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2,386 Miles – 1985 Honda XL600R

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

Honda’s XL600R was a popular dual-sport for a wide variety of riders in the 80s – Dirt Rider magazine said it was the best in the dirt of the open class dual purpose bikes (like the Kawasaki KL600 or Yamaha XT600). You wouldn’t know that from this example, which has apparently spent all of its life on the street. The …

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Movie Star – 2000 Ducati 996

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

A Ducati featured in a big-budget Hollywood movie focused on motorcycles has gone up for sale again. Unfortunately that movie was 2003’s ‘Bike Boyz’ (not a typo) and though I haven’t seen it a quick google-search revealed reviews to be less than stellar. The movie did have a $24M-budget and somehow they spent more than $215K for every one of …

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Immaculate – 1973 Ducati 750 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Honda CB750, Moto Guzzi V7, Vincent Black Lightning, BSA GoldStar, BMW R69, Triumph Bonneville, Suzuki GSX-R750, There’s a handful of iconic motorcycles out there that have managed to stand the test of time and carve out a very special place in history. The 1973 Ducati 750 Sport is very much one of those motorcycles. Considered the gold-standard of cafe …

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Rare in Orange – 2008 MV Agusta Brutale 910S

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The MV Agusta Brutale is an exquisite bike that garners a lot of attention – doubly so when adorned in orange, the rarest color offered in 2008. Estimates online peg the total number imported to be between 25 and 45 that year, though I have not been able to find official confirmation from MV. Point is, it’s a low number. …

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10,993 Miles – 1990 Honda Hawk GT

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Honda was ahead of its time when it debuted the Hawk GT, also known as the NT650. It was one of the world’s first modern naked bikes but it was a commercial failure. Over the years, many riders have fallen in love with the Hawk as used examples trade hands – here’s your chance to see what all the fuss …

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Custom Streetfighter – 2003 Buell XB9S

In America, Custom, Less than 5k, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Most custom street fighters you find online are born out of a lazy effort to clean-up a set of thrashed fairings more often than they’re built out of an ambition to purposefully actualize a vision of something cool. This custom Buell however unmistakably falls into that seldom-seen latter-category. This heavily-modded 2003 XB9S has had all kinds of work done to …

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1967 Royal Enfield Continental GT

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

5-23-17 Update: This Continental did not get any action at the BIN of $7,250 a couple of months ago, so it’s now back up for sale in an auction format and we’ll see how the market values it. Find it in Ojai, California with bidding up to $2,125 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Royal Enfield claimed …

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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 Flat Tracker

In America, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

In 1969, an AMA rule-change would force Harley-Davidson’s then racing manager Dick O’Brian and his team to build the XR750 racer. It used a smaller version of its predecessor’s (the KR) 900cc engine. The first years of the XR had a lack of power as well as overheating issues so in 1972 parts of the engine were changed (aluminum head …