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Serial Number 1 – 1994 Bimota DB2

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

7-25-17 Update: A year and 300 miles later, this DB2 is back up for sale. The seller makes reference to the previous eBay listing and since he bought it he’s done a good amount of work. The most obvious cosmetic changes are that he powdercoated the wheels and repaired the scuff that was on the tail. Some mechanical work was …

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2007 KTM 950 SMR

In Austria, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

“Think of it as a BMW GS with balls and you’re almost there.” That’s how MCN summed up KTM’s large supermoto, the 950 SMR. Here’s a good looking example that’s well-optioned, plus it’s the “R” which has a smaller tank and a different riding position. What are you waiting for? Go scare some GS owners (myself included)!

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1995 MZ NRX Saxon Tour

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

In 1990 (soon after the fall of the Berlin wall), MZ was privatized. The new owners realized that they needed a four-stroke motor if they were going to sell bikes in Europe and the US, so they called up Rotax and got themselves a 494cc single. Then, they designed a family of bikes around it, like the Silver Star retro …

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Show Bike – 2007 Ducati Sport Classic 1000S

In Custom, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

When scouring the interwebs for scoots to feature here on Bike-urious, I’ve always refrained from featuring Ducati Sport Classic 1000 examples, as undeniably special as they are, even the Paul Smart versions in my opinion don’t usually warrant their own post. This ’07 Sport Classic 1000S example however is just too cool to pass up, and apparently I’m not alone …

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“Sophia” – 1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The V7 Sport may be the most iconic of Moto Guzzi’s long lineup of street bikes. It’s a gorgeous, simple motorcycle that deserves to be brought back in the current wave of manufacturers building retro bikes. But I digress. The seller of this bike says this is “the only motorcycle I have ever owned that merited a name. She handles …

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Sandcast K0 – 1969 Honda CB750

In Japan, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Claimed to be in “museum quality”, this sandcast CB750 was acquired by the seller 20 years ago from the Newman-Haas chief, who was the second owner. As you probably know, the first 7,414 CB750s were built from sandcast molds before Soichiro Honda switched to a more expensive metal mold because there was clearly enough demand to justify the investment.

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In Canada – 1975 Hercules W2000

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

In the early 70s, Suzuki, Norton, and DKW all brought rotary-powered bikes to the market, but DKW was the first. Outside of the UK, it was marketed as the Hercules Wankel 2000, or W2000. If you ignored the unique powertrain, the rest of the bike was fairly conventional. But you wouldn’t ignore the powertrain, and neither did the press. Bike …

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Small Displacement British Classic – 1959 Norton Jubilee

In England, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

Back in 1960, the U.K. introduced a new law limiting all new riders to piloting machines with a displacement of no more than 250cc (in addition to wearing L-plates). As a response to this change Norton began offering the Jubilee in 1958 (as a preemptive strategy) and it was the smallest engine the British manufacturer had ever produced. It was …

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Jeff Weier Resto – 1972 Suzuki TS400 Apache

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Built between 1972 and 1979, the TS400 was the largest of Suzuki’s two-stroke off-road family. Suzuki had a wide range of “T” bikes – TM was for motocross, TC, was for trail, TF was for farm, and TS was the enduro. The 400 produced 34 horsepower and 29.7 pound-feet of torque. Dry weight was 277 pounds, and Suzuki guaranteed their …

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Possible Steal – 1967 Triumph T120TT

In England, Off-Road, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Typically when I’ve seen or featured T120TTs in the past, they sell around $14/15k. This one is at $6,800 with just a couple of days left and the reserve has already been met. The seller doesn’t mention that this is a TT Special anywhere in the listing, so do they not know what they have or am I exhibiting some …

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Hailwood Replica – 1979 Honda CB750 Custom

In Japan, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Mike Hailwood replicas are simply the business. It doesn’t matter what make the legend rode that’s being replicated, MH replicas are just plain valuable and desirable in the motorcycle world and this beautiful CB750 Mike Hailwood replica is no exception. Though this example does a great job of looking the part of the iconic RC166, sporting Hailwood’s machine’s period correct …

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Built in Varese – 1995 Ducati 916

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Thanks to the gift of hindsight, we know that the 916 was one of Ducati’s most important models of all time. But did you know that it nearly had a catastrophic beginning? Right as the production lines were spinning up to bring the world the prettiest sportbike of the decade, a fire broke out at Ducati’s paint shop in the …

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Factory Racer – 2015 KTM RC390 Cup

In Austria, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Spec racing typically yields some of the most closest finishes on race tracks, and manufacturers will occasionally encourage these classes by building models designed for the task. KTM and MotoAmerica have partnered to create a RC Cup of spec racing in the hopes that it will help grow the next wave of US talent to be seen in MotoGP. Most …

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Rosso-Designed Diesel X Ducati Models

In Cruiser, Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Renzo Rosso is something of a powerhouse in the fashion world as the current president of the OTB Group, which is the parent company of labels like Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, and Paula Cademartori, just to name a few. Renzo grew up in Italy immersed in a culture that embraced all things two-wheeled, so despite him having a ridiculously busy …