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2009 BMW K1300R for sale by auction

AUCTION begins online at 12 noon (Perth WA time) Tuesday December 13 and runs for one week.

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. Bike is located in Perth, Western Australia. See more photos here. To contact the seller, you must first register to bid here.

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. (I’ve since moved on to another orange BMW. It was born in 1975 and has 50 horsepower …) To see more of Alan’s bike (including a video); click here.

1990 BMW K1 – $38,000

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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)

1982 Honda CX500 Turbo – $7,250

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SELLER SAYS: I have been tasked with selling a good mate’s collection of motorcycles as he is in poor health. Here we have a very nice 1982 Honda CX 500 TURBO for sale. The bike presents very nicely with a few marks giving away its 40 years of age. Bike starts and runs but will need a few small items attended to. Front brake master cylinder will need a kit fitted. It is not leaking but showing signs that it will be required (brakes still work). Fuel tap will also need a kit through it as well as it leaks when off but not while on. Fuel tank will need draining and fresh fuel. Condition inside looks ok. Has been stored with full tank and fuel most likely gone off. Great club bike and with these minor issues sorted should pass RWC no problem. Will fit a new battery at full price. See more photos here. Contact Calvin on 0408 257 459 (Chiltern, Victoria)

1972 Suzuki GT550J – $18,500

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SELLER SAYS: 1972 Suzuki GT550J for sale. One of the nicest J Model Suzuki GT550’s you will find. In excellent condition having had a full restoration a few years ago and being used on club runs since. Currently on club rego but this is not transferable. Runs and rides as it should and is a sweet little bike. Full nut and bolt restoration including (but is not limited to) the following; full engine rebuild including all bearings and seals for crank and gearbox. All metal rechromed and all bolts either re-zinced or re-chromed. Rims re-chromed and new spokes, tyres bearings etc. Alloy polished. New paint, seat, rubber bits etc. Bike is fantastic, selling for a good mate who is not too well so give me a little time to answer any questions. I am in north-east Victoria and prefer pick up, but I can drop to a depot in Albury if required. See more photos here. Contact Calvin on 0408 257 459 (Chiltern, Victoria)

1951 Royal Enfield 500 outfit – $23,000

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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)

1972 Yamaha XS-2 – $AUD10,500

INTERNATIONAL SALE – Canada

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SELLER SAYS: 1972 XS-2 for sale. First year with electric start, matching numbers, older restoration but very nice and has new tyres and battery. Aftermarket Dunstall replica pipes sound wonderful. Front brake should be a disc but it has the distinctive and more desirable 2LS drum. Price of  $10,500 AUD includes crating and shipping to your nearest port.  See more photos here. Contact Norm at  norm.chamberlain@gmail.com  (Ladysmith, BC Canada)

1999 Ducati 996 for sale by online auction

Auction commences 12 noon Saturday December 17 and runs for one week.

SELLER SAYS: 1999 Ducati 996 for sale by online auction with The Bike Shed Times. Superb low-mileage (25,000km) example of one of history’s most accomplished and beautiful motorcycles. Suit rider or collector; it’s a stunner. Two owners from new. Fresh oil, oil filter and battery. Thoroughly recommissioned in 2019 (including engine belts, tyres, chain, fuel lines, tune etc). Unmolested apart from some carbon fibre parts (Ducati Racing) and full Termignoni exhaust system, all fitted from new. Currently unlicensed, but everything works as it should and I am willing to license the bike on sale. Two owners from new. Inspection available in Perth, Western Australia or via video call by arrangement. Happy to ship interstate at buyers cost (approx. $1200 Perth-Sydney).   Photos and more details here.

1984 BMW R80GS PD – $24,000

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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

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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.

1957 Matchless 600 G11 – $17,500   $12,000

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SELLER SAYS:  1957 Matchless G11 600cc Twin for sale. Completely original. Tinware and every nut and bolt restoration. Contact Colin on 0419 903 590 (Australind, WA)

1955 BMW R25/3 – $9,500 ono. $8,500

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SELLER SAYS: 1955 BMW R25/3 for sale. The bike has been recommissioned over the past two years both mechanically and cosmetically with many new parts being sourced and fitted. Some of the work done includes a brand new piston, new stainless valves and guides, new complete exhaust system, new wiring loom, headlight, new tyres, cables etc. Bike runs, rides and stops with all electrics functioning. The bike will need a mirror but is otherwise ready for registration. It has been fitted with a Mikuni VM26 carb and electronic ignition for reliable use. The bike presents quite well and is a good, useable example. Contact Duncan on 0450 166 619 (Baldivis, WA).

1949 AJS 350 Rigid – $12,000 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1949 AJS 350 Rigid for sale. Restored and runs well. A great bike to anyone’s collection. Contact Les on 0408 xxx xxx SOLD for $12k (Eagleby, Qld.)

1975 Honda CB550 – $4,000

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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

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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

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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. 

1966 Honda Dream 305 – $10,500

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SELLER SAYS: 1966 Honda Dream 305 Touring (CA77) for sale. A reluctant sale. I am the third owner of this bike, the second owner imported the bike. The bike has 8,900 miles and has been restored with $4k spent during the COVID lockdown. Stripped to frame and fully resprayed in enamel. Tapered Roller Steering head bearings fitted, fuel tank cleaned (no rust or liner), new late style petcock and carburettor overhauled. Engine all good, vapour blasted and new clutch fitted. New rims, spokes, tubes & Michelin tyres, hubs vapour blasted and brake backing plates polished. New chain and sprockets. New front shocks and Racetech springs. Engine side cases polished. New header pipes and mufflers. All cables and handgrips replaced, new wiring harness fitted. New fuel lines and LED lighting fitted. Most original parts retained (fuel tap, mufflers, rims, tyres etc) This is a 55-year-old bike, it is currently on non-transferable club registration via the Ulysses club. An excellent example of The Dream. $10,500 or realistic offers. See more photos here. Contact Ken on 0429 911 269 (Cobbitty, Sydney NSW)

2002 Triumph Daytona 955i Centennial – $9,999

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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. Please feel free to contact me direct if you have any queries. Bike is located in Coffs Harbour for viewing. More pics available on request. Any low ball offers or time-wasters can expect a similar level of respect in reply. Thanks for looking. See more photos here. Contact Pete via email at peterowe@hotmail.com (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.

1941 Indian 741B – $40,000

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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

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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)

2004 Aprilia RSV1000R – $22,500

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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.

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 – $8,000

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SELLER SAYS: A comfortable and powerful adventure bike. 43,500km. Agostini 2 – 1 exhaust, slightly higher screen to direct wind over your helmet (+ original), Moto Guzzi panniers, two keys, Scotts steering stabiliser, homemade rack for fuel/water, chipped, rollerized rocker upgrade. Selling to buy another Guzzi. Contact Greg on 0418 941 463 (Perth, WA).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Large-capacity adventure bikes represent the greatest growth market in motorcycling across the world; and little wonder. The ability to take a heap of gear — and a pillion — to places off the beaten track in relative comfort is indeed a glorious 21st Century adventure opportunity. Moto Guzzi’s 1200cc Stelvio is no longer in production, and more’s the pity — comfortable, powerful, beautifully made and well-kitted — the big Italian presented a genuine alternative to BMW’s long-running GS range. The Stelvio carved a solid reputation during its run, proving utterly reliable and competent with a level of rider and passenger comfort at or near the top of the class. This bike of Greg’s looks like an excellent example, with a few tweaks to make it even better. Learn more here.

1978 Montesa enduro – $2,900 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: Barn find. Montesa enduro believed to be a 1978 360 H6. Montesa were unbeatable in their day. This is a rare collectors item. Anyone wanting to restore this to her former glory and have a unique piece of motor bike history, this is for you. It has been sitting in a shed for many years, in pieces, but it’s all there as far as I can tell. I was told the motor was running fine when they were going to restore, but ill health and age got in his way. Frame is in excellent condition/no rust. Front forks have surface pitting. Make me a genuine offer as I want it gone. I welcome your enquiry. Contact Derick on 0490 xxx xxx SOLD for $2k. (Gold Coast, Qld)

1977 Moto Guzzi LeMans 850 MkI – $29,000

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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)

2010 Harley-Davidson XR1200X – $16,900 $15,500

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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.

1976 Ducati 860 GTS – $22,500

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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)

1987 Ducati F3 – $14,900 $13,900

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SELLER SAYS: Very rare Ducati F3 400cc for sale. Bike built in very limited numbers for the Italian and Japanese markets. Almost identical to the F1 750cc but with a revy 400cc Pantah motor. In very good patina condition with 9,330km. Suit a collector or avid Ducati owner with a lams license. I have the fairing mounted wing mirrors and a spare seat and seat base in the alternate colour scheme. It is a pleasure to ride and has the Ducati exhaust note. Ride it as you will probably never see on on the road, full license till next May. Contact David on 0411 188 546 (Perth, WA)

1995 Triumph Daytona 1200 – $8,500

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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 recon 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 WA. You don’t get many awesome classics for this price anymore, but happy to sell and move on to my next project. See more photos here. Contact Mike on 0488 189 132 (Margaret River, WA).

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. (Cripes. So how old does that make me?) 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 this year’s The Bike Shed Times Capel River Classic — and it is a beautiful example. (See more photos here.)

1965 Velocette MSS –  $18,600 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1965 Velocette MSS for sale. Original low mileage. Rebored to fit Venom piston for a slight increase in compression. Thorspark electronic ignition plus original magneto refurbished so the option to change back is there. Fusebox and coil are installed in the tool box. Motobatt Gel battery, electronic regulator changes 6volt output from Miller Generator to 12volts. Near new Avon Mk11 Roadrider tyres, new Amal carb, new exhaust system, new Ammeter, new Steering damper with Thruxton style wingnut, new ball end levers for brake, clutch and valve lifter, oil filter kit fitted in oil tank, new shocks, new Thruxton style seat, steel gear replaced fibre gear on Auto advance/retard unit. Usually starts first kick, goes handles and stops extremely well. Twin Leading Shoe front brake was there when I bought the bike. Since these were bespoke motorcycles it is possible that it came like this from factory. All original parts go with the bike and a new unused swept back header pipe as well. See more photos here and a video of the bike being started here. Contact Dan on 0457 xxx xxx SOLD for $18k. (Nimbin, NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Velocette is one of British motorcycle history’s most successful marques – despite being a small outfit compared with its major and better-known competitors;  Triumph, BSA and Norton. The company was a big deal from the mid-1920s and initially made its name under the brand name of Veloce (an Italian word that translates, not surprisingly, to ‘speed’). It was also a huge success on the race track. From the late 1940s into the early ‘60s, Velocette was king of the hill, boasting a couple of world championships and perhaps its finest achievement when, in 1961, it became the first manufacturer to crack an average of 100mph for a 24-hour world speed record. That bike was a Velocette Venom, which evolved from the earlier MSS. And that brings us to this glorious bike of Dan’s – a wonderful example of the MSS with various Venom upgrades as were the rage back in the day. Learn more about the Velocette MSS here, see a video of Dan’s bike here, and see more photos here.

1977 Moto Guzzi LeMans 850 – $30,000 $25,000

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SELLER SAYS: 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 850 for sale. Beautiful condition. Two WA owners, 77000 genuine Km. I have owned this bike since 1987. Maintained and on full registration since new. Ceramic coated Lafranconi mufflers and pipes. Agostini rearsets. Brakes recently re-kitted with alloy pistons. I’m sad to see her go but time marches on … See more photos hereContact Mike on 0419 046 524 (Perth, Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Moto Guzzi’s much-loved 850 LeMans is one of history’s most beautiful motorcycles and was born, as so often is the case with great classics, on a racetrack. It was the 1971 Bol d’Or 24-hour at Le Mans, France, when a souped-up bored-out 750 Guzzi almost pulled off one of history’s greatest wins. Almost. After leading the race for ten hours, the Guzzi apparently broke a rocker. It wasn’t fatal, and the bike limped home to finish a very impressive third. It was enough. Moto Guzzi management gave the nod to an 850 sports bike, but it wasn’t until five years later that engineer Lino Tonti finally gave the world the 850 LeMans. The bike’s beautiful lines, glorious exhaust note, way-funky seat and teensy bikini fairing make the original LeMans unmistakeable even today. This bike of Mike’s looks to be a superb example. See more photos here.

1962 Triumph TR6 SS – $22,500 $20,500

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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).

1974 Honda CB350F – $6,700

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SELLER SAYS: 1974 Honda CB350F Four for sale. In excellent, original, unmolested condition. In the family since new. Always garaged and well cared for. Starts, runs and rides beautifully. 31,000 miles. Some rust in the exhaust pipes, as they all do, otherwise in beautiful condition throughout. Original chrome is all brilliant. Original paint has nice patina. Mechanically sound. Modern grippy tyres. An easy restoration or ride it as it is and enjoy. See more photos here. Contact Peter on 07 40453529 (Cairns, Qld.)

1987 Suzuki RG500 – $35,000

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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)

1981 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica SS900 – $42,500

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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 0477 555 486 (Coogee, NSW)

1980 Ducati 900SS – $59,000

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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.)

1969 Moto Guzzi V7 700 – $11,500 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1969 Moto Guzzi V7-700 for sale. Just over 16,000 miles on the clock. Older restoration by a previous owner, which included an engine and transmission rebuild, new clutch and exhaust. It runs and rides well, and has newer tires and battery. Price includes shipping from Vancouver Canada to any Australian port. Contact Norm by email at xxxx@gmail.com SOLD (Vancouver, Canada)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: We have listed bikes from Norm in Canada previously, and can confirm he’s above board. Lovely looking Guzzi, too!

1975 Triumph Trident T160 – $23,500 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1975 Triumph Trident T160 for sale. Imported from Baxters Cycles USA in 2017, only 4,652 miles. All history papers included. Excellent condition, new carburettors, new K81 tyres and tubes, stainless steel spokes, new battery, spare set of brand new headers, American bars and original owners hand book. No time wasters please, price firm. Contact Russell on 0411 xxx xxx SOLD for $22.5k (Casino, NSW)

1979 Ducati Darmah SSD 900 – $22,000

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SELLER SAYS: 1979 SSD Ducati Darmah for sale. This is a genuine SSD with factory clip-on bars, half fairing, rear set pegs, Dellorto PMH 40 carburetors and Conti exhausts making 77HP. Engine number 903320 1 860, frame DGM 13715 OM DM 860 SS * 903614 * I have owned this bike since 1982 and purchased it already modified with Imola duck tail seat and red/yellow paint. Not ridden since 1986. Rebuilt brakes. I have fitted new Tommaselli clip-on bars (fully adjustable), new Gowanloch replica full Conti exhaust system and modified headlight to fork mount (Tommaselli) naked style. The bike runs well but requires some attention:  Tuning, paint work, instrument mounting solution, speedo cable, electric cabling detailing & tidy up, new tires (still 1986). The bike has not been registered since 1986 and requires some detailing. I don’t have the room or time to continue this project. Contact Peter on 0474 782 886 (Avalon Beach, Sydney NSW).

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

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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.

2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 – $14,500 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 2019 Triumph T120 Black for sale. First registered in 2020, one owner. Regular services with Triumph dealer. Log book available. Lots of accessories/upgrades as you can see in the images. All original parts included. Motech panniers and Oxford rain cover also included – not photographed. Last of the T120 that included heated grips, centre stands. May be able to help with delivery. Owner retiring. Contact Rob at xxx@gmail.com SOLD for $14k (Mildura, Victoria)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: In its early days, the Triumph Bonneville was a very fast motorcycle. First released in 1959, the Bonnie commemorated land-speed record achievements by Triumph-driven machines at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah, USA. And while modern Bonnevilles are not fast by modern standards, that doesn’t make them slow — in fact, you might be surprised at the urgency this biggest-ever Bonnie can conjure from its two very big pistons. Yes, the 120 in the model name designates engine size — there’s 1200cc of old-school muscle in there, propelling this 21st Century incarnation of the most famous name in motorcycle history at a respectable clip. I test rode a T120 Black in 2017 when it was a relatively new model, and I was very impressed. It’s a classy all-rounder with room for two and a power plant that packs a punch. (Read more here.) This bike of Rob’s looks like a lovely example, complete with some appealing up-spec options. Nice.

1961 Ducati Elite 200 – $20,000

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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 0429 689 114 or billpayne51@hotmail.com. (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

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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

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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)

1957 BSA Road Rocket – $16,000  $14,995

INTERNATIONAL SALE – England

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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 is already on the way to Australia. Price includes shipping. See more photos here. Contact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

2013 Ducati Monster 695 – $9,000 neg.

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SELLER SAYS: Ducati Monster 695  for sale. ABS LAMS approved. In new condition. Never been ridden in the rain. Can send more pics. Contact Richard on 0488 556 116 (Mandurah, WA)

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1972 Triumph T100 Tiger – $8,600 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1972 Triumph T100 Tiger for sale. 500cc. New paintwork, tyres, clutch & carby fitted. Roadworthy & registered until 20/11. Complete bike, looks great & runs ok. Price is fair for its age & condition. More photos here. Contact Mick on 0427 xxx xxx SOLD for $8,200. (Perth, WA)

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

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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

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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).

1990 Ducati 906 Paso – $14,000 neg.

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SELLER SAYS: 1990 Ducati 906 Paso for sale. In beautiful condition. 47,000km. You will go a long way to find one in this condition. V2 ignition, new tyres. Can send more photos on request. Contact Richard on 0488 556 116 (Mandurah, WA)

1956 Triumph Speed Twin – $14,500  $13,500 ono

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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.

1995 Suzuki GSXR1100 –  $7,999 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1995 Suzuki GSXR1100 for sale. 4-into-1 exhaust, 38mm Mikuni flat-slide carbies (standard carbies included in sale). New tyres, rims re-powder coated, blue tinted screen. Very responsive, registered until December 2022. Becoming very collectable. See more photos here. Contact Brian on 0404 xxx xxx SOLD for $7.2k (Perth, WA).

1983 BMW R65 – $12,000  $10,000

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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 400 198 (Gold Coast, Qld)

1974 Honda CB360 – $5,200 neg.

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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)

1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast – $47,500  SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast for sale. This one-owner (for 48 years) bike is in very good condition and has done 27,000 miles. Has the rolled back rim, twin cut front guard, recessed ignition etc. I have fitted a new wrinkle tank body set and seat (Yamiya) plus comes with the headlight bucket, ears, tank and side covers that I removed. The pipes and rear shockies are K2. This bike was kept in a climate controlled garage for 48 years and the original chrome is in very good condition. If you want a beautiful sandcast you can ride, this is the bike. Tool kit, owners hand book, and 1969 workshop manual are included. Numbers are around 4200 so it’s one of the first with finned oil filter. Very regrettable sale to help finance new house; the ex got the last one. For full history and close up photos contact Alan on 04xx xxx xxx  SOLD for $45k. (Perth, WA)

1978 Honda CBX1000 – $25,000  SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1978 Honda CBX1000 for sale. 8th month 1978, high handle bars, (USA import), beautiful, unrestored, original bike. 37,000 miles. Has tool kit, workshop manual and original hand book. Very regrettable sale but need to finance new house; the ex got the last one. For full description and close up photos contact Alan on 040xxxxxxxx SOLD for $22.5k (Perth, WA)

1982 Honda CB1100RC – $37,500  SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1982 Honda CB1100RC for sale. Beautiful looking bike. 58,000km. Original hand book and tool kit plus the original Honda tyre pressure gauge. Very regrettable sale but need to finance new house; the ex got the last one. For full description plus close up photos contact Alan on 04x xxx xxx SOLD for $32.5k (Perth, WA)

1954 Ariel Square 4 Mk2 – $35,000 $30,000

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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. The motorcycle is club licensed and a WA purchaser will be free to retain the custom number plate. The motorcycle can be transported to Perth for inspection. For more details on this machine go to: https://motorshedcafe.com.au/taking-the-square-route-part-ii/   See more photos here. Contact Dan on 0401 135 600. (Busselton, WA)

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

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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.

1950 Sunbeam S7 De Luxe – $17,000

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SELLER SAYS:  1950 Sunbeam S7 De Luxe for sale. Historic motorcycle vintage registered for club rides. A real talking piece when you roll up on this bike. New tyres, tubes, stainless steel exhaust, new muffler, upgraded electrics, larger sump, clutch modification arm, speedo converted to kms, have old unit as well. Original bike motor frame gear box. If you want a motorcycle that stands out, this is it. I also have all the paperwork of its history. Also easy to kick over. Contact Graham at ga.collins@bigpond.com (Perth,WA)

1971 Laverda 750SF – $25,000 $22,500

INTERNATIONAL SALE – New Caledonia

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SELLER SAYS: Fully original 1971 Laverda 750SF imported to New Caledonia from the USA. Collector quality, fully operational and in mint condition. Professionally maintained and stored in custom-built garage. 16,000km. The bike is in New Caledonia and will be professionally crated and shipped to Australia for purchaser. You can make your own shipping and importing arrangements, or I can recommend Brent Thomas at Bikes Abroad in Victoria who can oversee the process to any port in Australia or elsewhere. (Brent has handled the importation of two previous bikes sold into Australia from New Caledonia through The Bike Shed Times.)  I am happy to organise a video call so you can inspect the bike from your location. I can also put you in contact with a Sydney-based collector who has recently bought a motorcycle from this collection in New Caledonia. Bike is in New Caledonia and will be professionally crated and shipped to Australia for purchaser. See more photos here. Contact Lionel in Sydney on 0404 690 888 or by email at Lionel_roby@yahoo.com

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When Japanese manufacturers launched a series of reliable, well-built, high-performance, large-capacity motorcycles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, it set the motorcycle world on its ear. By and large, British manufacturers were already in turmoil and their response was confused, slow coming, and a little clumsy. And it didn’t work. Harley-Davidson responded by cashing in on its ever-reliable patriotic line that ‘American motorcyclists buy American motorcycles’. And it did work. But the most courageous response came not from Britain or America, but from Europe. Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda and BMW, rather than trying to compete with Japan’s bargain-pricing, upped the ante by building a series of beautiful, high-performing and frequently hand-made sports bikes. They cost much more — often three or four times more — than the Japanese bikes, claiming the high end of the motorcycle market with expensive masterpieces. Laverda’s twin-cylinder 750SF was one of those bikes. Borrowing from Britain’s much loved parallel-twin heritage but equally from Honda’s quality control and styling copybook, Laverda’s big twin was a counter-punch to the Japanese onslaught. Alas, Laverda’s efforts weren’t enough to save the company for long. But they were enough to give the world some glorious motorbikes. This one, being offered from New Caledonia by a seller willing to ship to Australia, looks like a superb example. (NOTE: This seller has sold bikes through The Bike Shed Times previously, using Bikes Abroad. They both get a thumbs-up from me.) See more photos here.

1971 Ducati 450 Scrambler – $28,000 $25,000

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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 946 447 (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.

1969 Honda CB750K0 – $50,000 $45,000

INTERNATIONAL SALE – New Caledonia

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SELLER SAYS: Fully original 1969 Honda CB750K0. Originally sold in England, exported to France, then imported to New Caledonia. Showing only 5,000km on the clock. Collector quality, fully operational and in mint condition. Professionally maintained and stored in custom-built garage. Bike is in New Caledonia and will be professionally crated and shipped to Australia for purchaser. You can make your own shipping and importing arrangements, or I can recommend Brent Thomas at Bikes Abroad in Victoria who can oversee the process to any port in Australia or elsewhere. (Brent has handled the importation of two previous bikes sold into Australia from New Caledonia through The Bike Shed Times.)  I am happy to organise a video call so you can inspect the bike from your location. I can also put you in contact with a Sydney-based collector who has recently bought a motorcycle from this collection in New Caledonia. See more photos here. Contact Lionel in Sydney on 0404 690 888 or by email at Lionel_roby@yahoo.com.

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: The most important motorcycle in history. Truly. Prior to the Honda CB750, the world considered Japanese bikes as lightweights — small, flimsy pretenders to the ‘real’ motorcycles having been made for generations in Britain, Europe and America. The bike establishment should have taken notice as the Japanese started to chalk up race track credibility and also as their engines got bigger and bigger. But even so, no-one saw this coming. The first CB750, with a disc brake up front, electric starter, comfort for two, gobs of straight-line performance, and most impressively a silky-smooth utterly-reliable 750cc four cylinder engine that didn’t leak oil changed the landscape and set a new benchmark for the industry across the globe. Judging by the engine number and the photos, this bike is one of the very early so-called “sandcast” CB750s — and a near-perfect example at that. (NOTE: This seller has sold bikes through The Bike Shed Times previously, using Bikes Abroad. They both get a thumbs-up from me.) See more photos here.

1969 Yamaha CT1 Enduro – $5,400  $4,300

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SELLER SAYS: Fully restored, classic 1969 Yamaha CT1 enduro for sale. Rebuilt two stroke engine, starts easily and runs beautifully. New trail tyres. Re-sprayed frame and fenders in black. Amazing new green paint on tank, side cover and headlight. Fun to ride and surprisingly powerful for small engine. Can send video of bike starting up for anyone interested. New 6V battery. Contact Jonah on 0411 279 611 (Ivanhoe, Victoria)

1976 Suzuki RM370 – $10,000 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1976 RM 370A for sale.Very good, restored condition. Has had little use. New VintCo air shox. Goes like a rocket. Very rare and collectable. Contact David on 0408 xxx xxx SOLD (Wagga Wagga, NSW)

1977 Triumph Silver Jubilee T140 – $15,950

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SELLER SAYS: 1977 Triumph T140 Silver Jubilee Bonneville for sale. One of 2,400 made, this Silver Jubilee has been refurbished with the following NEW parts, 2 x tyres, front disc, primary chain, 2 x concentric carbs, rear brake m/cylinder, clutch cable, full set of genuine Lucas indicators, battery, fork seals, Indexing plunger. The bike is in overall very good condition with some relatively minor cosmetic issues pursuant to a 45 yo machine. Price is negotiable, lowball offers are not. I will work with your transport guy for pickup arrangements. More photos here. Contact Russ on 0422 265 272 Please leave voicemail as your call may not be returned. (Heathcote, Victoria)

1969 BSA Rocket3 – $30,000

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SELLER SAYS: 1969 BSA Rocket 3 for sale. Matching numbers. In very clean original condition. Header pipes have been ceramic coated and bike is running a Boyer electronic ignition. Runs well with no issues. Currently on Club Rego. Contact Glynn on 0412 401 436 (Kallangur, Qld).

1975 Triumph Trident T160 – $20,695

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SELLER SAYS: 1975 Triumph T160 Trident 750cc for sale. In nice condition with matching engine and frame numbers. Showing only 9,000 miles on the clock. Recent work carried out: Newly painted tank, front fork rebuilt with new stanchions and shrouds, new starter motor, new Avon Roadrider tyres, new headlamp, chain & sprockets. A nice example that’s ready to ride. See more photos here. Contact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

1966 Suzuki T20 Super Six – $15,000

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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 (Melbourne, Vic.)

EDITOR TERLICK: 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 spring? This bike of Alex’s looks like a rare find indeed, in outstanding condition after a thorough and professional rebuild. Lovely. Learn more here.

1981 Yamaha IT465 – $11,000

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SELLER SAYS: Excellent condition. New piston, crank bearings and seals, tyres. On club registration. Contact Mick on 0428 865 424 (Laurieton, NSW).

1936 Brough Superior SS100 – $450,000

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SELLER SAYS: 1936 Brough Superior SS1100 for sale. Constructed by the Brough Superior Works at Haydn Road, Nottingham in 1936, this superb example is one of the earliest known surviving examples, being the third SS100 model produced with the newly introduced (for 1936) Matchless based V-Twin engine which superseded the previous ‘JAP’ engine fitted to all earlier SS100 models. Owned for over four decades by a founding member of the Brough Superior Club, this superb example was retired from road use in 1960 and remained in private ownership until it was acquired by another prominent member of the Brough Club in the 2000s. Subsequently fully restored to exacting standards and supplied with an existing works record from the club, this highly original and early MX100 is complete with matching numbers frame/engine and original 1936 registration. We Sell Classic Bikes is experienced in shipping classic motorcycles to Australian buyers. See more photos hereContact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 – $7,000

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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 – $20,000 $17,500

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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

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SELLER SAYS:  1970 Triumph Bonneville 650 T120 for sale. Always garaged, matching no’s, 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)

1971 Norton Commando 750 – $14,000 SOLD

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INTERNATIONAL SALE – Canada

SELLER SAYS: 1971 Norton Commando 750 for sale with 4200 miles on the clock (although I cannot confirm that it is correct). It’s a matching-numbers bike (frame, engine and transmission) that started life as a High Rider. I purchased a new Roadster tank and side covers for it, installed a new battery and new 932 Amals (not Premiers) with pod filters. It has a Boyer electronic ignition, newer tires, and the previous owner had the cases and triple tree chromed. It runs strong with no smoke. Wiring works but could be cleaned up. Definitely not a show bike but a very pretty runner. Price includes crating and shipping to any Australian port. See more photos here. Contact Norm by email at xxx@gmail.com SOLD (Vancouver, Canada).

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

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INTERNATIONAL SALE – USA

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)

1974 Kawasaki Z1 900 – $27,000 neg. SOLD

SELLER SAYS: 1974 Z1A Kawasaki 900 for sale. It was imported from the USA in 2011 and I commenced restoration two years ago using many new parts. The engine has had a professional top-end rebuild by a Z specialist and has only done 3,300kms since rebuild. Also has had a Dyna ignition conversion. A stunning looking, trophy-winning bike that runs and rides beautifully and is featured on YouTube channel “Biker Torque” episode 33. Comes with many original spares and a new Ventura rack. Engine number Z1E039524. Frame numberZ1F53863. Note that this is a US import and has had an engine change some years ago and has many brand new parts fitted, so purists/rivet counters might wish to scroll on! Currently on historic rego (non-transferable). More photos here. Contact Keith on 0428 xxx xxx SOLD for $20k ( Bathurst, NSW)

1980 Honda CBX1000 – $20,000 SOLD

INTERNATIONAL SALE – New Caledonia

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SELLER SAYS: Collector quality, fully operational and in mint condition. Showing 26,xxx km on the clock, believed to be genuine. Professionally maintained and stored in custom-built garage. The bike is in New Caledonia and will be professionally crated and shipped to Australia for purchaser. You can make your own shipping and importing arrangements, or I can recommend Brent Thomas at Bikes Abroad in Victoria who can oversee the process to any port in Australia or elsewhere. (Brent has handled the importation of two previous bikes sold into Australia from New Caledonia through The Bike Shed Times.)  I am happy to organise a video call so you can inspect the bike from your location. If you are genuinely interested, I can also put you in contact with a Sydney-based collector who has recently bought a motorcycle from this collection in New Caledonia. More photos hereContact Lionel in Sydney on 0404 690 888 or by email at Lionel_roby@yahoo.com.

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When Honda released its four-cylinder CB750 in 1969, it was the most exciting machine the world had seen for a very long time. But as the 1970s rolled along and other manufacturers responded with their own big, fast, comfortable four-cylinder road bikes, the Honda started to look a bit old-hat. And so, in 1978, Honda unveiled the CBX1000 — not just four cylinders, but six. Not just 750cc, but 1000. It was seen as the next big step for big road bikes, as well as a showcase of Honda’s technological capacity. And, perhaps more important than any of that, it harked back to Honda’s early glory days on the race track when, in 1964, it shocked everybody when it created a six-cylinder 250cc race bike. The engine revved to almost 20,000rpm and the bike was raced with huge success by none other than Mike Hailwood. And while the CBX was a very different machine to Hailwood’s RC166, it again stamped Honda as a manufacturer brave enough to step outside the box and do something extraordinary. And anyone who’s ever heard a CBX at full fang will attest they sound unbelievable. This bike looks like a wonderful example of an early (twin-shock) CBX. The owner believes the 26,000 miles on the clock are legitimate, judging by the overall condition of the machine.  Learn more about the CBX1000 here. (NOTE: This seller has sold bikes through The Bike Shed Times previously, using Bikes Abroad. They both get a thumbs-up from me.)

1975 Norton John Player custom 850 – $32,000 $28,800 SOLD

INTERNATIONAL SALE – New Caledonia

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SELLER SAYS: 1975 Norton JPS for sale. Custom black and gold. Genuine SMAC magnesium rims imported from France. Collector quality, fully operational and in mint condition. Professionally maintained and stored in custom-built garage. Bike is in New Caledonia and will be professionally crated and shipped to Australia for purchaser. You can make your own shipping and importing arrangements, or I can recommend Brent Thomas at Bikes Abroad in Victoria who can oversee the process to any port in Australia or elsewhere. (Brent has handled the importation of two previous bikes sold into Australia from New Caledonia through The Bike Shed Times.)  I am happy to organise a video call so you can inspect the bike from your location. I can also put you in contact with a Sydney-based collector who has recently bought a motorcycle from this collection in New Caledonia.  See more photos hereContact Lionel in Sydney on 0404 xxx xxx SOLD

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: In the early 1970s when much of the world was predicting the end of the British motorcycle industry (not unreasonably, as it turned out), Norton was doing all it could to turn the tide. The long-loved but long-in-the-tooth Commando was beefed up from 750 to 850 and given, shock horror, an electric starter, while company chairman Dennis Poore (with help from some sponsorship money courtesy of John Player Special cigarettes) told the team to get out there and win some races. And they did. The records show Norton pulled off 14 international race wins in 1972 and ’73, many of them on the so-called John Player Specials. Ever keen to profit from track success, Norton started production of an 850 Commando JPS. Only 200-odd were sold, most of them going to the USA. This bike has just 8,000 miles on the clock and replicates one the owner had stolen in Paris, hence the unusual black-and-gold paintwork, back in 1975. (NOTE: This seller has sold bikes through The Bike Shed Times previously, using Bikes Abroad. They both get a thumbs-up from me.) See more photos here.

1999 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa – $17,500

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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).

 

1953 Vincent Black Shadow Series C – $104,995

INTERNATIONAL SALE – England

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SELLER SAYS: 1953 Vincent Black Shadow Rapide Series C 998cc for sale. In nice condition looking to have been restored not too long ago. Comes with its original log book and retains its original transferable registration number (NLK 119). The bike has been re-stamped with new shape numbers and they have added an extra number on to the frame number at the end hence fantastic price! All matches up with current log book. Starts easily for a Vincent Rapide and the engine sounds strong and powerful, as can be heard in the video. Runs and rides well! Comes with a current V5C log book, old buff card log book, old style MOT’s, Manual and some other bits. We Sell Classic Bikes is experienced in shipping classic motorcycles to Australian buyers. See more photos hereContact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

1975 Triumph Trident  T150 – $20,000

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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

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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).

1973 Honda CB750 K3 – $15,000

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SELLER SAYS: 1973 Honda CB750 K3 for sale. Well looked-after sample of an iconic bike. This bike is unrestored but well presented and looked after and loved for the 50 years of its life. Very low 9803 kms on the odometer, polished engine cases, brake master cylinder, chrome centre stand, new battery, tyres have good tread and more. Stylish cross-over Mac 4-into-2 pipes. Motor and gearbox very sound. Videos of it running and riding available on request. Vintage rego of less than $50 per year including third party insurance on club rego is the best option. Price is slightly negotiable but I don’t expect it to last long. All enquiries and offers most welcome. Listing again as I was let down by another buyer. Pick up at Emu Plains NSW or I can help with transport interstate. Contact Steve on 0421 542 049 (Emu Plains, NSW)

1974 Norton Commando 850 Interstate – $22,500

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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 0439 102 994 (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 storyhere.  

1984 Kawasaki GPZ1100 – $12,000

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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) 

1981 BMW R100RS – $14,500

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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).

1951 Triumph TR5 Trophy – $18,500 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1951 Triumph ‘Custom Black’ TR5 Trophy for sale. One of a kind. Custom restored. Custom graphics and decals. Amal Concentric Premiere carburettor. BTH magneto. 500cc close-finned ‘di-cast’ alloy motor. Chronometric instruments including rev counter (driven off the exhaust cam – special cast timing cover). Rigid frame. Mk 2 sprung hub. Alloy rims. Alloy mudguards, painted black. Very good little-worn tyres. High powered 6V lithium battery. Very bright LED bulbs are fitted throughout including the stop light. High-level siamese exhaust system on left-hand side. Single seat leather-covered saddle. Chrome rear carrier and tank parcel grid. High-quality Morgo plunger-type oil pump in conjunction with an oil pressure gauge mounted low down at the front of the engine. Will include RWC on sale of bike. Currently on Special Interest Vehicle rego. (transferable to appropriate club members) until 28/8/2023. Will include the current Personal registration plate – TTR 51 – Triumph Trophy TR5 1951. See more photos here.  SOLD for $18k. (Oxley, Qld)

1992 Triumph Daytona 1000 Sport – $11,800 $10,900

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SELLER SAYS: Only fourteen 1000cc 4-cylinder Triumph Daytonas were sold in Australia between 1992 and 1994. Being a first generation T300 Hinckley Triumph, with only 491 of the model distributed worldwide, the Daytona 1000 is significant in terms of the marque’s history and successful revival following the closure of Triumph’s Meriden factory in the early 1980s. Australian delivered in 1992 and travelled less than 21,500km since, this bike operates, performs and rides faultlessly. Stunning condition. Genuine Triumph keys, owners manual, tool kit and service manual. Eligible for Club registration. More photos hereContact Gary on 0402 772 536 (Lake Conjola, NSW)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a marvellous success story is that of the reborn Triumph Motorcycles Limited. And while this Daytona 1000 of Gary’s is undoubtedly an enjoyable and competent bike to ride, its true value lies in its place in history. When Triumph went belly-up in 1983, English businessman John Bloor bought the company name. But he didn’t try to resurrect the company straight away; he did something much more clever. It wasn’t until 1991 that Triumph started producing bikes again, and Bloor demanded (and ensured) that they be just as good as the bikes from Japan. Between 1983 and 1991, Bloor and his then-new team spent lots of time in Japan, learning from the very people who had brutally showed the world what cost-effective quality-control motorcycle manufacturing was all about. He then spent a bunch of time and money buying the equipment he needed to effectively build a Japanese motorcycle factory in England. And that’s what he did. Triumph re-launched successfully, and the Daytona 1000 was one of those first-generation relaunch bikes. It was one of the bikes that made Triumph great again, and put it on the path to success in the 21st Century. See more photos of Gary’s bike here, and learn more about the Daytona 1000 here.

1972 Ducati Imola Racer  – POA

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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 165 952 (South Australia).

1985 Suzuki RG500 – $85,000

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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.

1973 Triumph Trident T150 – $13,840

INTERNATIONAL SALE – England

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SELLER SAYS: 1973 Triumph Trident T150V 750cc for sale. Imported to the UK from the USA with matching numbers and only 5422 miles from new. Looks stunning. This example has been gone-through from front to back to make it very good and reliable, so a great rider’s machine. It has a couple of dings to the underside of the exhaust pipes and a small area of chrome lifting on the rear wheel rim but starts, runs and rides lovely with genuine very low mileage and very well looked after and maintained. Bargain price for a stunning looking example. If you are interested and require further pictures, please get in touch. We Sell Classic Bikes is experienced in shipping classic motorcycles to Australian buyers. See more photos hereContact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

1972 Bultaco Sherpa 250 –  $2,900 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: A survivor in original condition with lights and switches, alloy fenders and delivery book. Runs, needs carby refresh and tidy up. Only 740 produced world-wide and can’t be too many left. Investment bike. See more photos on Facebook, here. Contact Simon on 04xxxxxxxxxx(Perth, WA).

2011 Yamaha MT-01 – $16,000

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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 January 2023. See more photos here. Contact Trevor on 0419 955 022 or by email at trevor@antec.net.au (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.

1953 Vincent Black Shadow Series 3 – $175,000 $170,000

INTERNATIONAL SALE – England

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SELLER SAYS: 1953 Vincent Black Shadow Series C 998cc for sale. The ultimate classic British motorcycle. This is an all-correct-numbers machine with original stampings as verified by a Vincent expert with its original registration number (PTJ 17) . This beautifully presented Black Shadow has been fully restored over a two year period to tip-top condition. No expense was spared on the quality of the work and parts in the process of the build as can be seen in the photos. Comes complete with a current V5C, original RF60 buff logbook. It would be very difficult to find another original fully restored Shadow in this fabulous condition. Must be the best available & a must for any serious collection.  We Sell Classic Bikes is experienced in shipping classic motorcycles to Australian buyers. See more photos here. Contact Owen on +447710529196 or by email at owen@wesellclassicbikes.co.uk . (Cheltenham, England)

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

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

1972 Suzuki TR500 – $20,000

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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)

1969 Honda CB750 sandcast – $65,000 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1969 Honda CB750K0 for sale. An absolutely superbly restored early VIN sandcast which has a minimum of reproduction parts. This machine was originally found in Colorado in early 2000 and sat in my collection unrestored for 2 decades. People who know my restorations comment on the accuracy and attention to detail I provide. This machine is a genuine Left Horn early VIN and has the original very early parts which include the no fluid level master cylinder, smooth ferrule oil lines, narrow horn top triple clamp, correct early casting carbs, correct air box rubbers, very early brake pedal, and other early sandcast unique items. Even the instruments have been kept as original. The aim was not just a restoration, but a true and accurate early model representative rebuild. The only reproduction items used include a red foam Yamiya seat, a Yamiya 2 hole airbox and not just a set of Yamiya no-number pipes but the Yamiya early production Lotus Root exhausts which are rare enough. The wheels, mudguards and other chrome items have been expertly re-chromed, the spokes and nipples are NOS early Honda originals. The engine has been fully rebuilt using NOS Honda internals and not just a hit-and-miss rebuild. Everything has been replaced including bearings, cam and primary chains, clutch plates, head work done by Gilberts head works, and engine assembly by Rob Snell. This and my other recently restored sandcast have been acclaimed by the sandcast fraternity as just superb and I believe this example is stunning. The buyer will not be disappointed. Comes complete with a full original tool kit and owners manual. The photos tell the story and anything else needed will be provided to the prospective collector. See more photos here. Contact Kerry on 0417 xxx xxx SOLD (Bongaree, Qld.)

1942 Indian 741 Military Scout – $35,000+

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SELLER SAYS: 1942 Indian 741 Military Scout for sale. Rustic custom build – hand painted then sprayed – authentic paint job. Unique tank strap, Italian La Rosa single seat. Full engine rebuild by the late Murray Morrell RIP. All original parts stored away from the elements. All works completed – paperwork provided along with original manual. Contact Julie on 0400 085 965 (Albany, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: We saw this glorious war-era Indian Scout at the Albany Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Motorcycle Weekend. It’s beautifully presented and we could imagine it as a display bike, but that would be a pity; the old girl has a long and proud history and deserves to be on the road, we reckon. The 741 Military Scout, like Harley-Davidson’s WLA, was produced for the American Army for World War II — and for other nations’ armies too, apparently. Indian was in deep financial trouble when the first big Government order was placed, so the war was wonderful news for the folks in Springfield, Massachusetts and the company went on to build 40,000-odd bikes for the war effort. It all came to an unpleasant end in 1944 when the Army brass decided they didn’t need any more bikes, cancelled all their orders, and left Indian with warehouses full of new, unwanted and unpaid-for bikes. They were then sold off to civilians at bargain prices, and many of the 741s that are still going today were from that unloved stockpile. See more photos of Julie’s 741 here.

1987 Harley Davidson FXSTC – $16,500

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SELLER SAYS: 1987 Harley Davidson FXSTC fully imported into Australia in 2010. This bike was originally owned by Terry Eugene Bollea (Hulk Hogan) — have original registration papers. The bike has K&N Short Shot pipes, Mikuni HSR 42 carb with K&N sports filter, extended forks with 5 degree rake triple trees, Billet flame wheels, 3″ extended foot controls, lots of chrome. Many original and aftermarket spares including original MPH speedo with 6000 miles on it. This bike is in showroom condition. There are more photos on Facebook here. Contact Brian on 0897 562 242 (Nannup, WA).

1969 BSA A501R (Royal Star) – $9,000

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SELLER SAYS: 1969 BSA Royal Star for sale. Opportunity to purchase this rare export model at a reasonable price as the current agreed insurance value with Shannon’s is over $19,000. Fully registered in WA until October 22 and comes with WA plate BSA A50. The restoration/rebuild of this machine was completed in 2011 by the previous owner and it has had limited club ride mileage since then. I have upgraded the Lucas electrics with Trico electronic ignition and voltage regulator, and installed a high-flow oil pump. The bike is in good overall condition and starts easily. Reluctant sale as I am no longer able to ride due to age and health issues, so I’m hoping my beloved bike will be bought by a BSA enthusiast who will enjoy owning it as much as I have. BSA parts book , workshop manuals and various tools and spare parts are included in the sale price. Please contact Mike on 0438 995 965 (Bassendean, Perth WA).

1977 BMW R100S – $12,750

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SELLER SAYS: Excellent BMW R100S for sale. Classic bike. 94,000km. New tyres, re-trimmed seat, CDI ignition conversion, major rebuild done at 90,000km, Mature (76yo) rider. Always garaged. Very original. Contact Bernie on 0418 598 223 (Geelong, Vic).  

1977 Rickman Metisse Kawasaki 750B – $33,000

INTERNATIONAL SALE – England

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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

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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

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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

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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.)

1982 Ducati Pantah 600 – $16,500 SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 1982 Ducati Pantah 600 for sale. Regrettably selling my Pantah that I’ve had since 1996. Comes with original plastic fairing; not on bike. Just had motor and gearbox rebuild. New tyres. Contact Casey on 0407 xxx xxx SOLD for $16k. (Perth, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: Ahh, the memories. What a wonderful bike. The most enjoyable motorcycle I’ve ever owned was a 1983 Ducati Pantah 500. It was almost 30 years old and rather tired when I bought it, and it needed quite a bit of shed love. I poured energy and money into it, and brought it back so it looked, went, and sounded like it was supposed to. But it still popped and farted. It was still cramped and awkward to manoeuvre. The clutch was stiff, the brakes were feeble, and every time I took that tacho needle near the red line, it felt like the bike was going to explode and spray engine components and human body parts all over the highway. And still I regret selling it, just as Casey will, very shortly, regret selling this 600. I sold my old Pantah to a guy who, shock horror, took it straight to the race track and subjected the poor thing to maximum revs, lap after lap, meeting after meeting. I kept waiting to hear about an horrific bankrupting explosion, but never did. Last I heard, it had done seven or eight seasons on the track and was still going strong. When the Pantah was first released it was seen as an absurdly expensive, utterly impractical, ridiculously uncomfortable piece of Italian exotica. But every motor journo who rode one wished they could afford one, just as I wish I still had mine. Don’t do it, Casey! (Learn more here).

2008 BMW R1200GS – SOLD

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SELLER SAYS: 2008 BMW R1200GS for sale. 80,000km. Registered, serviced, good tyres. Panniers and tank bag. Owned from new. I have ridden this bike to every state except Queensland. Only selling because the new GSA has just arrived. SOLD (Perth, WA)

1970 Norton Commando – $15,000 neg.

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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)

2009 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 – $30,000

SELLER SAYS: 2009 Shed X Ducati Sport 1000 for sale. A fantastic motorcycle in excellent condition. Serviced at 24,000km including timing belt replacement. New Michelin Sport tyres, Andreani adjustable fork cartridges, Ohlins steering damper, pod air filters, uprated computer, Spark exhaust, improved wheels and brakes and with a more powerful and flexible engine combined with weight loss and better suspension result in a much improved motorcycle further enhanced by Shed X. New South Wales registration till October. More photos here. Contact Raymond on 0402 574 817 (Sydney, NSW)

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

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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

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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

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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 Ducati 750GT – $28,000

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SELLER SAYS: Ducati 1974 750GT for sale. Mostly original and a good usable bike. Newish tyres and chain. Needs a new voltage regulator and battery. Contact Robert on 0418 118 719 (Mildura, Vic.)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: We really like the look of this. Stretching right back to the early days of Ducati’s move into big twins and built to take on the Honda CB750 and Norton Commando, the 750GT was the Italian marque’s very first L-twin; a marvellous creation built up from Ducati’s existing single-cylinder engine, in much the same way as Vincent designed its first twins back in the 1930s. The bike that made Paul Smart and Ducati famous at Imola in 1972 was based on the 750GT. That huge race win gave birth to a line of Ducati sports bikes that continues to this day — but the GT wasn’t a sports bike at all. Like the CB750 and Commando, it was a grand tourer — a bike built for highways with hills and corners, and designed to take a pillion on the back. With its bevel drive and round crankcases, this bike of Robert’s would make a great usable classic with ridgy-didge investment value.  Learn more about the GT750 here and about that Paul Smart race win here.

1974 Honda CB750 K5 – $28,000

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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

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

1987 Honda GB400 – $5,990

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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

INTERNATIONAL SALE – Canada

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

1953 BSA A10 – $15,000

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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)

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64 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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