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Turnkey Factory Racer – KTM RC390 RC Cup

In Austria, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ran in conjunction with the domestic Moto America series, the KTM RC Cup was designed to give young, up-and-coming riders a chance to race on factory-grade machines, with assistance from professional support (mechanics and the like). Every rider in the series campaigned aboard the same bike; factory-prepped RC390’s brimming with trick racing bits.

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2009 Suzuki DR-Z400

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This DR-Z sold for $3,000 after 20 bids on eBay. Everyone loves a dual sport, and the Suzuki DR-Z400 has been a dual sport staple since 2000. It hasn’t changed much, but that just means you’ll get plenty for your dollar. The suspension might be more adjustable nowadays, but even in 2018 it still came with carburetors. …

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First Year Harley Mini — 1973 Harley-Davidson X-90

In America, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Produced for only three-years, Harley-Davidson’s X-90 was one of the smallest machines to ever bear the bar and shield logo. Built by Harley’s Italian subsidiary, Aermacchi, the X-90 was powered by an air-cooled, 90cc, two-stroke single married to a four-speed gearbox. The successor to 1972’s “Shortster”, the ’73 X-90 featured full road-going lighting, and suspension and brakes fore and aft.

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1950 Moto Guzzi Astorino

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Moto Guzzi Astorino is a rare find in its home country of Italy, let alone here in the US. A sibling of sorts to the better-known Airone, both bikes feature 250cc 4-stroke singles with the iconic “bacon slicer” external flywheel. The Astorino has a few small differences, including hydraulic rear shocks.

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Nice Price – 1998 Ducati 748 w/ 890 Big Bore Kit

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ducati’s 916 range is one of the most iconic model lineups of all time. From its release, the bikes were met with near unanimous praise for their performance and drop dead gorgeous design. The Bologna brand offered full (916) and mid-sized variants of the superbike, with the smaller displacement model being the 748. The 748 debuted in ’94 and remained …

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Needs Some Work – 1972 Kawasaki H2 750

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Widowmaker is a term given to vehicles with a tendency to face the wrong direction. Or, more elegantly put, vehicles in the “more power than chassis” club. In the right hands, widowmakers end up on the top step of the podium. Otherwise, they end up in the hands of insurance companies. In 1972, the Kawasaki H2 was the newest metal …