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1972 Munch Mammoth TTS 1200

In Germany, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Considered by some to be the world’s first superbike, the Munch Mammoth (Mammut) was revealed to the world four years before Honda opened some eyes with the CB750. It was aptly named, with a 996cc four-cylinder car engine from NSU that helped contribute to a weight of 480 pounds. Early models produced 55 horsepower but by ’68 Munch was able …

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1 of 750 – 2012 BMW K1300S HP

In Germany, Sport, Touring by Tim Huber0 Comments

BMW’s HP – High Performance – machines distinguish themselves from the rest of BMW Motorrad’s offerings as an elite class of machines, though the HP label has been slapped onto some Beemer scoots that – in my opinion – arguably don’t deserve to wear the prestigious extra to letters. The K1300S HP earns its HP moniker, and then some. HP-models …

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Good For A Laugh – 1993 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast

In Japan, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

The Honda Pacific Coast was truly an oddball of a motorcycle, but it’s become a cult classic and resale values typically surprise motorcyclists who don’t follow these bikes closely. For a certain type of rider, this is the perfect two-wheeler – reliable, comfortable, ample integrated storage, and adequate handling. For the seller of this specific example, it’s a “piece of …

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One Owner – 1981 BMW R100RT

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Before BMW introduced the RT in 1978, a rider who wanted to tour had to buy a bike and then slap on the usual accessories like a fairing and bags. The RT was a revelation in that you could just sign the paperwork at your dealership and then immediately put on your break-in mileage in a few days as you …

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Krauser Fairing – 1984 BMW K100

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 33 bids on eBay, this Flying Brick sold for $4,101. BMW’s K100 was initially released to very concerned fans who were worried that it was a sign that the boxer motor was going to disappear. Sales were slow at first but the Flying Brick was eventually proven to be a successful endeavor for BMW Motorrad. Here’s …

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1995 MZ NRX Saxon Tour

In Germany, Less than 5k, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

In 1990 (soon after the fall of the Berlin wall), MZ was privatized. The new owners realized that they needed a four-stroke motor if they were going to sell bikes in Europe and the US, so they called up Rotax and got themselves a 494cc single. Then, they designed a family of bikes around it, like the Silver Star retro …

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1984 Suzuki GS1100GK

In Japan, Touring by Abhi0 Comments

In 1980, Honda updated the naked Gold Wing and called it the GL1100. That year, they also changed what the GW would be about forever by creating a full dress tourer variant called the Interstate – you got a full fairing, saddlebags, and a removable trunk right off the dealer floor. Other manufacturers scrambled to keep up. Suzuki ended up …

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Unexpected Custom – Ducati ST4S

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

Thanks to extensive work by Fast by Ferracci, this Ducati ST4S puts out 140 horsepower at the rear wheel, 30 more than the stock bike. The FbF kit includes a new crank, billet titanium rods, pistons, lightweight flywheel, slipper clutch, and cylinders. The kit was apparently worth $10k, which explains why the seller says that the total work cost $15k.