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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 Flat Tracker

In America, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

In 1969, an AMA rule-change would force Harley-Davidson’s then racing manager Dick O’Brian and his team to build the XR750 racer. It used a smaller version of its predecessor’s (the KR) 900cc engine. The first years of the XR had a lack of power as well as overheating issues so in 1972 parts of the engine were changed (aluminum head …

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WSBK Racer – 2007 HRC CBR1000RR

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

The mid 2000’s were something of a golden era for sportbikes. Sales were booming and manufacturers had deep pockets and were willing to throw heaps of cash into R&D to produce ever-evolving superbikes and supersports in the then highly competitive sportbike arms race. This 07′ CBR1KRR was released around the height of this era because as you may remember: some …

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Ending Soon – 1999 Bimota SB8R

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

I recently featured a SB8R as part of an Italian collection, but this one’s in better shape and the seller is a frequent participant on Bike-urious! Here’s #18 of the 250 built, and it fresh off a showing at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

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1970 Laverda 750S

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Let’s follow-up the Laverda museum from earlier this week with just one bike – but it’s one of the most important models of the marque. The 750S was one of Laverda’s first big bikes, and it was very quickly combined with the 750GT to become the legendary SF line.

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1988 Ducati F1 750

In Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

First debuted at the 1985 Sydney Motorcycle Exhibition, this road going replica was an instant success. So much so that even the little sibling versions F3 350 and 400 were thrown into production in an attempt to cater to markets with more focus on smaller displacement machines.

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Polizeimotorrad – 1951 BMW R51/3

In Germany, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

This beautifully rebuilt 1951 BMW R51/3 underwent a full restoration in 2013 and is one seriously beautiful collectors machine. The pistons, crank, valves, transmission, rear-end and “much more” have been completely redone according to the seller who I’m more than inclined to believe. Only 400 miles have been put on the bike since the rebuild four years ago. This particular …

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One Owner, 80K Miles – 1980 Suzuki GS550E

In Japan, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

This rolling testament to meticulous maintenance is a Suzuki GS550E – the original owner put nearly 80K on it between 1980 and 1988 while changing the oil every 1,500 miles. After nearly 3 decades of slumber, the bike has been brought back to life and it’s now looking for owner number 2 – I wonder how many miles they’ll put …

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3 Rare Italians

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Pick a decade – we’ve got a bike from the 80s, 90s, and 00s. Two Bimotas and one Laverda are up for grabs from a seller in Central California. Which one would you take home?