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Pedrosa Edition – 2015 Honda CBR1000SP

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 2014, Honda introduced a SP version of their 1000cc superbike, upgraded with Brembo brakes, some minor engine modifications, and Ohlins suspension. That year, they also won the Rider, Constructor, and Team Championships in MotoGP. To celebrate, they offered up two “Champions Edition” versions of the SP with Repsol liveries of their two MotoGP riders – Marc Marquez and Dani …

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1958 Bobcat Golf Scooter

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The overlap of people who are passionate about golf and motorcycles isn’t particularly large, but this beautiful scooter could unite the two fronts! Built by the Bobcat company of Wheeling, Illinois, this was designed to let people “play more golf, better golf, more relaxing golf.” Amusingly, in a period ad the mileage wasn’t referred to in mpg, but rather “72 …

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1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

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My favorite Guzzi, the Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is still one of the most famous Guzzis ever made (and it’s a bike that I have trouble not featuring if I find one for sale). After years of bikes like as the Ambassador and the Eldorado, the V7 was specifically created by Tonti to honor Guzzi’s racing legacy.

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Rare Project with No Reserve – 1974 Norton Hi-Rider

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When “Easy Rider” exponentially increased the popularity of choppers around the world, it was inevitable that certain businesses would try to ride the way. What was surprising was that one of those companies was Norton, who created the “Hi-Rider” variant of the Commando to counteract the popularity of big Japanese motorcycles like the Honda CB750. It looked silly – in …

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No Reserve – 1971 Honda SL175

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Post Sale Update: This SL175 sold for $6,753 after 43 bids on eBay in Mentor, Ohio. Built between 1970 and 1972, the SL was a street scrambler available in displacements from 70 to 350cc – though the styling was popular and has inspired a few larger customs like this “SL450” and this “SL750“

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175cc – 1973 Bultaco Pursang 125

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Originally formed in 1959, Bultaco was formed primarily by former employees of the Montesa racing department. With time, Bultaco became known for off-road competition bikes such as the Pursang, which was their most popular motorcycle in the United States. It was originally offered in displacements ranging from 125cc to 350cc, and today we’ve got one of the small ones with …

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1975 Suzuki GT750

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Affectionately known as the Water Buffalo, the GT750 was introduced as competition to big bikes of the day like the Honda CB750 and Triumph Bonneville. For many American riders, this was the first Suzuki that captured their attention.