Over 230 vintage motorcycles destroyed in massive Austrian museum fire

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Over 230 vintage motorcycles destroyed in massive Austrian museum fire originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Gaggle of Paul Walker’s personal rides going up for auction

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Gaggle of Paul Walker's personal rides going up for auction originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 2 Dec 2019 13:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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‘Faster Son’ Yamaha XSR700 by Greg Hageman adds to Yard Built Garage

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Custom bike builder Greg Hageman adds a retro XS700 to Yamaha's Yard Built Garage.

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Here’s your chance to buy a whole motorcycle brand

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A cool opportunity if you want to start a bike company.

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Here's your chance to buy a whole motorcycle brand originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spirit Lake Cycles brings a new look to vintage BMW bikes

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Spirit Lake Cycles specializes in taking vintage BMWs and customizing them with a more modern look. The small company is the focus in the latest video from Petrolicious.

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Spirit Lake Cycles brings a new look to vintage BMW bikes originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 May 2015 12:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Unemployed Top Gear hosts make scratch selling bikes

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Bonhams auctioned off all of the motorcycles that James May and Richard Hammond consigned, raising over $117k for the unemployed former hosts of Top Gear.

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Tailor-made BMW motorcycles presented by Petrolicious

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Petrolicious shines a light in a new video on an Italian designer who is bringing an added dose of sophistication to some vintage BMW motorcycles.

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Leno takes a ride on a 90-year-old Brough Superior SS100

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Jay Leno might have a massive collection of treasured vehicles, but there are some favorites in there. This week on Jay Leno's Garage, he takes a ride on one of them - a 1925 Brough Superior SS100. These bikes were among the premiere motorcycles of their day and were certified to hit 100 miles per hour. Leno even put a drop of his own blood into the cycle's tank to strengthen their bond.

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Mini-doc showing at-risk kids building motorcycles in 100 days will warm your heart

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Moto Build mini-documentary

There are a lot of things in this world that can make you feel pretty defeated - just turn on the national news on any given night for dozens of examples. It's nice every once in a while to get a reminder that things aren't always so bad. If you're looking for a little pick-me-up, just watch this video.

This five-minute mini-documentary tells the story of The Running Rebels of Milwaukee, WI, as they take part in a contest called Build Moto. The group targets high-school kids who might be close to falling into gang life in the city or just need a place to go, and mentors teach them how to do something productive: build motorcycles. As part of Build Moto, each team has just 100 days to complete a bike from scratch, and later, all of the squads compete in various challenges.

It has to be hard to compress 100 days of work into just a few minutes, but this documentary tells a cohesive story about the team. Check out the video to see a cool project for at-risk kids that results in some pretty neat motorcycles.

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Mini-doc showing at-risk kids building motorcycles in 100 days will warm your heart originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Harley-Davidson ‘Captain America’ bike from Easy Rider nets $1.35M at auction

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Easy Rider Captain America Motorcycle

The famous, custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle nicknamed Captain America from the '60s classic Easy Rider sold for $1.35 million at auction on October 18, or just over $1.6 million after applicable fees. That was a new record price ever paid for a cycle, according to Hemmings, and It handily beat auction house Profiles in History's original estimate of as much as $1.2 million. However, a revelation about a possible problem with the bike's authenticity came to light just before the sale that could have been fit for a movie itself.

Part of Captain America's allure was that there was supposedly just one left. A total of four motorcycles were reportedly made for the movie - two each for Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper's characters. One of those was crashed in the film's finale, and the three others were allegedly stolen prior to the premiere. Future Grizzly Adams star Dan Haggerty worked on the set as a mechanic and was given the wrecked cycle at the end of production. He restored it and sold Captain America years later. Memorabilia collector Michael Eisenberg was the last owner and put the bike up for this action.

A recent report from The Los Angeles Times found a possible issue with that story because Haggerty sold a different Captain America in 1996, and he claimed that motorcycle was the genuine article. To be clear, this wasn't the bike that just sold for $1.35 million. When asked, Haggerty told the newspaper that the original authentication was a "mistake", and the latest sale was for the real one.

The LA Times also spoke with Fonda to try to unravel things. He had previously authenticated the just-auctioned Captain America but now regrets it. At the time, he didn't know about the earlier sale. Fonda's not sure which one is real.

Unfortunately, really figuring things out might not be so easy. Like Eisenberg told The LA Times, "Dan Haggerty is the only guy who knows."

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