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Sitting for 4 Decades – 1952 MV Agusta 125 Turismo D

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This Turismo D was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The “D” model of MV Agusta’s 125 Turismo was produced in 1952, and the main upgrades from the “C” included the front suspension (as MV calls it, a “pressed steel front parallelogram suspension”) and a new gas tank. This beautiful example has spent “almost all …

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Hondas and Indians – 3 Cool Minis

In America, Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

Minibikes have a more universal appeal in the motorcycle world quite possibly more than any other type of motorized two-wheeler. So many motorcyclists have stories to share of piloting a mini that they, a cousin, or a kid down the street owned. For many of these riders, this would be their first introduction into a lifelong moto-obession. Indian wasn’t particularly …

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1959 Moto Guzzi Galletto

In Italy, Scooter by Abhi0 Comments

Carlo Guzzi was one of Moto Guzzi’s three co-founders back in 1921, and he was the brainchild behind a scooter/motorcycle hybrid called the Galletto (cockerel in Italian). Over approximately 15 years of production, 75,000 units were sold.

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Santa Barbara – 1964 Yamaha YA6

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

The YA6 was best known for being Yamaha’s first production bike with automatic oil injection – you may remember the feature by the name of “Autolube.” The oil injection was immensely popular and was offered throughout Yamaha’s lineup for decades. The YA6 was much less successful, making them a rare find nowadays. This survivor has remained in good shape and …

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Ex-Red Bull Rookies Cup – Metrakit 125 GP Racer

In Less than 5k, Race, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

For the last decade, the Red Bull Rookies Cup has been allowing up-and-coming riders to prove themselves on professional-quality machines at world-class motorsport circuits. The league has clearly accomplished what it set out to do, as Johann Zarco was the champion of its inaugural season, followed by JD Beach. Other riders like Jake Gagne, Lorenzo Savadori and the late Luis …

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Boosted Motoren Werke – 1986 BMW K100RS Turbo

In Germany, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The BMW K100RS was a pleasant sport tourer in its day, and the flying brick platform is having a bit of a renaissance as a platform for custom builds right now. Some people saw fit to modify the bike when it was new, including RB Racing when they built approximately 200 kits to turbocharge the K100 motor. Here’s serial #3, …

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Four Confederate Motorcycles

In America, Cruiser by Tim Huber0 Comments

Confederate Motorcycles have had an interesting history since first kicking off in ’91. Founded by Matthew Chambers, who was a trial lawyer by trade before starting the exotic American manufacturer. Confederate bounced around, calling some half a dozen locations its factory/HQ, including Louisiana, California, Alabama, once having their facilities destroyed in hurricane Katrina. Despite being founded in 1991, Confederate’s first …

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Matching Numbers – 1972 Triumph TR6R

In England, Less than 5k, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

The early 1970’s saw an innovative period of motorcycle development. It was an era of evolution, with engineers building on previously proven models and increasingly refining each manufacturer’s respective two-wheeled offerings. Triumph’s TR6 shares its lineage with the majority of its vertical-twin powered machines, tracing back to the ’38 500cc cast iron Speed Twin. After things calmed down a bit …