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Restored – 1977 Ducati 900SS

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Discovered in a “shed in western Texas” as part of an estate, the seller acquired this bike and “commissioned a concourse show level restoration” to join his collection of motorcycles. He’s apparently pretty serious about this kind of thing, as this bike is the 4th of 5 Ducatis that the marque restoration specialist put together for him – in this …

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1979 Moto Guzzi 1000SP

In Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Guzzi did not meet reserve despite 13 bids up to $3,500 on eBay. When Moto Guzzi released the SP Spada, they debuted it with a fairing designed in their wind tunnel. I find it to be a bit goofy looking, but it results in excellent weather and wind protection. So while the SP doesn’t come up …

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1982 Laverda Mirage 1200TS

In Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Mirage sold for $11,100 after 30 bids on eBay. Imported from South Africa in the early 90s, this Laverda Mirage is still rocking the international license plate. The giant aftermarket fairing and shortened exhaust detract significantly from the originality (and in my opinion, the styling), but I’m hoping the latter sounds greats with the famous 180 …

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Exotic Italian – Bimota DB6 Delirio

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Since the marque’s inception in the 1970’s, Bimota’s formula has primarily consisted of taking proven powerplants and dropping them into cutting-edge frames, adding some high-end suspension, and then finishing out the whole process by mixing in some trick bells and whistles. The DB6 Delirio (Italian for “delirium”) is a great example of what the Italian manufacturer is all about, plus …

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Grown-Up Puzzle – 1995 Ducati 900SS/CR

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This bundle of parts sold for the BIN of $1,000…to Bike-urious reader Kevin D! The seller of this Ducati enjoyed it for 5 years until a loose kickstand bolt wreaked havoc. The bike fell over and cracked the engine case. In this thread on Ducati.ms, the seller notes that “a former employee of mine disassembled it to …

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World Ducati Week Garage Contest Winner – 2001 Ducati “Grit 944”

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ducati’s 900SS has become an increasingly popular platform for building customs, and despite having seen quite a few bespoke builds of the air-cooled, 80hp classic, this build from CC Racing Garage has to be my favorite. Apparently I’m not alone in my enthusiasm as this one-off example took home first place at the Ducati Garage Contest at the 2016 World …

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2000 Cagiva Gran Canyon

In Dual-Sport, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

A comfortable, agile tourer powered by Ducati’s iconic air-cooled V-Twin from the 900SS – for some, that’s the perfect description of a motorcycle. It’s rare, versatile, it sounds great, and it will stand out at Starbucks again all the R1200GS’ as not many were imported to the US.

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1977 MV Agusta 350S Ipotesi

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Designed by legendary automotive stylist Giorgio Giugiaro (just like yesterday’s Ducati 860GT), MV Agusta’s Ipotesi wasn’t just beautiful, it was technically impressive. Triple disc brakes, cast magnesium wheels, and a 10,000 rpm redline made this 350cc bike a treat to ride.

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1975 Ducati 860GT

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Post Listing Update: This 860GT was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Sold for just two years, the Ducati 860GT was a relatively angular bike that didn’t end up being as popular as Ducati might have hoped. It ended up evolving into the much-more loved Darmah. The 864cc twin yielded 60 horsepower, and it was capable of hitting …