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1982 Ducati TT2

In Italy, Race by Abhi1 Comment

Among many other things, Ducati is known worldwide nowadays for its trellis frame and belt-driven camshaft V-Twin engine, both of which owe their formation to the 1980 Pantah. The Pantah also formed the base of one of the greatest motorcycles of the 80s – the Ducati TT2 racer.

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Electric Dual Sport – Zero DS 11.4

In America, Dual-Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Dual-sport bikes usually conjure up dreams of trips to Alaska and remote exploration. You might not associate a bike that needs to be charged every 100-150 miles with those types of trips, but if you’re someone who trailers a bike to the good stuff, the Zero DS 11.4 might just be the bike for you.

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1978 Ducati 900 SD Darmah

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 9 bids on eBay, this Ducati 900 SD Darmah sold for $7,000. After the classic 750 GT of the 70s, Ducati looked to evolve with a simpler engine, and they ended up with the first ‘square case’ bevel twin – the 860 GT. It was a commercial flop, so just a few years later, the Ducati 900 …

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Beemer Cruiser – 2000 BMW R1200C

In Cruiser, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This BMW R1200C sold for a hidden best offer less than $6,250. First shown to the world in the Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, the BMW R1200C was Germany’s attempt at the cruiser market. With very distinctive looks, the R12C survived for 7 years, but BMW decided to kill it as the engine wasn’t very suited to the …

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Italian Bonanza

In Dual-Sport, Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Reader David N. alerted us to a veritable treasure trove of classic late 80’s Italians, all being offered by one seller outside of Oklahoma City. We’ve actually written descriptions on all of these models of bikes before, so we won’t bore you with individual details this time around. If you want to learn more about the history about any given …

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The Rarest Turbo – 1983 Suzuki XN85

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Sale Update: This XN85 sold for the BIN of $7,495. On the market for less than a year, Suzuki XN85 was the first factory bike to feature a 16-inch front wheel – previously reserved for race bikes. That wheel, combined with low clip-ons and a Suzuki Full Floater rear suspension made it a nearly peerless handler for the time. …

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2013 Progressive International Motorcycle Show – Long Beach

In Blog by Abhi0 Comments

This weekend, we went over the Long Beach Motorcycle Show, and we decided to show you some of our highlights. Please note – this is no way any sort of comprehensive coverage. If you’re looking for more details about the newest Honda CBR1000, check out Cycle World. We’re just going to show you some of the more unique bikes we …

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1968 Puch Sabre

In Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this Puch Sabre sold forĀ $959. Manufactured for Sears by Puch, the Puch Sabre is technically a motorcycle, though it was marketed as a moped. This European beauty features one of the more interesting-looking engines we’ve ever seen.

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Rare Russian – 1992 Voskhod 3M-01

In Dual-Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Voskhod 3M-01 sold for $1,100. Since 1965, a company based out of Kovrov, Russia has been pumping out a variety of motorcycles, all of which utilize a 173cc engine. Some of you may remember these bikes branded as the Cossack, sold in the UK in the 70s, but we’d be impressed if you’ve heard of any of …

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Benelli Dreaming – 1974 Yamaha RD250

In Italy, Japan, Sport by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This RD250 sold for $5,700 on eBay. Produced from ’73 to ’79, the air-cooled Yamaha RD250 was always in the shadow of the famous RD350, but today it provides the base of an interesting Italian-influenced custom. The RD250 produced 30 horsepower and interestingly enough, had 6 gears in the transmission, but you could only access 5. Removing a …

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Japanese Muscle – 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Kawasaki Z1-R was the brainchild of Wayne Moulton, known as the “Father of the Japanese Cruiser.” His belief was that a solid motorcycle could be moderately tweaked to form four versions, one of which is a sport-tourer.

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1990 Honda CB-1

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post-Listing Update: Apparently it’s not meant to be for this CB-1, which did not attract any bids at the opening $4,000 bid after being relisted. 12-6 Update: This CB-1 did not meet reserve, and it’s been re-listed on eBay here. In a time when Japan’s export portfolio to the US was dominated by repli-racers, the Honda CB-1 was a ‘standard’ …

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#388 – 1999 Ducati 996 SPS

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

A limited edition of one of the prettiest motorcycles ever made, the Ducati 996 SPS (Sport Production Special) was an uprated version that featured a modified engine and chassis. Nearly all the specifications were improved, with lighter 5-spoke wheels, Ohlins rear shocks and Showa front forks, it was designed to be the ultimate 996, and it eventually evolved to become …

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1974 Can-Am TNT 125

In America, Off-Road by Abhi1 Comment

Canada’s attempt at the MX world, the Can-Am TNT 125 was one of many dirt-oriented bikes produced during the short but very sweet lifespan of Can-Am. An acronym for Track ‘n’ Trail, the TNT bikes shared the same chassis and engine as the MX bikes, but utilized lower compression for easy riding traits on trails. Lasting only 3 years, the …