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WELCOME to Bikes For Sale — our hand-picked collection of rare, classic, collectible, historically significant, or simply gorgeous bikes for sale in Western Australia.

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1980 Suzuki GSX1100X – $7,800

 SELLER SAYS:  This is a ground up build with all facets of the build categorised on pictures and videos. As the build started, it became apparent that this was a 100% original bike. Most original bolts were used again but some were beyond their use-by date, so they were replaced. Any original parts not used have been kept so new owner can decide to use again or not. Frame and other parts have been powder coated. New rocker cover and side cover gaskets, exhaust gaskets changed, carbies have been cleaned and balanced. New parts list: Rear rotor, chain, brake pads (front & rear), tyres, airbox rubbers, air filter, spark plugs, oil filter/oil, brake fluids, speedo cable, seat pan & cover, badges, decals, paint. Currently not registered but can obtain registration if desired. Price is neg. if you want it left unregistered (Eastern States buyers). No scammers or bullshitters asking for VIN numbers or buying for a collector! Contact Allan on 0429114536.

1982 Yamaha IT 465J – $8,000 ono

 SELLER SAYS: I have several bikes in my collection and unfortunately due to a medical condition some have to go to a new home . This IT465 is one hell of a bike and got the widow maker reputation because of its brute big bore power output. This bike has had a no-expense spared rebuild with the intention of it being used both on road and off road and can be registered in WA. I restored this bike for my own collection. The bike has only been started once since being restored. This is a matching number bike, full Australian Compliance. The rebuild using genuine Yamaha parts wherever possible. Frame blasted, crack checked and painted in two-pack black gloss. Engine rebuild included Wiseco forged piston (0.5 oversize), seals and bearings where necessary, clutch pack, kickstarter mechanism, DG chamber, FMF muffler and Yamaha chamber and muffler, genuine Mikuni carburettor. Chassis rebuild included front & rear shock rebuild, steering head and swing arm bearings, original handlebars, grips, perches and levers, new rims, stainless spokes, bearings, seals, brake shoes and Dunlop DOT approved K606 tyres, new air filter, new plastics, headlight and restored and original fuel tank. Electrical system upgrade included Lithium Ion battery & armature for 12-volt lighting system, wiring harness & Trail-Tech speedo/trip meter, 6 volt ignition system, 12 Volt 55 Watt head light. Contact David on 0498808019.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: If Yamaha’s DT1 was the first true Japanese trail bike for the masses, so the IT400 was Japan’s first true enduro bike. It was an instant revelation and sales success, spawning a long line of smaller siblings and growing over the years to 425, 465 and 490 alongside its evil twin YZ stablemate. I can think of a bunch of reasons someone would like to take this one off David’s hands — with 465cc of two stroke grunt on call, it would be loads of fun on the road (watch those tyres!), fun in the dirt, and is definitely a collectible. There’s an active bunch of folks in Western Australia who race vintage enduro bikes in so-called vinduro events, so you can sticky-beak other similar bikes. Learn more about the IT line here and visit WA’s Vinduro people here.

1973 Honda CB750 – $15,000 $12,000

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SELLER SAYS: For sale is my 1973 Honda CB750 (K4). Nut and bolt restoration by previous owner. In excess of $20,000 spent, using parts from Yamiya. Done only 51 miles since completed in 2016. As close to a new CB750 as you are likely to get. Rides and handles as it should. The seat is lowered, I have the new original seat read to fit. I love this bike, the only reason to sell it is I can’t handle it now, even with the lowered seat. It has become an expensive ornament! Ready to display or ride, on club license. Registered to June 2018. Contact 08 94194557 or email binnawan@iinet.net.au

EDITOR’S COMMENT: When Honda bosses first came up with the idea of a very big road bike, they settled on 750cc because it would match the Triumph Trident and they told their engineers the motor must produce 67 horsepower because Harley’s 1300 produced 66. All true. Early CB750s are about as collectible as bikes get, and this one looks like an absolute corker. Learn more here.

2010 Ducati 848 – $8,900 ono

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SELLER SAYS: Sadly looking to sell my 2010 Ducati 848 as I have started a new job and will be looking for a bike to do the dreaded daily commute. The bike is in fantastic condition. It has been very well maintained which is clear from its condition and it has beautiful bright paint work. It has covered just over 23k and drives like new. The bike has: ASV Levers, bar ends. both pillion seat and cover, carbon fibre front and rear mud guards, carbon fibre body trim, twin carbon fibre Termignoni exhaust (sounds incredible), colour coded belly panel (as well as original). The bike will also come with rear stand, trickle charger and bike cover. Back tyre has 1000’s of kms remaining, will be sold with a brand new front. A fantastic bike in very very good condition, all inspections welcome and viewing is highly recommended. Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I have a heap load of photos in high res if required. Contact Callum on 0403457801

2014 BMW S1000RR – $16,900

SELLER SAYS: It’s time to sell my immaculately kept BMW S1000 RR. Asking $16,900 ono. Only the second owner, done 10,100km. Comes with full log book history and 2 keys. BMW tri-colours, red/black/blue. The bike is selling with aftermarket fairing and original black fairing also comes with the bike. Comes with full Akropovic exhaust system, tinted windscreen, tail tidy, genuine HP4 levers, radiator guard, carbon fibre heal guard, aftermarket belly pan covers the full exhaust system. All extras are genuine BMW factory parts but original parts go with the bike. No test rides. To view will not disappoint. Genuine enquiries only. Contact Anzir on 0433423306

1988 Kawasaki GPZ500S – $3,000

 SELLER SAYS: Selling my much loved GPZ. I bought it off a motorcycle mechanic who had pulled the bike down and repainted the motor and chassis. I am also a motorcycle mechanic, and the work I have done since I have it include: New clutch (friction plates), carburettors cleaned (recent), fitted fuel filter, fuel tank lining kit (de-rust, solvent clean then paint layer), oil and oil filter changed recently, radiator flush and fresh coolant (recent). Also has K&N panel air filter and Delkevic slip on mufflers (sounds great). Good X-ring chain fitted recently, lubed regularly. Heaps of power for a 500 twin, enough to overtake comfortably at 110. Tyres are good, no uneven wear or flat spots. I have done my LAMS on this bike, the GPZ500 is LAMS but the 500S isn’t listed. I have not seen any other GPZ500’s let alone a 500S — it’s a good collectors bike, gets a lot of attention. Will consider delivery to Perth for good sale price. Offers welcome. Text preferred. Thanks. Contact Joel on 0459676699 (Albany)

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Nice to see a mid-size classic treated to a substantial freshen-up. The GPZ500 motor was highly rated back in the day and huge fun because you can wring that twin-cylinder’s neck and enjoy the light weight and good handling. I found a good review and a bunch of owners’ comments on an English website here.

2015 Triumph Scrambler – $10,990

SELLER SAYS: Triumph Scrambler 865cc. Low 6,500km. Pacific Blue. Comes with brown British Customs Slammer seat plus original black seat that has never been used. In excellent condition. Contact Mark on 0423384923

 EDITOR’S COMMENT: I like these a lot. Old-school styling, upright riding position, way-cool pipes, and plenty of power for leap-frogging around the suburbs like a giant cane toad. We tested one last year and had a ball. Read our report here.

 

1974 Honda Elsinore CR125M – $9,500

SELLER SAYS: Nut and bolt restoration. New pipe, shocks, engine. Box of spares and tank. Contact Paul on 0417275567 (Bunbury)

1985 Suzuki Katana 750SE – $5,995

SELLER SAYS: This post-modern Katana 750SE is exceptional for its age. Very clean and tidy. It’s good to see Suzuki bring this model back, as it is a credit to designers and Suzuki of that time. Good strong motor, clutch and brakes. It is a 750cc, four cylinder with five gears. I have spent 12 months bringing this bike back to its prime. New tyres, new brake pads, clutch lines, new seat upholstery. Has been fully serviced, all new oils and filters. Body work in mint condition. Custom plates that compliment this bike (KAT-85). Contact Brian on 0419830086.

 

2015 Indian Roadmaster – $25,500

SELLER SAYS: This was the first two-tone Indian Roadmaster into Australia, back in January 2015. Before I took delivery of her, Indian Motorcycles used this machine to show off their top of the line model, the two-tone Roadmaster in motorcycle shows all over the Eastern States. There really is no finer way to cover the miles of this magnificent country, than from the saddle of a Indian Roadmaster. The bike offers supreme rider and pillion comfort. The 111 motor in its stock form offers more than enough torque to get the bike wherever you want to go, at whatever pace. Last year, I upgraded the bike to the Stage 2 Indian cams, and hi-flow air filter, which really gives the motor a new lease of life and improves both the fuel economy and get up and go. Contact Suzanne on 0400703780.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I took my wife for a three-day ride a month or so ago on an Indian Roadmaster down south, and had a ball. The bike we rode was the ‘Classic’ model with leather panniers, leather tassels, and a green-and-white colour scheme. It was a great bike, even if it did look like The Terminator That Ate Daniel Boone. This bike of Suzanne’s wears less leather and has more storage — and saves about $12k on new price. Read our report on the Roadmaster here.

1975 Yamaha XS 650B – $8,500 $7,000

SELLER SAYS: Matching numbers original unmolested bike. Originally a low-kilometre US import by a South Australian dealer. I bought it from him seven years ago and finished off the detail bits. Tuned and serviced by 66 Cycles Garage in Fremantle. Everything works, starts first hit and runs beautifully. Crushed legs from rooftop fall means bike has only done a couple of hundred kms since purchase. Can’t use it, so it will be sold. Contact Mick on 0437517361.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Mighty hard to find, 650 Yams as original as this one. They were great bikes — superior in most ways to the Triumph Bonneville on which they were shamelessly based — and sold well. As a result, as they got older they got cheaper; and most fell into brutal hands where they were either thrashed to death or chopped into Triumph-lookalike choppers. This one of Mick’s sidestepped all the butchers and looks a treat. There’s a nice read on the 650’s lineage here.

1974 Yamaha YZ360B – $6,500

SELLER SAYS: Are you ready for VMX 2018? Then here is the bike for you! Recently new laced wheels, polished rims, original bars, levers, pipe & stinger, and gripper seat. This bike is for sale to interested buyers only. No time for ping pong. Got a few more photos. Contact Brent on 0402427484

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A blast from the past here, reaching right back near the dawn of big-bore two stroke motocrossers. Yamaha’s YZ360 was outrageously big and outrageously fast — and still is. The YZ line has been evolving ever since, of course, and these days have camshafts and fuel injectors. Learn some YZ history here.

1983 Suzuki GS1100G – $4,100

SELLER SAYS: 1983 GS1100G in great condition for its age. This bike is very reliable and easy to ride. It has 12 months rego, good tyres, 4 into one exhaust, and plenty of power. Contact John on 0458198166

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A great old-school ‘Zook, this one. Suzuki made a whole bunch of GS variants in the 1980s, but the G series 1100 was one of the most uncomplicated: big motor, big seat, shaft drive muscle bike. They found most favour as highway machines, but went like stink if you wanted them to. I found some stats and a road test from back in the day here.

1956 Triumph Speed Twin – $15,000

SELLER SAYS: Triumph 1956 Speed Twin. 500cc, matching numbers to frame. Motor has been fully rebuilt. Original Speed Twin and runs great. The motocorcyle will just need a rego and it’ll be ready to ride. Great looking Triumph and nice collectors piece. Contact Morris on 0421701660.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Triumph’s Speed Twin owns a place in the evolution of motorcycles. Wikipedia describes it as “the first truly successful British parallel twin” and it was the bedrock model for the British company for donkey’s years. First launched in 1938, it sold right through to the mid-1960s. Learn more here.

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom – Negotiable

SELLER SAYS: 2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom, build number 82 of 155. All original immaculate condition low km’s. Australian delivery in November 2002 from Ducati dealer, not US import. Contact Brett on 0432615301.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: American racer Ben Bostrom skyrocketed to prominence in 2001 when he and his Ducati won five World Superbike races in a row, late in the season, scaring the hell out of front-runner Aussies Troy Bayliss and Troy Corser, and American Colin Edwards. Bostrom’s meteoric performance then  stopped as quickly as it appeared, on the global stage anyway, and he never took top podium again at WSBK level. But that 2001 season was a corker. He finished third overall (behind Bayliss and Edwards and ahead of Corser) and that was enough to convince Ducati to release a replica of his race bike. Learn more about him here and see more info on Bostrom Replicas here.

1988 Honda CBR250R – $2,800 $2,400

SELLER SAYS: LAMS approved bike. MC19 model. Easy to learn on and ride. In great condition for its age. New battery and carbies rebuilt. Contact Tim on 0418999937.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The MC19 was a slightly down-spec version of the better-known MC22, but shares that wonderfully loopy four-cylinder engine and weighs just 153kg. How does 40 horsepower at 14,500rpm sound? Like a bumblebee on LSD, that’s how it sounds. Love it. At $2,800 I’d be tempted to turn this one into a track bike and head for Collie. There’s some more reading here.

1979 Honda CR250R – $7,500

SELLER SAYS: Vintage motocross bike. Honda engineered quality, power and reliability. Collector’s item in as-new condition. Weight: 98kg. HP: 36. This legendary Red Rocket is available for those who loved the way it was back in the day, or who want to try to re-live those days. These bikes rarely come on the market, especially in this immaculate condition. Has not been started and has been in a dry environment (mainly my lounge room) since it was totally stripped down and rebuilt from the bare frame. Has only been admired and appreciated for what it is: “The MX bike to have in 1979”. Contact Paul on 0411646605.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I was 17 in 1979, still riding 125s but utterly hooked on motocross. And this bike really was the duck’s nuts. (Do ducks have nuts?) I recall tearing down the main straight at Albany’s Miniup Park on my RM125, and passing a bloke was doing practice starts on his new CR250R. As I passed him, he dumped the clutch and was instantly alongside me — from a standing start, he just instantly was doing 45mph. I was stunned. This bike of Paul’s looks to have had the full treatment and might end up as a show bike, but I sure would like to get the old girl dirty … Learn the CR250R’s history here.

1969 Husqvarna 250 Cross –  $6,750

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SELLER SAYS: Vintage motocross bike. Collector’s item in as-new condition. Completely stripped and rebuilt from the frame up. Husqvarna built strong and powerful World Championship bikes straight out of the crate. Torsten Hallman won four 250cc world championships on Husqvarnas and played a huge part in the growth of motocross, especially in America. Hallman competed in the fall series in America in 1966 that showcased the Husqvarna and the talents of a world champion. Competing against the best American riders, Hallman won all 21 motos at seven venues that year! This is the model and year people are looking for, especially in this amazing condition. You can either ride it or have it as a bike to look at and admire. Contact Paul on 0411646605.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Paul’s right on all counts — in the history of motocross, this a very significant machine. And Torsten Hallman was a giant of the sport back in  those early days. He also played some big roles after his time with Husqvarna, being one of the people who convinced Yamaha to buy the rights to a single-shock rear suspension system in the early 1970s (‘mono shock’ as it was called then), and being a big player in the rebirth of four stroke motocross bikes as a driving force behind the Yamaha HL500. (The ‘H’ was for Hallman, you see.) Hallman started selling MX gear after he retired from racing, and his company grew into a business most of us now know as THOR — Torsten Hallman Original Racewear. Like I said, a giant of the sport. Learn more about him here.

1995 Harley Davidson Fat Boy Evo – $15,000

SELLER SAYS: Harley Davidson Fatboy Evo. Low kms, excellent condition. One beautiful Harley. Genuine enquiries only. Contact Ace on 0433265929.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The Fat Boy is Harley-Davidson’s “Hollywood bike”. When American movie producers think of a Harley, it’s the Fat Boy that comes to mind (even though most wouldn’t actually know a Fat Boy from a fat boy).  It was a Fat Boy that Arnold Schwarzenegger rode in Terminator 2, and you’ll also spot them in Sons of Anarchy, CSI Miami, and a bunch of others. Why? Because the lines, the look, the sound and the vibes are classic Harley. The model has been around since the late ’80s, and it’s still one of the company’s biggest sellers. This one of Ace’s is more than 20 years old but looks like it’s just rolled out of the Milwaukee factory. Learn more about the Fat Boy here.

1997 Ducati 900SS full fairing – $8,750

SELLER SAYS: Classic Ducati 900SS in excellent condition. Rides like a new bike with little use (22,020 kms). Always garaged. The ’97 uses Japanese electrics and is the last of the square lights and rare in yellow. Second owner; has full service history with log book. Genuine enquirers only $8,750 ono. Call Dave on 0412165662.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A 20-year-old SS Ducati with 22k on the clock, for less than ten grand? Someone should grab this quick.  Learn more about the history of the SS line here.

1995 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade (Urban Tiger) – $3,800

SELLER SAYS: This Fireblade is a 1995 CBR900RR Urban Tiger. Awesome machine to ride and not for the faint hearted. It has 85,000 km on the clock. Near new tyres, registered, sheepskin seat covers for comfort. It is an excellent daily rider or for a collector. These bikes are becoming quite rare in the Urban Tiger stripes. I have more pics if you need them. Contact Daryl on 0477056439.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I’m a fan of the Honda Fireblade, especially the earlier models which were genuinely ground-breaking in both performance and handling. The ‘Urban Tiger’ paintwork on this one of Daryl’s adds an extra special touch to an already special bike. At less than four grand you could just about push it up the back of the shed and throw a blanket over it, ready for another day. Read the Fireblade story here.

1960 custom Norton cafe racer – $20,000

SELLER SAYS: Beautiful nearly complete cafe racer. Slimline featherbed frame. Manx Roadholder front end. Alloy fuel and oil tanks. Twin leading shoe front end. Dunstall-spec 850 Commando motor, fully rebuilt. Alton electric start. Belt drive primary. Borani rims with spokes. Braided steel lines. More info on request. Comes with New Davida helmet. Contact Tanya on 0414437590.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: It’s hard to imagine a cooler old-school motorcycle than a Commando-based cafe racer. As well as the featherbed frame and Roadholder front, I reckon those rear shocks are Marzocchi. And check out the size of that front brake! It’s outside my financial capacity, I’m afraid, or I would have taken this one for myself. Norton folks will understand the ‘Dunstall’ reference, but for normal folks, Paul Dunstall was a British tuning wizard in the late 60’s and at one stage was considered a motorcycle manufacturer in his own right. You can learn more about him and his bikes here.

1982 Ducati Darmah 900 – $15,000

 SELLER SAYS: 1982 Ducati Darmah that I’ve had in the shed for a while. The bike has new paint (the stripes are paint rather than decals), freshly recovered seat and is currently fitted with clip-on bars in cafe racer style. The bike starts, runs and rides very well, and is fitted with new Dellorto carbs. The bike also has extra Imola bodywork and high exhaust which will be included in the sale. In all, a good honest, solid example of these great bikes that is ready to register and ride. Shipping available Australia wide at buyers expense. Contact Mark on  0426499609.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The Darmah was an important model for Ducati. It’s predecessor, the 860GT, was a good bike that never sold well mostly because it was, well, ugly. The Darmah put Ducati back on track and sold like hotcakes. I found an excellent website on the early Ducati’s. Visit it here.

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale ABS  – $17,000

SELLER SAYS: Selling my beloved 1199 ABS Panigale with full service history and new front/rear tyres. An amazing machine that has never skipped a beat and has been freshly detailed. This bike will not disappoint with its amazing-sounding full Termignoni exhaust system (not slip-on) and mean looking curves. Full service history from Fraser’s Motorcycles and Pro Twin in Malaga, never dropped and always kept under cover. Comes with heaps of extras like full ABS (not standard): Full Termignoni Exhaust System ($4000 fitted & tuned). Brand new genuine rear tyre ($400). Brand new genuine front tyre ($300). Genuine Ducati Rider Comfort Seat ($300). Evotech Radiator Guards ($260). Genuine Ducati Carbon Fibre Tank Protector ($100). Genuine Ducati Chain Keyring ($30). Genuine Ducati exhaust silencers for the community minded rider ($100). Trickle Charger ($50). Bike comes with rear seat cowl as well as pillion seat and foot pegs. This bike has been dyno tuned and comes with the complete service manual, user manual, receipts and all of the original parts including spare keys, small toolkit and stock exhaust system. Texts preferred as I am not always able to answer the phone. Contact Greg on 0488930641

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I love Ducati Panigales. Their engines are living proof that L-twin engines can produce superbike performance, while their frames, suspension and braking components are always world class. And they sound just perfect. Sigh .. This one of Greg’s looks like an excellent example of the breed, and $17k brings it into sane pricing territory.  Learn more about the 1199 here.

1942 Harley Davidson WLA 750 – $18,500

SELLER SAYS: I have wanted one of these Harley Davidson WLAs since I first saw one as a teenager over 45 years ago, then finally I had the opportunity to purchase this classic war time piece of history from Stew of American Restoration. Stew is a renowned Harley Davidson mechanic and collector. I bought it with the intention of doing a total restoration, but due to a change in my circumstances, I now need to sell my dream motor bike. It would not require too much time and money to restore as the mechanicals are in such good order. She starts every time after 3 kicks. But as this motor cycle is 75 years old it is not original and although the odometer shows 18, 413 miles, the actual milage is unknown. Contact Paul on 0447954285.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Steeped in history for their role in World War II, it’s said that modern man’s infatuation with motorcycling evolved from the soldiers who returned home after seeing and riding WLAs during the war. There are a few on the market at the moment; this looks like either a great starting point for a full restoration or an easy project to become a regular ride. Classy as. There’s a good timeline on the official HD website; read it here.

1999 Honda ST 1100 – $3,850 $3,500

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SELLER SAYS: In good condition. Only done 83,000km. A pleasure to ride. Selling due to not being ridden. This is a great tourer. Will not be disappointed. Has cruise control. Contact Chris on 0429648768  (Geraldton).

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I’ve never thought the ST1100 deserved its Sports-Tourer naming — it sure looks like a tourer to me, without much ‘sport’ happening visually — but owners love them to bits and rave about their highway performance and twisty-bit competence. I guess it does look like a lightweight if you park one alongside a Goldwing (but so does a Hyundai Getz). The ST was sold as the ‘Pan European’ in Europe and has legions of fans right around the world. Learn more here.

2002 Honda Fireblade – $5,500

SELLER SAYS: Sadly selling my Honda Fireblade. It runs perfectly and I’ve never had a drama with it. Not for the faint hearted. A real head turner. No cash, no ride. Contact Scott by text on 0434243889.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Some dedicated Firebladists will tell you the ’02-03 incarnation was the best ‘Blade Honda ever made. It was the lightest of them all (the engine went up to 1000cc after this one, adding weight) with obvious handling advantages, and it was crazy fast. This one looks like a beauty. Learn more here, including some nice owner reviews.

1988 Honda Goldwing Cruiser  – $5,500

SELLER SAYS: Fantastic condition for its age. Runs well! Doesn’t use any oil. Contact Ian on 0407893388 (Bunbury).

EDITOR’S COMMENT: After spending a few days on the road with a big Indian (report here), I have a new-found fondness for monster motorcycles. Honda pretty much invented mega-tourers with the GoldWing, and it’s still the king. Learn more here.

1949 Nimbus (Danish) with sidecar – $28,000

SELLER SAYS: Vintage Nimbus Motor Bike. 4 Cylinder 647cc. Licensed as a road bike. Personalised number plate “DANMARK”. Price includes two German war helmets, one full-face helmet, gloves, jacket, glasses and cover for sidecar, plus full custom-made covered trailer with ramps. Contact Brian on 0427348526.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The last time I saw a Nimbus it was at the Australian National Motor Museum in South Australia. The Danish company started just after World War I and lasted through to about 1960, building elegant-looking four-cylinder machines, mostly with sidecars like this one of Brian’s . Learn more here.

2008 Harley Davidson Ultra Glide Classic – $16,500

SELLER SAYS: Just been over pits (forgot to relicense) hence 6 months registration. Build date 10/2008. Front end just been rebuilt by Frasers. New discs. Rebuilt calipers and master cylinder. New pads. New front wheel bearings. New ABS bearing. New steering head bearings. Has original Harley tool roll and two original plug-in Harley helmet to helmet communications units. Has had engine chipped and comes in box with the bike. Price firm. Contact Bob on 0408948848.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Having just spent a few days down south on a Very Large Motorcycle (story coming very soon), I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy to these monster open-roaders. I know critics pour scorn on these mobile lounge rooms but, until you’ve taken one for a run on the highway you really can’t appreciate just how much fun they are. I couldn’t help but notice Bob’s Glide includes rear speakers and armrests — gosh, The Pillion would be pretty happy with those! We had a short blast on a similar Electra Glide a couple of years ago; read our report here.

1981 Maico Mega 2 GS250/490 – $5,000

SELLER SAYS: Capacity grew to 490 when the engine was rebuilt to factory specifications. New crank bearings and seals. New steering head bearings. New Mikuni 38 round slide with ultimate flow optimiser insert. New billet ignition cover from Wulfsport. Other billet parts from VMX-Service in Holland, includes gas cap, rear brake lever and front sprocket guard which acts as case saver. Racebase stainless steel chain guide. Extended kick lever with new shaft, quadrant and ratchet gear. Wheelsmith type single clutch spring. New clutch basket and primary drive sprocket with Tsubaki chains. New MZ-B enduro ignition with 12v lighting coils. Larger front drum brake sourced from VMX-Service. (This brake uses Maico rear shoes which are bigger that the original front ones.) New hard chrome on fork legs and Fox Air Shox shafts. New complete seat. Excel front rim and Sun rear rim. Fuel tank faded to semi transparent except where decals are, easy to see fuel level. 14/52 sprocket sizes. Easy to start, although long legs help. Maicos have left side kick start. For $5000 sale price I will through in 250 top end, 250 crank and 250 clutch basket and primary drive sprocket. Contact Ralph on 0434630357.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I used to race Vintage motocross against Ralph and his Maicos, and I was always jealous of his machinery. In the 1970s and early 1980s Maicos were the best-performing dirt bikes by a country mile. I remember reading an interview with an American motocross pro, can’t remember who it was, who said they were so good “it was like cheating”. Of all the Maicos, the Mega 2 490 motocrosser is now considered the peak of the manufacturer’s achievements. This bike was born as a 250GS (the enduro model) and has evolved with all the right bits (including those wonderful Fox Shox). I told Ralph this week that I can’t believe he’s selling this bike, especially at a time when my bike-buying budget is all gone. Woe is me. You’ll understand why I’m so sad if you read the article here.

1969 Triumph Bonneville – $15,500

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SELLER SAYS: These iconic 1968 to 1970 Bonnies in original condition are getting very hard to find. A strong, willing engine. Rides smooth. American import with matching frame and engine numbers, engine rebuilt in 2009. A fully original machine save for fresh painted tank in correct year colours. Two new Premier carbs. 32,478 miles on the clock. Starts first kick. Electronic ignition, all fresh fluids, plugs, filters etc. Ready to register. All lights and instruments work as they should. Comes with stainless guards or option of original painted guards.   Contact Marty or Les on 0439014643.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A beautiful old Bonneville from their golden years, when the upstarts from Japan had not yet smashed Triumph and the rest of the British bike industry over the fence for six. Beautiful, isn’t it? I found a good read about the ’69 model here.

1977 BMW R100S outfit – $20,000

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 SELLER SAYS: BMW R100S and Steib S 500 side car in very good condition. Have history of work performed on the motorcycle. Contact Ben on 0418922263.  

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I could wax lyrical about the R100S — a great classic bike from the ’70s — but it’s the Steib sidecar that’s the star of this show for me. Steib were standard issue on BMWs in the 1950s and the Steib company pretty much owned the motorcycle sidecar market in those days. The company went belly-up before the decade ended, but replicas have been made ever since. So yep, you can buy one and fit it to your classic. I found a manufacturer in Berlin; see their website here.

1978 Honda GL1000 GoldWing – $13,000 $11,000

SELLER SAYS: 1978 GoldWing in superb condition. Complete 18-month refurbishment and strip down in 2014/15 and was back on the road in early 2016. All components refurbished, frame and panels professionally painted. Colour matching done to original panels. Starter clutch and clutch refurbed, engine split and checked. All bearings and final drive gearbox replaced. Front shocks reground and hardchromed. Fuel tank de-rusted and sprayed, fuel system overhauled. New water pump and neutral switch installed. Full Randakk kit run through the carbs and carbs balanced. (Fuel economy went from 175 per tank to nearly 300 per tank.) Braided stainless steel brake lines and new brake linings fitted. King and queen seat in place with a sissy seat back available – but not fitted at the moment. All electrics work as per original – including indicator buzzer and radiator fan. You will struggle to find a better example of a GL1000 anywhere. This bike has great road handling and has done just on 3700Km since the rebuild. The bike was bought with 23,000Km on the clock. Internal inspection and compression tests indicate this was the true mileage – not clocked. Please call to view. It would be my pleasure to show her off. Price is negotiable. Contact Brad on 0475011330.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I spoke with Brad about his long affair with GoldWings and about this lovely ‘Wing in particular. Turns out he bought his first one as a young apprentice mechanic in South Africa back in the day, then found this one in need of reincarnation a few years ago and set to a full restoration. The GoldWing has been with us since 1974, getting bigger, more comfortable and more ostentatious every generation. There are more than 600,000 ‘Wings scraping their footpads around the planet now, and plenty of information out there if you go looking. Wikipedia has a comprehensive article on the history of the ‘Wing – read it here.

1982 Honda CBX1000 – $12,000

SELLER SAYS: 1982 Honda CBX1000 in good original condition. Rarely used, goes well and everything works as it should. On club licence and done 22,000 miles. Contact Denis on 0407982503.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A lovely example of another big-motored Honda! The CBX wasn’t the world’s first publicly available six-cylinder bike — that honour goes to Benelli — but it was the first Japanese six and it was a bold statement about Honda’s technological and marketing courage. The early CBXs were hotrods, but the model mellowed over the years to become fast and competent long-range highway blasters. This bike of Denis’ looks like a lovely example. Learn more about the CBX here.

1953 Panther M100 – $25,000

SELLER SAYS: Just finished restoring this bike. I already have another two, so one has to go. Fully restored with no expense spared. Everything inside the engine is new, magneto and dynamo reconditioned, new stainless rims and spokes, original dowty air forks rebuilt and filled with air (not springs), new brake, new cables, new rear hub , new cush drives, completely new clutch (not just plates but new basket and inner), gearbox fully reconditioned with new bearings, bushes and springs, new chains, new wiring, new cyclon batteries all painted in 2 pack paint, most of the nuts and bolts are stainless and those that aren’t are cadmium plated. As close to a brand new Panther as you will ever get. Contact Bruce on 0408889279.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Just take a look at that ‘sloper’ engine. What a corker. Panther was one of the early bike brands, manufactured by a company called Phelon & Moore from 1900 through to the mid-1960s. The 600cc Panther M100 was hugely successful in the UK, mostly as an everyday workhorse and mostly with a sidecar attached. I found a long and charming article about Panther motorcycles on a British website here and a short article on the M100 here.

1975 Laverda 750 SF2 – $16,500

SELLER SAYS: Fairy original 1975 Laverda SF2 in excellent condition. Originally imported from England. A matching-numbers bike that has had a lot of money spent on her in the last year:  tyres, shocks, mufflers, fork seals/oil, DMC 2 ignition/neulogy coil, carbs redone, kevlar friction discs/plates, clutch springs, primary chain, etc. From what I can tell, this is an original single front brake disc/hub unit. Only a handfull of SF2s came out with the single disc units before switching to the twin disc set up. Very uncommon. Great bike; selling to fund another Italian classic. Price is (slightly) negotiable. Genuine buyers only please. Contact George on 0455114484. 

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I spotted this bike a couple of weeks ago and it’s a beauty.  The 750 Laverda was one of the world’s high-performance bikes in the late ’60s and early ’70s and a head-to-head competitor with Honda’s then all-conquering 750 Four. The twin-cylinder SF2 was supposedly good for 120mph. I found a good read on the SF series on a British website here.

2002 Aprilia RSVR Mille R – $12,500 $11,000

SELLER SAYS: I used to go to Rick Gill Motorcycles and gaze at this bike through the window after watching Haga and Corser during the 01/02 superbike seasons. I didn’t have $40k to buy the bike, but the dream never died and I eventually purchased the bike out of Sydney. Hasn’t been ridden in two years. Öhlins suspension and steering damper, Brembo brakes front and rear, carbon everywhere. A true Italian masterpiece. Price is negotiable. Contact Leighton on 0413192690.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A lovely piece of exotic moto history here. When I think of Aprilia, I immediately think of two bikes — the Suzuki-engined two stroke race replica RS250 and this bike of Leighton’s; the V-twin Rotax-engined 1000cc RSVR Mille. Aprilia started life making bicycles shortly after the Second World War and went on to produce a string of successful dirt bikes, picking up a bunch of domestic motocross titles in Italy in the 1970s. The long association with Austrian engine manufacturer Rotax started in the mid-80s, and its first serious crack at building a Superbike was the first RSVR Mille in 1998. Aussie Troy Corser and Japan’s Noriyuki Haga proved the Mille was the real deal in the early 2000s. Corser won five World Superbike races in 2000, almost delivering Aprilia a WSB title in its first attempt. Learn more about the company here and the Mille R here.

1988 Suzuki GSXR 1100 – $16,000

SELLER SAYS: A show-winning 1988 GSXR1100J; last of the “slabsides”. I’ve owned her for just over eight years and in that time she has gone through a ground-up restoration. She is an original Australian model with matching engine and frame numbers. Long list of restoration and improvements, including complete engine/gearbox strip and rebuild, new 38mm Mikuni Flat slide carbs with new pod filters, full Yoshimura 4-into-1 race exhaust, later GSXR1100 17″ rear wheel, 2006 GSXR600 front end, new Nitron race rear shock set up for 90kg rider, new tyres, etc. She has only covered 3200km since the rebuild (originally 79,000km) and I have changed the engine oil and filter every 500km. She now goes, handles and stops like a modern sports bike. She won best Japanese bike in the 2015 Perth Motorcycle and Scooter show, voted by the public. (I have a nice trophy to prove it.) She will come with all the original parts if you ever wanted to put her back to standard. I have put well over $25,000 into her (the engine work and paint job alone cost nearly $10,000). Genuine buyers only please, and road test at my discretion with the asking price in cash in my hand. Contact Steve after 4pm on 0406607246.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Special with a capital S, this one. The slab-side GSXR Suzukis continue to grow in status among collectors because they go back to the very start of the R line. There’s a comprehensive article on the birth of the GSXR on Wikipedia, here.

 1963/75 Harley Davidson Sportster – $6,500

SELLER SAYS: This bike has been built from the ground up. It is licensed as a 1963 Harley Davidson, but the motor is a 1975 1000cc Shovelhead. It has 6 month rego, everything is new, very low km. Runs an oil cooler,  SS carburetor, comes with a few spare parts. Primary drive has been converted from chain to belt drive. Has a couple of spots where the chrome is starting to flake on handle bar controls and chain guard. This Harley is called a crossover as the gear change is on the right hand side and not the left. These bikes are becoming very rare in Australia. Prepared to negotiate price. Contact Ralph on 0456221405.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: This looks very nicely done. The Sportster line has been a huge success for H-D, dating back to 1957 and still being made today. The H-D company has a fascinating history and has fought through history’s toughest times. It was the biggest bike manufacturer in the world after WW2, producing more than 28,000 bikes in 1920 and with dealers in 67 countries. When the Great Depression hit, sales plummeted. In 1933 they sold just 3,703 bikes. Amazing stuff. Learn more here.

 2016 Harley Davidson Evolution 1340cc – $14,000

SELLER SAYS: This bike has also been built from the ground up and took three years to complete. The bike has only done around 600km. Everything is new. It has twisted front spokes, a 200-wide rear tyre, runs a hyper-charger carburetor, has an oil cooler, and an air cushion seat. Price includes a second seat and two different exhausts. Six months rego. Comes with all paperwork and receipts. I am prepared to negotiate on price. Contact Ralph on 0456221405.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The bad-boy chopper look was synonymous with H-D in the late ’60s, an image catapulted into legend by the movie Easy Rider with Peter Fonda and a very young Jack Nicholson in 1969. (The film cost $400,000 to make and grossed $60 million at the box office.) People have been building H-D choppers ever since. They are much more civilised nowadays but still have that Easy Rider vibe.

1942 Harley Davidson WLA – $22,000

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SELLER SAYS: Harley Davidson WLA Type II Barn find! Unearthed from a collection of vintage motorcycles. Engine number 42WLA87xx. 45ci side valve twin cylinder engine. Production dates 10 Dec 1941 – 15 Feb 1942. Bike is in exceptional condition for its vintage. Finished in beautiful gloss black with chrome trim. It is believed bike was brought over from Queensland circa 1989 before being put into storage. Bike appears to be complete, however it is uncertain when it was last started and run. Price includes a spare set of 42WLA crankcases and various internals and engine parts etc. Inspection will not disappoint. Will consider reasonable offers but not interested in any trades. Contact Tim on    0417948402.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: There have been a few WLAs surfacing in WA just lately, but not many as unmolested as this one of Tim’s appears to be. I’d be tempted to adopt a minimalist approach to any restoration – leave the paint and patina as it is and just concentrate on the mechanicals. And ride it lots. Great stuff. I found an excellent article on the WLA’s place in history — and motorcycles’ place in war — here.

1977 Triumph Bonneville – $14,500

SELLER SAYS: Just 1030km since concours rebuild to 100% original. Trophy winner at recent show (best British, best original). Happy to box up and freight Australia-wide. Contact 0439418605.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: If I close my eyes and conjure up an image of the Triumph Bonneville, this is the very bike I see — this shape, this colour, that seat, those handlebars. Triumph was in deep poo by the late 1970s, and production volume had ground to a trickle. This one found its way out of the factory and here to Oz, and today looks as good as new. Well, probably a whole lot better actually. There’s a comprehensive article on the history of Triumph motorcycles here.

2007 Ducati Monster SR4 – $9,450

SELLER SAYS: In good condition. One owner from new. Very low kilometres. Never dropped. Recent (June 2017) full service with new timing belts, hydraulics flushed, new brake pads, air filter etc. Contact Nigel on 0400757249.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: We listed a very nice 750 Monster last week (it’s just down the page a bit) from the late 1990s, but this one of Nigel’s is a very different proposition. The ’07 SR4 really was worthy of the ‘Monster’ name, with that classic cafe racer attitude but a hot 997cc motor kicking it down the street like race bike. I found a good road test from back in ’07 here.

1973 Honda XL 350 – $1,500

SELLER SAYS: This bike is a rare find. It hasn’t been ridden for 20 years or more. It’s spent its time under a lean-to covered with tarps. The original tank colour was silver with blue stripes. A motorcycle mechanic has had a look at it and says it has good compression and would probably start with an oil change and carby clean. It had a head overhaul not long before it was put out to pasture. It’s a great resto bike; one to bring back to original (or would be good to turn into a tracker/scrambler). It is a bit rough and grubby in places but aren’t all 45-year-old barn-find bikes? Contact Phil on 0429422399 (Albany).
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I couldn’t resist inviting Phil to list this old XL. When I was a young pup being chased by coppers through the south coast bush on my XR75, one of my mates’ big brothers had a silver and blue XL350 fitted with a 420 big bore kit. It was big, heavy, hard to start, and I thought it was the best bike in the world. My recollection is that the 350 came out in ’74, not ’73, but it doesn’t matter. This old beast is going to need a lot of love, but it looks like a complete and sound starting point for a lots-of-fun project. There’s a bloke in America who specialises in making these early XLs go real fast. His website is interesting. Check it out here.

1983 Honda CB1100F – $7,500

SELLER SAYS: Nice and original except for the period 4-into-1 exhaust. It is an American model with the nicer alloy wheels. The bike is in very good condition but not mint (usual scratches and bumps). Mechanically the bike is brillant and pulls like a train; a really great classic to ride. Contact Celia on 0417643928.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A modest tidy-up would no doubt deal with the scratches and bumps on this early Honda muscle bike, which looks to have come through the decades mostly unscathed. I spoke with the owner this week who says it appears to have done just 13,000 miles! I found an article which outlines the 1100F’s place in history. See it here.

1998 Ducati 750 Monster – $5,000

SELLER SAYS: Early Ducati Monsters in good condition are becoming rare. This bike would suit a Ducati enthusiast or someone looking to return to motorcling. It is a very clean, well cared for and maintained Ducati Monster in original condition. Has aftermarket mufflers fitted and the original mufflers are available. Full history available.  The owner bought the bike in 2014 and has brought the bike up to Club display and running standard. It has appeared at two Italian Ovest shows, Perth Cafe Racers rides and several Distinguished Gentlemans rides. The bike has been professionally serviced at Frasers and Eurocycles and has only travelled 4000 km since 2014.  This bike runs and handles impeccably (with the usual “Ducati-isms”) and is a very enjoyable ride. The owner is retired and downsizing his motorcycle collection. Price is slightly negotiable. Contact Kevin on 0437760174.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I can scarcely believe the Monster has been around since 1993. Geez, I’m getting old. With its on-show L-twin engine and trellis frame it will always be the modern incarnation of the Pantah in my mind, even though the Pantah wore a race fairing and was substantially less user-friendly. The Monster has been a huge success for Ducati, supposedly accounting for 40 per cent of the company’s sales through the 1990s, and was originally planned to be sold with a Cagiva badge. This 1998 750 of Kevin’s looks like an excellent example. Learn more about the Monster’s history here.

1962 Honda 305 Dream – $3,900

SELLER SAYS: I think it’s a CA77. Original unrestored condition. Will run but hasn’t been started in a few years. I believe it’s a 1962 and possibly one of the first batch of Honda motorbikes brought to Australia. Too many projects; would like to find a good home for this one. Contact Richard on 0409997660.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Love these. Honda’s sales assault on the world pretty much began with the C-series, and you have to remember 305cc was a big motor back in the early 1960s.  This one of Richard’s is still wearing its original clothes and would be perfect for a restorer or a leave-it-aloner. (If you like this bike, you’ll love our story on the West Aussie bike collector they call Toad. Read it here.)

1980 Harley-Davidson XL1000 Sportster – $8,500 $6,500

SELLER SAYS: Just restored. Motor rebuilt by Doc’s of Waterbury Ct. New 20-over pistons. Rebuilt heads with new valves, guides, springs. Andrews Y Cams, JIMS lifters, rebuilt oil pump, Barnett clutch with Barnett clutch cable. S&S E Shorty carburettor and S&S cable. New drag pipes, V-Twin wiring harness with new relays, ignition switch and chrome handlebar switches. New battery. New custom speedo and taco gauges with new braided cables. New wheel bearings and seals, new brakes and brake lines. New fork springs with new seals. 10″ rear struts and a nice set of shocks. New tires (21″ Avon in front and 16″ Harley-Davidson Dunlop rear). New chain and sprockets. New 12″ ape hanger bars. Red Pearl flake paint with new tank and chrome petcock. New pegs and so much more.Bike only had 14,600 miles before restore. It only has less than 100 miles since being restored. The bike has always been stored indoors and has never been down. It comes with the original owners manual. Contact Scott on 0408952557.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I thought eight and a half grand seemed like a pretty good price for a nice old Ironhead Sportster, let alone one with all the improvements and new parts lavished on this bike by Scott. But now he’s knocked $2k off the price, so it now seems a snap! H-D has been making the Sportster, uninterrupted, since 1957 so you can’t argue with the heritage. I found a great article on the history of the Sportster. You can read it here.

 

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 – $10,500

SELLER SAYS:  Very low 27,500km Rocket Roadster in excellent condition. Nothing to spend. Brand new tyres and battery, willing to negotiate. Contact Albert on 0459206666.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: With it’s bigger-than-anything 2.3 litre engine, a rear tyre so fat it would look at home on the Jeep, and enough torque to propel its huge 360kg mass at sports bike acceleration rates, Triumph’s Rocket 3 really is a modern classic. The bike was born back in 2004, aimed squarely at the USA and hoping to win sales from Harley-Davidson. It didn’t work — Harley riders ride Harleys, you see — but it proved a big hit in the UK and there are more than a few rocketing around Australia, too. History buffs will tell you the name Rocket 3 actually belonged to a BSA triple. The same engine also lived in Triumph’s Trident, and the two English sisters were, for a while, the fastest bikes in the world. You can read more about the original Rocket 3 / Trident here and a good review on the modern-day Rocket here.

1953 Excelsior Consort F4 – $3,750

SELLER SAYS: 1953 Excelsior Consort (98cc Villiers engine). These don’t come up very often. All complete. Hasn’t been started in a long time. Motor turns over. Will need to purchase a new kick start lever. Great original bike and would be a great addition to anyone’s collection. Bike is located in Kalgoorlie. Contact Dale on 0438682272.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Isn’t this just beautiful? It’s almost enough to make a bloke want to build a rustic old-school shed out of second-hand jarrah and corrugated iron, just to give it somewhere to live.  I can’t claim to know much at all about the Excelsior; you’ll know more if you spend some time on a website I’ve found, here.

1972 Jawa 350 Californian – $4,500

SELLER SAYS: 1972 Jawa Californian 350cc two-stroke twin, fully restored and ready to ride. Its on a club registration that can be tranferred if you are a member of a similar-type of club or could be put back on full rego as everything is in working condition. Contact Clive on 0481061210.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I remember gazing through the plate glass windows at a bike shop in Albany many years ago (Castlehow’s on Lockyer Avenue, if I recall rightly) and being smitten by the Jawa and CZ bikes inside. Later, when I saw a CZ400 in action, I was even more amazed. It was crazy loud and crazy fast. Most people know CZ and Jawa as two badges from the same Czechoslovakian company, with CZ mostly carrying the off-road load and Jawa being the road bikes. But they were rival companies before WW2 and CZ had a serious crack at building hyper-fast road racers at one stage, including a 350cc V4 four stroke in the late 1960s that apparently produced 63 horsepower at 16,000 rpm and had a maximum speed of 240kmh. For all that, the Jawa Californian — a tough and reliable two stroke road bike with room for two —  was probably the company’s most successful creation. This one of Clive’s looks schmick. I found an excellent article here.

2011 BMW S1000RR – $8,750

SELLER SAYS: Full log book history, 72,000kms daily rider. Just been serviced. One owner. New rear disc. Rear tyre new. New alternator (3x months). Brand new chain and sprockets. Clean looking bike and great to ride. Comes with ABS, traction and wheelie control, and four engine modes. Quick Shifter. Akropovic slip-on exhaust. Has a small clip-on tank bag. Price reflects the kms 🙂 Contact Chris on 0409101297.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A S1000RR with a price tag under $9k? Gracious! This was BMW’s first boots-and-all crack at a superbike, and it was an absolute corker from day one. Huge power, top-shelf kit and typical Beemer high-tech trickery made it a desirable street or track weapon. I spoke with Chris this week and he says he can be a bit hard to contact at the moment, so best to drop him a text and be patient. I found a good yarn on the RR here.

2001 Ducati 748R – $16,748

SELLER SAYS: This Ducati 748R, number 253, was manufactured on 12/2000 making it a MY2001, and first delivered in Adelaide. With extremely low (less than 6,000) kilometres due to it being part of a larger collection of motorcycles, it is in excellent original condition and has been maintained and serviced by Ducati specialists on an regular basis. It has many additional carbon pieces by Ducati Performance such as air tubes, rear fender, chain guard etc. Currently fitted with a set of Akrapovic titanium slip-ons and a 50mm link pipe. The stock exhaust, all other OE parts and two original keys are included with the sale, plus a hard-to-obtain workshop manual in English. In August 2017 a full service including new timing belts was completed by Corse Motorcycles. With a rich racing heritage, these ‘R’ models are destined to appreciate in value. Currently in Australia there are barely any 748’s for sale, so don’t miss the opportunity to own this premium example, one that will satisfy the most particular purchaser. Assistance with interstate shipping can be arranged. Available for viewing at Clean Ride on Guildford Road in Bayswater. Contact Roberto on 0411770508.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Sex on wheels, I reckon, Ducati’s 748 and 916. This is the highly desirable R spec and, with just a handful of kays on the clock, looks like one for the lounge room (and an occasional blast on a track). There’s a short review and some gushing owners’ commentary here.

 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale – $15,500

SELLER SAYS:  02/2016 build 959 Panigale in Arctic White Silk colour.  Under 3700kms on the clock. Registered until end of April 2018. Tyres – Pirelli Diablo Rosso – 90% good. Comes standard with improved ABS (no fade as on the 899). Auto-blipper up and down as standard. Second owner, purchased with 2000 km on the clock, service booklet with first check and run in oil change recorded, next due at 12,000 km. It is a registered, fully-certified motorcycle. IT WAS an economic write off with only superficial damage which I changed for all new parts. Carbon headlight cowl and carbon bottom cowls from Germany – Carbonworld.de with standard white mid-section panels. Italian Vulture transfers on mid and tail cowls to dress it a little. Original bottom cowls available. I have my eye on a tourer for summer hence me wanting to part with the fiery Princess. Priced to suit, all receipts and sighted receipts are specifically recorded on engineer’s certificate check sheet. Contact Paul on 0419368069.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: It’s not hard to find a near new 959 Panigale for sale in Perth, but it’s very hard to find one that looks as nice as this one of Paul’s. I found a good test article here.

1946 Triumph Speed Twin 500 – $6,000

SELLER SAYS: For sale is my Triumph 1946 Speed Twin. Yes, 1946! Very hard to find, first year after the war and for civilian use not military. Correct numbers for frame and engine, 90 percent of original parts. Also some spares available. Extra clutches, forks and coloured fork springs in boxes not included in this sale but can be sold seperate. (Will have good set included in sale). Bike was stripped when purchased and started to be reassembled prior to being stripped for paint and restore. No time and would like to see this project finished. Contact Mal on 0428131331.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: In the history of motorcycles, Triumph’s Speed Twin warrants a substantial chapter. It was arguably the first thoroughly competent big British twin, and it catapulted Triumph onto the global stage when the Americans fell in love with it (and bought it by the shipload). I found a great article on an American website here.

1965 Norton Atlas – $15,300

 

SELLER SAYS: Fully rebuilt and improved with upgrades. Belt drive. TLS front brake. Mikuni carb. Electronic ignition. New oil pump with Commando gears. New pistons. Reground and balanced crank. New valves and springs. New alloy wheels and tyres. New seat. New rear brake shoes and drum/sprocket and chain. Remote oil filter. Oil pressure gauge. New cables, bars and levers. New stanchions, springs and seals etc, etc Too much to list. Starts and rides perfectly, better than new, with all the right mods. Matching numbers. 1700 miles since rebuild. Contact Dave on   0429917141.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The forerunner to the Commando, the 750cc Atlas ran from 1962 to 1968 and, apart from Norton’s works race bikes, was responsible for the global adoration of the so-called ‘featherbed’ frame. This bike of Dave’s looks stunning, and has obviously been whacked hard with a heavy wallet in recent times. Learn more here.

2013 Bimota DB7 Oronero – $45,000

SELLER SAYS: Bimota DB7 Oronero, Number 31 of 31 made. Only aware of two in Australia. Never crashed or dropped. Comes with standard tank currently fitted and carbon tank as well. Set of race fairings and exhaust, used on track once. Not in a rush to sell, comes with factory cover etc. Contact 0451060787.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Anything wearing a Bimota badge is a special thing indeed, but this DB7 is especially special. I spoke with the owner this week and he told me he originally bought number 28 of 30 DB7 Oroneros, only to have it badly scratched up in an underground Perth carpark. After telling his tragic tale to the Australian Bimota importer, and the importer telling the same tragic tale to the lads back in Italy, Bimota agreed to build another one as a replacement. So this is actually Oronero number 31, of 30. If you don’t know anything about the DB7 Oronero, it’s a Ducati 1098 engine wrapped in a carbon-fibre frame. Top shelf? You stand tall on the top shelf and then jump a bit to reach this one. I found a nice yarn by Alan Cathcart (with some excellent pics) here.

2003 Honda VTR 1000 SP2 – $14,500

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SELLER SAYS: For sale is this beautiful SP2, third owner. Done just over 20,000km, she’s equipped with Power Commander 3 & Yoshimura slip-on. Sounds great! Needs a service. Just paid 6 months rego. Need a good home. I don’t have time to ride anymore! No low offers, not in hurry to sell unless it’s close to asking price. Contact Hung Le on  0429444800.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I really like the look of this. Honda’s answer to the Ducati 916, the SP2 (and its predecessor SP1) were created to win a World Superbike title – and it did in 2002, with Colin Edwards behind the bars. They were considered too expensive back in the day, but are now collectible and immensely rideable.  With a measly 20,000-ish kays on the clock, this could be one for the lounge room or ride it like it’s meant to be ridden; far, hard and fast. British online bike mag MCN say this: “The Honda SP1/2 oozes class. There’s little doubt that Honda lost money on each one of them, even at ten thousand pounds a pop. Beautiful machined alloy parts, an exquisite swingarm on the Honda SP2, top notch Showa suspension, stunning brakes – the Honda SP series bikes are a techie’s delight to look at – and the dashboard looks like it came straight off a Suzuka endurance racer. Spartan but sexy.” Learn more here.

1976 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead FLH – $15,000

SELLER SAYS: Looking to sell my Electra Glide. Runs great. Comes with some spares. Make an offer. Contact Danny on 0408254114. 

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The mid-1970s were tough times for Harley-Davidson. The company had merged with (or was sold to, depending who you ask) the American Machine and Foundry company, and the relationship between H-D and AMF was always strained. The 1973 oil crisis resulted in most of the USA running on second-rate petrol, causing havoc with engines. The Shovelhead was no expection. But Harley battled through it all, bought itself back from AMF in 1981, and remains one of motorcycling’s great success stories. This Electra Glide of Danny’s is a survivor of that difficult era. Incidentally, the term ‘shovelhead’ comes from the shape of the rocker covers which, if you stood on one leg and squinted, looked a bit like an old coal shovel. The H-D story has been covered by many writers over the years, but there’s a surprisingly good summary on Wikipedia. You can read it here.

1986 Ducati 750 F1 – $18,500

SELLER SAYS: Great machine. Runs well. Verlicchi exhaust. 40mm Dellorto carbs. Front brake upgrade (originals supplied). Not concourse but a good one. 56,500km. Lithium battery with charge point. On club historic registration (not transferable). Some spares available by negotiation. Contact DJ on  0404450880.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I reckon these are the best value classic Ducatis on the market at the moment. Yes, I know $18,500 sounds like a lot of money for a 30+ year old bike, but the mix of historical significance and old-school performance will make them appreciate. Well, I think so anyway (but don’t sue me if I’m wrong). Anyways, unless your surname is Zuckerberg and your first name is Mark, you probably can’t afford a green frame 750SS, and this nice F1 would make mighty fine alternative. Learn more here.

1978 Rickman Kawasaki – $15,000

SELLER SAYS: Rickman Kawasaki barn find. All original parts (have original wheels). Fresh import from overseas. Needs re-comissioning. Comes with a file of receipts and records collected over the years. Contact 0416240115.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I can hardly believe we have two Rickmans on offer here on Bikes For Sale; this Kawasaki and a Honda further down the page. The British Rickman brothers made a name for themselves building frames for dirt bikes, but hit the big time when they tamed the 750/4 and the Z1. There’s a brief but very good read about their story here.

1958/59 Cezeta 175 project – $2,500

SELLER SAYS: I have a 1958 or ’59 Cezeta project, in need of a builder. The body (bottom pic, above) is in excellent condition with all panels included, plus some spares. Seat base and tank(s) need rust repair. Comes with rebuilt motor plus complete motor and drive train in unknown condition. Many spares for 501 and 502 for trade. Front fork is 502 but 501 forks available from suppliers in eastern Europe. Engine is a 175cc Jawa (same as motorbikes) and all engine parts are available new. Too many parts to list (but I have photos). Photo above (the top one) is a restored 502 NZeta (practically identical to Cezeta on which the NZeta was based). Asking for $2500 for scooter and parts. Contact Ian on 0438798980.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Just to be clear, the top photo is not the bike that Ian is selling. We decided to run a photo of what the Cezeta would look like, once rebuilt, to help people (like me) not familiar with Cezetas. As you might guess, the bike came out of the Czechoslovakian CZ/Jawa entity. They were bigger than most scooters of the day — longer and with a bigger motor, with the fuel tank up front and big luggage compartment under the seat — and were very popular in Europe in the ’60s. They are back on the European market today as funky electric bikes, still with the big-nose styling of the originals. I found some info on the old Cezetas here and the new ones here.

1988 Ducati 750 Sport  – $7,500

SELLER SAYS: Very rare model. New suspension, discs, tyres, clutch, sprockets, chain, battery. Rides beautifully and sounds like they used to! Reluctant sale but it is not getting the attention it deserves as I am establishing a new business. Contact Gary on 0419878577.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: A wonderful old Duke with an interesting place in history. Those of us old enough to remember when Ducati released the 750 Paso will recall the love-it-or-hate-it reaction to the Paso’s styling — completely wrapped in bodywork and nothing like the racebike-with-lights look that we all recognised as the Ducati look. Well, the ’88 Sport was pretty much Ducati’s answer to the Paso haters. It took the thoroughly modernised Paso motor, plonked it into an F1 frame, and wrapped it with more racebike-style bodywork. A much more pleasing result, I reckon. I found a great review from back in the day, here.

2013 Ducati 1199R Panigale – $30,590

SELLER SAYS: Immaculate example of arguably the best motorcycle available. Regretful sale of my 1199R Panigale. The bike is in immaculate condition and has lived its life inside and only ever ridden in good weather. It has Ducati aftermarket rearsets that cost $1100. Other than that it is original and like new. Contact Peter on 0413734466.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Meanwhile, 25 years into the future, Ducati’s top end twin cylinder sports bike would look like this. The Panigale certainly looks like a descendant of the 750 Sport rather than the Paso, doesn’t it? And its numbers are stunning. 0-60mph in 2.98 seconds. 195 horsepower. Dry weight: 164kg. Amazing stuff. Peter’s assertion that this might be “the best motorcycle available” is okay by me. By the way, the ‘R’ in the name puts this bike on a higher step than the regular ‘S’ Panigale. It stands for Race, of course, and comes with a bunch of extras to make it even better on the race track. Learn more about the 1199 here. And some more here.

2015 MV Augusta Revale  – $11,500

SELLER SAYS: Bargain of the century at this price. Never been ridden in the rain. Was purchased new with the additional $5000 Corse kit. Has near new tri-composite tyres. There are very few examples of this bike in Australia. It is like buying the bike new, without the $25,000 price tag. This would make a fantastic track bike. (I have never taken it out, but perhaps you will.) I am now retired and have far too many toys that I have to pay rego and insurance on. No offers of swaps, serious buyers only. I can help get finance if needed. May consider a small trade-in of an enduro bike and remainder in cash. Has all the fruit; Quick shifter, ABS, Traction Control, slim LED indicators, sports tail light and number plate carrier. On-bar rear vision mirrors and knuckle protectors. Skid pins fitted but never needed, suede seat additional. Factory fitted cover that cost $450. I am a 50-year-old bloke who knows how to look after his gear. Contact Nigel on 0418900081.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Once upon a time, someone thought it would be a good idea to put fat road tyres on a dirt bike. It was a great idea with huge fun to be had, and the bike style was termed ‘motard’. Then someone said, hey, why don’t we put a bigger engine in the same sort of frame, and call it a ‘super motard’! Very cool! And then someone said, hey, let’s stop pissing around and put a superbike engine in the bloody thing. Way cool! And so the ‘hypermotard’ was born. I’m a recent convert to the modern MV Agusta line; stunning bikes, beautifully made. With the Revale, MV took the already-bonkers Brutale 800 triple and cranked up the bonkers knob to full volume. I found a good read about the Revale on a British newspaper website here.

2011 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster  – $9,800

SELLER SAYS: Condition is like new. Has done just under 10,000kms. Contact Graeme on 0407607226.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Our brief article on the new Bobber-based Speedmaster (here) attracted plenty of interest this week, reminding us all that the Speedmaster has actually been around for quite a while now. The chopper stance, low seat height and punchy big twin engine are all classic Trumpy hallmarks, making this appeal to Triumph tragics and newcomers alike. I found a good review on the 2011 model here.

1972 Triumph Bonneville – $10,000

SELLER SAYS: 1972 650 Bonneville. Excellent condition. Contact Shane on 0418928766

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Triumph’s iconic Bonneville was born as a 650, way back in 1959, and became a 750 in 1973. That makes this ’72 model of Shane’s one  of the last bikes from the first chapter. Check out the groovy front brake, complete with an air scoop to keep those brake shoes cool. Love it. I found a website with heaps of info about the 1972 model. You can see it here.

1971 Honda CB750 K2 – $12,000

SELLER SAYS: Unmolested. Ground-up rebuild in 2014. Prior to that it was last registered in 1992. New wiring harness, paint and powder-coated frame. Rear wheel re-chromed, otherwise all original condition. 21,500 miles. More photos available on request. Contact Brian (call not text) on 0418937173.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I’ve seen this bike twice; first at the 2016 York Motorcycle Festival when it was in the show and shine, and then at the 2017 York Motorcycle Festival when it was parked in the town hall foyer. It stands out from the crowd because it looks so (as Brian says in his comments) unmolested. Many a restoration gets carried away with too much spit and polish, creating a patina that’s overdone when compared with original machine. Not this one. Brian told me the bike was a basket case when he bought it, and it’s been meticulously brought back to service — but it looks like a machine that’s just been well looked after for a very long time. I found an entertaining article comparing a K2 with a modern Honda Four here.

1973 Triumph Daytona – $14,000 $13,500

SELLER SAYS: Matching frame and engine numbers (KH16553). Full frame-up restoration; harness, new paint to original colours, too many new parts to list in full. Engine has been overhauled by professional shop (rings, valves, springs, valve guides, skimmed head). New clutch, strong engine, all works as it should. West Australian bike ready to licence. Rides real well. A must-see to appreciate. All new correct parts. Contact Marty or Les on 0439014643.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Triumph used the Daytona name to commemorate Buddy Elmore’s win at the 1966 Daytona 200 at Daytona Beach, Florida, riding a Triumph T100T Tiger 500 twin. It was Triumph’s first-ever Daytona victory, with an average speed of 96.6 mph. By 1967, it was an official production model with the designation T100R Daytona 500. Learn more here.

1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R – $18,000 $17,500

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SELLER SAYS: 1970 T120R recent U.S.A. import, full professional restoration, new paint to correct colours, matching engine and frame no’s ED51690. Very strong engine, performs as it should, everything in working order, we have just put in the finishing touches, all correct except the 2 windtone horns which are proving very difficult to source anywhere. Rides very well, too many new parts to list a great example of a 70 Bonnie. This bike is to be registered and licenced ready to ride before sale. Both of these bikes restored by two old Triumph enthusiasts, we will sell or keep if no serious enquiries. Contact Marty or Les on 0439014643.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: No, we haven’t inadvertently put the same photo on two different adverts. But we did have to take special care that we didn’t get them wrong. These two bikes are being offered by the same sellers who clearly know a thing or two about old Trumpys. Some folks will tell you the T120R was the best-ever Bonneville. Learn more here. It sure looks sweet.

2 x 1974 Suzuki GT750  – $5,000

SELLER SAYS: Two (2) Suzuki GT 750 water cooled two-stroke triples. One complete, not running, 73,415 km. One in bits, all parts available, 18,000 km. Workshop manuals available. Please note: Both bikes require full restoration. Best suited to enthusiast/restorer. Contact Dave on 0401653820.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Like the idea of bringing a big, fast, old Japanese superbike (or two) back to life? Got some spare time on your hands? I can fix that for you. A pair of wonderful old Suzuki kettles, guaranteed to keep you out of the kitchen for quite some time. The GT750 was the world’s first mass-produced liquid-cooled motorcycle and was Suzuki’s answer to the Honda CB750 Four. It’s remembered for the water cooling and for being a smooth highway bike, but they were actually very quick too. The engine is closely related to the 500 Titan twin, but with an extra jug and a water jacket to hide the DNA. Learn more here.

1968 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet – $5,500

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SELLER SAYS: I bought this to restore, but now I have no time. It has some new parts fitted. Paperwork back to 1968. I had it running but that’s all I did. Looks like it was last registered in 2012. It’s getting hard to find cheap vintage bikes now. Restore or ride as is. Contact Neil on 0436204555.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Not big, not fast, not Japanese, but yes old and yes very cool. You could restore this one to its original glory, but I think it looks wonderful as it is. The Bullet was first made in 1955 and you can still buy a new one today; made in India but with a genuine connection to the British mothership that started making bikes in 1901. Being made in 1968, this one comes from a time when Royal Enfield was part of Britain’s Norton-Villiers empire. I’m interested in the name on the tank — note the lack of ‘Royal’. The company did sell some bikes as ‘Enfield’ rather than ‘Royal Enfield’, and I’m guessing this would be one of them. Another reason to avoid the full-on restoration, I reckon. Learn more here.

1989 Yamaha V-Max – $7,000

SELLER SAYS: Low kilometres, very good condition, much admired, very powerful legendary V4 V-Max. Just serviced. Good tyres, registered until December. Owned for approx 12 years. Contact Tim on 0431230123.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Quirky styling and brutish dear-God-hang-on acceleration ensure Yamaha’s V-Max owns a place in moto-history. If my memory serves me well, this was the quickest motorcycle on earth for a while, even quicker than the race-replica sports bikes out of Japan and Italy. You can still buy a new V-Max, so buyers are still loving the DNA. Read the history here.

2006-2016 custom Suzuki Hayabusa – offers

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SELLER SAYS: This is a custom rolling chassis that I had built in England in 2016 and imported to Western Australia, fitted with my own stock 2006 Hayabusa motor. The bike has just been registered as a 2016 Individually Constructed Vehicle. This has taken two years to build. This whole bike is handmade. The frame, tank, triple trees, wheels, forks, rear sub frame, every weld on this bike is done by hand with world-class TIG welding from head to foot. The frame, tank, swinging arm and rear subframe are custom designed, made from a lightweight aircraft grade 7020 series alloy that can not be bought off the shelf. Open to sensible offers. Contact Doug via email at giahayabusa@gmail.com.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I first saw this bike at this year’s Japanese Bike Show at Burswood, then saw it again (and heard it!) at the York Motorcycle Festival. It is an amazing piece of kit. The frame has roots the go back to Spondon Engineering, a British outfit that built racing frames for two stroke Yamaha’s back in the 1970s. I have had a close look at the bike and interviewed its owner-creator. See the story here.

1951 Vincent 500 Comet  – $48,000

SELLER SAYS: Awesome and very rare Vincent Comet 500cc. It is very rare to get one like this, un-restored. In good condition for its age. Everything works including  speedo, lights etc. Runs well, new tyres. Has a new wiring harness so lights (hi and low beam), brake lights, amp meter on head, and horn all work. I have paperwork from the day it was sold in 1951. Matching numbers. Has some new cables and I have kept the old ones and some other spares including decal set. Hand-painted number plate. Some rust on rims and muffler. Paint work is not too bad for a 67-year-old bike. Offers starting from $48,000. Can ship it anywhere at buyer’s cost and can provide a video of the bike running. Contact Murray on 0409103719.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Now here’s a rare bird! The Vincent motorcycle company has a fascinating history and is probably best known for its 1000cc V-twin Black Shadow. That Shadow engine came to be when Australian engineer (and then Vincent-employee) Phil Irving gazed at a couple of drawings of two Comet motors sitting on a desk, overlapped, loosely creating a V shape. “Hey, there’s an idea,” he thought. The rest is history, as they say. I spoke to Murray about this bike and he tells me he can only find four Comets for sale in the world right now, and most of them are rebuilt or lack the important matching numbers. Wonderful stuff. Western Australia is home to probably the world’s best collection of Vincent motorcycles. Read about it here.

1973 Norton Commando 850 Interstate – $16,000

SELLER SAYS:  This bike rides fantastic. Unfortunately I have to let it go, due to other projects. Registered until next March. In original condition. 32,900miles. Contact Phil on 0417496614.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Lovely 850 that looks to be in superb shape. We ran a good piece on the Norton story here and there’s some more good reading on the ‘modern’ Norton website here.

1985 Moto Guzzi 650 Lario – $6,000

SELLER SAYS: Not too many of these around. 650cc 4 valve. Shaft drive. In good condition. Brakes overhauled, new Pirelli tyres, wheels rebuilt and powder coated, new fork tubes and seals, new stainless steel exhaust, Dyna Electronic ignition, new swing arm and steering head bearings, rear drive rebuilt. A real classic that is learner approved. On club concessional license but can arrange full license. Contact Steve on 0413678604.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Looking very much like a baby LeMans 1000, the Lario is a great midsize all-rounder. Pretty quick, too, apparently. If you’ve never owned a Guzzi but like the idea, you need to get to know Perth’s Guzzi guru, Mario Poggioli at Thunderbikes in Bassendean. Read his story here.

2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – $6,990

SELLER SAYS: Candy red and silver. Power commander 5. Full arrow exhaust. Tinted screen. Seat cowl. Just serviced. Great condition. 39,000km. Contact George on 0449885621.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I know modern Fireblades aren’t all that difficult to find, but I invited George to list this ’08 model on Bikes For Sale because I reckon this model — and especially in this colour combo — is the best-looking ‘Blade ever produced. I can’t believe how cheaply these things are selling. Criminal, I reckon. Learn the Fireblade story here.

2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa – $11,800

SELLER SAYS: Beautiful machine to ride. In extremely good condition. New tyres. Suzuki service history. Dyno tuned with Dynojet Power commander and flat gear shift fitted, plus free flow race air filter. 4-3-2-1 Yoshimura exhaust and hubby nobs. Very enjoyable bike to ride with more horsepower then you ever need. I still have the original exhaust if you wanted to return to standard. Only genuine buyers please, no test pilots. This is a very serious bike. Contact Adam on  0408916785.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Just a good, honest ‘Busa — one of our favourite big bikes and, of course, one of the fastest motorcycles ever made. Rumours persist of an all-new Hayabusa coming soon. We took a retrospective look at the Hayabusa story a while ago. See the story here.

 

2013 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron – $13,000 ono

 

 

SELLER SAYS: Sportster Iron. Engine stroked from 883 to 1200cc, very throaty sound and designed for faster take off response. 4250km. Progressive shocks (lowered) give a very comfortable ride. Badlander seat with quick release pin and rear pegs for passenger. Handle bar fuel gauge. Vance and Hines Pipes with Tuner upgrade. Screaming Eagle air cleaner. ABS brakes. FOB keyless start. Clean and tidy bike parked indoors. Front mount pegs riding position with matching handle bar grips. Trickle charge kit for battery to stop battery failure (new battery and spare). Just about everything you can do to this bike has been done. Contact Ryan on 0405385396.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Very cool modern-day Sportster, beefed up with a bunch more cubic inches and plenty of mods cons. Learn more about the 2013 Sportster here and about the Sportster’s long heritage here.

1960 Harley Davidson Panhead – $26,500

SELLER SAYS: Ground-up restoration. Everything has been done. Been on the road about 10 years and I’ve done about 2500km in that time. Great reliable bike that starts first time every time. Not original is the tanks (5 gallon, for touring) and the engine cases are delcron (for durability). Has a cyclelectric 12v generator with electronic regulator, new screen and bubble bags. Everything else is original Harley. Contact Wayne on 0438977741

EDITOR’S COMMENT: What a sensational-looking big Harley and, dating all the way back to 1960, it reaches deep into Hog history. Keep in mind this is only a couple of years after bikes started being produced with rear suspension; that’s right, it was suspension on the front and just a sprung seat right up to the late 1950s. I couldn’t find any articles on the ’60 Panhead, but I found a great yarn on the ’64 DuoGlide and Panheads in general here.

2008 Ducati Desmosedici – $95,000

SELLER SAYS: Divorce, being s@#^%#d over by a business partner, a stale property market in the west, and having to donate more in tax than any one Australian should have to in a lifetime, has forced my hand in having to place this amazing machine on the market. This was intended to be a family heirloom passed on to my children and grandchildren. Now here is your chance to kick the down-trodden down a little further. The Desmosedici RR Limited Edition, Unlimited Passion, the only road-going replica of the GP6 raced in the 2006 Moto GP world championship and celebrates Ducati’s return to Grand Prix racing. Hand built in the Ducati factory in Bologna, Italy. Construction number 1226/1500. This is an extremely regrettable sale. See more pics hereContact Barry on 0419907075. 

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Ninety-five grand for a nine-year-old sports bike? Yup, that’s right. I spoke with Barry about this bike and, as you might deduce from his words above, he’s not very happy about selling his Desmosedici. The 197hp (at 13,800rpm!), 171kg (dry), V4-powered Ducati was apparently created to help fund Ducati’s return to GP racing, and it’s about as exotic as motorcycles get. Barry’s asking price makes this neither the cheapest nor the most expensive Desmosedici for sale in Australia, but I’m pretty sure it’s the only one for sale in Perth. There’s a long article on the bike here, a shorter snack here, and a very brief Wikipedia piece with links to a bunch more reading here. Oh, and in case you hadn’t worked it out, the word ‘sedici’ is Italian for 16 (as in valves) and, as number 1226 of 1500, Barry’s was one of the last ones made. Think I’ll pick up a Lotto ticket on the way home from Bunnings …

2006 Triumph Rocket III – $11,850

SELLER SAYS: My Triumph Rocket III is a beautiful red and chrome cruiser that turns heads whenever I take her out. The power is just unbelievable and combined with her superb handling and inherent rider and passenger comfort, this bike a real beauty on the open road. Amazingly she feels as light as a 250cc bike when she is up and running in city traffic. She has always been garaged and has received the best of care since she was first registered. This bike comes with some extras which makes this bike great value, including electric heated grips, leather tank cover, gel-filled rider’s seat with adjustable backrest, full windscreen, interchangeable half windscreen, full bike cover, and leather Panniers. Contact Oliver on 0488203539.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: There are many cruisers on the market these days, but Triumph’s 2300cc Rocket grabs attention like no other. It’s visually dominating, it’s comfortable, and it sure has presence on the road. But really, it’s all about the engine. What a beast. With a jaw-dropping 221 Newtons of torque at just 2,750rpm, the monster triple goes like a, well, rocket when you lean on the throttle. By comparison, Harley’s not-to-be-sneezed-at V-Rod produces 111 Newtons at 7,250rpm. There’s a contemporary review here.

1939 BSA B25 Competition – $45,000

SELLER SAYS: Purchased as a restoration project and the result is beyond expectations. Only 406 miles on a fully rebuilt motor and gear box. Has brand new tyres. Any further inquiries don’t hesitate to contact me. Text only please. Contact Tim on 0414247231

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Just stunning, isn’t it? I believe the B25 Competition was a 350cc dirt bike, designed to take on the International Six Day Trials. There was also a 250cc B25 (the ‘Starfire’) which was produced much later (late 1960s) and was a little road bike. The early ‘Competition’ model was more at home in the mud. This one of Tim’s looks like a wonderful example, and if you throw it in the mud someone will probably shoot you down dead, and then nick the bike. Learn more here.

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1997 Ducati 900SS – $7,900

 SELLER SAYS: Good condition. Just had major service, all oils fluids changed, new cam belts, valves shimmed. Omrae mufflers, Ventura bags and rack, service manual and original mufflers included. Contact Grant on 0417180065.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: With two-valve heads and carburettors performing the fuel duties, this lovely looking 900SS owns a spot in history. There’s an informative article on the Ducati SS lineage here.

 

2008 Saxon Sceptre – $17,500

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SELLER SAYS: Selling my 2008 Saxon Sceptre (built in Arizona, USA) Chopper as it’s time to find him a new home. Great fun to ride and the ‘whole package’ is a great looking motorcycle! Has a 96 cubic inch S&S motor, 6-speed gearbox, rego until May for the realistic price of $19,000. Contact Steve on 0417 099 286. Test ride only if you leave me the equivalent value!

EDITOR’S COMMENT: It’s all top-shelf stuff here. The Saxon company has been making choppers in Arizona and shipping them all around the world for a dozen years or so now, while S&S has been making engines — mostly bolt-out bolt-in replacements for Harleys — for donkey’s years. S&S started out making high-performance pushrods for Hogs in the 1950s. (British sports car maker Morgan used a front-mounted S&S engine in one of their cars for a while, too.) Learn more about S&S here. In case you’re wondering, 96 cubic inches is about 1575cc. And yes, there are people in Perth who specialise in these bikes (Supercycles in Osborne Park spring to mind) so you won’t have any problem getting it serviced and such.

1948 Triumph Tiger 100 – $20,000

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 SELLER SAYS: Bike is in excellent condition. Starts easy. Mechanically sound. Contact Andrew on 0427491747

EDITOR’S COMMENT: When Triumph released the 1948 model of its 500cc twin-cylinder Tiger 100, it’s advertising brochure said this: “The Triumph Tiger 100 is an ultra high performance sports machine with a specially tuned engine capable of completely satisfying the desires of all who wish to travel fast and far.” And who am I to argue with that? The Tiger comes from a time when telescopic front forks were cutting edge and rear suspension was a sprung seat. This one looks just gorgeous. (Incidentally, I believe the ‘100’ in T100 was a signal that the Trumpy was good for 100mph. What a hoot it must have been at that sort of speed!) Read more about the Tiger here.

2004 Honda Rune – $39,000

SELLER SAYS: This Honda-imported bike is a collectors item. Only a handful were sold in Australia by Honda and this is one of them, complete with Australian compliance plate. Only one bike per dealer in America got one. This bike has the Goldwing engine and was the follow-up to the Valkyrie. Only built in 2004 plus a few in 2005. Unique looking front end. One needs to Google the reviews to get a full understanding of this beast. Only a few have made it to Australia and most are private imports with no compliance, and speedo’s that are in miles, not kilometres. This bike includes optional Corbin seat and panniers, shield and an option to extend the handlebars. You will not find another bike like it. Has won ‘best at show’ both times entered. Contact Lou on 0419927105

EDITOR’S COMMENT: I’ve always admired Honda for its willingness to create bikes that no-one knew they wanted. Honda loves a challenge, especially an engineering challenge, and they’re ballsy enough to put their creations out there on the showroom floor and not just roll them out for “concept” feedback. It takes a lot of courage (and a pocket full of Yen) to break new ground as Honda did with the XR75, the CR250, the CX500 turbo, the CBX1000 and, of course, the Goldwing-meets-a-stretch-limo Honda Rune. Legend has it that each Rune cost Honda $US100,000 to build, but they sold for just $US25,000 in the US, and about $AU50,000 here in Oz. The standard of finish was extraordinary as Honda set out to build a bike that would look as good as anything to come out of a custom bike shop (a similar philosophy to the Honda Fury of today). The engine is a souped-up Goldwing motor which apparently pushes the 385kg machine along at a surprising rate. Not that such things matter. This is a beautiful, historically significant piece of machinery. You won’t bump into another one down at Bunnings this afternoon, that’s for sure. There’s a good read here.

1964 Triton – $22,000

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SELLER SAYS: Norton featherbed frame, Triumph Bonneville engine. Too many hand made parts to list here. Keihin carbs and a host of modern parts like electric start and modern wiring. Commando rear hub, 4LS front brake, roadholder forks. Lightweight mudguards from DomiRacer. Tacho drive taken from timing cover. Plenty of stainless steel, would suit someone with a polishing fetish. Engine is a Triumph Bonneville America, 790cc and 270 degree crank, stock apart from the carb upgrade and the open pipes sound fantastic. Gear shift is upside down, racer style, 1 up 4 down. I have some standard carbs if you want them. Frame is an original slimline featherbed from a 650cc Atlas, the engine plates are welded in for extra rigidity and there is a secret to getting the engine in and out of the frame, buy the bike and you buy the secrets that went into it’s construction. Will negotiate for the number plate (TRITN). Not interested in a trade unless you have a Vincent single. No time wasters, I’m in no hurry to sell. The price is firm at $26,000 for a unique, hand made motorcycle. Phone Steve on 0450070453.

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The ultimate vintage custom, and check out that front brake; what a corker! We can thank the circa 1950 Norton Manx and the world of lightweight car racing for giving us the first Tritons. Car racers loved the 500cc Manx engine, creating a surplus of engine-less Manx ‘feather bed’ rolling frames. Triumph engines filled the gap quite nicely. Read a bit more about Tritons (and one in particular) here.

1975 Yamaha  RD350B – $6,500

SELLER SAYS: Full ground-up restoration. Absolutely everything renewed or reconditioned. American colours, Portuguese Orange. Contact Ian on 0478610705 (Albany WA)

1996 Honda Goldwing GL1500 + s/car – $11,950

SELLER SAYS: Price reduction — selling due to health issues. Great touring combo (bike and trailer). Everything in good condition. Generation 2 Leg Up landing gerar value $4.5K (See a video demo here). Tyres better than 80%. Trailer has three new tyres. Original Goldwing toolkit complete. Workshop manuals. Many extras. Only experienced big bike riders please. Contact Phil on 0417970834 (Muchea)

1973 Kawasaki H2 750 – $16,000

SELLER SAYS: This bike is mostly original apart from the bars and the front brake upgrade to a Ninja caliper. It has new paint, forkseals, seat, battery, rear tire and checkvalve kits. The sale includes two original front calipers and two discs, if the buyer would like it original. The bike has recently had a compression test and all cylinders and pistons are within spec and the chrome is good despite its age. I have put a lot of TLC into this piece of history and am reluctantly selling as I am hanging up the helmet. No joy riders please. Genuine buyers only. Contact Paul on 0427853164

2000 Ducati 900 Super Sport – $7,000

SELLER SAYS: Immaculate condition with engine rebuilt some 10k ago. With dry clutch and cam and this is an extremely quick bike. Polished everything and carbon accessories, comes with the original full fairings as well as the sport bikini that is seen on the bike in the picture. Runs beautifully and nothing to spend. Sale includes the original pipe (in great condition) and a 45 litre box of accessories such as rear gear sprockets by 2 different ratios, carbon indicators, rear tail assembly alloy, clutches and numerous other parts like fork seals and spark plugs. Great show bike condition. Nothing to spend. Contact Wayne on 0417724832

1998 Aprilia RS 250 – $5,500

SELLER SAYS: Selling unregistered RS250 that has ‘wear and use signs of a 20 year old bike’ but is very clean and runs very well with completely rebuilt engine having only about 1000ks on it. Bike comes with all road gear to get it registered again (cosmetic scratches/used condition), fibreglass race fairings as pictured (used/good condition), paddock stand front and rear (well used condition), Tygra tyre warmers (near new condition), official service manual book (good condition), what ever 2t oil I have around and, if you pay the asking price, a Size 54 Berik one-piece race suit with rear hump (no crash, good condition). Bike has plugs in it from about six years ago and flat battery as it hasnt been ridden for about 5 years so its a bit tricky to start. I did start it recently and its runs well, went into power band first go after warm up (I obviously will start it upon inspection). If you come and give me the cash I will organise somewhere for you to ride nearby my home before a deal is made. I bought this bike over 10 years ago. It was very well looked after with only minor scuffs; no sign of major crashes, but well used with 50k on the clock as it was previous owner’s daily commuter. I stripped everything down and gave the engine and gearbox to GD Engineering for a complete rebuild. I only used it about six times at social track events since then, and it has never been crashed or abused while I’ve owned it. The last time I serviced it, I replaced the carb fuel lines and put a new air filter in it. I’m selling it as i have a bad back and dont see myself track riding in the foreseeable future.  Contact Owen on 0439974900

EDITOR’S COMMENT: So here’s the thing. We don’t make a habit of inviting 20-year-old unlicensed bikes that haven’t been used for five years to be featured on our ‘Bikes For Sale’ page. But I reckon the RS250 is one of the best motorcycles ever produced by any manufacturer in any era, and I know they are hard to find in any condition. I don’t reckon this bike of Owen’s will last long before it sells. British website Motorcycle News rates the RS as one of the best handling bikes of all time. Learn more here.

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11 Comments on "BIKES FOR SALE"

  1. Love the way your ads are done; thanks for putting my V-Max on there too.

  2. Darren mckinley | July 8, 2017 at 2:54 pm | Reply

    Awesome story on my 1125R Buell motorcycle. Cheers

  3. Norman Raath | June 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm | Reply

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

  4. Jerry Newman | June 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm | Reply

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

  5. An old BSA is on my Bucket List (take me back to my youth). Unfortunately the Bucket is empty 😊🙄

  6. John Barrett-Lennard | May 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm | Reply

    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.

  7. Really nice, and great web site! Lovely machines.

  8. I would love to have each and every one of these bikes, but ….

  9. Anthony peter Moule | January 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm | Reply

    I have a 1952 BSA Gold Flash. Original condition. Lic. For sale at 10,000 dollars.

    • 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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