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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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Rob North Frame – 1971 BSA Rocket 3 Racer

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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 …

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1972 Bultaco Astro 250

In Off-Road, Race, Spain by Abhi0 Comments

The Astro was Bultaco’s factory flat tracker – ready to race from the dealership floor. Exported solely to the US to satisfy the American obsession with flat track back in the day, it was available in either 250cc (Model 163) or 360cc (Model 164) options. The bike was named after Houston’s Astrodome, which often hosted the opening short dirt track …

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1956 Norton Manx 350

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To say that Norton dominated the 350 and 500 class at Isle of Man TT for the 10 years immediately following WWII would be putting it mildly. Norton Manx singles had their way with the field time after time.

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Ending Soon – 1956 FB Mondial 175 F2 Bialbero

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FB Mondial (Fratelli Boselli Mondial) had above average success in motorcycle racing in the late 40s and 50s – they won every single 125cc World Championship Grand Prix in 1949, 1950, and 1951. In 1954, they updated their race bikes with telescoping forks, a swingarm rear suspension, and 175cc OHC and DOHC motors. The DOHC motors got wet-sump oil lubrication …

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Jeremy McGrath’s Practice Bike – 1991 Honda CR250R

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Post Listing Update: McGrath’s CR did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $5,200. If you were a fan of supercross in the 90s, then Jeremy McGrath was your king. His list of career highlights is staggering, but the highlight might just be his 7 SX championships between 1993-2000. According to the seller, this was Jeremy’s personal practice bike …

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10 Boy Racers in Germany – Collection of AJS 7Rs

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At this year’s Retromobile show in Paris, an incredible collection of 10 AJS 7R race bikes stood out among a sea of beautiful automobiles. Said collection spanned from 1949 to 1962, and it was part of the collection of Bernard Guérin, a post-WWII racer who somehow kept his old race bikes as he acquired new ones.

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Repli Racer in Belgium – 1967 Bultaco TSS 350

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Between 1960 and 1970, Bultaco offered a series of road racers called TSS in displacements varying between 125 and 350. According to Mick Walker, when the 125 was released in 1960 it was the first production road race bike to be sold to the public. Near the end of the production run, Bultaco offered a ‘350’ using the new 360 …

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Production Racer – 1956 Matchless G45

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1-29-17 Update: 2 years later, this G45 is back up for sale. Bidding is up to $10,000 with the reserve not yet met here on eBay. 1-14-15 Update: Though it did not sell for a BIN of $55,000 last time, this G45 is back up for sale with a BIN of $58,000 or best offer here on eBay. Post-Listing Update: …

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LSR Potential – 1967 Harley-Davidson Sprint

In America, Italy, Race by Abhi0 Comments

“You are never truly fast unless you are the fastest.” – Don McBride. My friend McBride held the Land Speed Record for 1000 CC (4 wheels) off and on for several years during the 90s. At one point he held 1k natural aspirated gas and fuel AND 1k supercharged gas and fuel at the same time. Land Speed Racing is …