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Original Survivor – 1986 Yamaha XT600

With just 3,172 miles, this Yamaha XT600 is a clean example of the popular 80s enduro. The 595cc engine put out 44 horsepower, which had to move about 360 pounds of motorcycle. They don’t have much of an aftermarket presence, but spare parts aren’t difficult to find. I can’t believe I’m saying this – but is this bike too nice …

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1977 MV Agusta 350 Ipotesi

The MV Agusta 350S Ipotesi is a classic Italian designed by legendary automotive stylist Giorgio Giugiaro. Nicknamed the Ipotesi (Hypothesis in Italian), it was Giugiaro’s attempt at styling a bike. It was quite advanced for the time – triple disc brakes, cast magnesium wheels, and a 10,000 rpm redline made this 350cc bike a treat to ride.

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1969 Norton N15

After Norton moved production to Plumstead in the early 60s, they had a few leftover engines from the less-than-popular Atlas line. They threw those engines into Matchless frames to create a series of hybrids under the Norton, Matchless, and AMC names – possibly the most confusing time in the history of the British firm. One of desert racers that was …

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1978 Kawasaki Z1RTC

The Kawasaki Z1RTC has the distinction of being the ‘first’ of many things. Most importantly, it was the first turbocharged bike released into the market, kicking off the 80’s turbo bike rush which included bikes like the Yamaha Seca Turbo and the Honda CX650 Turbo.

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No Reserve – 2006 BMW HP2 Enduro

One of the biggest issues with eBay is how easy it is for a seller to pull a bike early for any (in)valid reason. So it’s nice to see this seller, who guarantees his cool HP2 Enduro will be finding a new owner.

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$2,500 – 1989 Kawasaki EX500

You asked for more affordable bikes, so here’s another one for you. Between 1987 and 1990, the Kawasaki EX500 won Cycle World’s “Best Under 500cc Streetbike”, because they considered it ‘unusually capable and versatile’.

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1966 Greeves Challenger

Founded by Bert Greeves, the Greeves motorcycle company started when Bert was mowing his lawn and thought of mounting a lawnmower engine to the wheelchair of his disabled cousin to help with mobility. That led to a government contract, and Bert was inspired by his success to start building motorcycles as well. The company was quite successful with exports – …