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Street Legal – 2018 Husqvarna FS 450

In Austria, Race, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

9-19-18 Update: The seller let me know that the winning bidder “could not come up with financing” so the sale was cancelled. This Husky is back up on eBay with a lowered opening bid of $11,760 or a BIN of $14,260 here on eBay. Post Sale Update: This Husky sumo sold for the opening bid of $12,860. If you want …

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5,296 Miles – 1981 Honda CB900F Super Sport

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

As the CBX shifted from a large naked sportbike to a faired gentleman’s express, Honda decided to bolster their large-displacement sportbike lineup by finally bringing exporting the CB900F that Europeans had already been enjoying. Initially, Honda’s marketing team had decided that America would only get the 750F and Europe would only get the 900F, but that eventually changed as both …

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1999 Laverda 750S Sport Formula

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

9-16-18 Update: A few months later, Mazlow Petosa notes that this bike is currently available at Iconic Motorbikes with a better listing, more information, and a higher asking price. Find it for $7,445 in Marina del Rey, California here at Iconic Motorbikes. This Laverda was acquired as a poorly-modified custom by a well-known collector in Los Angeles who then took …

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2009 BMW HP2 Sport

In Germany, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

This is exactly the kind of bike I would add to my own collection. It is weird, it is exclusive, and it is incredibly capable. The BMW HP2 Sport is the ultimate expression of the boxer engine; the final design exercise before BMW graced us with their S1000RR. Telelever suspension should be experienced by all riders once, and there is …

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Six Cylinders – 1983 Benelli 900 Sei

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Alejandro De Tomaso is an Argentinian racer and businessman who may be best know for creating his own automobile brand, De Tomaso in 1959. When Ford tried (and failed) to buy Ferrari, De Tomaso (the Man) proposed a win-win opportunity to Ford, offering them an Italian supercar to compete with Ferrari while De Tomaso could use the 351 Cleveland V8 …

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1965 Honda CB77 Super Hawk

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

The Honda CB77 has a special place in motorcycling history. They marked the beginning of Soichiro Honda developing his own designs, and we can all thank him for that. It was the beginning of the end of British motorcycling supremacy, despite their engines being significantly larger. The 305cc four stroke was a stressed member in the frame, and a race …

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No Reserve – 1974 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

When it was released in 1974, the R90S was a game-changer for BMW. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that the German firm could make more than just touring bikes for old guys. Reg Pridmore helped soldify that claim with a first place finish in the first ever AMA Superbike Championship series in …

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Black Shadow Spec – 1953 Vincent Rapide

In England, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In 1917, while serving as a prisoner during WWI, the British Royal Flying Corp pilot Howard Raymond Davies imagined a motorcycle design that he wanted to create at the end of the war. In 1924, with his partner EJ Massey, he launched the brand HRD (his initials). Despite some well performing bikes, by 1928, the company ran out of money …

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Nice Price – 2000 Aprilia RSV Mille

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia RSV Mille was part of a wonderful time in history when 1000cc V-Twins were the pinnacle of performance. They behave like warhammers compared to today’s more svelte 4 cylinders, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t special. The twin circular taillights finish off an attractive tail end, while the front end reminds you the Mille is from another time. …

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1986 Yamaha FZ600

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Sport bikes and other technologies derived from racing employ the most cutting edge hardware available. In 1986, the Yamaha FZ600 was the best Yamaha had to offer in the exploding supersport class. The motor had been developed over the 80s, the suspension was adjustable, and it was 30lbs lighter than its Ninja competition. Next time you see an R6, see …

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2000 Honda RC51 SP1

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Sold between in 2000 and 2006 in two different versions, the RC51 has gone down as one of the most legendary motorcycles to ever come out of Honda, well-deserving of the “RC” designation that’s graced other famous Hondas like the RC30, RC40, and RC45. It was Honda’s take on the V-TWin replica racer, beating Ducati at it’s own game with …

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1973 Kawasaki Z1

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

The Kawasaki Z1 900 was the direct result of Honda’s incredible CB750 and good old fashioned escalation. It went through several years of development, with the final product cementing the place of Kawasaki in America. There are some things done so well, that when they’re redone, they have to be exactly the same. Star Wars movies and the Kawasaki Z1 …

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2007 BMW K1200R Sport

In Germany, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

There is a never-ending battle going on between people who prefer fairings and people who prefer naked bikes. Given my racing interests, I am specifically the target market for phrases like “MotoGP Inspired” and “Superbike Champion”. However, I understand that not everyone likes the look (or the riding position) of a sport-centric bike. Luckily there is enough of ‘those people’ …