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  • 1966 BSA Thunderbolt1966 BSA Thunderbolt (1966)
    Hello, up for auction is a 650 Thunderbolt Project. I bought this motorcycle with the intension of rebuilding it. A friend was going to rebuild the top end.
    2016-11-21 04:57:06
    Coffeyville, Kansas, United States
    100
  • 1966 BSA Thunderbolt1966 BSA Thunderbolt (1966)
    Offered is a nice 1966 BSA Thunderbolt, single carb. 650cc motorcycle.  This bike is unrestored and does show some wear and tear from it's 50 years of service.
    2016-11-11 04:50:34
    Long Beach, California, United States
    1
    3,800.00
  • 1972 BSA Thunderbolt1972 BSA Thunderbolt (1972)
    You are bidding on a classic survivor, 1972 BSA Thunderbolt 650. It is a numbers matching bike. This is a running and driving motorcycle with very low miles.
    2016-11-07 04:45:32
    Kaysville, Utah, United States
    5
  • BSA: ThunderboltBSA: Thunderbolt (1969)
    It is time to downsize the collection, so up for sale is my 1969 BSA Thunderbolt This bike is in excellent condition-You will not find a nicer one. Only 1500 miles on her since a complete nut and bolt restoration was completed. Please review the pictures, which speak for themselves.
    2016-10-11 04:48:53
    Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
    1
    9,500.00
  • 1966 BSA Thunderbolt1966 BSA Thunderbolt (1966)
    Absolutely beautiful 1966 BSA Thunderbolt. This bike is a very nice specimen and retains its originality other than the paint and exhaust silencers. The bike is not perfect but absolutely stunning considering it has not been nut and bolt restored. 1467 miles on the odometer but engine was balanced and rebuilt less than 500 miles ago.
    2016-10-05 04:55:49
    Dearborn, Michigan, United States
    1
  • 1971 BSA Thunderbolt1971 BSA Thunderbolt (1971)
    I purchased this 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 less than a year and a half ago and in that time I've put roughly 3,500 miles on it. Since then, I've made numerous changes and upgrades which increases it's daily performance and reliability. With it's Pazon Sure-Fire electronic ignition, the bike starts right up on it's first or second kick.
    2016-08-09 05:03:24
    Athens, Georgia, United States
    13
  • 1970 BSA Thunderbolt1970 BSA Thunderbolt (1970)
    This was in our collection and will be sold with a bill of sale it was purchased at Las Vegas Auction in 2006. It kicks through and should run after serviced
    2016-08-06 04:59:06
    Fresno, California, United States
    40
  • BSA: ThunderboltBSA: Thunderbolt (1969)
    1969 BSA Thunderbolt Up for sale is my Thunderbolt, which is in excellent condition. Only 1000 miles on her since a complete nut and bolt restoration was completed. Please review the pictures, which speak for themselves.
    2016-07-27 05:04:01
    Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
    1
    12,500.00
  • 1971 BSA Thunderbolt1971 BSA Thunderbolt (1971)
    What you are looking at is a ground up build using all vintage parts or NOS parts or fabricated parts of a 1971 BSA Thunderbolt Long Chop. Everything on this bike is from the 60's or 70's, just some of what is on her is:1.) AEE BSA Frame (NOS)2.) AEE Batwing Tank with orig. cap3.) BSA engine A65 650 cc with big bore kit making her a 780cc4.) Randy's Springer with Road Runner Rockers5.) Invader wheels-front has mini drum (NOS)6.) Ron Finch Pawn Lights (NOS)7.) Cheeta Sissy Bar8.) Drag Specialties Q & K Seat9.) Engine cases completely hand engraved10.) #2 1964 Grand Prix Lights (Headlights)11.) Custom Exhaust12.) TC Brothers Forward Controls13.) Trailer Fender14.) Electronic Ignition15.) BSA Lighting Head with NEW Amal carbs16.) Custom one of a kind paint job with hand pin stripping and GOLD LEAF work!
    2016-07-13 05:11:21
    Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    500
  • 1971 BSA Thunderbolt1971 BSA Thunderbolt (1971)
    ***FINAL REDUCTION***  1971 BSA Thunderbolt A65 650cc Just restored to daily rider condition. Runs, rides and everything works. it's not a show restoration, but it looks pretty darn nice!
    2016-06-23 05:07:28
    Prospect, Kentucky, United States
    4
    3,500.00
  • 1967 BSA Thunderbolt1967 BSA Thunderbolt (1967)
    This BSA Thunderbolt is original except for paint and silencers. Has very few miles since rebuild by previous owner. Runs and rides very smooth !
    2016-06-14 16:21:37
    Napoleon, Ohio, United States
    0
    4,800.00
  • 25943 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025943 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25943 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 02:22:41
    Dallas, TX
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25940 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025940 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25940 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 02:22:39
    Effingham, SC
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25910 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025910 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25910 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 02:22:32
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25948 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025948 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25948 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 02:11:10
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25930 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025930 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25930 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 02:11:05
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25907 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025907 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25907 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 02:01:08
    Mystic, CT
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25901 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025901 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25901 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:55:43
    Bay Minette, AL
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25904 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025904 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25904 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:55:23
    Hot Springs, AR
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25936 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025936 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25936 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:55:23
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25924 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025924 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25924 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:55:18
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25946 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025946 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25946 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:55:14
    Bristol, VA
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25945 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025945 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25945 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:45:15
    North Hartland, VT
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25908 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025908 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25908 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:45:14
    Millsboro, DE
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25931 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025931 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25931 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:44:52
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25915 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025915 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25915 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:44:33
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25925 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025925 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25925 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:44:32
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25926 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025926 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25926 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:33:42
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25902 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025902 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25902 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:33:38
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25937 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025937 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25937 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:24:22
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25905 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025905 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25905 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:23:03
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25921 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025921 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25921 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:12:16
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25918 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025918 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25918 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:12:16
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25922 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025922 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25922 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:12:06
    Dearborn, MI
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25913 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025913 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25913 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:11:48
    Milan, IL
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25933 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025933 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25933 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:11:20
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25934 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025934 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25934 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 01:03:52
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25919 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025919 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25919 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:57:51
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25928 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025928 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25928 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:57:47
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25927 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025927 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25927 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:57:43
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25920 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025920 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25920 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:57:37
    Galena, MD
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25932 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025932 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25932 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:46:44
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25906 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025906 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25906 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:24:19
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25917 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025917 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25917 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:22:54
    Ashland, KY
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25914 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025914 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25914 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:22:47
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25942 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025942 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25942 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:22:42
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25938 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025938 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25938 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:13:00
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25923 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025923 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25923 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:12:58
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25950 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025950 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25950 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-24 00:02:14
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25944 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025944 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25944 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 07:11:26
    Kanab, UT
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25947 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025947 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25947 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 07:11:24
    Seattle, WA
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25916 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025916 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25916 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 07:11:15
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25935 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025935 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25935 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 07:01:19
    Mark Center, OH
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25929 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025929 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25929 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 07:01:19
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25939 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025939 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25939 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 07:01:15
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25949 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025949 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25949 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 07:00:34
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25903 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025903 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25903 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 06:55:29
    Prescott, AZ
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25941 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025941 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25941 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 06:55:25
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25909 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025909 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25909 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 06:34:11
    0
    1,760.00
  • 25911 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 65025911 USED 1971 BSA Thunderbolt 650 (0)
    #25911 Beautiful condition, new tires, an honest 1-kick start British bike! Just had a major tune-up. It really does kick over on the 1st try.
    2014-01-23 06:34:06
    0
    1,760.00

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Bonhams Auctioning “Blur” Guitarist’s Motorcycles For Charity

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Graham Coxon, British musician and lead guitarist for Blur, auctioning off seven of his personal motorcycles with proceeds benefitting NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity. See the full press release from Bonhams below. The motorcycles will be sold as part of Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, an annual event taking place at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, held on 19th October 2014.

Third Annual ‘The MEET’ at ACM

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

More than 2,000 attendees visited America’s Car Museum for its 3rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival ‘The MEET’ last weekend in Tacoma, Washington, where over 300 motorcycles and scooters were showcased on the Haub Family Field at LeMay. The event drew pre-1981 motorcycles and scooters from the U.S. and Canada, including an antique motorcycle display, swap meet, cruise-in and a 78-mile roundtrip tour from ACM’s Anderson Plaza to Mt. Rainier.

2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Concourse d’ Elegance Report

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The 2014 edition of the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continued its now 23-year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America with producer photographer Jim Gianatsis moving the show this year to the beautiful green lawns of the Malibu Golf Course among the twisty canyon roads in the Santa Monica Mountains alongside the Pacific Ocean. Highlighting this year’s exciting activities was the emergence of another new and soon to be renown custom bike builder to the sport for which the Calendar Show is known for cultivating. Taking Best of Show in this year’s Calendar Bike Building Championship was Calin Senciac’s Imagine Vehicles International / ImagineVehicles.com motorsports fabrication shop with an incredible custom billet aluminum designed chassis built by Terry Ward and the shop crew, housing a legendary 1979 Honda CBX 1047cc air-cooled in-line 6-cylinder engine.

Oil On Canvas Originals To Be Auctioned

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Bonhams will be auctioning two oil on canvas originals from contemporary motorsports artist Robert Carter, January 9th at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The title piece for this auction (pictured above) measures 48” x 60” and depicts AMA Flat Track star Jim Rice piloting his BSA to victory at the 1970 Santa Rosa Mile. Carter’s second original celebrates the Catalina Grand Prix of 1950’s fame. The oil on canvas piece is 36” x 60”. In addition to these two originals, some of Carter’s Giclee prints will be available.

What’s Old Is New Again – Video

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

There’s something distinctly cool about old British motorcycles. From the wire wheels, the minimal bodywork, and the exposed engines which give off a thunderous bark, I’ve always loved looking at old Triumphs, BSAs and the like from the 60s.  I’ve never owned one though. The reason is simple: old British bikes are needy little maintenance machines notorious for the odd oil leak.

Bonhams To Auction Bruce Smith Collection Of Original Illustrations

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

On October 20, Bonhams will be auctioning off a collection of original illustrations by Bruce Smith from the 1960s and 1970s. Each one will be signed by Smith on heavy cartridge paper. The collection is comprised of cutaway illustrations of a 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750cc, Chris Vincent’s 1964 BSA 650cc A65 Race Outfit, and a 1966 Greeves Racer, the largest of this series being 45cm x 62cm.

Billy Joel Has 1967 BSA Restored On “American Restoration”

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The 1967 BSA Royal Star 650 has a special place in the heart of the Piano Man, Billy Joel — it was the first motorcycle he ever had. As time went on and Joel’s career blossomed, the love for motorcycles only grew. In fact, Joel even has his own motorcycle shop.

Teutel's 1943 BSA M20 up for sale

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800

Paul Teutel Senior of “American Chopper” fame is having a clear-out of his bike collection but the machines on offer are a far cry from the overblown customs he's renowned for building. Instead, they reveal a passion for vintage British machinery. One of his auctions is for a 1943 BSA M20 and it's currently at $4,500 (£2700) with a $5,000 (£3,080) Buy It Now price

The Fonz Never Really Rode a Motorcycle!

Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

According to the “King of Cool” himself, “The Fonz” (Henry Winkler) never actually rode any motorcycles during the ten year Happy Days television run.  Winkler, never rode a bike in real life either, he has dyslexia, which made it difficult for him to co-ordinate the clutch, throttle and brake.  Instead, the bikes (Harley Davidson’s, Triumph’s, BSA’s were used) were mounted on a piece of wood with wheels to make it look like he was riding, even though I am not shocked, I am a little disappointed… You can watch the interview with Winkler, the famous motorcycle jump “The Fonz” made over 14 trashcans and a bonus “Jump the Shark” video after the jump. Get the Flash Player to see this player. “Jump the Shark”, as per Phoghat’s request: Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Man Builds Sidecar from Bathtub

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Back in 1997, an unusual motorcycle appeared on the front page of the Bristol Evening Post. Unable to afford a costly traditional sidecar, bus driver Alan Iles of Bedminster opted to build his own, using a bathtub. Twelve years later, the 1959 650cc BSA is still going and has been ridden all over Europe to help raise money for Cancer research and various charities, for which he has raised thousands of British pounds.