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1955 FB Mondial 200 Super Sport

In Italy, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 9 bids on eBay, this FB Mondial 200 SS sold for $6,375. The FB Mondial 200 SS (also known as the Super Sport) was one of the few street bikes developed by the niche Italian manufacturer. Specializing in high performance, small displacement bikes, FB Mondial hand built most of their motorcycles, resulting in production numbers between …

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1977 Harley Davidson XLCR

In America, Cafe Racer by Abhi3 Comments

8-12-13 Update: This bike has been relisted on Craigslist Los Angeles with a price of $9,000 or best offer. The Harley Davidson XLCR was one of the many bikes in history that was initially hailed as an instant collector bike…that no one bought. Designed by Willie G. Davidson, this bike was supposed to be a black beauty featuring HD’s most …

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Baby Interceptor – 1989 Honda VTR250

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Honda VTR250 sold for $1,800 on eBay. The Honda VTR250 was only sold in the US for three years. Despite the simple nature – a liquid cooled 250cc engine with a six-speed transmission and an inboard front disc, it’s become quite the cult bike for fans of small-displacment motors.

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1961 BMW R69S

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 33 bids, this BMW R69S sold for $9,100 on eBay. The BMW R69S, produced from 1960 to 1969, was BMW’s sportbike of its day. With 42 horsepower, it was by far the most powerful bike BMW made at the time. You had to pay to play ($1,564 in 1966), but that extra money bought you one …

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1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: AFter 41 bids, this Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts did not meet reserve on eBay at $4,650. The last two-stroke officially imported into the US, the Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts is very much a sought-after collectors bike in the US. Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped …

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2009 Bimota DB7

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This Bimota DB7 sold for $20,000 on eBay. The Bimota DB7 continues the Italian company’s ethos of building exquisite frames and bodywork around existing high-performance engines. The first letter of the model name clues you in as to where the engine came from – the “D” in DB7 stands for Ducati.

1973 Honda CR250 Elsinore

In Japan, Off-Road, Race by Abhi0 Comments

This Honda CR250 Elsinore is a first-year model of Honda’s first serious dirt bike. It’s historically significant as it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor.

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2004 Honda Dream 50R

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Honda Dream 50R sold for a Best Offer at $4,250. The Honda Dream 50R, in addition to being the ultimate 50cc cafe racer, was a limited edition model released to commemorate Honda’s early racing history. Unfortunately, it’s not road legal – but it’s probably one of the prettiest production motorcycles to ever roll off the line.

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1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition did not meet reserve at $9,100. The Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition was an absolute legend in the world of 80’s sportsbikes – a bike that deserved the 50% increase in MSRP over the regular GSXR 750. The dry clutch upgrade was a $2,000 option in itself!

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The Original Superbike – 1950 Vincent Black Shadow

In England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 30 bids, this Vincent Black Shadow sold on eBay for an incredible $87,674! The Vincent Black Shadow needs no introduction for motorcycle fans. For many, the essence of this bike is tied to a single photograph – Rollie Free breaking the American motorcycle land speed record in 1948 on the Bonneville Salt Flats:

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63 Years, 168 Miles – 1950 Matchless G9

In England, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 4 bids on eBay, this Matchless G9 did not meet reserve at $10,101 The Matchless G9, almost identical to the AJS Model 20, were built produced for 10 years starting in 1948, and represent Associated Motorcycles’ attempt to produce the heavyweight parallel twins that seemed to be coming out of every British motorcycle company during the …

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The Original Turbo – 1978 Kawasaki Z1RTC

In Japan, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: This Kawasaki Z1RTC sold for $10,500 on eBay. “Oh my God.” – Every Bike-urious staffer when they saw this beauty come up for sale. The Kawasaki Z1RTC has the distinction of being the ‘first’ of many things. Most importantly, it was the first turbocharged bike released into the market, kicking off the 80’s turbo bike push which …

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1972 CZ 400 – Model 981

In Off-Road, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This bike sold on eBay for the Buy-It-Now price of $3,450. The CZ 400, also known as the Model 981, was the best open motocrosser to ever come out of the country of Czechoslovakia. Though on the heavy side, this bike was extremely reliable, with well blue-printed engines. These bikes could be difficult to ride, as power …

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1960 Velocette Viper

In England, Standard by Abhi3 Comments

The Velocette Viper was the little brother of the Velocette line, and the focus of our first international feature! Though it was never as popular as the Venom or Thruxton models, the 350cc-powered Viper still stayed in production for nearly 15 years.

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1973 Yamaha RD350

In Japan, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha RD350 sold for $2,495. The Yamaha RD350 was an instant classic once introduced by Yamaha in 1973. An evolution of the R5, it featured the reliable two-stroke reed-valve 350cc parallel twin, which was capable of consistently dusting bikes with 750cc engines. This bike, simply put, was an overachiever.