Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Turbocharged motorcycles were the order of the day last week. We’ll see what you’ve got to do to get blown around here in just a sec, but first this week’s quest.
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The first motorcycle I ever rode was a Honda Express while the last was a Triumph Trident. Per my wife, I’m not allowed to ride on the street, but that doesn’t mean I can’t live vicariously through the risky actions of others. What better way to do so than with a turbocharged motorcycle, because what better way to go out than accompanied by a high-pitched whine and speed-blurred vision?
Let’s start off with some cool bikes that might not kill you. Both dukeisduke and P161911 found Honda CX500s, one in artistically blurry pics and the other in some cool wet shots. I’ve always loved the looks of the half-clad CX500TC, and I think it may have been the first bike sold here to have a composite headlamp. Luxury Lexus Land-Yacht missed posting that first one by mere minutes.
Keeping the wonder-twin powers alive, turbo’d Harleys were brought to us by both smalleyxb and discontinuuity, one all chromed and one murdered out. GTXcellent takes the prize for weirdest turbo’d two wheeler for a bike that doesn’t actually have any wheels: a KTM 450sxf Timbersled. And no, I wouldn’t drop $17K on it either. Batshitbox offered up both a Kawasaki Gpz 750 Turbo, and a nifty little Yamaha WR280X Turbo. A tasty Turbo Seca was found by ptschett, and at a price that was pretty sweet too.
Our winner was dukeisduke for posting the turbo’d bike that’s seriously most likely to kill someone, a 2004 turbo Suzuki Hayabusa. If you’ve got to go, this looks like the most expedient way to get there. Just make sure to alert your next of kin prior to the trip.
Congrats to dukeisduke, and thank you all for the wonderful death threats. Now, let’s get some good cheap Jeepin’ in!