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No Reserve – 1975 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The R90S is one of the most notable motorcycles in BMW history – though the last time I featured one I got plenty of comments from Bike-urious readers saying it’s highly overrated. Not that it’s bad, just that it’s a fine bike that gets blown out of proportion. I have to admit, I haven’t ridden one (though I’ll get my …

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High Potential – 1978 Moto Guzzi CX100

In Italy, Less than 5k, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Aesthetics are subjective, so I’ll just say I’m not a huge fan of how this bike looks. But the seller has had it for 17 years and done a tremendous amount of work to the mechanical side of things. Unfortunately, he has to let it go because he’s moving overseas. I think that with a little bit of cosmetic attention, …

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741 Miles – 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OWO1

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

If a Honda RC30 is just too commonplace for you, then the Yamaha OWO1 might be right up your alley. Just 500 were made, and the MSRP was a healthy $5,000 more than the Honda as well. My many accounts, this was as close as a member of the public could get to owning a street legal racebike. This example …

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2006 KTM 625 SMC

In Austria, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

KTMs’s excellent history with dirt bikes served them well when they decided to become one of the few OEMs to offer supermotos from the factory floor. One of their best offerings was the 625 SMC – here’s an example that’s got a few choice farkles, as well.

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331 Miles – 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

In America, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The XR750 is one of Harley-Davidson’s most iconic motorcycles – though it was never intended to be street legal. But what if Harley took a XR motor and shoved it in a Sportster frame? Willie G himself had a similar thought, and the XR1000 was born. It would pair the new-for-82 XLX chassis with a motor that retained the Sportster …

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Street Fighter – 2005 Ducati 999R

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Whenever Ducati puts the letter “R” at the end of a model, you know that bike is going to be special. That was indeed the case with the 999R, which Ducati built for AMA homologation. In 2004, Ducati sold just 50 examples of it in the states. More were sold in 2005 at a $29,995 MSRP – $7,000 more than …

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Ending Soon – One Owner 1967 Triumph Tiger T100C

In England, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

The Edward Turner designed Speed Twin was released by Triumph in 1938 followed in 1939 by the Tiger 100. Both were 500 CC parallel twin machines, but the Tiger was lighter and faster. WWII intervened in Triumph’s production and the factory was bombed into rubble. Civilian production of the Tiger resumed in 1947. Though the Bonneville would outsell the T100 …