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Mammoth In New Zealand – 1969 Munch Mammut

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Considered by some to be the world’s first superbike, the Munch Mammoth (Mammut) was revealed to the world four years before Honda opened some eyes with the CB750. It was aptly named, with a 996cc four-cylinder car engine from NSU that helped contribute to a weight of 480 pounds – that engine gradually grew throughout the run. Just 478 were …

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Rare Project – 1980 Honda Cabina

In Japan, Project, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

At first glance, I thought this was a BMW C1, but it turns out it’s a scoot I had never heard of before – the 50cc Honda Cabina. Designed as a personal commuter ‘which combined the excellent mobility of a motorcycle with the comfort of a car.’ Honda says that this is the first mass-produced motorcycle with a roof and …

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2006 Honda Big Ruckus PS250

In Japan, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ruckus was a surprising hit for Honda, due almost entirely to the aftermarket customization that has skyrocketed around the 50cc scooter. What many people don’t know is that Honda offered a ‘full-size’ version called the Honda Big Ruckus for 4 years in Japan and 2 years in the US/Canada.

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92 Miles – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The base model R11S was a wonderful all-around streetbike similar to the Honda VFR800. BMW went above and beyond with a couple of limited editions, including the Boxer Cup Replika as featured today. BMW created a spec series to race these bikes, and 300 examples were released as a homage. They were equipped with Ohlins suspension, Laser exhaust, and custom …

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New In Box – 1987 Kamasura VRX250

In Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the November 12th, 1986 issue of Cycle News (you’ll need a subscription to their archive to view it), a Southern California company called Continental Marketing announced that they were undertaking some market research of a 250cc street bike that would be introduced the following spring. They followed that up by mailing out 50,000 fliers offering a “free motorcycle” called …

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Stoner Replica Paint – 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In their attempt to create the ultimate sportbike, Ducati created 1,500 examples of the Desmosedici D16RR. The RR stands for Racing Replica, and it was a limited production version of the Desmo racebike piloted by Casey Stoner in MotoGP. This example takes it a step further thanks to a custom paint job to make it look even more like Stoner’s …

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No Reserve – 1995 Bimota SB6

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the early years, Bimota’s formula was to take a powerful and reliable Japanese engine and then replace the adequate frame and suspension with a bespoke Italian chassis and quality components. Some reviewers argue that the SB6 is the last of the old-school Bimotas because around this time the OEMs started catching up on the handling front by improving their …

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1986 Suzuki GSX-R750

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Though the model debuted in 1985, Suzuki’s legendary Gixxer line did not make its way to the US until 1986. The changes were minor – better headlights, a revised belly pan, and 25mm longer swingarm, but Americans were probably too busy drooling over the first true street-legal race replica to notice.

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2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

In Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

By all accounts, the new Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 twin is a fine offering for the impressively low price of $5,799. That inherently attracts people looking for bargains, which is why you rarely see one with this kind of investment in it – the seller says that he’s put in over $10,000 in this machine, resulting in the nicest INT650 …