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Building the Gromster

In Guest Writers, Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Editor’s Note: About a year ago, David N (you’ll remember him from experiences like going to a Mecum auction or his recent visit to the AMCA Sunshine Chapter National Meet) told me that he was looking for a Grom to customize. When he explained what his plan was, I asked if he’d be willing to share the bike and his …

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1983 Honda CR250R

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Sellers – if you have questions about how you should be taking photos for a for sale listing, just look at this one. Then again, that might be expected considering the seller is noted MX photographer Joe Bonnello…

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Ex – AMA Superbike Racer – 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000

In Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Did you know that Michael Jordan (yes, the legendary basketball player) is a huge motorcycle racing fan? In 2004, he founded Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) to get involved with the sport, and they immediately started competing in AMA Superbike. In 2013, they signed up Danny Eslick to compete alongside Roger Hayden – Danny ran number 23, what Jordan was famous …

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1992 Suzuki Bandit GSF400

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

When the 400 Bandit was offered to the US for the first time, Cycle World said “as a styling exercise…it may be the most exciting bike of 1991.” A couple of decades later, and it still looks interesting. Suzuki first created the model in 1989, but the US wouldn’t get it for another couple of years – by that point …

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Ad Hoc #24 – 2016 Yamaha XSR700

In Custom, Japan, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

David Gonzalez is one of my favorite builders out there right now, thanks to the bikes coming out of his shop called Ad Hoc Cafe Racers. His newest is #24, and it’s now available for sale. Ad Hoc already built a custom XSR in partnership with Yamaha, but I think this one is a better overall package.

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320 Miles – 2007 Honda Interceptor 25th Anniversary

In Japan, Sport by Joe0 Comments

The trouble with collectable vehicles is that one never knows for certain which vehicles will actually end up being collectable. Some are more obvious candidates simply by nature of low production numbers or astronomical price (or both) but it’s often a crap shoot with more pedestrian cars and bikes. Honda’s Anniversary Edition VFR800 is a perfect example.

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1967 Yamaha YR-1 Grand Prix

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

Here’s a first year example of the Yamaha Grand Prix, also known as the YR-1. It was the biggest bike in their line up, and Yamaha’s first 350cc production engine. Despite the relative diminutive size, this bike was highly competitive with British 650s. Thanks to a chassis and engine that was suitable from road racing from the factory, it was …

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RC45 – 1994 Honda RVF750R

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This Honda was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Built so Honda could meet WSBK homologation rules, the RC45 was a competitive racer – it won the Daytona 200 in 1996, the WSBK championship in 1997, and the AMA Superbike Championship in 1998. Yet in the history of Honda’s race bikes for the street, it …

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1975 Suzuki RL250 Exacta

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Suzuki introduced the Exacta (aka the RL250) in 1974, and nowadays it’s considered a solid vintage trials bike (though there were some issues with frames breaking above the swingarm pivot). They were only imported in the US for 1974-1975, and the main difference was an aluminum tank in the first year and a metal tank in the last year. The …