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Number 2 – 2009 Bimota DB7

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

6-24-17 Update: Almost a year later, Tim Huber notes that this bike is back up for sale – you can find it with an asking price of $22,000 here on Craigslist in Henderson, Nevada. Post Listing Update: This DB7 did not reserve with bidding ending up at $16,100. The DB7 was Bimotas first superbike after their rebirth in 2003, and …

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1 of 12 – 2009 NCR Ducati Mike Hailwood TT

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

6-21-17 Update: Apparently, that sale fell through as the bike was relisted again in November 2016 for $110,000 with no takers. Half a year later, Tim Huber has noted that this bike is back up for sale, though it’s now in an auction format instead of a Buy-It-Now. Let’s see what the market thinks it’s worth…find it with bidding up …

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1 of 99 – 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Strada

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

MV has produced quite a few (arguably too many) special editions of the F4 over the years, but one of the most interesting was the Veltro. It was offered in two flavors – Pista (race) or Strada (road). 23 of former were built, while there were 99 examples of the latter. The general consensus among F4 fans seems to be …

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Upgraded – 2003 Ducati 999S

In Italy, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Ducati 999 was a controversial motorcycle and was greeted by mixed reviews upon its being debuted with much of the fuss being over the 999’s appearance, in particular the headlight. Regardless of its aesthetics the V-twin powered triple-nine did achieve its fair share of success in the racing-world with back-to-back WSBK championships in 2003 and 2004 along with a …

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Rickman x Triumph “Britmota”

In England, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

The now-defunct U.K.-Rickman motorcycles are probably best known for their chassis used on dirt-going two-wheelers but after establishing themselves in the 1960’s Scrambler-scene they embarked on their next series of projects: frames for road bikes/cafe racers. Because brothers: Derek and Don Rickman (of Rickman motorcycles) weren’t able to get the engines they wanted from major British-manufacturers they instead decided to …

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2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

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

Moto Guzzis are an acquired taste. If you’ve ever ridden one, you would immediately know what I mean. Their owners can be a quirky group, but you have to give them credit for their loyalty, and they tend to rack up the miles. The V11 was Guzzi’s attempt to grab a piece of the “sportbike” market in the late 1990’s.

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Ending Soon – 1986 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf

In Japan, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

There are a few iconic race/sport-oriented motorcycles that have stood the test of time far better than the majority of two wheelers and the Suzuki RG500 Gamma is a prime example of this. To this day, the RG500 retains its off-the-charts “cool-factor” with its fascinating bodywork and design, not that it wasn’t impressive from a mechanical or engineering standpoint for …

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In Italy – 2006 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Moto Guzzi Sport, Number 1 – that’s what MGS-01 stood for. Doesn’t matter what you called it, it was an unexpected taste of what Guzzi would be capable of if they wanted to rub shoulders with Ducati or Aprilia in the exotic, red-blooded Italian sportbike game. The first examples of the bike were called the Corsa, a 1,200cc track-only superbike …

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Terry Prince-Made – 1949 Vincent Rapide

In England, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

In the international Vincent motorcycle community, you’d have a hard time coming across many names with a greater expertise than Terry Prince. Prince, who grew up riding, racing and wrenching on British machines, knows these bikes ridiculously well, in part because he himself was one of the people behind several Vincent-Egli creations before going on to spend his career doing …

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Street Legal – 2007 Husqvarna SMR450 with CR500 Motor

In Custom, Japan, Sport, Sweden by Abhi0 Comments

5 years ago, I saw one of my favorite posts of all time on BikeEXIF – a crazy person had stuffed a CR500 motor into a Husqvarna supermoto to create a “Husqvonda.” It was a street-legal monster that was said to put down “80-85 horsepower to the rear wheel.” The bike isn’t in show condition any more, but it’s still …

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Rare German – 1982 BMW Krauser MKM 1000

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Krauser name is best known for luggage, but in the early 80s Mike Krauser decided that he wanted to build a world-beating road bike. He started with his favorite road bike at the time, a BMW R100S, and then developed an incredible frame around the motor. The result was dubbed the Krauser MKM 1000, and it was a well-built …

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Harley-Davidson VR1000 Tribute – 1996 Buell S1

In America, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Even though it wasn’t particularly successful, the VR1000 was one of the most interesting motorcycles Harley-Davidson has ever built. This replica isn’t going to fool anyone, but if you’re going to make a tribute with your fast Buell, a VR1000 isn’t a bad goal to shoot for. Combine a bored out motor, turbocharger, water injection, and some actual VR1000 extras …

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Graves Built – 2008 Yamaha R6

In Japan, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

If you follow production-based motorcycle racing in the US, you’re probably familiar with Graves Racing Services. For anyone who doesn’t know about them, GRS is a Southern California based company who offers factory-level components and services to the public, along with providing support to professional race teams. For example, the bikes of Cameron Beaubier (R1) and Garrett Gerloff (R6) feature …