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Number 2 – 2009 Bimota DB7

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

6-24-17 Update: Almost a year later, Tim Huber notes that this bike is back up for sale – you can find it with an asking price of $22,000 here on Craigslist in Henderson, Nevada. Post Listing Update: This DB7 did not reserve with bidding ending up at $16,100. The DB7 was Bimotas first superbike after their rebirth in 2003, and …

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1 of 12 – 2009 NCR Ducati Mike Hailwood TT

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

6-21-17 Update: Apparently, that sale fell through as the bike was relisted again in November 2016 for $110,000 with no takers. Half a year later, Tim Huber has noted that this bike is back up for sale, though it’s now in an auction format instead of a Buy-It-Now. Let’s see what the market thinks it’s worth…find it with bidding up …

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1 of 99 – 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Strada

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

MV has produced quite a few (arguably too many) special editions of the F4 over the years, but one of the most interesting was the Veltro. It was offered in two flavors – Pista (race) or Strada (road). 23 of former were built, while there were 99 examples of the latter. The general consensus among F4 fans seems to be …

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Upgraded – 2003 Ducati 999S

In Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Ducati 999 was a controversial motorcycle and was greeted by mixed reviews upon its being debuted with much of the fuss being over the 999’s appearance, in particular the headlight. Regardless of its aesthetics the V-twin powered triple-nine did achieve its fair share of success in the racing-world with back-to-back WSBK championships in 2003 and 2004 along with a …

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Fresh from the Petersen – 1954 Vespa Ape

In 3 Wheels, Italy, Scooter by Tom Wacker0 Comments

6-17-17 Update: The former eBay listing says that this was sold on eBay for $25,100 after 42 bids, but it looks like that sale did not go through. Contributor Tim Huber notes that htis is now up for sale here on Craiglist for $30,000, still in Palos Verdes, California. Every once in awhile you get to see something so unique …

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2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

In Italy, Less than 5k, Sport by Ted Clough0 Comments

Moto Guzzis are an acquired taste. If you’ve ever ridden one, you would immediately know what I mean. Their owners can be a quirky group, but you have to give them credit for their loyalty, and they tend to rack up the miles. The V11 was Guzzi’s attempt to grab a piece of the “sportbike” market in the late 1990’s.

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El Diablo – 1981 Moto Guzzi CX100 Custom

In Custom, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

6-15-17 Update: A month later, reader Sam P pointed out to me that this bike is now up for bidding at Bring a Trailer. Bidding is up to $3,001 and you can find it here on BaT. Post Listing Update: This CX100 did not meet reserve as bidding stalled at $7,300. If it gives you an idea of what the …

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In Italy – 2006 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Moto Guzzi Sport, Number 1 – that’s what MGS-01 stood for. Doesn’t matter what you called it, it was an unexpected taste of what Guzzi would be capable of if they wanted to rub shoulders with Ducati or Aprilia in the exotic, red-blooded Italian sportbike game. The first examples of the bike were called the Corsa, a 1,200cc track-only superbike …

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Gentleman’s Tourer – 1985 Moto Guzzi California II

In Italy, Less than 5k, Touring by Ted Clough0 Comments

Moto Guzzi is a proud Italian company that has been making motorcycles for close to 100 years. Prior to WWII, they were primarily small-displacement singles and twins, and they have a long history of success in racing, with 14 World GP Championships and 11 TT wins. At the end of the 1960’s, they produced their first transverse twin that powered …

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Rare Racer – 1979 Bimota YB3

In Italy, Race by Abhi0 Comments

For most of Bimota’s history, their bread and butter has been taking proven existing power plants (in the YB3’s case the Yamaha TZ350) and dropping them into advanced frames and outfitting them with trick components and bodywork. The YB3 is a rare example of one of the Italian manufacturer’s late-seventies/early-eighties race machines. Different sources made different claims but anywhere from …