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1973 Ducati 750 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Ducati engineer Fabio Taglioni combined two single cylinder motors on a single crankshaft and successfully tested the V-Twin in July 1971. In October, 1971 Ducati introduced the V-Twin GT 750. In April, 1972 team Ducati ran 1st and 2nd at the Imola 200 with a Desmo version of the V-Twin marking their first victory in a large displacement race. By …

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

If you’re looking for the best street bike Italy had to offer in the 70s, there’s a good chance that you’re on the prowl for a Ducati 750SS or a Laverda 750 SFC. Both are legends in motorcycling history with racing pedigree – the SFC shone in endurance racing, which helped Laverda build a reputation of creating tough, fast motorcycles. …

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1969 Velocette Venom Clubman

In England, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Introduced in 1955, the Venom set itself up to be an alternative to the British sporting twins that were starting to dominate the market. The Venom really came of age when a factory prepped bike became the first ever motorcycle to average 100 MPH over the course of 24 hours at a track in France. In production from 1955 to …

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Pretty in Purple – 1973 Kawasaki H2

In Japan, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

1973 was a very momentous year for me personally. I got married (for the first time) in June and in July I got one of the worst motorcycle injuries of my career falling off an H2. We were a couple of dreamers. She dreamed that she could drag my country farm boy butt into polite society, and I dreamed that …

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1938 Velocette MSS

In England, Sport, Vintage by Tom Wacker0 Comments

The 1930s were the absolutely the heyday of British singles. BSA, Triumph, Norton, Velocette, Sunbeam, Rudge, New Hudson, Excelsior, HRD, New Imperial and Royal Enfield all made 500 CC singles during the 1930s. No doubt one of the best of the lot was the Velocette MSS. Introduced in 1935 the MSS continued in the Velocette catalog until 1968 (None made …

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2001 Honda CBR929RR

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The 929 was the fifth generation of Honda’s CBR900. It was a solid improvement on a legendary motorcycle but by this point Yamaha and Suzuki had released new versions of the R1 and GSX-R 1000, leaving Honda lagging behind. The CBR929RR didn’t sell nearly as well as the Yamaha or Suzuki, and Honda updated the model one last time (with …

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1967 Royal Enfield Interceptor Mk. 1A 750

In England, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This Interceptor did not meet reserve with 8 bids up to $10,100 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. About a week ago, I featured an custom Royal Enfield Interceptor and I noted that it was rare to see a custom Interceptor because they were rare enough that owners usually restored them to like new instead of modifying them. Well, here’s …

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1953 BSA BB32 Gold Star

In England, Sport by Tom Wacker0 Comments

The BSA Gold Star famously took it’s name from a race at Brooklands in 1937 when Wal Handley came out of retirement to ride a three lap race for BSA. It was BSA’s first factory competition since 1921, and not only did Handley win the event he had a lap over 100 MPH (107.5 MPH) for which he was awarded …