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1999 Laverda 750S Sport Formula

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

9-16-18 Update: A few months later, Mazlow Petosa notes that this bike is currently available at Iconic Motorbikes with a better listing, more information, and a higher asking price. Find it for $7,445 in Marina del Rey, California here at Iconic Motorbikes. This Laverda was acquired as a poorly-modified custom by a well-known collector in Los Angeles who then took …

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Six Cylinders – 1983 Benelli 900 Sei

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Alejandro De Tomaso is an Argentinian racer and businessman who may be best know for creating his own automobile brand, De Tomaso in 1959. When Ford tried (and failed) to buy Ferrari, De Tomaso (the Man) proposed a win-win opportunity to Ford, offering them an Italian supercar to compete with Ferrari while De Tomaso could use the 351 Cleveland V8 …

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Nice Price – 2000 Aprilia RSV Mille

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The Aprilia RSV Mille was part of a wonderful time in history when 1000cc V-Twins were the pinnacle of performance. They behave like warhammers compared to today’s more svelte 4 cylinders, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t special. The twin circular taillights finish off an attractive tail end, while the front end reminds you the Mille is from another time. …

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1993 Ducati Supermono

In Italy, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

9-6-2018 Update: Three years later, Tim Huber has noticed that this bike is back up for sale. It’s a much better listing – it’s got more information, there are better photos, and there’s a video. But the asking price is now significantly higher. Find it in Belgium, Wisconsin with an unmet opening bid of $125,000 here on eBay. Post Listing …

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Early Laverda – 1969 American Eagle 750GT

In America, Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Laverda was introduced to the American market via three models called the S, SS, and the GT. The catch is that the bikes were not officially Laverdas – they were American Eagles, the brainchild of Jack McCormack. McCormack’s story is an interesting one – after working for Honda, and showing Suzuki how to bring their bikes to the states, he …

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Ending Soon – 1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Final Edition did not meet reserve despite 31 bids up to $6,450. The Ducati Supersport is back, but nearly two decades ago the iconic air-cooled SS line came to a halt with a one-year run of 800 bikes. Ducati called it the FE, for Final Edition. All of the bikes got silver paint as well as …

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Early MV Four-Stroke – 1956 MV Agusta Turismo Rapido 125

In Italy, Less than 5k, Touring by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

MV Agusta produced a number of successful lightweight, eighth-liter, two-stroke models in the post WW2 era, but it was in 1954 that the company decided to develop a 125cc four-stroke model to appease a market that’d become increasingly interested in performance oriented four-strokers. Starting that year, the company introduced the Turismo Rapido 125, also known as the TR.

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Restomod – 1978 Bimota SB2

In Italy, Japan, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This SB2 did not meet reserve with 1 bid up to $29,000. Bimota made its motorcycle debut in ’73 with the HB1, but it was its second model, the SB2 that really put it on the radar of the motorcycling world. First unveiled in ’76 at the Bologna Motorshow, the SB2 was built around a hopped up …

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“Hyperscrambler 1100 R” – 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S Custom

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Built to navigate the mountainous terrain of Southern Poland, this bike (dubbed the “Hyperscrambler 1100 R”) started its life as a 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S prior to being stripped down to the frame and transformed into this vintage scrambler-inspired masterpiece. The stock subframe was lopped off to make room for a one-off trellis-style unit with the (LED) brake-light (and …

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Factory Custom Perfection – 2018 MV Agusta RVS #1

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

In 2017 MV Agusta launched its RVS, or Reparto Veicoli Speciali (translated from Italian, means “Special Vehicles Department). The Italian marque partnered with their in-house CRC (Castiglioni Research Centre) to deliver a limited production run of extremely exclusive factory customs based on the already gorgeous Brutale Dragster 800 RR. Known as the 2017 RVS #1, the first machine born out …

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1 of 10 – Ducati Moretti TT2 Replica

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8-21-18 Update: 11 months later, Tim notes that this bike is back up for sale with a significant discount – it’s now down to €12,500, which is currently worth approximately $14,400. Find it here on Race Bike Mart. In the beginning of the 1980’s, Ducati unveiled the 90-degree V-twin powered Pantah – the very first Duc to utilize belt-driven camshaft …