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1979 BMW R100RS Hot Rod

In Germany, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of my newest readers just let me know he bought a bike from Moto Borgotaro, which was a pleasant reminder for me to check out their updated inventory. I’ve featured a beautiful Ducati 750GT from them before, but today I’d like to highlight a beautiful custom BMW R100RS they’re looking to sell. This bike has all kinds of goodies, …

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1974 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is still one of the most famous Guzzis ever made. Produced in small numbers (about 3,500) for only three years, it represented a change in focus for the firm. After years of truck-like bikes such as the Ambassador and the Eldorado, the V7 was specifically created by Tonti to honor Guzzi’s racing legacy. Most people …

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European Import – 1965 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

In Spain, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the 60s, Bultaco was known primarily for its off-roaders (I’ll be featuring a cherry Alpina 350 tomorrow), especially in the US. Their streetbikes were normally relegated to stay in Bultaco Cemoto’s home country of Spain, which imposed regulations allowing Bultaco to only use one engine in a small variety of sizes. You would think this put the Spanish company …

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1974 Bultaco Alpina

In Dual-Sport, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

After the success of the Sherpa T, Bultaco released the Alpina 250, a bike specifically built for enduro riders. After 3 years, Bultaco offered a more powerful 350 variant, which you see in front of you. For more information on the 250 version of the Alpina, check out this article from Hemmings. Bikes like this helped Bultaco win the world …

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2005 Ural Troyka

In 3 Wheels, Russia by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the best parts of running this site is discovering bikes I had never even heard about before. Reader Jim R. comes through with yet another one with this Ural Troyka, a variant of the tourist that gives a little more luxury with telescopic forks and a “deluxe sidecar” designed to provide “the utmost of comfort…on unhurried scenic rides”, …

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Ending Soon – 1988 Laverda SFC 1000

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Act quick! Here’s one of the last examples of the classic orange brand – the Laverda SFC 1000. A limited edition last gasp from the Italian firm, just 200 were intended to be produced, none for export to the US (which can make titling a problem). Laverda branded this bike (a further evolution of the RGS) with the SFC moniker …

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2000 Bimota SB8R

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Reader Zack B. sent this to me saying that as a TLR guy, he loves this bike. And for good reason! Powered by the TL’s wonderful V-Twin (but then pumped up to 133 horsepower by the Italians), this bike was capable of hitting 170mph. You also got top notch components such as an Ohlins shock, Paioli forks, Brembo brakes, and …

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1990 Honda NS50F

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

A one year only model in the states, the Honda NS50F is a legitimate motorcycle despite it’s tiny stature. Capable of 55-65 (depending on the weight of the rider), this bike is easily hopped-up with aftermarket parts from companies like Team Calamari. You’ll also enjoy a six-speed transmission and front and rear drum brakes to slow down this light bike. …

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REV’IT Urban Collection Preview at Beach Moto

In Blog by Abhi2 Comments

I’m ashamed to confess that when I first heard about REV’IT, something about the name made me think it was a cheap in-house brand from a store like Cycle Gear. It wasn’t until I went on a group adventure camp/ride to Death Valley and I saw nearly 50% of the riders with REV’IT suits that I realized I had made …

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Middleweight Ninja – 1998 Kawasaki Ninja ZXR400

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Never offered in the states, this Kawasaki Ninja ZXR400 is a German model that has just over 19,000 miles and is in good condition. There are some minor scratches, but it looks good an comes with the original toolkit and key. Plus, it’s a no reserve auction, which I always like to see. For everything you’d want to know about …

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Instant Sportbike Collection

In America, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Here’s an interesting listing – someone is selling off 8 bikes, most of which are Ducati and Suzuki sportbikes (with a BMW HP4 thrown in for good measure!) Currently available: 1. BMW HP4 2. HD Street Glide 3. Ducati 1198 S 4. Ducati 996 S 5. Ducati GT1000S 6. Suzuki TL1000R 7. Suzuki TL1000S 8. Honda Ruckus The bikes are …

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1980 Ducati 900SS

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

This is a beautiful, relatively original example of a classic Ducati offered by a seller who gives great details, never overstates, and is very knowledgeable about his bike. That’s a great combination, which also means that the selling price won’t be cheap. There’s actually another 900SS available on eBay right now, but I believe this one stands out thanks to …

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Concourse Resto – 1976 Honda Goldwing

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Goldwing sold for $10,100 after 28 bids on eBay. Pistol Pete is a well-known Goldwing shop who is affiliated with Randakk’s Cycle Shop – you may remember the supercharged Randakk bike I featured a while back. Interesting enough, Randakk even mentions this exact bike in a blog post about Pistol Pete’s work, so it’s a fair assumption …

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1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Some of you may be familiar with Gas Monkey Garage of Discovery’s “Fast N’ Loud.” If not, the Dallas, Texas based company masterminded by Richard Rawlings typically works on cars but has cranked out some interesting bikes in the past. Here’s one of those bikes – a HD Panhead that was originally built by Wink Eller, a land speed record …