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Yvon Duhamel Tribute – 1970 Kawasaki H1R Racer

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Post Listing Update: This H1R was pulled off of eBay because there “was an error in the listing.” Based on the H1, Kawasaki created the H1R for competition in the big dog 500cc class of Grand Prix racing. In 1970, Kawi placed second in the constructors championship, thanks mostly to Ginger Molloy, who came in second over the season. This …

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Racer Project – 1976 BMW R100

In Germany, Less than 5k, Race by Abhi0 Comments

This bike started as a BMW R100 “upgraded with RS componentns” before it was torn apart with the plan of rebuilding it as a race bike. There’s a lot to like about this project – it has new Kibblewhite heads, an oil cooler, Race Tech springs, and more. But the coolest modification is a monoshock conversion with a BMW S1000RR …

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Ending Soon – 1956 FB Mondial 175 F2 Bialbero

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4-26-17 Update: I’m not entirely sure what’s happening here, but after this bike was listed at $50,000 with no interest, the seller is now relisting it with an asking price of…$1 million. I’m confused. What’s the point of a listing like this? I try not to comment on the value of bikes I feature too much, but this obviously isn’t …

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Champion Framed – Yamaha DT250 Flat Tracker

In Japan, Off-Road, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Champion racing frames were the highly sought after handiwork of Californian Doug Schwerma. He built frames in the late sixties and early seventies that were highly desired by flat track racers – “champions” like Don Vesco, Steve Baker, and Kenny Roberts could be seen riding Champion frames. After Schwerma passed away, the Champion frame design and name went to another …

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Asama Racer – 1960 Yamaha YDS1R

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4-17-17 Update: A year later, this Yammie is back up for sale. Find it with bidding up to $3,550 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post-Listing Update: This Asama racer did not meet reserve with 27 bids up to $9,679.99. The YDS1R was Yamaha’s first production road racer. It got the name “Asama Racer” because the factory …

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Ex-WorldSSP Racer – 2016 MV Agusta F3 RC

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Was yesterday’s gorgeous MV F4 World Superbike Racer a little too rich for your blood at $129k? Do you still want a taste of what it would be like to be a factory MV racer? Let’s look at World SuperSport instead, where (again thanks to Newport Italian) you have the opportunity to acquire last year’s 2nd place winner.

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Ex Leon Camier WorldSBK Racer – 2016 MV Agusta F4 RC

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Last year, Leon Camier competed in World Superbike for MV Agusta RC (Reparto Corse). Though he did not earn any podiums, he did crack the top ten with an 8th place finish over the season. Somehow, his race bike has made its way to Newport Italian, who are willing to give it to you in exchange for $129k. Camier had …

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Wide Case Racer – 1968 Ducati 450 Non-Desmo

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Though it could be plated for street duty because it’s got lights, a horn, and all that other good stuff, this 450 is currently setup for racing. Note that despite the “Desmo” on the tank, the original head was replaced with a conventional head for “reliability reasons” and the Desmo head is no longer available.

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Ex – AMA Superbike Racer – 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000

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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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Rob North Frame – 1971 BSA Rocket 3 Racer

In England, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Rob North isn’t as well known as he probably should be, but aficionados of Brit bikes know him as the fabrication guru who Triumph went to for frames in the early 70s. Rob apparently lives in California now but his frames live on as rights to his frame designs were sold off a couple of times and now reside with …

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Unexpected Flat Tracker – 1962 Ducati Diana 250

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Post Listing Update: This Diana flat tracker did not meet reserve with 19 bids up to $3,050. According to the seller, this Ducati Diana was at one point a dirt track racer – though there’s unfortunately no proof of it in the listing. How awesome would it be to see some vintage photos of this thing sliding around? It has …