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Your Own Race Team? 1994 Harley-Davidson VR1000

In America, Race by Abhi1 Comment

2-7 Update: Over a year later, this VR1000 has been given a $50,000 discount. Let’s see if that’s enough to get it a new owner. Find it for sale here on Craigslist for $75,000 in Grants Pass, Oregon. Back in 1988, Harley decided to try their hand at knocking off Ducati from their perch atop AMA Superbike. Unfortunately, what would …

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Homologation Special – 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R K2

In Japan, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Ninja was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The “K” model of the ZX-7R, built between 91-92, was a homologation special built in limited numbers (500 examples) so Kawi could go racing in AMA Superbike. 142 examples were exported to the US, with an asking price that was nearly twice what Kawasaki charged for the …

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Moto Giro Racer – 1966 Ducati Monza 250

In Italy, Race by Abhi1 Comment

Starting with a square-fendered Monza 250 he acquired in 2007, this seller converted a stock bike into a Moto Giro competitor. While I don’t enjoy the overall aesthetic package, it looks like the seller did a good job upgrading the mechanics of this bike for competition.

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1975 Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Right now, Sildorome is asking what the best UJM is. A whole bunch of the answers are the CB750, which isn’t surprising considering what a sales success it was. Because there are plenty of examples to work with, many builders turn to the big CB when they want to build a custom. Here’s an example that I generally dig, except …

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Final Edition – 1998 Ducati Supersport 900FE

In Italy, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

To mark the end of its badass Supersport line, Ducati released a one-year run of 800 bikes around the world. They called it the Final Edition, painted it silver, and threw on a couple of goodies like 41mm FCR carbs and Ohlins rear shock. 300 of the 800 examples made it over the US – here’s number 15.

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Homemade Wall of Death!

In America, Custom by Abhi2 Comments

Normally I feature bikes for sale, but today I get to feature something you can ride your bike in – if you have the guts. Also known as a silodrome, the ‘wall of death’ was a famous carnival sideshow where riders would circle the interior of a cylinder, pressed against the edge thanks to friction and gravity. The seller says …