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Al Goodwin 11-05-2012 06:27 PM

The rarest, most unusual bike you've ever OWNED
I bought and raced a Laverda Ghost Strike.....Not many around.

PhilB 11-05-2012 06:59 PM

A 1962 Maico Maicoletta scooter. 14" wheels, 275cc 2-stroke single, electric start, 80 mph top speed.


JimVonBaden 11-05-2012 07:04 PM
Not super rare, but rare enough. 6000 total, 3000 imported to the US. I had 4, one that survived.

Jim :brow

JimVonBaden 11-05-2012 07:06 PM

Currently owned, 5093 made, maybe 2000 imported to the US.

Jim :brow

1911fan 11-05-2012 07:18 PM

Not one, but TWO Combat Wombats.


freetors 11-05-2012 07:51 PM

So far it's this '72 (I think) Aermacchi Harley Davidson SS350. Still have it too :thumbup

G19Tony 11-05-2012 08:08 PM

74 Hodaka Dirt Squirt.:D

Usk Coastie 11-05-2012 08:10 PM

Late 50s early 60s BSA 250 with right hand shift. Owned it while in the USAF in Tucson AZ during the early 70s

Anorak 11-05-2012 08:11 PM

1983 Laverda RGS 1000. Barn fresh.

BanjoBoy 11-05-2012 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 19978630)

Currently owned, 5093 made, maybe 2000 imported to the US.

Jim :brow

Damn, ya beat me to the draw Jim. :D

Al Goodwin 11-05-2012 08:37 PM

I also had one of these Yamaha GTS1000 for 3 years or so...really weird feel, or lack there of, from the front end. Fuel injection, ABS,...ahead of it's time, and priced that way also.

DaveStockwell 11-05-2012 09:33 PM

Moto Guzzi 850 T-3. Had it in college (mid 80's) until I tried to buy replacement parts and was told it would be three months and $75 for a turn signal lens. Swapped it for a Yamaha 650 Special. Not nearly as fun but much more friendly to a college student's budget. Wish I'd never sold that one.

Steve G. 11-05-2012 09:40 PM

Robert Smith

The Laverda Jota 1000. Nice pic by Robert. My little Laverda, #17-100 in 1981.
I've got #42-50 into North America in 1989. World Production 700 that yr.

SpeedySapper 11-06-2012 12:39 AM

I had a Cimmati Kaiman 50cc trail bike way back in 1977, but I don't have any photos. Visit to see a photo of a similar bike.

manic mechanic 11-06-2012 01:02 AM

'71 Hodaka 250ED with Preston Petty plastic, and '94Cagiva e900 Elefant in Lucky Explorer livery(944 SS engine, V&H SS2R, no cat, Mikuni flat-slides)

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