Cyclone Board Track Racer Tribute


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

During the early 20th century, board track racing represented the pinnacle of two-wheeled motorsport in the United States. As the name implies, courses consisted of circular or oval tracks, typically comprising wooden planks. Because they were inexpensive to construct, they were incredibly popular venues. However, this also meant that they were very difficult to maintain — most board tracks lasted just three years before being abandoned due to safety concerns.

Amongst the main competitors in the board track racing scene was the Cyclone, a 996cc v-twin model produced by the Joerns Motor Manufacturing Company. The original bike boasted a top speed in excess of 100mph, beating out an Excelsior for the one-mile speed record title. Despite its capability, the then-high price of $350 forced Joerns to discontinue the model as the market was swamped with more affordable alternatives.

Today, only six Cyclones are said to have survived from the original 300-bike run. Steve McQueen famously owned an example that sold for $775,000 in March 2015.

The bike you see before you was built by Steel Buffalo Motors as a tribute to the original Cyclones. It boasts an aluminum frame, an 80cc two-stroke single, and pedals to start.

There is no VIN stamping that we can find. The seller purchased the bike as a display piece and kept it in his living room. He notes that “anyone who came to the house always commented on how cool this bike was as being one of Steve McQueen’s first motos.”

There is no odometer; true mileage is unknown.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front/ Rear: N/A
Tire % Front/ Rear: N/A
Tire Press Front/ Rear: N/A
Brake % Front/ Rear: N/A
Hydraulic: N/A
Oil: N/A
Coolant: N/A
Low Beam: N/A
High Beam: N/A
Turn: N/A
Tail Light: N/A
Brake Light: N/A
Plate Light: N/A
Kill: N/A
Horn: N/A
Fork: N/A
Shock/s: N/A
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Battery: N/A
Bike Runs
• Throttle housing / cable insert damaged
• 24:1 gas/oil premix ratio

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Duro tires.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for inspection), this Steel Buffalo Motors replica is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Cyclone stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California




Steel Buffalo Motors


Cyclone Replica


True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405. On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van. Please email or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

Please email or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

We recommend TFX

$2,000 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$5,000 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark which includes transport as well as customs fees and duties. Please contact Shippio for an exact quote.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$3,000 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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