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Ex-Steve Williams TT F1 – 1988 Bimota YB4-R

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The YB4 was Bimota’s fourth Yamaha-based bike, built around the FZ750 (2MG series). The machine was developed for the ’87 season of the prestigious Formula TT World Championship. It first premiered at the French Bol d’Or Endurance Race of ’86 but after homologation rules forced the company to churn out a minimum number of production road-goers, Bimota would use the …

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HRC-Framed Magazine Build – 2005 Honda CR250R

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M66 Productions is a San Diego-based production company specializing in action sports who are capable of putting together everything from standalone YouTube videos to full DVD releases. In addition to professional video and photography work, M66 appears to dabble in high-performance project builds as well. Their latest project comes in the form of a 2005 Honda CR250R that has supposedly …

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Ex-Nate Kern Racer – 2007 BMW R1200S

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Nate Kern’s name is synonymous with racing BMW motorcycles and the diehard fan of two-wheeled Bavarian track weapons definitely deserves some credit for helping revive the interest and popularity in racing BMW’s modern bikes in the US. The German manufacturer doesn’t have a factory-backed US race team, meaning all of BMW’s domestic competing in professional events has to be financed …

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Raced at Daytona – 1975 Yamaha TZ750-B

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12-4-17 Update: Over a year and a half later, this TZ750 is back up for sale. Since that time, it looks like the only change has been the removal of the CycleWak.com sticker from the fairing. Find it with an unmet opening bid of $38,500 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This TZ got no interest at the asking price …

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1957 BSA Spitfire Scrambler

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Also known as the Rocket Gold Star Scrambler, the Spitfire Scrambler is one of the rarest variations of BSA’s A10 model line up. It was an export-only bike that was primarily sold in the US and it was designed as an scrambles/desert racer from the factory. It combined a Gold Star Catalina frame (without the passenger footpegs), Road Rocket motor), …

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Factory Works Racer – 1968 Kawasaki A1R

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Factory works race machines demonstrate the very best manufacturers have to offer, and this 1968 Kawasaki A1R is no exception. This example is one of two factory team specials built by Kawa and was piloted by AMA Hall of Fame inductee Ralph White at the Loudon National. This bike is NOT a production road racer and only has a three-digit …

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Titled in the US – 1975 Harley-Davidson RR250

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Aermacchi – formally known as Aeronautica Macchi – was founded in 1912 by Giulio Macchi and started out making monoplane aircraft and seaplanes for the Italian military. After the second World War, Aermacchi would start producing motorcycles, though it would continue to churn out dozens of different types of airplane models until as recently as 2005. The story of the …

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Twin 750 H2 Powered Project – 1973 Bill Wirges’ Land Speed Streamliner

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Post Listing Update: This streamliner did not get any interest at the asking bid of $13,887. Bill Wirges is a legend in the Kawasaki aftermarket world, having made his name with hop up parts (especially exhausts) for Widowmakers and Kawi’s big 4-stroke superbikes. He also conquered Bonneville with a streamliner powered by two H2 750cc motors connected via a chain …

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Built with the Original Plans – 1955 Moto Guzzi V8

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11-10-17 Update: Reader Don L. notes that this ripper is back up for sale – you can find it for sale with bidding up to $40,100 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This fantastic Guzzi did not meet reserve despite 95 bids up to $56,100. Because I’m in Italy, all 3 of today’s bikes have been some seriously impressive Italians. …

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100s of Spare Parts – 1998 Honda RS250R NX5

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Post Listing Update: Despite 39 bids up to $12,600 on eBay, this RS250R did not meet reserve. A production racer from the factory, Honda’s RS250R was made available to privateer racers in 1985. It stayed in Honda’s lineup until 2009, and during it went through 4 different generations. As a ’98 model, this is part of the NX5 generation that …

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Ex-Moto2 Racer – 2013 Suter MMX2

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Suter recently made headlines in the US after they formed a partnership with Arch Motorcycles. The end result is that Arch can now sell their bikes in Europe and Suter can sell to us Americans. While most of the attention is on Suter’s absolutely bonkers 2-stroke GP bike called the MMX500, there’s also some miscellaneous used hardware that’s worth a …

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The Start of A Great Thing – Suzuki XR69

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The Suzuki XR69 is an incredible machine with a fascinating backstory, all starting back in 1976 when Pops Yoshimura reached out to Suzuki in hopes of getting some assistance in developing his GS750-based racer. The timing couldn’t have been better as Suzuki at this point had a fairly tenuous grasp on high-performance four-stroke engines. This symbiotic agreement was also beneficial …