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1975 Norton 850 Commando

1975 Norton 850 Commando The Norton Commando was in production from 1967 to 1977 and was very popular around the world, and still remains one of the most iconic British motorcycles of the the 20th century. The Commando quickly became popular, despite having a rather small team of engineers with limited resources and a minimal…

From the Collection of Dave Mungenast, Sr.

1982 Honda CBX

Six cylinders. 24 valves. Six carburetors. The Honda CBX was legendary and memorable as Honda’s first production six cylinder road bike. The CBX gets up to 135 mph and is only 606 lbs, but still keeps a conventional stature: straight handlebars, twin rear shocks, and a tubular frame. It’s a cross between a full-touring bike and…

1966 Yamaha YL1 Twin Jet 100

Sold for $409 brand new in 1966, the Yamaha YL-1 Twin Jet was the top selling 2-stroke in the United States at the time. It had double everything: two cylinders, two carburators, two exhaust pipes. Great handling excited motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts alike. Although the Twin Jet is a 100cc bike, it was bred…

1973 Honda CB175

The Honda CB175 was made between 1969 and 1973. The CB175 had a twin-cylinder four-stroke air cooled engine, dual carburetors, dual exhausts, kick and electric start, drum brakes on both the front and rear. Updates to the 1972 model brought a more rounded gas tank, a tachometer, and some small changes to the trim. In 1974,…

1966 Matchless G80CX AJS Dick O’Mara

The British-made Matchless G80, built by Associated Motorcycles, was a single cylinder 500cc motorcycle built between 1946 and 1966. In 1956, they changed the model from a long stroke to a short stroke with a bore of 86mm. By the 1950s, the G80 had an alloy cylinder head and the barrel fins went down to…

BSA DB32 350CC Gold Star

The BSA Gold Star, made from 1938-1963, was built to be a hand-assembled race machine. In 1961, the BSA Catalog stated, “The Clubman’s model Gold Star has been developed for competitions in road and short circuit events, and its specification is such that it is neither intended nor suitable for road use as a touring motorcycle.” It…

1961 BSA Catalina Scrambler 500CC

The BSA Gold Star Catalina Scrambler was a hand-assembled race machine, not a transformed street bike. In fact, the 1961 BSA Catalog said,”The Clubman’s model Gold Star has been developed for competitions in road and short circuit events, and its specification is such that it is neither intended nor suitable for road use as a…

1957 BSA 500CC Gold Star Dirt Tracker

The BSA Gold Star has a 500cc OHV 4-stroke single engine and weighs in at only 325 pounds, giving it excellent handling and a great racing bike – especially on half mile and occasionally one mile tracks. Throughout the 1950′s and 1960′s, BSA was Harley Davidson’s main opponent on the track in American Grand National…

1974 Honda MR50K0 49CC

The Honda MR50 is a mini version of the Elsinore, an off-road cycle manufactured in Japan. It was first imported to Australia before making its way to the United States in 1974. Production only lasted until 1975. This bike has a 49cc air-cooled two-stroke engine with a 3 speed manual transmission. All 1974 models had…