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1977 Yamaha RD400D

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

A reader of mine with an excellent set of bikes is unfortunately letting some of them go to make room for a move from California to Minnesota. I think I have to remind him that it snows there so he’ll stay here. One of the beauties he’s selling is this restored and well-modified RD400, the hooligan’s bike of choice for …

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1989 Honda GB500

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A friend of mine in the motorcycle industry is letting go of the GB500 that he’s owned for over a decade, and it’s a beauty. It’s also a salvage title, which I know might put some of you off but it’s been fixed nicely (the damage was cosmetic only) and I trust the seller completely.

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First Ride – 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

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It’s expensive, exotic, and it makes you feel like royalty – the castle in the background doesn’t hurt, either. But is it worth almost $17 grand? If you’re simply looking for a high-performance naked motorcycle, the Brutale RR makes the Triumph Street Triple look like a bargain. If, however, you’re looking for art that moves you, MV’s “Motorcycle Art” will …

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Restored – 1973 Greeves Griffon QUB

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In 1971, Bert Greeves was looking for more power out of the 380 motor used in his Griffon open class MX bike, and he partnered with Dr. Gordon Blair of the Queens University of Belfast. Blair was a two-stroke export who rewarded Greeves’ faith with a 33% power bump from 33 to 44. It took two years for Greeves to …

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1994 BMW R100R Mystic

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Available only in 1994 and 1995 in the US, the Mystic was a factory custom based on the BMW R100R. The changes were entirely cosmetic, but they were not insignificant. Nowadays a ‘special edition’ just means new paint – the Mystic had several restyled parts.

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2016 Zero FXS 6.5

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As you may remember, I had a Zero FXS on loan a couple of years ago and I thought it was fantastic, though it was on the pricey side. Here’s an example that’s at 70% of the original price but it’s got just 2,800 miles.