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Rare in the US – 1992 Yamaha SRV250

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Never officially sold in the US, the SRV250 was Yamaha’s baby cafe racer a la the Honda GB500. The seller is not aware of another example in the US, and neither am I. I hope the next owner keeps it as-is and avoids the temptation of turning it into a cafe. It’s just too unique in the States.

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1998 Bimota 500 V-Due

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

1-17-17 Update: This bike was pulled off eBay, and reader Henry V notes that it is now back up for sale with an asking price of $35,000 here on Craigslist. The V-Due is one of the most interesting things that ever came out of Bimota. It came out to tremendous fan-fare as the first two-stroke with fuel injection – yielding …

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Turquoise and Chrome – 1970 BSA Lightning A65L

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Here’s a lovely Lightning (from the last year before BSA went oil-in-frame) that’s adorned in a fantastic turquoise and chrome scheme. The ’69 and ’70 Lightnings are favorites among model aficionados – enough time had passed so that BSA had taken care of most of the issues while they still retained the original curvy design.

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2000 MV Agusta F4 750

In Italy, Sport by Joe0 Comments

When an Italian superbike manufacturer wants to return to the international limelight it behooves them to do so with a calculated blend of panache and ferocity, as only the Italians can. In 1998 MV Agusta unveiled the F4 750, and began production for the 1999 model year with the Serie Oro (“Gold”) along with the more pedestrian “S” model, which …

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Laverda’s 750 SFC is one of the legends of Italian motorcycles, and this one stands out thanks to a documented history and a Falloon Report from none other than Ian Falloon.

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1973 Ducati 750GT

In Italy, Sport by Ted Clough0 Comments

The 750GT was Ducati’s first entry into the larger-displacement category. For years they had been building very successful single-cyclinder, small displacement street, scrambler and racing bikes. The 750GT was a 90 degree twin, with bevel-driven, rather than pushrod or chain-driven cams. It did not have the famous Desmodromic valve actuation system, as it was initially designed as a touring bike …

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1 of 805 – 1996 Triumph Daytona Super III

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

Famed engine house Cosworth has occasionally dabbled in the British motorcycling industry – one of their most interesting efforts was with the Norton P86 Challenge (well-detailed here on Odd Bike). In the early 90s, Cosworth also helped Triumph in the quest to build a faster version of the Daytona 900 – just 805 examples of the “Super III” were sold.

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Genuine – 1969 Dunstall Norton Commando 750

In England, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

1-9-17 Update: Over two years later, the seller is putting this bike back up for sale. The description says it’s the same seller, though the eBay account name is different. Since the last sale attempt, the bike has been schedule to appear in an upcoming Concours D’Elegance, and it is going to be “featured in a motorcycle magazine at the …

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RC36 – 1991 Honda VFR750F

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by Ted Clough0 Comments

Now normally I would not get all too excited about a Honda sportbike. They generally fit into the category referred to as “UJMs”, that is, universal Japanese motorcycles, the standard inline-4 cylinder we are all so familiar with. But back in 1986 Honda took a slightly different route. The 1986 model was introduced as a fully-faired, V-4 of 748cc, with …

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In Australia – 1982 Honda BiMonkey

In Custom, Japan, Small Displacement, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Honda’s Monkey bike (known the world over but sometimes with a different name) is one of the most notable motorcycles ever built. Between ’87 and ’88, Honda built a RT variant which was only available in Japan. According to the seller, approximately 40 of those RT bikes were converted to these adorable little replicas of the Bimota DB1 called the …