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1 of 300 – 2002 Husqvarna NOX

In Sport, Sweden by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times before, but my favorite bikes to share on Bike-urious are the ones I’ve never heard of before. So here’s another one I enjoyed researching – the Husky NOX. It’s basically a supermoto race bike with the bare minimum that the feds required for a motorcycle to be street legal, and just from looking …

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New In Box – 2004 Honda CB50R Dream

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

The micro-displacement CB50R is a rare little racer. According to the seller of this example that has never been uncrated from its original box, only 440 units of these early 2000’s CB’s were produced, (other sources confirm this) making these surprisingly rare for how relatively new they are. These stripped down racers are extremely lightweight are at the bottom end …

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1953 Gilera 150 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Founded in 1909, Gilera is one of Italy’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers. Despite a long history with some serious racing pedigree, Gilera now lives on as part of the Piaggio group, their logo only being slapped on a few scooters. Let’s ignore the sad current state of affairs and go back to Gilera’s heyday of the 50s – during that decade …

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1991 Moto Guzzi 1000S

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

In 1990, Moto Guzzi released the 1000S, styled to look like an update of the ’75 750 S3. It sold poorly but the classic styling has held up over the years and unlike the average Guzzi, the resale values for this model are tremendous.

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Ultra Rare British Moto – 1982 Hesketh V1000

In England, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Hesketh is one of the lesser known British manufacturers but nonetheless it’s a fascinating make that unfortunately has a bit of a storied past. Founded by in 1980 by England’s Lord Thomas Alexander Fermor-Hesketh, 3rd Baron of Hesketh. Though as his name suggests, Lord Hesketh had some major clout and influence and a business model that followed in the footsteps …

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Needs Some Work – 1981 Honda Motra

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Built in the early 80s, the Motra was a quirky minibike. Honda advertised it as “Heavy Duty” (mini)bike that you could load up with gear and take across the back country. In fact, as the Japanese pronunciation for truck is “Torakku”, it’s said that “Motra” is a combination of Motorcycle-Truck. That story gets passed around online a bit, so who …

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Factory Two-Stroke MotoGP – 1993 Yamaha YZR500

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Though the MotoGP two-stroke era was replaced in 2002, it was responsible for countless legendary machines that were cutting edge and undoubtedly the best race bikes money could buy in their respective times. The bikes also possessed an enchanting sound and smell that was distinct and directly connected to the memories that hundreds of thousands of race fans have from …