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1975 Ducati 860 GT

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Sold for just two years, the Ducati 860GT was a relatively angular bike that didn’t end up being as popular as Ducati might have hoped. It ended up evolving into the much-more loved Darmah. The 864cc twin yielded 60 horsepower, and it was capable of hitting 109 miles per hour. The GT was sold just in ’74 and ’75 – …

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915 Miles – 1986 Honda CT110

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Honda’s Trail 90 (or CT90, depending on the market) was a popular entry point for youngsters to learn how to ride in the dirt. One of the reasons it was so easy to ride was the 4-speed transmission with an automatic clutch. So when Honda moved on to the CT110 in 1980 (basically the same bike but it weighed a …

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Ending Soon – 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

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Post Sale Update: this ZRX sold for $5,029 on IMA in Brooklyn, New York. 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. This low-mileage example is adorned in the less common pairing of Candy Lightning Blue/Galaxy Silver and …

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1944 BSA M20 with B33 Motor

In England, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

It’d be hard for me to top this introductory line from the seller: “basically, this bike is what you’d get if an ovulating 1949 B33 had unprotected sex with a horny old 1944 M20 sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s.” I’m highly amused by the rest of the seller’s description, so I’ll include a portion of it here: …

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2001 Ghezzi Brian Supersonic Custom

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

6-4-20 Update: Four years later, this bike is back on eBay and it’s correctly identified as a Super Twin. I love to see that it’s been ridden – the mileage has gone up from ~4,700 to 7,499 – and there’s better pictures. Find it in Santa Monica, California with a BIN of $24,900 or best offer here on eBay.

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Still New – 2003 Honda CR250R

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Post Sale Update: This CR250R sold for $12,200 after 2 bids on eBay in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut. Honda debuted the third-generation twin spar aluminum-framed CR250R two-stroke motocrosser in 2002, though they followed it up in 2003 with changes to the cylinder, exhaust, valves, air intake, CDI, suspension, and more. Yet none of that may matter with this bike, as it’s never …

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1966 Honda C100

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

The most produced motor vehicle in history, Honda’s Super Cub is still in production (and just got a 125cc facelift with the powertrain from the Grom). These wonderful bikes, which changed the face of motorcycling in the United States in conjunction with the famous marketing campaign, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” It was a motorcycle for the …

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1989 Honda NX250

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The easy complaint with what manufacturers are calling “ADV Bikes” nowadays is that they’re just too damn big. If you also subscribe to that theory, let me go back in time a few decades with you. The middle weight of the Honda NX line-up (which also included a 125 and a 650) was the NX250, which was available for just …

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Vintage MX – 1969 BSA 441 Victor Special

In Custom, England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the early 60’s, BSA’s race team was developing a large single in the hopes of winning the 500cc world motocross championship. A 441cc engine ended up being the ticket, which helped BSA capture the 500cc championship in ’64 and ’65. The following year, the company released the BSA 441 Victor Special to the public – and this one’s very …

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1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

The XLCH is one of the jewels of the Sportster model line. The CH is affectionately referred to as “Competition Hot” by some and it had a few changes from the XLH, notably a different tank and seat, as well as the removal of electric start and the battery. Both models were introduced in 1958 – the CH was a …