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Still New – 2015 Honda NSF250R Moto3 Racer

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Moto3 bikes are not your typical 250’s. With a 0-100kph in under 3 seconds and a top-speed of 250kph, these are undeniably professional-grade race-machines. RedBull did a cool article discussing Jack Miller’s KTM Moto3 Ride that you can read about here for more info on this featherweight 250’s.

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Daytona 200 History – 1974 Yamaha TZ750A

In Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Yamaha’s TZ750 is one of the legends of factory and privateer motorcycle racing. Cycle World called it one of the six greatest motorcycles of all time, and part of that honor came from the fact that a TZ750 won the Daytona 200 nine years in a row. Now, not all of them can be winners – this placed 23rd out …

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Period Racer – 1961 Triumph T120C

In England, Race by Abhi0 Comments

This bike has only had one registered owner, and for the first four years of its life he campaigned it at District 36 AMA events in Northern California. After the seller’s last race in ’65 at the approximate age of 26, the seller brought his bike back home, put it in the garage, and then left it under a cover …

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Ex-Factory Racer – Malcom Stewart’s 2014 Honda CRF450

In Japan, Off-Road, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Factory race machines are the pinnacle of production-based two-wheelers. As their name suggests, these bikes come straight from the manufacturer who is giving it all they have in hopes that their bike will win its respective championship which will hopefully translate to satisfactory sales numbers and steer buyers towards their offering over the competition. Well, this 2014 CRF450 is no …

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Record Holding History – 1977 Yamaha TZ750

In Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Yamaha’s TZ750 is already a cool classic racer, but this one stands out thanks to some excellent stories of what it’s accomplished in the past. This bike was owned by Don Vesco and raced by Gene Romero. According to the seller, when it wasn’t being ridden in anger by Romero, Vesco took it land speed racing. It set a record …

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Turnkey RaceTeam: Pro 2015 Yamaha R3s

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

I recently sat down with Axcess Racing Team owner Dr. Laura Ellis for an interview about starting her team (that won the championship its first year!) and other race-related topics. It became increasingly clear to me that starting up a racing team, even one using “entry-level” production bikes is beyond taxing. It’s for this reason that makes coming across a …

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Street Legal H2R Replica – 1974 Kawasaki H2

In Custom, Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Kawasaki has brought back the H2R name with their new missile-on-wheels, but for fans of two-stroke machinery the three letters represent a legendary racer based on the H2 triple. This is a restomod replica with a custom frame and modern components in the suspension, brakes, and wheels. The seller thinks this is an improved version of the actual racer – …

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NHRA Pro V-Twin Drag Racer

In America, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Drag racers are particularly interesting motorcycles engineered to perform an extremely specific task, nonetheless these ridiculously powerful two-wheelers do have a place in the professional racing scene. While riding a bike in a straight line may seem like a fairly simple proposition, there are a myriad of elements that making this activity far more difficult than most realize. Few people …

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Rare Racer – 1979 Bimota YB3

In Italy, Race by Abhi0 Comments

For most of Bimota’s history, their bread and butter has been taking proven existing power plants (in the YB3’s case the Yamaha TZ350) and dropping them into advanced frames and outfitting them with trick components and bodywork. The YB3 is a rare example of one of the Italian manufacturer’s late-seventies/early-eighties race machines. Different sources made different claims but anywhere from …

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Isle of Man TT Racer – 2013 Honda CBR1000RR

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) is arguably the most iconic motorcycle race in history. In the modern era of the TT one name stands out as being the most successful pilot to take on the 37.73-mile mountain course, and that name is John McGuinness. With 23 TT wins and 45 TT podiums, McGuinness is something of a modern-day …