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Well-Modded – 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built as a tribute to the KZ1000 piloted by Eddie Lawson while winning the 1981 and 1982 AMA Superbike titles, the ZRX series is a muscle-car version of the UJM. Like many muscle cars, this Galaxy Blue ZRX has some great modifications to make it go faster, turn/stop quicker, and sound better.

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1964 REX KL35

In Dual-Sport, Germany, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

10-18-20 Update: Four years later, Robert VanSlyke notes in the comments that this REX is again up for sale. The asking price is down to $2,500 and it’s moved from Idaho to Arizona. It’s titled and still a runner – find it in Cave Creek, Arizona here on Facebook Marketplace. 9-12-16 Update: John K notes that this REX is back …

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1969 BSA Rocket 3

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Specifically built for the US market (which wanted larger displacements and less vibrations), the 750cc triple motor in the BSA Rocket 3 was designed to extend the model line beyond 650 twins. BSA’s financials suffered with the production of this bike, but nearly 27,500 of the Triumph Trident/BSA Rocket 3 were produced between 1968 and 1975. The bike was initially …

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No Reserve – 2018 Alta Redshift MXR

In America, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

When new in 2018, a Alta Redshift MXR would set you back $11,995 (add $750 for the fast charger). So, what does the market think a still-new example is worth for two years later, considering the company is no longer in business? Well, there’s four days left on this auction (which includes the fast charger) and bidding’s up to $11,400.

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Ex-Police – 1976 MZ TS250

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The seller notes that this former East German Police MZ is missing a saddlebag – to my untrained eye it appears that it might also need some decals and a few accessories. Still, it’s a cool rare find that’s been restored so it’s ready to ride.

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1988 Honda ZB50

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Only sold in the US, Canada, and western Europe in 1988, the ZB50 was supposed to be a street sister to the Z50R dirt bike, but it ended up being too expensive for Honda to build and the US only got 3,058 examples before Honda killed it off.

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1990 Honda CB-1

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.