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Recent Restoration – 1956 Mondial 200 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The glory years of FB Mondial were right at the beginning – they were founded in 1948 and immediately started winning GP World Championships. Specializing in high performance, small displacement bikes, FB Mondial hand built most of their motorcycles, resulting in production numbers between just 1-2 thousand a year. The (FB) Mondial 200 Sport was one of the few street …

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2005 Ducati 999S Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The seller of this bike took a salvaged 999S and turned it into something designed to be much more comfortable and easier to ride. It’s not what I would call pretty, but for those of you that believe upright bars and a more neutral riding position are the way to go, this is a unique way to go.

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110 of 300 – 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica

In Italy, Less than 5k, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Normally, a company releases a limited edition to celebrate a specific achievement like a certain amount of victories or an anniversary. For some reason, Aprilia decided to release just 300 bikes patterned after Noriyuki Haga’s WSBK Aprilia, though he was never able to finish better than runner-up over a season. To be fair, he placed 2nd three times, and it’s …

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1986 Moto Guzzi V65 TT

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

TT stands for Tutto Terreno – and that translates to All Terrain. Think of this as Moto Guzzi’s entrant into the market of big dualies that BMW invented with the GS. With the proven V65 engine and Tonti frame coming together in a package that was only about 400 pounds wet, the TT had some potential.

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1986 Moto Guzzi 1000 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

3-15-2017 Update: Looks like that sale from a few months ago did not go through, because the bike is back up for sale. Find it with bidding up to $5,000 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post Sale Update: This Guzzi cafe sold for $7,100 after 21 bids on eBay. Built by Unique Cycles out of Monrovia, …

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1983 Benelli Sei 900

In Italy, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Earlier this week, I featured a 50-mile example of the world’s first production six-cylinder bike, but the asking price was $21,000. Here’s an example that’s got a few more miles (10K), but it’ll hopefully sell for quite a bit less.

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3 Miles – 1982 Ducati 600TL Pantah

In Italy, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

When Ducati evolved the Pantah 500SL into the 600SL, they also decided to offer a stripped down variant called the TL. The bodywork was significantly different, but it did not sell well and the model last just one year. According to the dealer that the seller bought this bike from, just 30 of these bikes were imported to the US.

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“R” Tribute – 2002 Ducati 998 Custom

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

In 2002, Ducati released 700 examples of the 998R – it was their top of the line sportbike at the time and it featured a revised Testastretta motor that would end up being quite similar to the engine in the future 999R. Other goodies included carbon fiber bodywork and Ohlins suspension. This…is not one of those bikes. But thanks to …

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50 Miles – 1980 Benelli Sei 900

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

When it was introduced, the Benelli Sei was the world’s first production six-cylinder bike. At the time, it displaced 750cc. In 1978, the Italian manufacturer bumped displacement up to 900cc, which is what you see in front of you today. But this example stands out because it’s covered just 82 kilometers over its 37 years of life.