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Best of the Bolts – 2014 Yamaha Star Bolt

In America, Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

9-19-17 Update: Over two years later, this Hageman build is back up for sale. It’s moved up north a bit, so you can find it in Charlottesville, Virginia with bidding up to $3,100 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $14,900 here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha Star Bolt sold for $16,250. Back …

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Sitting for 4 Decades – 1952 MV Agusta 125 Turismo D

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The “D” model of MV Agusta’s 125 Turismo was produced in 1952, and the main upgrades from the “C” included the front suspension (as MV calls it, a “pressed steel front parallelogram suspension”) and a new gas tank. This beautiful example has spent “almost all its life inside a private collection in France” and it has not been started in …

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Hondas and Indians – 3 Cool Minis

In America, Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

Minibikes have a more universal appeal in the motorcycle world quite possibly more than any other type of motorized two-wheeler. So many motorcyclists have stories to share of piloting a mini that they, a cousin, or a kid down the street owned. For many of these riders, this would be their first introduction into a lifelong moto-obession. Indian wasn’t particularly …

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1959 Moto Guzzi Galletto

In Italy, Scooter by Abhi0 Comments

Carlo Guzzi was one of Moto Guzzi’s three co-founders back in 1921, and he was the brainchild behind a scooter/motorcycle hybrid called the Galletto (cockerel in Italian). Over approximately 15 years of production, 75,000 units were sold.

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Santa Barbara – 1964 Yamaha YA6

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

The YA6 was best known for being Yamaha’s first production bike with automatic oil injection – you may remember the feature by the name of “Autolube.” The oil injection was immensely popular and was offered throughout Yamaha’s lineup for decades. The YA6 was much less successful, making them a rare find nowadays. This survivor has remained in good shape and …

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Ex-Red Bull Rookies Cup – Metrakit 125 GP Racer

In Less than 5k, Race, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

For the last decade, the Red Bull Rookies Cup has been allowing up-and-coming riders to prove themselves on professional-quality machines at world-class motorsport circuits. The league has clearly accomplished what it set out to do, as Johann Zarco was the champion of its inaugural season, followed by JD Beach. Other riders like Jake Gagne, Lorenzo Savadori and the late Luis …

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Boosted Motoren Werke – 1986 BMW K100RS Turbo

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The BMW K100RS was a pleasant sport tourer in its day, and the flying brick platform is having a bit of a renaissance as a platform for custom builds right now. Some people saw fit to modify the bike when it was new, including RB Racing when they built approximately 200 kits to turbocharge the K100 motor. Here’s serial #3, …