daytona 1200 – bids from $5,000



Bidding ends 9am (Perth time) Sunday April 2

Bike is in Margaret River, Western Australia

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SELLER SAYS: Almost immaculate. New chain & sprockets, new fork seals, new ignition coils. Full front brake service, full kit in calipers, new braided hoses, master cylinder reconditioned. Cooling system flushed, new reconditioned oil cooler. Carbies cleaned and full kit fitted. New air filter. Cold compression tested at 175 PSI prior to all work carried out. Tested on private road at 250km/h and still accelerating. Been on the road after all this since November 2021. Registered in Western Australia, but I’m happy to deliver to a Perth depot for transporting interstate. I’ve set a very realistic reserve price so I can move on to my next project. Register with The Bike Shed Times to contact the seller.

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Yes, ‘modern’ Triumphs have become classics in their own right. After being seemingly dead and buried through the 1980s, Triumph was reincarnated in 1990 by English billionaire property tycoon John Bloor with a new range of bikes wearing the names and some of the styling cues from Triumph-of-old. So the first of those ‘modern’ Triumphs are now more than 30 years old.  And even second-generation ‘modern’ Triumphs, like this lovely 1200 Daytona of Mike’s are looking forward to their 30th birthdays in the next few years. The modern Daytona started life as a four-cylinder 1000cc with the first crop of John Bloor’s Triumphs, but had a lukewarm market reaction. It’s stablemate Trophy was a better highway bike, and the Daytona had neither the styling nor the performance to really cut the mustard as a sports bike. When it was re-released in 1993, the Daytona had been whacked with the handsome stick, given a much more sporty riding position, and now churned out 147 horses — that doesn’t sound huge today, but it was a 47% increase and a seriously big number back in the early ’90s. And as Mike points out in his comments above, that’s enough power to go silly-fast if you so desire. I’ve seen this bike — it was on show at last year’s The Bike Shed Times Capel River Classic — and it is a lovely example.

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1972 Honda CB750 K2 – $25,000


SELLER SAYS: Very original 750 K2. Electronic ignition, original tool kit and owner’s handbook included. 26,400 miles. Original HMCB750 branded pipes. On club plates and used regularly. Recently serviced. Would suit club bike or could be put on full rego. Contact Scott on 0414 617 883 (Sydney, NSW)

1974 Ducati 750 SS Replica – $100,000


SELLER SAYS: On offer is a full ground up rebuild of a 1974 750 SS aka Greenframe replica. Nothing has been overlooked to make this bike a genuine ’74 750 SS. With the obvious exception of the correct engine & frame numbers & the smooth bodied carbs this bike is as close to a genuine bike as you can get. 00031km. The engine is all ’74 750 SS, mondial SS pistons, SS primary gearing, R/C Desmo heads, 40mm carbs. The bike is as good as you can get without the genuine price tag. I have swapped front scarab brakes and fitted lockheeds – purely for reliability – original scarabs and master cylinder come with the bike. The bike performs really well and is a pleasure to ride, starts easy. The bike has been put together using all genuine parts, everything has been done nearly everything is new. Nothing to spend other then rego. See more photos here. For further info contact Steve on 0439 362 000 (Kensington, Sydney NSW)

1976 Ducati 860 GTS – $30,000


SELLER SAYS: On offer is a very original 1976 Ducati 860 GTS. Full ground up restoration, no expense spared and nothing overlooked. 11,651km. Motor fully rebuilt with SS pistons, electric start works great, electronic ignition fitted so the bike starts easy. A few modifications just to make the bike better from original, just the handlebar switchgear so that they function as required, alloy rims, stainless steel brake lines. All original parts used in the resto, new paint (frame and body work), new mufflers, wheels rebuilt with Borrani Rims and stainless steel spokes, new tyres, new battery and all new rubber parts. The bike is a pleasure to ride. Not registered however it is eligible for club rego. See more photos here. Contact Steve on 0439 362 000 (Kensington, Sydney NSW).

2013 Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak – $16,990

SELLER SAYS: An extremely clean example of this model, the Ducati Multistrada was already king of all mountains before the Pikes Peak edition was introduced. The Multistrada won on its first outing at the famous Pikes Peak international hill climb, and has carried on winning many more since. This Pikes Peak factory homage to those race bikes is no slouch itself, powered by the 1200cc Testastretta 11° engine – derived from the 1198 superbike engine – it has been tuned for a smooth linear power delivery especially through the mid range. Brembo brakes all around, twin 320mm discs up front and a 245mm disc in the rear. Head turning, sporty looks blended with modern features like Bosch ABS, dynamic Ducati Skyhook suspension system and a dynamic digital instrument panel.  Being the S version, it includes all the elements typical of Ducati’s sporting tradition: Marchesini 3-spoke wheels, Termignoni exhaust and carbon fibre accessories. See more photos here. Contact Retro Moto Co. on 08 9336 7590. (Fremantle, WA).

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1986 McIntosh BR2 – $33,500


SELLER SAYS: 1986 McIntosh BR2 for sale. Suzuki 1150 motor. Original owner. Blue, white and black done by the factory. One of nine BR2 made (only one in blue). Immaculate condition. Always well looked after. Won multiple awards. All original. Click here to see more photos. Contact Greg on 0418 425 070 (Campbelltown, Sydney NSW).

1990 Cagiva Elefant – $26,500


SELLER SAYS: 1990 Cagiva Elefant for sale. Limited edition 1990 Paris-to-Dakar. One of six in Australia. Original condition. 63,651km. Wheels are 21 on the front and 18 on the back. Original spokes, trinkets, tool pouch, air box breathers, oil coolers & hoses, original stickers and paint, centre stand, after-market Scorpion muffler. Fully serviced (oil and belts). Full service history. 5 speed gearbox. Vin ZCGIAAINXLV000127 Engine ZDM906LE1000906. Click here to see more photos. Contact Greg on 0418 425 070 (Campbelltown, Sydney NSW)

1918 Harley-Davidson – $55,000


SELLER SAYS: At 105 years old, this Harley-Davidson was built just fifteen years after the first Harley in 1903. Restored in 2008/2009 and ridden in six Australian Veteran motorcycle rallies in five States. 1000cc V-twin, foot-operated clutch, three-speed hand-shift transmission, correct speedo and drive, brass tyre pump, much more. Awarded many trophies, including best vintage in Perth bike show 2009. Concessional license. Selling for $55,000 firm. Contact Paul on 0417 051 378 (Albany, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When it comes to classic old motorcycles, they don’t come much better than very early Harleys. And they don’t come much older, either, than this glorious 1918 veteran which reaches way back into the dawn of motorcycle history. Currently residing on Western Australia’s south coast, it won’t surprise me if it finds a buyer from far away. I have known the seller of this bike for a very (very) long time. I’ve also seen more than a few of Paul’s restorations. His work is thorough and careful and his bikes always present a treat (hence his very high trophy count). Wonderful!

1999 Ducati 996 Biposto – bids from $15,000

Seven-day online auction begins 3pm Saturday April 1st

Location: Kalamunda (Perth, Western Australia)

SELLER SAYS: Low-mileage early 996 in excellent condition. Full Termignoni exhaust and a few carbon fibre parts from new, but otherwise stock standard. Rare combination of beautiful yellow bodywork and three-spoke wheels. Truly stunning to look at, and rides superb. Sounds glorious and is fast and forgiving. One or two chips and some scratches from a zero-speed garage incident (see video). Thinning from my private collection. Not licensed, but taken for a sneaky squirt in the hills once a month to keep everything working. Two owners and 25,000km from new. Bike is in Kalamunda, Western Australia. Click here for more photos, videos and auction details.

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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).

1972 Vespa Rally 200 – $18,000


SELLER SAYS: This is an Australian-delivered 1972 Vespa Rally 200. It was fully restored by renowned Vespa guy Mark Carter in South Australia four years ago and is still in beautiful condition. This is the best of the best for collectable old scoots. Contact Mark on 0420 998 372 (Manly, NSW)

1957 BSA Gold Star – $25,000


SELLER SAYS: Fully restored 1957 BSA Gold Star. All original. Comes with original GP Amal. No tests. Contact Gary on 0419 706 355 (Brisbane, Qld)

1966 BSA 650 Lightning – $6,250


SELLER SAYS: Unrestored. Missing speedo. Needs fuel tap. Has twin leading shoe front brake. Police Special with large battery cover, radio rack. Running well when put away 25 years ago. See more photos here. Contact Cal on 0412 763 323 (Hastings, Victoria)

1975 Suzuki GT380 – $13,000


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Suzuki GT 380. Fully restored, as new, crank fully rebuilt. Seals, bearings conrods, pistons and electronic ignition. All rechromed, repainted. Runs like a new bike.13,500km. See more photos here. Contact Alan on 0430 501 244 (Werribee, Victoria)

1989 Suzuki RGV250 – $9,500


SELLER SAYS: In beautiful condition. Just put 12 months rego. 52,200 km. Bike has been upgraded to a Kevin Schwantz Pepsi Replica VJ21. Has original fairings, new tyres, brake pads. See more photos here. Contact Gary on 0447 451 485 (Goulburn, NSW )

1985 Yamaha RD500 YPVS – $35,499 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Back in the early 1980s, Yamaha stunned motorcycling by announcing what looked very much like a road legal version of their then-new V4 GP racer for a price that pretty much any 25-year-old rider with a full-time job could afford. Yamaha already had the lightweight two-stroke market sewn up with their LC range. The introduction of the second generation YPVS models in 1983 had cemented their dominance despite Suzuki fighting back with a water-cooled, alloy-framed RG250. Launching the V4-engined RD500 just six months after Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson debuted the race bike was a master stroke. Demand for the new bike was massive with all UK stock sold well in advance. This particular bike was imported into Australia from the UK in 2021 when its owner relocated here. It’s in original specification and comes with the original logbook and a big history file. A full engine rebuild was completed in Feb 2023 at 45,695 kms and it now has 45,785 kms on the clock. Other upgrades include suspension and Brembo brakes – all the original parts come with the bike and a RD500LC bike cover. This is a magnificent original example of a RD500 YPVS. Contact 08 933x xxxx SOLD. (Fremantle WA).

1981 Yamaha XT500 – $11,990 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Yamaha’s first big single, designed by Shiro Nakamura, is a 499cc 4-stroke enduro bike and a descendant of the TT500. This model became the pioneer of the big single off/on road genre, now grown into adventure bikes. The XT500 first saw the light of day in 1975, it was launched at a dealer’s exposition in the US to rave reviews and was released as a road going version of the excellent TT500. Production continued right up until 1990 which is testament to the longevity of the design. The summer of 1976 saw the bike compete in the Paris-Adidjan-Nice rally, also known as the CoteD’Ivorie-Cote D’Azur rally. Four XTs finished the event almost bog standard apart from a 25L fuel tank, a luggage rack for tools and two 5L fuel cans. Later it truly made its mark in competition when Sonauto Yamaha team’s Cyril Neveu won the motorcycle division of the first Paris Dakar Rally in 1979. This particular bike has been completely restored by its owner and we think it’s a fitting tribute to one of Yamaha’s legendary motorcycles. The bike is a stunning example and priced very competitively! Photos of the build are available for serious buyers. Contact 08 9xxx xxxx SOLD. (Fremantle, WA).

1971 Honda CB750 – $29,000


SELLER SAYS: Completely rebuilt 2600 miles ago. Engine # 1060253. Frame# 1060197. Motor vapour-blasted, frame powder-coated. New paint. Click here for more photos and a video. Contact Ray for information on new parts used. Phone 0417 892 487 (NSW, Australia)

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


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

1981 Triumph 750 Bonneville (T140) – $7,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: I am reluctantly selling my Triumph that l have enjoyed for the past 15 years. It starts and runs well, has near new tyres and 3 months registration. Contact Tim on 0448 xxx xxx SOLD (Margaret River, WA).

1988 Yamaha Virago XV750 – $4,500


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) 

1983 BMW R100RS – $11,000


SELLER SAYS: New Kiehan S/S exhaust and Wilbers 630 rear shocks within the last 1,000km. 15,000km or so on engine top end overhaul. Carbs thoroughly overhauled at the same time. Red center ignition, solid state diode board, 13.8v regulator for AGM battery. Katdash installed with instrument overhaul by Otto instruments (maybe 8,000km ago?). Forks have Maxton cartridge conversion. Alloy top triple clamp. Front brake has semi-floating rotors with 13mm diameter BMW OEM master cylinder. Stainless steel braided lines on the front. Fuel tank relined maybe 10,000km ago. Panniers are modern replicas. Tyres are good. There’s a ram ball hiding under the dash, BMW plug power supply there too. Spares, including new unused pair of brake rotors, consumables, cables, etc. It’s an old bike that’s been well maintained to be used. Solid, reliable. Cosmetically unrestored, stone chips etc. That’s my 150 words, I’d have liked more to justify my price. Call me. Contact Matt on 0448 100 627 (Runaway Bay, Gold Coast Qld).

1962 Vespa VBA 150 – $8,000 $6,500


SELLER SAYS: 1962 Vespa VBA 150 for sale. Essence of Italian cool – think of the movie Roman Holiday!  Contact Retro Moto Co. on 08 9336 7590 or click here to visit their website. (Fremantle, WA).

1975 Suzuki GT185 – $6,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Suzuki GT185 for sale. This GT185 will make a perfect town-bike for the lucky owner. Press a button and spin the motor to life and away you go! This bike has had recent work on the carburettors, suspension, tyres, electrics, brakes – everything has been checked, serviced and made good, ready to ride away! Contact 08 9xxx xxxx SOLD. (Fremantle, WA).

1981 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica 900 – $40,000


SELLER SAYS: For sale is a 1981 Ducati MHR 900. With very low mileage it’s still in its showroom condition with all its original parts. It has been stored inside the house and some body parts have been removed for show as the photo depicts (these are included in the sale). Very nice bike! Contact Chris on 0417 xxx xxx SOLD for $38k (Sydney, NSW).

2002 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup – $11,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Two owner, Australian-new genuine Boxer Cup. Including BMW panniers. Stock standard apart from heated grips and USB port. The BMW R1100S is now regarded as something of a classic, especially in Boxer Cup form. Classy styling, VFR-esque comfort and versatility plus BMW quality and residuals make for a stonking and attractive all-rounder. The plush ride usually delivered by BM’s novel Telelever/Paralever suspension set-up is present and correct on the R1100S but for some reason it manages to avoid much of the steering vagueness that comes with it. The BMW R1100S is smooth, predictable and pleasing to hustle along country A-roads. The BMW R1100S’s ‘new school’ boxer engine is pleasant, flexible and bulletproof. The R1100S is a BMW so the usual peace of mind applies, especially as it’s powered by the under-stressed 1100 engine. As a classy, versatile, and durable all-rounder, there’s not much that comes close. Replicas are best of bunch (but have high seats). Contact Andrew on 0418 xxx xxx SOLD for $11.5k (Sydney, NSW)

1974 Ducati GT Special – $45,000


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

1970 Triumph TR6R – $16,000


SELLER SAYS: This Triumph 650 TR6 from 1970 is a showpiece. Very well preserved, this beautiful post vintage motorcycle is a great collector’s motorcycle in excellent condition. Contact Danny on 08 9374 0911 or email: danny@stevesmotorcycles.com.au  (Perth, WA) 

1971 BMW R60 and sidecar – $18,500


SELLER SAYS: Sidecar Outfit – 1971 BMW R60/5 with 1953 Tilbrook sidecar. Engine upgraded with a 900cc Kit. 99,000km. 4-speed gearbox. Electric start. Brand new fully adjustable rear shocks (YSS). Large rear carrier. Air horns (loud!). Good tyres all round. Outfit handles and steers very well as it is correctly set up. Plenty of power. Lovely Tilbrook sidecar with tonneau cover and fold-down hood. Queensland registered until 13th April 2023. Qld RWC issued with sale. See more photos here. Contact Jim on 0412 246 905 or email: realizm@bigpond.net.au (Oxley, Brisbane QLD)

1972 Honda CL350 Scrambler – $6,990 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Electronic ignition, new brakes, tyres 80% good. Club rego not transferable. Fully serviced, carby kit and large quantity of spares. Good solid reliable bike. Contact John on 0415 xxx xxx SOLD for $6,500. (Bowral, NSW).

2016 Triumph T120 – $12,499


SELLER SAYS: T120 (1200cc) Bonneville in excellent condition and fully serviced by enthusiasts. Part of a large collection that has to be downsized. Staintune exhaust, Triumph factory weather shield, Bar-end mirrors and Gearsack Tailback. 58,000km. Elderly owner and always garaged. Bike is fully serviced. Two keys. No silly offers. May rego. Contact John on 0415 448 872 (Bowral, NSW) ref#230523

1968 BSA Lightning 650 – $12,990


SELLER SAYS: 1968 BSA Lightning for sale. Freshly restored, with a rebuilt engine still running in, eye-catching deep green paint, shining polished chrome and newly upholstered seat.  New tyres and battery, this classic is ready to be ridden and enjoyed. Contact Retro Moto Co. on 08 9336 7590 or click here to visit their website. (Fremantle, WA).

1993 Yamaha V-Max 1200 – $12,000


SELLER SAYS: SELLER SAYS: 1993 Yamaha V-Max for sale. Only 9500km. A genuine barn find. Carburettors have been fully rebuilt and overhauled, full engine service, suspension overhaul, all new fluids, brand new tyres and then dyno tested 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.  Contact Retro Moto Co. on 08 9336 7590 or click here to visit their website. (Fremantle, WA).

1927 Triumph Model N – $18,000


SELLER SAYS: Triumph 1927 Model N 494 cc side-valve single for sale. Opportunity to purchase a fully restored running vintage motorcycle. Great example of this period. Contact Nic on 0427 171 702 (Osborne Park, Perth WA).

1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 – $16,000


SELLER SAYS: Kawasaki KZ1000 – G1 1980 classic fuel injection. 7,000 original miles. Bike has been stored for many years. Bike has been serviced (all fuel injection and other running gear), has new tyres and tubes, chain and sprockets. No damage. Very rare motorcycle. Starts every time, no issues whatsoever. Worth inspection. Contact Len on 0419 413 548 (Umina Beach, NSW).

2002 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird – $6,750


SELLER SAYS: 2002 Honda CBR 1100XX. Beautiful condition. All fluids just changed including brake fluid. Master cylinder and calipers have had new kits. Front suspension refurbed by Suspension Improvements. New tyres. 30mm handlebar risers. Ventura rack and bag. Has Micron mufflers fitted and comes with unmarked original mufflers. 73,000kms. 12 months Qld rego and RWC Sheepskin seat cover. Extended rear mudguard for shock protection. New air and oil filter. Mature owner. Bike ready to ride anywhere. No test rides. See more photos here. Contact Robert on 0408 641 237 (Cornubia, Qld) 

1993 Yamaha FZR1000 – $10,000


SELLER SAYS: It’s not in showroom condition, it has been a daily ride, but it is all original. 46,495km.  Had a roadworthy last year and not done many kms since. Near new tyres, chain and sprockets. Has gearsack bag and rack, workshop manual and some other bits and pieces. Can Face-time a walk around and a start-up if you are interested. See more photos here. Contact Mark on 0403 327 351 (Geelong, Victoria)

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 met9@optusnet.com.au (Sydney, NSW)

1960 Norton ES2 – $14,000


SELLER SAYS: Very original 1960 Norton 500 (ES2). Slimline featherbed-framed alternator model. Will not disappoint. See more photos here. Contact Brian on 0407 323 748 or by email at briancar@tpg.com.au (Bunbury, WA)

1966 Suzuki T20 Super Six – $7,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: The first year of the iconic T20 six-speed two-stroke twin-cylinder road bike. Purchased from the original owner 15 years ago. Restored to a beautiful condition. Paintwork by Roy Bogner. Chrome work by AA Vinnies. Mechanically exceptional; still on standard piston size, with excellent compression. Starts first kick and hums beautifully at speed. Crankshaft rebuilt with new oil seals by Neville Lush Racing. Engine re-assembled by Alain Guinot (ex Suzuki factory trained mechanic). New 20% stiffer fork springs custom made in the UK for an improved front end. Original perfect grey control cables on the bike, with new spares. Includes original Owners Manual and Shop Manual, and a large box of new spares and consumables, including brand NOS T20 barrels and new crank seals for 30 years in the future! À labour of love. Contact Alex on 0408 670 645 SOLD for $7k (Melbourne, Vic.)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Suzuki’s T20 hit the market as a high-tech marvel when it was released late in 1965 and went on to dominate production-bike race meetings around the world. While its six-speed gearbox was the T20’s big headline, it also boasted a twin-leading shoe front brake and just under 30 horsepower from its 250cc engine, good enough to push the bike to 92mph and a 15.3-second quarter mile. Also known as the 250 Hustler, the bike introduced Suzuki’s PosiForce lubrication system — petrol in the main tank, oil in another — to save owners the hassle of mixing fuel. And how cool are those external fork springs? This bike of Alex’s looks like a rare find indeed, in outstanding condition after a thorough and professional rebuild. Lovely.  See more photos here.

2002 Buell XB9R Firebolt – bids from $12,500 SOLD 


Seven-day auction starts 12 noon (Western Australian time) Sunday January 29, 2023

Bike location: Lesmurdie, Perth (Western Australia)


SELLER SAYS: I’m not sure if there’s a Buell museum in the USA, but I think that’s the only place you might find a better example of the original Buell Firebolt. This beautiful Australian-delivered XB9R has had just three owners — all older chaps who’ve treated it like a wife, not a lover — and it’s only done 6,500km from new. It’s recently been given new tyres, new battery and an oil change, but truth is, it’s barely run in.  For the uninitiated, the XB9R is basically a bored-out souped-up Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster engine, crammed into a tiny GP frame and then blessed with a bunch of clever-tech innovations. Did it work? Hell yeah. Superbly. It’s half-Harley, half Aprilia RS250. And that’s exactly what it’s like to ride. There was a wonderful road test back in the day that was meant to compare the Firebolt with a Ducati 900SS. But they had a Yamaha R1 along for the ride and guess what? When they got to the heavily-cornered section of the hills outside Los Angeles, the Buell left both the Duke and the R1 behind. True — read the story here. And, in 2005, Bike magazine named the XB9R’s succcessor, the XB12R, the best-cornering bike of all time. I have owned this bike for a couple of years. I’ve not had it licensed, but I’ve taken it for a sneaky squirt in the hills once a month and kept it very clean and under cover. It does have some imperfections — the wheels could do with a polish and there is some surface corrosion on the forks — but otherwise it presents almost like new. There is a Jardine muffler currently fitted but I have the original muffler in a box. The bike might appeal to someone who wants to prove it really can beat an R1 through the twisties, but it’s more likely to appeal to a collector who wants an outstanding example of one of the most memorable and enjoyable street bikes ever made. See more photos and a video here.

2010 Harley-Davidson XR1200X – $16,900 $14,990


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 179 246 (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.

1972 BSA 650 Lightning – $12,500


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 baileywt@bigpond.com or phone 0484 099 566 (Hamilton, Vic.)

1965 Triumph Trophy TR6 SR –  $16,250 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1965 Triumph Trophy TR6 SR — the “high performance” road going model. A ‘650 Bonneville’ but with more low down torque and easy tuning with one carb. My 1965 Trophy TR6 SR has done less than 1000km since comprehensive restoration by Triumph specialist in the USA. New piston and rings with rebore (+20), gearbox, clutch and top end overhaul. New h/d wiring harness with Boyer Ignition and Paysan controller. English quality chrome rims and new tyres. Chain and sprockets new. Tool kit under seat. A comprehensive list is available on request. Factory correct colours, Burnished Gold over Alaskan Cream, trimmed with Robin’s Egg Blue. Post-rebuild servicing completed (by me) with quality oil in engine and transmissions. Nothing to spend and ready to ride. Can arrange inspection locally or arrange transport to wherever … just message me. See more photos here. Contact Richard on 0412 xxx xxx SOLD for $15k+ (East Gippsland, Victoria).

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.

1979 Suzuki GS850G – $8,000


SELLER SAYS: Suzuki GS850g shaft-drive for sale.1979 with 13,462km (unsure if original k’s), new clutch, fresh paint, hard-chromed fork tubes with new oil and seals, GS1000 front calipers and discs, new s/s braided front and rear brake lines, all calipers rebuilt with new pads. Steering head (triple clamp) bearings greased. Engine is strong with good compression, new plugs, coils, points and condensers, new plug caps too. New Mikuni RS34 flat slide race carbs tuned for the 850 with new pods. Engine oil, gear oil and final drive oil just done. All electricals work, even the blinkers. New relays have replaced the original flasher unit as no longer available from Japan. Comes with original headlight and a few spares, has 12 months historic NSW rego but I cannot sell the bike with these plates. The bike runs like a dream and goes extremely quick for an old girl. She’s not perfect, just excellent for 42 years of age. Contact Matt on 0457 771 019 (Picton, NSW).

1977 Moto Guzzi LeMans 850 MkI – $29,000 $27,500


SELLER SAYS: For sale my much-loved 1977 Moto Guzzi Mk 1 Series II Le Mans 850. In immaculate condition, ridden on club runs only, therefore on club rego. Fastidiously maintained with regular servicing done. 37,576km. Updated with Agostini rearsets, Lafranconi mufflers and headers and Moto Guzzi LeMans race seat. Will not disappoint, wonderful to ride, superb handling and fantastic sound to suit. See more photos here. Contact Huw on 0439 930 368 (Bunbury, WA)

1968 Ducati Mark 3D Desmo 350 Twin Filler – $35,950


SELLER SAYS: Completely restored to concourse condition and to manufacturer’s specifications. Stripped back to chassis and rebuilt. Chassis and tank repainted. New chrome. Engine rebuilt. This is a rare twin-filler fuel cap Ducati, limited numbers built. Chassis Number: DM350 03224. Built Date: 11/68. See more photos here. Contact Carlo on 0419 834 947 (Perth, WA).

1972 Gilera 150 Arcore – $5,000


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Gilera 150 Arcore — this cute little 150cc ohv 4stroke five-speed bike found its way into my shed about eight years ago via a Shannon’s auction. I believe it once formed part of the Italian bike Collection in Sydney. It starts and runs okay, looks great, and I’ve never seen another one anywhere in Australia. There’s a following in the UK and there’s plenty of parts available. It is unlicensed, has no indicators or switch, and the wiring is a bit rough. See more photos here. Contact Stephen on 0435 164 008 (Wattle Grove, Perth WA)

2006 Yamaha FZ1S Fazer 1000 – $6,250


SELLER SAYS: Yamaha FZ1S 1000 sports tourer. Last of the first model, and probably the best. This one has been owned from new by a lady owner, with whom, unfortunately, time has caught up, and now reluctantly must go. Extras include taller screen, sheepskin seat cover, Ventura rack system, Yoshimura “silencer”, rear hugger, etc, etc. Original muffler and screen included. See more photos here. Contact Marion on 0449 578 525 (Toodyay, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Somewhere around the mid-2000s, several motorcycle manufacturers hit a sweet spot with big sports tourers . No longer were sports tourers an uncomfortable compromise between being a sports bike and a tourer. While many earlier bikes somehow delivered sports bike comfort and tourer performance instead of the other way around, the designers finally got things right. Yamaha’s FZ1S was right in the middle of this got-it-right period. With a slightly tamed R1 engine at its heart, the FZ1S will go like stink when you want it to, and handle like a sports bike as well. But if you want to take it easy and enjoy the countryside well, no problem mister; even with a pillion on board. This bike of Marion’s looks like a great example, and also reminds us what wonderful value for money is out there in the used-bike market.

1984 Ducati MHR Mille – $45,000


SELLER SAYS: The condition of this 1984 Ducati 1000 Mille is 98 out of a 100. It had a major refurbishment 5000km ago by Ducati specialist Ten-Tye Dean. This included: Engine dismantled & cases split – everything, examined and renewed as required, new DID wheels, new brake rotors and calipers, new front and rear brake master cylinders, new clutch master cylinder etc, new clutch plates etc, new chains and sprockets. New switch blocks and levers, new bar-end mirrors. The speedo and tacho were totally rebuilt by Otto Instruments. New Ohlins on the rear and front forks rebuilt with upgraded springs. New hydraulic line throughout, plus more. I have all the receipts for work done and new parts fitted to the bike. The bike has electric start. All the old parts worth keeping come with the bike. Being sold due to my ill-health. (Note: Photo above is a sample only. Click here to see some current pics.) Contact Garry on 0418791793 (Buderim, Sunshine Coast Qld) Ref #250423

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).

1984 Kawasaki GPZ1100 – $12,000 $10,000


SELLER SAYS: 1984 Kawasaki GPZ1100 For sale. I am selling my GPZ to fund another project. It’s unrestored and in very good original condition. Comes with a 90% complete parts bike including engine, tank, frame, wheels and lots of spares included. If you have any questions please ask. 75,000kms. Contact Steve on 0415 616 422 (Emu Heights, Sydney NSW) 

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 ronvandenbosch@bigpond.com (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.

1983 Kawasaki Z1100 LTD – $11,750 $10,250


SELLER SAYS: This motorcycle was imported from the USA six years ago by Allen Smith (Brisbane). An original 6,354 miles on the odometer! All totally factory original except for the handlebars, front master cylinder and fuel tap. The original ‘bars I replaced with new, more comfortable bars. The master cylinder and fuel tap I bought new from Z1-Spares in Tasmania. I have replaced the inlet rubbers. Also the cam cover end seal rubbers were replaced after a check on valve clearances. Bodywork, paintwork, and all plating is in exceptional condition. It won the award for Best Original/ Unrestored of the Kawasaki Z1 50th Anniversary at the 2022 VJMC Rally. The exhaust system has no sign of rust or rot. Battery is a fairly new MotoBatt. The bike has a new front Metzeler LaserTec. Rear Duro tyre has plenty of tread. The motor is rated at 105 bhp (76kW) and 96Nm torque. Gearbox is 5-speed, carburettors are Mikuni BS34 x 4, ignition is electronic. And of course, shaft drive! See more photos here. Contact Brian on 0409 024 482 (Castlemaine, Victoria)

2004 Aprilia RSV1000R – $22,500  $20,000


SELLER SAYS: Showroom condition 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory twin for sale. 4000km. This bike has been parked inside for the last 15 years. Just had a full service, new tyres and has 12 months rego. Full Leo Vince exhaust, this bike looks and sounds amazing. One for the collector. Contact John on 0477 555 486  (Sydney, NSW).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: One for the collector indeed! There was a time when Ducati owned the market of exotic top-shelf twin-cylinder sports bikes — expensive, focused, stunning to look at, verging on the edge of perfection on the racetrack or twisty mountain road, and boasting a drool factor that bikes made in Japan, England or America somehow could never quite match. Aprilia’s big twin sports bikes stood toe-to-toe with Ducati back in the early 2000s, offering the same moto-sex appeal and, thanks to even smaller production numbers, even more exclusivity. Both manufacturers have since moved on to four-cylinder engines in their top-flight sports bikes (hhmmph!), giving their earlier twins even more collector value than they had before. This bike of John’s looks like a superb example of the breed, and near the pinnacle of two-piston performance-motorcycle evolution. Superb. Read more here.

1981 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica SS900 –  $40,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1981 MHR 900 for sale. Original condition, new clutch, brakes, chain and sprockets. 42,000km. Full service and updated by Gowanlochs Sydney. Great bike. Contact John on 04xx xxx xxx SOLD for $39k. (Coogee, NSW)

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 johninthesandpit@gmail.com  (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!

1954 Ariel Square 4 Mk2 – $27,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: This Mk2 1954 Ariel Square Four has been retro-fitted with a sprung saddle and teardrop fuel tank, commensurate with the earlier Mk1 models. The machine has also been fitted with Morgo rotary oil pump, cartridge-style oil filter. Iron Horse Spares 300 watt-alternator (with a 12-volt upgrade), Devon stainless steel wheel rims and spokes (with new Dunlop tyres), an Armour exhaust system. Extensive use of Acme Stainless Steel fixtures and fasteners have been used across the motorcycle. All of the original fasteners, parts, tank, seat etc remain with the machine. Contact Dan on 0401 xxx xxx SOLD for $25k. (Busselton, WA)


1972 Suzuki TR500 – $20,000 $15,000


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Suzuki TR500 for sale. One of six built by Grand Prix rider John Woodley in the early 90s. Handmade Steve Roberts copy frame. Close ratio gearbox, straight cut primary gears, Wossner forged pistons, Ceriani GP35 forks, Grimeca front brake, Factory race tacho, Koni rear shocks, Aluminium fuel tank, new crankshaft. I have raced this bike for last 5 years, ready to go. Prepared to freight overseas. More photos here. Contact Ben at  benjames389@bigpond.com  (Castlemaine, Victoria)

1972 Ducati Imola Racer  – $46,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Ducati Imola Period 4 racer for sale. My Ducati Imola racer, built for Period 4 unlimited classic racing, is a one-off and is possibly the fastest round-case racer in the world. It’s fully sorted and is correct and Motorcycling Australia approved. It runs a 1063cc motor, Birch crankcases and dry clutch, Vee Two stage 2 heads, Malossi racing carbs, can be run on methanol or high octane unleaded fuel, plain mains and big end, Sachse ignition, oil cooler, fuel system that works. Spare Avon and Dunlop race tyres. Was ridden by Davo Johnson several times in the development of this bike. I had Da’Vanti Racing (Dave Lunn) and Roger Keogh (drag car legend) who worked on fuel setup and now it’s ready to beat any Period 4 out there, no problem. May accept swap or trade for XW/XY Falcon or round-case Ducati. More photos here. Contact Shane on 0499 xxx xxx SOLD (South Australia).

2011 Yamaha MT-01 – $14,750 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: Possibly the very last MT-01 delivered in Australia, being sold and first licensed by Yamaha City in Melbourne on 4th January, 2014 – although the VIN plate date is January 2011. The bike is in superb condition having only done about 19,700km. The long stroke v-twin is an easy starter every time with the factory fitted de-compressor system. Air cooling, hydraulic lifters and EFI makes for longevity and simple maintenance. MT-01s are always fun to ride with arm stretching torque, six-piston front brake calipers and a remarkably comfortable seat. It sounds like a big 1670cc v-twin should, looks great and has a ton of character. Runs and rides perfectly, comes complete with its toolkit, keys, manual, service record and has just had a Castrol full synthetic 4T 5W-40 oil change and filter. WA registration to July 2023. See more photos here. Contact Trevor on 0419xxx xxx SOLD for $13.7k (Midvale, Perth WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When first released in 2005, Yamaha’s ballsy MT-01 hit the market as a Muscle bike with a capital M. Boasting top-quality suspension, brakes straight off the R1 sports bike and — much more importantly —  a hulking great 1670cc V-twin engine delivering 150 Newtons of torque at just 3750rpm, it was a short-shift thriller. It was also hellishly expensive — a fact that can be held largely responsible for sales figures much lower than Yamaha had hoped for and, therefore, rarity in the second-hand market today. This bike of Trevor’s looks like a near-perfect example, with extra-low mileage and clean-as-a-whistle presentation. If you’ve always liked the idea of a Harley V-Rod or Ducati Diavel, but prefer made-in-Japan thanks all the same, we reckon you’d fall in love with this. Cool as.

1976 Ducati 900SS – $88,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1976 Ducati 900SS for sale. In very good order and starts, runs and rides like it should. Contact Peter on 0412 xxx xxx SOLD   (Queanbeyan, ACT). 

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2020 Suzuki GSXR750R4 – $19,850


SELLER SAYS: Purchased June 2022. Brand new. Never started, no battery, no fuel, not registered, zero kms. 100% brand new. New bike warranty still applies. See more photos here. Contact Mason on 0419 041 838 (Perth WA).

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1997 Harley Davidson FLSTC – $16,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1997 Harley Davidson FLSTC for sale. Thinning down my collection so reluctantly my Heritage Softail Classic is up for sale. This is a stunning piece of HD history in almost showroom condition. It has not been molested with over the years and is totally original, with all the genuine aftermarket accessories that were available at the time. All dealer fitted. I have the original keys and HD key fob which shows the bike was sold by Blacktown HD in NSW. Previous owner bought it across from NSW. I am the 3rd owner. The bike has been fastidiously cared for during its life. It starts easily, rides superbly and has no oil leaks. I have the original footrests for the crash bars and the tall windshield which will go with the sale. Lovely bike, very reluctant sale. See more photos here. Contact Bruce on 0408 xxx xxx SOLD (Toodyay, WA) 

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).

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) 

1977 Kawasaki Z1000 A1 – $23,500


SELLER SAYS: Classic Kawasaki Z1000 A1 for sale. First of the 1000’s 1977. Aussie delivered bike, ground up restoration, new tyres, rims, spokes, wheel bearings. New fork tubes and seals, new steering and swing arm bearings. Guards rechromed, seat recovered. Gauges rebuilt by Lionel Otto instruments, fresh paint (Diamond Sky Blue). Engine vapour blasted and rebuilt, new crank bearings, new pistons and rings (standard bore), head rebuilt, new oil seals and gaskets. Carbies have been vapour blasted and ultrasonically cleaned. Running a Delkevic stainless 4 into 1. Tuned and raring to go. Lovely bike, I have another 3 Z’s I’m restoring so this one has to go. Located in Paynesville 3880 Victoria. I can transport to Melbourne for any interstate buyers. See more photos here. Contact Chris on 0419 309 697 or at  cw8@bigpond.com (Paynesville, Vic)

1949 BSA A7 Twin – $16,500


SELLER SAYS: 1949 A7 500cc Twin (Silver Star) Rigid for sale. 98% original restoration after suffering a bushfire on the way to Kalgoorlie. Rides like a dream but stays inside mostly these days. All reasonable offers will be considered. More photos here. Contact Tiffany at tiffdallen26@gmail.com (Perth WA)

2005 Ducati SS1000DS – $12,950 $11,500


SELLER SAYS: 2005 Ducati SS1000DS for sale. Only 11,477km on the clock. Full Ducati service history, service including belts done by dealership in January, less than 1000km covered since then. Bike is in excellent condition. Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, Staintune exhausts and aftermarket indicators fitted (originals included). All original paperwork included, spare key, rego till end of June 2023. I have too many bikes and one has to go and the Ducati isn’t getting used. Open to reasonable offers close to asking price. See more photos here. Contact Howard on 0400 964 700 (Albany, WA) 

1978 Ducati Darmah – $AUD 18,000  16,500



SELLER SAYS:  1978 Darmah 900 Special with 12,785 miles, which I believe is correct. It sports GTS Desmo heads and cam. Top end was rebuilt and bottom end surveyed and deemed healthy. New gel chain, battery and Bridgestone Battlax tyres. Calipers, master cylinders and 32 mm Dellortos were rebuilt. Features include Tomaselli clip ons, rear sets, Boranni rims and Conti replicas by Staintune. Also included is the matching duck tail seat base and newly recovered seat. The bike looks and sounds great. $16,500 AUD includes prepping, crating and shipping to your nearest port. Contact Norm at  norm.chamberlain@gmail.com  (Ladysmith, BC Canada).

1972 Ducati 450 Mk3 – $29,000


SELLER SAYS: Ducati Mk3 1972 Silver shotgun. Frame number DM450M3700465. Engine number DM450/457800. I have owned the bike since 2012. See more photos here. Contact Daren on 0447 408 093 (Adelaide, SA).

2002 Triumph Daytona 955i Centennial – $9,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 2002 Triumph Daytona 955i Centennial Edition for sale. Aston Martin (British Racing) Green. Collectable Triumph 100-year Centennial Edition with certificate. Single-sided swingarm. Bike is in excellent condtion. Very minor scratches to body work as shown. Never been crashed. Always been garaged under cover and treated with plenty of love. New Bridgestone Battleax BT023 tyres. Rides and runs beautifully. Not happy having to sell but unfortunately a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in my hips means my days of riding sports bikes are shot. My loss, your gain. A well sorted ride and the sound and feel of the triple motor is a joy to experience. Comes with a paddock stand for ease of maintenance. See more photos here. Contact Pete via email at pete@xxxx.xxx SOLD for $8.5k (Coffs Harbour, NSW).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: There can’t be anything more British than a British Racing Green Triumph, surely. And when it’s celebrating 100 years of Triumph’s existence, well, heck — it’s nearly enough to bring a tear to the eye of anyone from the old dart. The Daytona was one of modern Triumph’s foundation models and, while very early models had a few niggles, they were well and truly sorted by the time the 21st Century arrived. By 2002, the Daytona was a wonderful piece of kit — perhaps not as razor-sharp on the race track as the open-class sports bikes coming out of Japan, but beautifully made, lovely to look at, plenty fast and — perhaps best of all — boasting a three-piston symphony you won’t hear anywhere else. This bike of Pete’s looks like an excellent, unmolested example that would be a lovely regular ride or a worthy addition to any collection. Learn more here.

1953 BSA A10 – $15,000


SELLER SAYS: 1953 BSA A10 for sale. Golden Flash (Super Flash replica). A superbly restored bike mechanically. Runs very well. In the process of dating and registration. Speedo being restored (not shown in pic) and rev. counter drive is also available (just temporarily taken off for rider’s comfort). Reasonable offers will be considered. Contact Don on 0478 632 159 (Perth, WA)

1957 BSA Road Rocket – $16,000  $12,995


SELLER SAYS: 1957 BSA Road Rocket 650cc for sale. In great condition having been well looked after. Has had some nice upgrades over the years such as: Twin leading vented front brake, double damped tele forks and Allie flanged rims. Starts first kick with a powerful sounding motor. Comes with a current log book and some older MOT’s. A great example thats ready to enjoy. This BSA Road Rocket has just landed in Australia (Melbourne) from the UK and is ready for a new owner. See more photos here. Contact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

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)

1974 Norton Commando 850 Interstate – $22,500 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1974 Norton Commando 850 Mark II for sale (Mk2A in Europe). Excellent condition. Red with matching frame and engine numbers. 6,957 kms. Subject to an extensive rebuild, this Norton runs and rides exceptionally well. This is my 850 Interstate. I bought it as a defunct project from the last owner and completed the rebuild. This involved first oversize bores, pistons and rings and first undersize crank grind and shell bearings. She is totally stock apart from Hagon rear shocks, an XS650 reed-valve crank breather and re-positioned ignition switch. The reed valve and ignition switch mods can be easily completely reversed if authenticity is essential. The details of the rebuild are documented on line in the thread “Interstate Cafe” at advrider dot com. The bike is currently not registered, but is eligible for club registration (club registration is NOT transferable). The bike is also roadworthy, but has no current RWC – though this may be negotiated. More photos here. Contact David on 04xx xxx xxx SOLD for $20.5k (Corinella, Vic)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Norton’s much-loved Commando is one of those bikes which has somehow become more and more desirable, the older it got. Arguably Britain’s greatest response to the arrival of Japanese bikes en-masse in the early 1970s, the 850 Commando did everything that England wanted it to do — except stop buyers from flocking to Hondas. Fast, well-made, reliable and good handling, the final incarnation of the original Commando (I’m ignoring the modern ones), the 850 even boasted an electric start (which even worked most of the time). Today, the Commando’s popularity comes from a bunch of factors including relative rarity (much harder to find than a Triumph Bonneville), its place in history, and the fact that they have enough performance and reliability to be genuine prospects as regular-ride classics in the 21st Century. And, of course, they’re beautiful. This bike of David’s looks like a marvellous example. There are more photos of his bike here, and you can read more about the Norton Commando story here.  

1965 Honda CPY77 – $18,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1965 CPY77 Police Motorcycle 305cc for sale. Twin cylinder, twin carbs. Fully restored by Bill Smith “Mr Honda”. 433kms since restoration. Imported into Australia with all correct documentation including history & import approval to be part of a collection. Recommissioned several months ago & running & riding like a new one.  All police lights work correctly. Rear wheel dynamo, police siren works correctly. Complete correct tool kit in Honda tool roll. Can supply RWC for WA buyers. Can assist with transport for interstate buyers. More photos here.  Contact Lenny on 04xx xxx xxx SOLD for $17.5k (Bassendean, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a marvellous piece of moto-history we have here. Honda’s base-model 305cc CB77 was itself a game-changer in the world of motorcycling, showing that Japan was capable of building a sports bike that could take on and beat Britain’s mid-size twins  — complete with reliable leak-free motors and electric starts. I’ve seen a couple of articles that claim the CB77 was Japan’s first true sports bike and that it challenges the CB750 Four in terms of historical significance. Perhaps one of the greatest testaments to the CB77 was the fact that many police departments around the world (including at least one in Australia) switched from their mostly British stable across to Honda. I’ll bet that upset a few traditionalist at the time! The demand from police forces was enough to get Honda to produce police bikes straight from the factory. They were the CPY77, one of which you see for sale here. When I asked Google to help me learn more about these bikes, it directed me to one for sale a few years ago, at which time international auction house Bonham’s described them as “exceedingly rare”. A little more research confirmed that the Bonham’s bike and this bike of Lenny’s are in fact the very same bike. (See the Bonham’s advert/article here)I also tracked down an excellent YouTube video, not so much about the police special but telling the broader CB77 story in some detail. Well worth a look, you can see it here.

2009 BMW K1300R – $9,900 SOLD

SELLER SAYS: 2009 BMW K1300R for sale. Located in Perth, Western Australia. Well maintained and in excellent condition. Hard to believe it’s 13 years old. Outrageously fast and dripping with technology, it comes with factory-fitted quick-shifter, heated grips, ABS, traction control, Delkevic muffler, and a set of genuine BMW panniers. 34,000km. See more photos here. Contact Alan on 0466 xxx xxx SOLD (Queens Park, Perth WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I used to own this bike, and I know the seller has taken good care of it. It was, and is, a wonderful example of modern motorcycle technology that is capable of pretty much anything — from a long-distance two-up tour across Australia to a very rapid lap at Phillip Island.  With more than 170hp on tap and a go-fast attitude it was too fast for an old fart like me, but it was a hugely enjoyable affair nonetheless. To see more of Alan’s bike, click here.

1990 BMW K1 – $38,000


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. Contact Chris at cmail@speedpost.net(Central Tablelands, NSW)

1951 Royal Enfield 500 outfit – $23,000


SELLER SAYS: 1951 Royal Enfield 500 Twin for sale. I dragged this bike home around 1970 and it sat in boxes until about 2015 and was completely rebuilt to an amazing show piece, with a Dustings sidecar.  The sub-frame for that alone was $5000 and was fitted as part of my boyhood dream. However it is a bit under-powered and with the sidecar is best as a show bike. It runs beautiful and only 1 k on the clock. I do have the original clockwork speedometer and it was reconditioned and it is a collectors item in itself. I have heard over $1000 I have never seen another 500 twin and it seems to be a very rare bike. A very beautiful bike. I have just had heart surgery and it breaks my heart to sell her but I hope she finds a great new home that will appreciate her rare beauty. See more photos here. Contact Ian on 0405 602 742 (Heidelberg Heights, Melbourne Vic)

1984 BMW R80GS PD – $24,000


SELLER SAYS: 1984 BMW R80 GS Paris-Dakar for sale. Full NSW rego, special plates available, or negotiable price without special plates. Refurbished 2018, 60,000km. Have receipts, original tank with Gaston Rahier signature, original guards, a few scratches and dings consistent with ridden bike. Has: LED lights front and rear, larger front disc and twin pot callipers, heavier duty front springs, heated grips, bark busters, 1000cc Siebenbrock kit, Wilburs rear shock, new universal joint, new diode board, panniers and racks. Original shocks, disc, calliper, wheel, headlight cowl available with bike. Contact Yvette on 0401 50 99 70 or 0401 077 716 (Randwick, NSW)

1981 Ducati 900SS – $50,000  $47,500


SELLER SAYS: Selling my 1981 Ducati 900SS. Have owned since 2012 and had engine rebuilt by Vee Two Australia (re-bored, new piston kit, valves, digital ignition kit etc) so everything works as it should. Cylinder head and crankcase have been aqua-blasted so it looks great, and it starts and runs beautifully. See more photos here. Contact Peter on 0421 448 449 (Bunbury, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: In modern motorcycle history, it’s hard to name many (and perhaps any) bikes that conjure up as much drool factor as Ducati’s glorious bevel-driven desmo-valve sports bikes. The bevel/desmo combination were the signature technologies to Ducati’s sports bikes through the 1970s and ’80s, driving respectable performance from an engine that was otherwise badly outdated compared with the multi-cylinder offerings coming out of Japan. But even when the Japanese bikes evolved to clearly occupy a different league in straight-line performance to the Ducati, there was nothing they could do to match the beautiful bodywork, elegant lines and glorious V-twin (sorry, L-twin) music from Dellorto carbs on the way in and Conti exhausts on the way out.  And while the bevel drive has long-since surrendered to cheaper-to-manufacture belt drive technology, the desmodromic valve management — in which the valves are opened and closed mechanically rather than using springs — remains with us even today, albeit helped with much modern engine-breathing witch-craft and even a spring or two in some cases. This bike of Peter’s looks like a wonderful survivor, surely destined for a future of occasional use and frequent admiration.

1975 Honda CB550 – $4,000


SELLER SAYS: 1975 Honda CB550 for sale. Built from bits 14 years ago. I’m sad to see this bike go but I haven’t had the time to fix her up. Even though she only needs a little love. The motorbike is running, it’s just not charging the battery while it runs. I suspect the regulator or rectifier is old and faulty. Good mild project for someone willing to put more time in it than I can. SPECS; original numbers, 21″ front wheel, fat rear wheel, single seat, Honda 125 fuel tank (Honda colour orange), Scrambler handlebars, 4 into one exhaust. Great classic, getting harder to find. Learner approved. Good introduction to custom motorcycles. Currently no key, just a toggle switch. All the gauges and lights are aftermarket customs. Bates style headlight with LED warning lights. Charger. Spare pipes. Comes with a trophy it won a few years ago from the previous owner haha. Contact Gabrielle on 0422 269 714 (Bangalow, NSW)

1986 Suzuki GSXR750 – $16,000


SELLER SAYS: 1986 Suzuki GSXR750 for sale. Showroom-quality G Model. 106 hp, 179kg dry, oil-cooled. This bike launched the modern sport-bike era and is credited as the first true race-to-road bike. 44,000km.  Thousands of dollars has been spent on all aspects of the bike to bring it to a high standard. Engine recently stripped down and overhauled with workshop receipts. Carburettors stripped and rebuilt with workshop receipts. Full panel and paint refresh including new stickers and decals. Steering bearing replaced. Forks redone. Brakes refreshed. Many rubber parts replaced. New windscreen. New tyres (2021). Has original exhaust (recently restored). Has both the single seat with sports cowl and double seat. Runs great and turns heads whenever it is out, a truly beautiful, iconic and increasingly collectable motorbike. Looked after properly the refresh work done to this bike means it is in good running condition for another 35 years. More photos here. Contact Drew on 0410 736 700 (Perth, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: There has been only a handful of new models in motorcycle history that have truly provided a quantum leap in performance and styling — and the GSXR750 was one of them. Born from the impressive but comparatively staid GSX750 sports-tourer, the GSXR arrived in 1985 as a pure sports bike with extraordinarily light weight and, for the day, huge power. Keep in mind that anything under 200kg was a lightweight in the 1980s, and 100hp was a very big deal. And getting both in the same package was virtually unheard of. While the performance spoke for itself, the twin-headlight endurance-racer styling gave the Gixxer additional race-bike cred on the showroom and at the track, making it the dominant track bike for years afterwards. This bike of Drew’s looks like a superb example, whether to ride, polish, or park some investment dollars.

1984 BMW R65 – $13,749 $9,499


SELLER SAYS: This 11/1984 compliance BMW R65 classic bike is just a two owner, for the most part restored gem with only 77,645km on the clock. Restoration includes fork and brake master cylinder rebuilds together with brake and fuel line, battery and spark plug replacements. Oils all changed. Test run with engine tuned, starting and running sweetly. Rare for an R65, the bike boasts a BMW GS model style Paris-Dakar long range fuel tank fitted from the showroom. Also featuring a Krauser pannier set together with top box addition and the added comfort of a lamb’s wool seat cover delivering this bike as all set for overnight touring. Features original Staintune exhaust system. Will be sold with a BMW original windscreen and cylinder-head-saving crash bar, both currently unfitted now. The bike was last registered in Victoria, Australia. It is not currently registered. See more photos and a video here. Contact Murray on 0417 549 022 (Melbourne, Vic.)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: If ever there was a bike to prove that long-distance competence did not need a big engine or big road footprint, it was BMW’s highly regarded R65. Blessed with the same frame but shorter swingarm and different front-end geometry — and thereby a shorter wheelbase — than its big brothers, the R65 delivered a marvellous mid-size solution for folks who either didn’t want or didn’t need a large motorcycle. And yet it was still perfectly capable of carrying a pillion and plenty of luggage, and in the case of Murray’s bike, plenty of fuel as well. The smaller dimensions of the R65 won favour among less-large riders (aren’t we polite?) but also to those who preferred something a bit more nimble and fun in the corners and on B-grade roads. This bike of Murray’s presents very well indeed, and those 77-odd thousand kays are remarkably low for a near 40-year-old open road bike — and barely run-in for a boxer-engined Beemer. See more photos and a video here.

1941 Indian 741B – $40,000


SELLER SAYS: 1941 Indian Scout for sale. In excellent condition. A classic side shift and iconic model, from one of the first motorcycle manufacturers in the world. These include; 6 volt electrical system, renewed engine 500cc, leather seat fitted, custom paint and new tyres. Licensed until March 2023. Fully restored and running. Original engine GGA776 and parts. Australia wide door-to-door shipping is available, contact us for pricing. See more photos here. Contact Patricia at  jbr43160@bigpond.net.au   (Capel WA)

1932 Rudge Special 500cc – $24,775



SELLER SAYS: 1932 Rudge Special 500cc for sale. In very good condition, looking to be an older restoration. Starts up easily and runs very well too. Comes with an original transferable registration number (FXW 416) and original engine as confirmed by the original buff card log book. Also comes with lots of manuals and parts books. A fantastic example that’s ready to ride and enjoy. See more photos here. Contact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

1976 Ducati 860 GTS – $22,500


SELLER SAYS: 1976 Ducati 860 GTS for sale. A great example of this legendary model bevel. Engine maintained for many years by the late Andrew McChesney of Eurocycles as paperwork will verify. 17,158km. Many dollars lavished on making the machine what it is today. A folder full of receipts available. Recently fitted new Tomaselli quick action throttle control and cables. Kick start only. Idles beautifully and pulls hard when asked. See more photos here. Contact Mike on 0411 479 354 (Fremantle, Perth WA)

1956 Triumph Speed Twin – $14,500  $12,500 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).

1987 Suzuki RG500 – $35,000


SELLER SAYS: 1987 Suzuki RG500 two stroke for sale. Vintage. 39,100km. Priced to sell, regretful sale due to relocation overseas. Contact Don on 0403 729 933 (Maddington, Perth WA)

1980 Ducati 900SS – $59,000


SELLER SAYS: 1980 Ducati 900SS for sale. Sent to Gowanlochs for some TLC a few years ago and only turned over regularly since. 41,000km. Contact Andrew on 0467 907 001 (Kewarra Beach, Qld.)

1984 Harley Davidson Electra Glide FLH 1340 Shovel – $30,000


SELLER SAYS: 1984 Harley Davidson Electra Glide FLH 1340 Shovel for sale. The last of the Shovels, one owner from new, parked up in 2000 due to back injuries, stayed there in shed for 20 years. I decided to do a total strip down and rebuild from frame up. Motor and gear box rebuilt by C and R engineering, all new electrics, paint, chrome. 160km. Is better than new. Totally stock except for carbie and pipes. Contact Greg at gregsimpson.111@gmail.com  (Wollongong, NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: There’s nothing quite like a big old-school Harley tourer for taking two people and a heap of luggage on long rides in comfort. And if you’re going to buy a Harley tourer, the Electra Glide is the model to buy. The big full-dresser Electra Glide has been the classic big H-D tourer since it was first released in 1965 when it boasted both an electric start and a kick start, as well as a hand-operated gear change and a foot-change to gently ease riders into the then-new technology. The Electra Glide has been in the Harley line-up ever since, making it surely one of the most successful designs in motorcycle history. This bike of Greg’s boasts a low-stress history, with 20 years in the shed and then a substantial restoration suggesting it has many, many years of life ahead.

1961 Ducati Elite 200 – $20,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1961 Ducati Elite 200 for sale. Immaculate condition. Runs well and recently serviced by Vee Two Australia. New tyres. Excellent to ride, so hard to find in this condition. Always a safe investment but time to share with a new collector. See more photos here. Contact Bill on 04xx xxx xxx SOLD (Albany, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: A rare find, this one, and a marvellous piece of Ducati history. At 204cc, the Elite was the biggest Ducati you could buy in 1961. It evolved from the 175 Sport, a lightweight sports bike that had huge success on the racetrack and provided Ducati with go-fast credibility that drove its commercial success. Yep, just like today. Apart from that bizarre fuel tank — it looks like someone left it in the oven too long, hey? — the Elite was known for being something of a giant-killer. The little single-cylinder carried its 105kg weight low, had big brakes and a wonderful bevel-driven engine. The combination took its top speed beyond 85mph, giving the lightweight Italian sporting prowess that embarrassed many bigger bikes from England. This bike of Bill’s looks like a superb example. Learn more about the Elite here and see more photo’s of Bill’s bike here.

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


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 and a walk-around video here. Contact Ron on 0428 580 883 (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.

1972 Suzuki GT550 – $14,500


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Suzuki GT550 for sale. Two stroke triple. Genuine 11338 miles. Just had a full service. New battery. New tyres. Starts first kick. Current QLD registration. Contact Paul on 0415 842 899 (Brisbane, QLD)

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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.)

1979 CCM 580 – $27,500 $25,500


SELLER SAYS:SELLER SAYS: 1979 CCM for sale. This is number 130 of 148 (first number that was built with frame mods for better handling) and has a genuine CCM two-valve engine that has been raced with distinction. New Ohlins shocks on the rear and upgraded front suspension. New wheels, tyres and seat. Contact Jim on 0499 613 007 (Perth WA).

1983 BMW R65 –  $10,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: BMW 1983 R65 for sale. Beautifully restored with a R90S silver smoke paint scheme. Tank replaced with an R100 tank. Complete transmission, ignition and carb rebuild. Forks rebuilt. Rear shocks reconditioned. Front disk brake reconditioned and fitted with stainless steel braided brake-line. Staintune exhaust, original Krauser bags, new battery, only done 4000km since restoration and new tyres fitted. Fitted with R90S fairing. Included with the bike is a complete left hand switch assembly, headlamp cowl, original R65 tank and a few bits and pieces. Ready to ride. Bike registration current to December 2022. Only reason I’m selling is because it is getting a bit heavy for me. The bike has been lovingly restored and maintained and always stored in a garage. Price negotiable. More photos here. Contact Ivan on 0402 xxx xxx SOLD (Gold Coast, Qld)

1974 Honda CB360 – $5,200 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 1974 Honda CB360E for sale. Original condition with new top end. Been sitting in shed for few years and needs some work to get going well. Will be reflected in the price. Open to offers. Looking for quick sale. Contact Ruben on 0499 804 815 (Cranbrook, WA)

1967 Norton Atlas cafe racer – $38,000 $32,000


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.


1971 Ducati 450 Scrambler – $25,000 SOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1970 Ducati 450 Scrambler for sale. Totally restored to show room condition. The original Scrambler. Engine fully rebuilt, new wiring with electronic ignition, many new parts and a beautiful new paint job. No expense spared. For serious inquiries I can provide more details. Lots of receipts, comes with a Haynes manual and a genuine sales brochure. Covered only 500km since rebuild. Was a trophy winner at the recent Ducati Owners Club Ovest (bike show) here in Perth. It’s sure to attract a lot of interest. Call or text. Sometimes I am out of range so if I don’t pick up please text. More photos here. Contact Ross on 0418 xxx xxx SOLD (Perth,WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: How nice is this? Created primarily to take on BSA’s Victor 441 at the encouragement of Ducati’s American importer in the late 1960s, Ducati’s 450 Scrambler was the high point in an evolution that started in 1962 with 250cc and 350cc variants. By 1969, the push for a bigger piston was too much to resist. The 450 was manufactured from 1969 to 1974, making this  beautifully restored bike of Ross’s one of the early ones. The Scrambler of the 1970s was mostly a road bike with dirt bike styling  (although the later 450R/T boasted some off-road success). Both the Scrambler name and design brief were reincarnated by Ducati in 2015. We know which one we’d prefer in our shed — this one! See more photos here.

2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 – $7,000


SELLER SAYS: 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 for sale. This bike is as-new with lots of chrome, high rise handle bars, registered to March 2023. Two sets of keys, serviced at 30,000km. Lambswool seat covers, Vance & Hines pipes, saddle bags. Contact Ray on 0438 789 765 (Warra, Qld).

1975 Honda GL 1000 – $17,500 $15,500


SELLER SAYS: 1975 (1974 model) Honda GL1000 for sale. I rebuilt this bike over a two year period almost everything has been changed or upgraded. Upgrades include: Blasting and powder coating of frame and tank. New paint on tank covers . New suspension. Re-spoked wheels. New electric including loom, electronic ignition, coils, reg/ rec, lights, Motogadget Munit and Motoscope Pro. Radiator has been re-cored. New radiator guard. Rear sets. New bearings and seals. Engine has new fuel pump, water pump, cam belts and tensioners etc. A full list of all upgrades can be provided. Original finish on the engine and fasteners have been left for a more vintage look and feel. Licensed until 02/2022. Bike is in excellent condition. More photos here. Contact Karsten at karsten.bojesen@gmail.com (North Coogee, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: It’s hard to imagine Honda’s iconic Gold Wing as anything other than a fully-dressed open-road heavyweight tourer, given that it virtually invented the tourer genre as we know it. But the Gold Wing could well have evolved into a town bike. When first released as the GL1000, there were no panniers — no luggage at all — and not even a fairing. In fact, the bike looked a lot like a potential replacement for the CB750 and some folks at Honda wanted to develop it as a hot-rod muscle bike. It was only after feedback from riders and the emergence of an entire industry of touring-inspired accessories — along with disappointing sales figures in its first year of production — that Honda decided to steer the GL towards the highway instead of the boulevard. But if Honda had developed its then-biggest-ever motorcycle as a muscle bike, it very likely would have looked a lot like this cafe’d GL1000 selling from Western Australia, with an impressive list of recent upgrades. See more photos here.

1970 Triumph Bonneville T120 – $14,950


SELLER SAYS:  1970 Triumph Bonneville 650 T120 for sale. Always garaged, matching numbers electronic ignition, new clutch plates, very good condition, well maintained, runs like a Bonneville should. Box of spare parts. Contact Thomas on 0418 933 873 (Singleton, NSW)

1968 Harley Davidson FLH Electra Glide – $US24,000  $US18,500



SELLER SAYS: 1968 Harley Davidson FLH Electra Glide for sale. This bike was acquired from the estate of an old friend who was an avid collector. The bike is 95% original with period-correct dealer-sold trim pieces, overall an unmolested 4 year-only (1966-1969) “flat side” generator that are getting very hard to find. The bike has been sorted with fluids changed, tanks cleaned, fresh ignition tune up and a complete new clutch assembly. The only aftermarket part that I’m aware of is the S&S carby and the online fuel filter which I installed. The bike runs strong and shifts gears properly and the electrical system is intact and in good working order. Most of these bikes were chopped, bobbed or altered in some fashion but this one retains its vintage factory glory of the late 60’s. I will build a crate suitable for transport and handling and assist with buyer-paid-for shipping. More photos here. Contact Nick at  nhundt@franklillandson.com (Kingsville, Maryland USA)

1999 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa – $17,500


SELLER SAYS: 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa for sale. My Silver/Copper Hayabusa is in stock, original condition, and unmolested since new. I’m downsizing my motorcycle collection and regretfully looking at selling my prized Busa. I’m getting too old to ride the beast and rarely get out on it these days. The last time I got a rear puncture so I’ve fitted new tyre, chain and sprocket while I had it apart. Also changed the oil, fluids and fitted new Yuasa battery. This is true collector bike for the person who wants a stock, unrestricted original Hayabusa. I’m not desperate to sell but would like to see it go to another collector who values these original models and can see them quickly gaining in value. Sorry, no test pilots or low ballers but genuine inquiries appreciated. Contact Joe by email at jomolale@gmail.com (Midland, Perth WA).

1975 Triumph Trident  T150 – $20,000


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 kevlorraine@gmail.com (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 this 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.

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 rockets.racecars@gmail.com (Bullsbrook, Perth WA).

1981 BMW R100RS – $14,500


SELLER SAYS: 1981 BMW R100 RS for sale. In excellent condition. This bike is a numbers-matching, all-original example that looks almost like it came off the show room floor. It has just recently undergone a comprehensive refresh, where almost everything was stripped, cleaned, recoated or replaced. It runs and rides beautifully and is tuned to perfection. The bike is ready with no work needed and will not disappoint. The frame has been freshly powder-coated in gloss black (very good job) and perfectly compliments the elegant, excellent condition gloss black paint on the bodywork and tank. It has had its carbies fully, professionally overhauled and they look like new. During strip down, many consumable parts have been replaced, including new clutch, brakes, bearings, seals and new tyres. It really is an excellent example and simply must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Please call if you have any questions. Contact Bert on 0416 181 890 (Perth, WA).

1985 Suzuki RG500 – $85,000


SELLER SAYS: 1985 Suzuki RG500 for sale. New, never started, pre-production. This is the only remaining pre-prod new RG500 in the world. The bike has nine kilometres on the clock from Suzuki Australia walking the bike from show to show. Bike has compression so all internals are in place. Letter of authenticity from Suzuki Australia signed off by national sales manager. Original RG500 Gamma race stand, handbook/service manual, set-up manual, advertising paraphernalia etc all included. I will also include a set of brand new Michelin M48 and A48 tyres that the bike originally came out with. It currently is shod with the original pre production tyres from the Suzuki Japan factory. Contact Greg (Perth,WA) at  gpmartin@bigpond.net.au

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I know this bike. I’ve seen it in the flesh (?), taken photos of it, and interviewed its owner. I’ve also seen the documents authenticating its history. See the whole story here.


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 owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk .

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 – $6,500


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)

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 (above and below) have been together since they came out of the factory, with consecutive numbers supporting the tale. Learn more about the TL story here.

1976 Honda TL125 – $5,500


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)

1974 Honda CB750 K5 – $28,000


SELLER SAYS: 1974 Honda CB750/4 K5 for sale. This Honda was purchased by my wife in 1975 in Malta when it had less than 1000 miles on it. The original owner traded it in soon after he bought it on the Goldwing that came in, as he wanted to have the biggest bike on the island. My wife and I came to Australia in 1980 and brought the bike with us. It had approx 9000 miles then. The bike has always been kept indoors when not in use. It is all original and never been modified in any way. We have recently had it serviced with new oil and filter, plugs and new Dunlop tyres. Bike is presently unregistered but will pass RWC without a problem. Unfortunately none of us can ride bikes any more so we decided to sell it. If interested please contact us. No offers. Contact Tony on 0408 731 441 (Jimboomba, Qld).

1969 BSA 650 Lightning – $18,600 $16,500


SELLER SAYS: Excellent condition. Fully serviced. Reliable every day. Contact Neil on 0418 327 374 (Hobart, Tas.)

1987 Honda GB400 – $5,990


SELLER SAYS: 1987 Honda GB400 for sale. A very well sorted and as you can see delectable Honda GB400. Namely; well serviced and well sorted by Northside M/C’s in Sydney. Stainless spokes on re-laced rims. Lots of goodies by Rizoma (I will send more photos and a running video on request). Superb paintwork by Collide-a-Scope in Sydney. On club plates and will come with a blue-slip in NSW if required for ‘normal’ registration. Call me for more info and can be viewed at Northside Motorcycles, Sydney NSW. Contact Ralph on 0412 071 464 or at  ralphleavseymoase@gmail.com

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  norm.chamberlain@gmail.com  (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).

1994 Moto Guzzi 1000S – $29,500 $27,500


SELLER SAYS: 1994 Moto Guzzi 1000S for sale. The great 1000S Guzzi, in excellent condition. Has been well looked after and is fully sorted in ready-to-ride-away condition. Has aftermarket pipes but original-style pipes are also available. Any questions happy to oblige. Contact Craig on 0498 698 155 (Perth, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I owned a 1988 MkV Moto Guzzi LeMans 1000 for a few years, and every time I saw a 1000S (which wasn’t very often) I felt jealous. In today’s market where pretty much every mainstream manufacturer has a line of new bikes that look like old bikes, the concept of so-called retro bikes seems like a no-brainer. Some folks just don’t like the look of modern bikes (hey, I’m looking at you, mirror). But as recently as the late 1980s, the retro concept was largely unheard of. So when German Moto Guzzi importer A & G Motorrad asked Guzzi headquarters to create a Guzzi for 1990 that looked like the 750S of 1973, there was undoubtedly a lot of head-scratching. Eh? Perche? But they did it anyway. The 1000S was effectively a naked LeMans MkIII wearing 750S clothes. It didn’t sell particularly well, possibly because it looked like an old bike … meh. Fast forward a few decades and the 1000S is now considered as cool as a bit of phallic fruit in a crisper dish. It’s a genuine collector’s item — wonderful to look at and great to ride with that booming great 1000cc Guzzi engine and Tonti frame. This one of Craig’s looks neat as a pin. Learn more here.

1989 Suzuki GSXR 750 – $15,000  $12,950


SELLER SAYS: 1989 Suzuki GSXR 750 for sale. Long stroke engine, just serviced with a new carby kit, has new tyres and battery. I am not sure how many of these are still getting around but there seems to be fewer each year. There are the usual paint scratches, chips and clear coat deterioration that you would expect on a 33 year old bike but still presents reasonably well. Great bike that performs very, very, well; fun to ride or collect. It comes with a full set of spare plastics, minus clear screen. It also has a complete original exhaust system. These parts are in average to below average condition and come with the bike for anyone that wants the original item. More photos here. Contact Tom at tomduka@yahoo.com.au   (Bordertown, SA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Motorcycle history has many ‘hero’ models; bikes that changed the marketplace and set their competitors on the run to catch up. In the sports bike sector, where competition is most fierce, there are probably more heroes than anywhere else — and no list of sport bike heroes would be complete without the Suzuki GSXR750. When it was first unveiled in 1985, the Gixxer was a revelation. It really was a street-legal track bike, with a 100hp engine and a featherweight of just 179kg. Those were startling numbers back in the day, and set the tone for a model run that is only now coming to an end. The ’85 model was king of the hill at the time and remained virtually unchanged until 1988 when the bike had a major revision. That makes this bike of Tom’s a second-generation model, boasting the long-stroke engine, stronger frame and beefed-up brakes. The second generation kept the opposition at bay, and it wasn’t really until Honda released the first Fireblade in 1992 that Suzuki really surrendered the sports bike crown held so firmly by the GSXR. Learn more about the Gixxer 750 story here, and see more photos of Tom’s bike here.

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)

1983 Yamaha XV1000MK Midnight Special – $7,000 neg.


SELLER SAYS: 1983 Yamaha XV1000MK Midnight Special for sale. A rare collectors item. Good condition. I have owned it for over 30 years. Only selling as I am getting a bit too old and feeble to safely handle a bike of this weight. 135,000km. Bike is on club plates. Accessories include Gearsack and rack, tank bag, pillion bag, throw-over saddle bags, full set of workshop manuals, waterproofs, leather jacket and a box of second-hand engine parts. Contact Nigel on 0402 518 816 (Werribee, Victoria)

1966 Honda CL77 – $7,800


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. 11,500kms. Runs well. Engine # CB77E212874. Contact Maurice on 0411 763 410 or email at  maurice.cattell@gmail.com (Sydney, NSW)

1972 Yamaha XS650 – $16,500


SELLER SAYS: 1972 Yamaha XS650 for sale. Excellent. 50 years old and on club plate 1972 XS2. Many new parts but, as it should be, all stock. Matching numbers and runs how it looks. First of the electric start and disc brakes. Contact Alan on 0428 326 419 (Bathurst, NSW).

1981 Triumph Bonneville T140ES – $15,000


SELLER SAYS: Approx. 10,000km. since rebuild. Excellent running order including electric start, oil pressure gauge, as new 14 ah. Yuasa AGM battery, as new Amal carbs. Matching numbers and completely original apart from Dunstall-type mufflers. Club use only by 70-year-old. owner. Contact Rick on 0408 991 616 (Hamilton. Vic.)

1973 Yamaha TX500 – $8,750


SELLER SAYS: 1973 Yamaha TX500 for sale. First year of production. Yamaha’s first four stroke 500cc motorcycle. A very rare bike indeed. Great club bike or investment in the future. Full restoration, full motor rebuild, spent over $12,000. I need to thin out the collection. Contact Greg on 0437 789 298 (Sydney, NSW).

1985 Suzuki GSXR750 – $19,999


SELLER SAYS: 1985 Suzuki GSXR750 for sale. Same owner for more than 20 years. Original unmolested motor. Fresh paint, tyres, service and tune. View at Rick Gill Motorcycles in Osborne Park (Perth WA). Contact Zarko on 0427 328 700.

1973 Moto Guzzi V7 850GT – $22,000 $18,500


SELLER SAYS: A rare and beautiful bike to own and ride. Always attracts attention. Twin leading brakes and has original cigar exhausts. Lots of work done by previous owner including new Gilardoni cylinders, mains and bearings, valves, gudgeons, pistons, helical gear in differential, uni joint, new seat. I have renewed lots of chrome (better than factory), paint and mirrors. Bridgestone tyres are like brand new. New battery. Can assist with interstate transport. Contact Andrew on 0404 038 744 (Lake Macquarie, NSW)

1982 Moto Guzzi SP1000 – $15,800


SELLER SAYS: 1982 Moto Guzzi SP1000 round barrel for sale. Bike is in excellent running condition, cosmetically/paint is fair. Bike has had front and rear main seals replaced, gearbox shimmed, upgraded to 4mm clutch input hub, new shift spring and seals replaced and new diff seals. New LeMans-style breather, new wheel bearings and new seals/ etc in the carbs. I have photos of most of the work if required. Koni Shocks installed and Pirelli Sport Demon tyres. Currently on club registration which is not transferable. It has ~71,000 miles (not km). Bike has been in the family for a few years and with a garage full of Guzzis, it’s time for this one to go. Contact Mark on 0419 425 883 (Wollongong, NSW)

1970 Honda CB750 K0 – $20,750


SELLER SAYS: 1970 Honda CB750 KO for sale. Iconic, and beautiful. New tyres added and even though its unregistered, it’s about to be — so you can ride her away and enjoy every moment. My 1970 K0 has only done just over 29,000km and is beautiful to ride. More photos here. Contact Jonathan on 0404 963 963 (Rose Bay, Sydney NSW).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Perhaps the most important motorcycle in history, Honda’s CB750 was simply the best motorcycle ever made when it arrived to a response of shock and awe from motorcyclists — and sheer horror from other manufacturers. The four-cylinder overhead cam engine, front disc brake, electric start and 120mph top speed were all headline acts, but it was Honda’s build quality (giving reliability and no oil leaks) and the engine’s smoothness that really leap-frogged the Honda over every other bike out there and catapulted the Japanese motorcycle industry into global domination. Honda originally planned to build 1,500 CB750s in the model’s first year but quickly changed the target — initially to 1,500 per month and then to 3,000 per month — when the market went crazy for them. Ultimately, Honda made more than 53,000 of the K0 in the model’s year-long run and about 400,000 CB750s in the ten-year run of the entire K-series. This bike of Jonathan’s is a K0, which means it’s from that first year of manufacture, and it looks like a beaut. (Regular readers will know we listed another K0 a couple of weeks ago for $35k, and it sold in one day.) See more photos and some links to more reading here.



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2010 Moto Guzzi Bellagio 940 – $14,500


SELLER SAYS: Satin black Bellagio with carbon fibre slip-ons, genuine Guzzi saddlebags, genuine screen, cruise control, ECU tuning by Thunderbikes, and new tyres 100km ago. See more photos here. Contact Craig on 0481 261 251 (Rivervale, Perth WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: If you search the internet for reviews on Moto Guzzi’s funky Bellagio, you’ll find a bunch of moto journalists suggesting the Italian machine is a market competitor to America’s Harley-Davidson Sportster. Ahhh … we don’t think so. Yes, both bikes are functional and stylish city-centric machines with genuine all-rounder credentials, both are V-twins, and both are built somewhere that’s not Japan. But we just can’t imagine a Harley rider buying a Guzzi, or a Guzzi rider buying a Harley. Pitching the Bellagio against the Sportster is like pitching one bottle of 2010 Penfolds Grange against 50 cartons of Fosters Lager. The budget’s the same and both are grog, but that’s about it! Seriously though, the Bellagio is somewhere between a cruiser and a muscle bike, boasting top shelf kit like Marzocchi suspension and Brembo brakes, a mostly upright riding position but excellent cornering and handling, and a 75hp motor that’s not sports bike-quick but is capable of some pretty entertaining hustle around the twisties. This bike of Craig’s looks like a great example of a very classy piece of Italian kit. See more photos here. 

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1996 Kawasaki ZX7-R 750 – $11,500 $9,990 ON HOLD


SELLER SAYS: 1996 Kawasaki ZX7R 750 for sale. This example has been freshened up cosmetically and minor mechanical upgrades made to the suspension and brake systems, without compromising the original style of the bike. A true 1990s classic homologation special that you can own and enjoy! ON HOLD (Fremantle, WA).

65 thoughts on “BIKES FOR SALE

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🏍

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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: http://rtra.asn.au/Where/where

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

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

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

  29. 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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