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For Charity – 2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss #269

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Over on the auction site we’ve got a limited edition Ducati that’s extra special because the seller is generously donating his proceeds from this sale to City Team Oakland, a nonprofit that compassionately serves the homeless and poor in need with hot meals, groceries, shelter, housing and restorative programs, learning and career help, and so much more!

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598 Miles – 1975 Yamaha XS650

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The XS650 was quite a popular motorcycle – approximately 500,000 were built over a 13 year production run. When released, it was Yamaha’s biggest production bike and it was advanced for the time with unit construction for the engine and transmission, as well as a horizontally-split crankcase. It aped the styling of classic British twins but these Yammies developed a …

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Video Intermission – Iconic Rides: BMW K1

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Over on Iconic we’re always trying new things – this week’s we starting up a YouTube channel! We have some great inventory that cycles through, and my partner Adam has a set ride from the shop to the Rock Store every Sunday morning. For our first video, Adam brings you along on his Sunday ride on a BMW K1:

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Rare Project – 1962 Moto Parilla Wildcat Scrambler 250

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Parilla was distributed in the US by Cosmopolitan Motors, and while the former had some success with a 175cc bike, Cosmopolitan asked for a 250cc engine. Parilla responded with their distinctive high cam motor from their Grand Sports road bike. At the time, this made Parilla’s competition in racing a Triumph Cub, and Parillas were winning handily.

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Custom CB750 in Europe – 1973 Japauto 950 SS

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Sensing that Honda was about to take over the motorcycle industry, Christian Vilaseca expanded his family’s GM automobile dealership by founding Japauto in 1966. Thanks to the success of the CB750, Japauto quickly became Europe’s largest motorcycle dealership. So when he decided to campaign in the 1970 Bol d’Or, he wanted to race with a bike bearing his companies name …

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1959 Pannonia T5 with Duna Sidecar

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Pannonia was a Hungarian motorcycle manufacturer that produced over a million bikes between 1954 and 1975 – in addition to a whole bunch of four wheelers. While their range of motorcycle engines included a boxer twin and a vertical twin, the most common motor they built was a two-stroke single as featured in this T5.

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1985 Suzuki Madura

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A direct response to the ‘mega-cruiser’ Honda Magna, the Suzuki Madura was all about one-upmanship. Honda called their Magna an 1100, so the Madura was called a 1200, even if the engine was actually 1165cc. Honda rated the Magna at 116hp, Suzuki rated the Madura at…117 horsepower. You get the idea. Either way, it was a rare (5,099 produced over …

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BSB Champion – 2019 Ducati V4R

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This is the Ducati V4R that Scott Redding used to win the 2019 BSB championship with the Paul Bird Motorsport/Be Wiser Ducati Team – it’s one of just two BSB V4Rs that PBM sold after last season, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the public.