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Works Replica – Kawasaki KR250-A

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Kawasaki’s KR250 was a dominating race bike that won 4 consecutive world championships starting in 1978, earning its place in history (and a spot at the Barber Museum). The most notable feature was the “tandem twin” motor – a disc valve, twin crank, rotary valve, water-cooled two-stroke design which allows for a narrow motor and therefore a slimmer motorcycle with …

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Original Sandcast – 1969 Honda CB750

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Before Honda realized what a hit they had with the CB750, they used cheaper sandcast molds for the first 7,414 engines. These early ‘sandcast’ bikes have become quite collectible, and the lower the production number, the better. Based on the VIN (and per this website), this is just the 31st CB built.

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1966 BSA A65S Spitfire Special MK2

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1-15-18 Update: This Spitfire is back up for sale and bidding is higher than it settled at last time. Now it’s up to $5,259 with the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This Spitfire did not meet reserve despite 24 bids up to $4,550. When it was introduced by BSA in 1966, it was the fastest …

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Restored – 1973 Kawasaki Z1

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This Kawasaki Z1 was recently given a “frame and cases up” restoration and now it’s ready for another 40+ years of terrorizing the street. Or maybe you’ll add this to your collection on static display and put miles on your new Z900RS instead?

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JDM 750 – 1973 Kawasaki Z2

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The Z1 was one of Kawasaki’s most legendary motorcycles, and it’s the reason why the company has recently released the Z900RS as a modern take on the classic. But did you know that Kawi also created a little sibling specifically for their home market? Meet the Z2, which was almost identical to the Z1, save for a decrease in displacement. …

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187 out of 402 – 1980 Bimota SB3

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The SB3 was a little bit different than Bimotas usual offerings at the time – in this case Bimota simply shipped you everything but the drivetrain, and it was your job to find the engine and transmission from Suzuki’s GS1000 to complete the package. Just 402 examples were built, and this one stands out as it impressively comes with a …

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Paso Powered – 1983 Ducati TT1 Replica

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ducati’s TT1 was a 748cc race bike based on the iconic TT2, a bike that dominated in competition and won multiple world championships. The TT1 ultimately wouldn’t be as successful as its predecessor, but the 750 was nonetheless a solid racer. Different sources make different claims but depending on who you ask somewhere between 50 and 60 TT1 racers were …

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Grey Import Pocket Rocket – 1989 Honda NSR250R MC18

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The NSR 250R was sold as road-legal version of Honda’s 250 race bike, the RS250R, although in reality it shared no mechanical parts, just the overall image. It was, however a potent little pocket-rocket, powered by a liquid-cooled, reed valve inducted 249cc 90° V-twin two stroke engine working a six-speed transmission. Published specs put it at 288 pounds dry weight.

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Ending Soon – 1974 Norton Commando 850 Roadster

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Post Listing Update: This Commando did not meet reserve despite 22 bids up to $7,500. Should have fixed that front brake! This Norton Commando 850 comes with lots of supplemental literature that make it a fun find – you’ll get the rider’s manual, service voucher booklet, instructional literature wallet, warranty card, world-wide distributor/dealer book, a tire manual from Avon, and …

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3 Miles – 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans

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Well, it looks like some bikes from the Larry Klein estate sale last month are now hitting the market again. One of the highlights was this basically new V11, so it’s no surprise to see it up on Craigslist now. Original MSRP of this Le Mans was $12,690, and this reseller is hoping to get a bit more than half …

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Well Preserved – 1986 Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R

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Post Listing Update: This Ninja did not meet reserve with 25 bids up to $4,650 on eBay. In 1984, Kawasaki changed the world of sportbikes forever with their introduction of the Ninja name (did you know it was originally going to be called the Panther?) The first bike deserving of the Ninja was the GPZ900R, the first production road bike …

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Well-Loved – 2007 BMW R1200S

In Germany, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

“Born in heaven, raised in hell.” That was one of the slogans BMW used when they introduced the R1200S, an evolution of the R1100S that fell much more on the ‘sport’ side of the sport-touring equation. It was the sportiest boxer twin BMW had ever built, and they emphasized the point by initially omitting factory luggage. A year later the …

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1984 Yamaha RZV500R

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Titled in Florida but located in Wyoming, this RZV500R is one of the rare examples that’s ready to ride in the US. It was originally offered in Japan and a few other non-US markets. The first production bike with a 2-stroke V4 engine, the RZV (also known as the RD500LC in some markets) was built as a tribute to the …