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Brand New – 2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica

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8-17 Update: This Bimota SB8K Santa Monica has been relisted with a discount of just under $10k. Find it for sale now for “just” $26,500 or best offer here on eBay. I’ve had a weird run of “Brand New” bikes – motorcycles that haven’t been titled or ridden yet. After the Harley-Davidson MX250 and the Ducati 900S2, today we’ve got …

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$1000 – 1994 Jawa Ultrasport

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The coolest looking moped I’ve ever seen, the Jawa Ultrasport (even the name is cool!) is a 49cc 2-stroker and a rare bike – I’ve never seen or heard of one before. This specific Ultrasport has just 199 miles, meaning it’s not even done with the break-in period. It comes with the title and it’s in ‘great condition’. Find this …

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Company Killer – 1982 Maico Alpha 1

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Arguably the bike that killed off Maico, the Alpha 1 was the successor to the much-loved Mega 2. As you might expect, riders had high hopes. Unfortunately, a new suspension system called “Alpha Control” was an absolute disaster, and Maico couldn’t survivie the onslaught of lawsuits.

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Great Deal – 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 with Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Japan by Abhi2 Comments

I sometimes wonder if I’m best serving you by showing you incredible bikes with giant pricetags, or more mundane bikes that are great buys. I still don’t know what the correct answer is, so for now you’re stuck getting a little bit of both. Here’s one of the latter – a Suzuki V-Strom 650 with matching DMC M72D Sidecar. The …

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1998 Moto Guzzi Centauro

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Designed for the 75th anniversary of the MG factory, the Moto Guzzi Centauro was a limited production model (just 1918 ever built) that was a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork, made out of bodywork that the factory advertised for some reason as 100% recyclable.

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“Bike” Review – Morgan 3 Wheeler

In 3 Wheels, England, Reviews by Abhi6 Comments

First things first: If you’ve been reading Bike-urious for a while, you’ll know that this is my first vehicle review (and also the most I’ve used the word “first” in a sentence). I apologize in advance – this probably won’t be what you expect from a review, as I don’t have a big budget or fancy equipment. I just have …

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Video Intermission – Self-Assembling Motorcycle

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I never realized Suzuki offered this option on the GSX-R. If only they were all like this! Hope you like Peter Gabriel. Seriously though, this is quite impressive. It took 30 hours to film, and apparently the bike started up on the first time. Not bad. Video found in the comments for this reddit link.

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1979 Moto Guzzi 1000SP Spada

In Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the better touring bikes in its day, the Moto Guzzi 1000SP Spada typically falls under the radar of some of the more classic Guzzi names. Then again, every once in a while a guy like George Dockray gets his hands on one and then turns it into an absolute beauty.

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1975 Rickman Honda CR750

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The Rickman brothers made a name for themselves by building incredible frames to put (usually) Triumph motors in, but in the 70s they also expanded to building frames for Japanese bikes like the Kawasaki Z1 and the Honda CB750. This is one of the latter, which can be summarized from a quote from the Rickman brothers themselves:

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To the Top of Alaska, Day 14 – Part 1

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June 17th, 2014 – Happy Valley, AK to Prudhoe Bay, AK ~90 miles Like every movie franchise in Hollywood nowadays, I’m going to split this post into two parts. There’s just too many photos to get through in this day to cover in one sitting, so I’ll split it up into the last 90 miles to the top plus the …

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1975 BMW R90S Turbo

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Quick – what looks like a BMW R100RS but is actually powered by a turbocharged R90S engine that’s been bored out to 1050cc? This bike! This bike has 160,000 miles – unclear how many were with the turbo on, but it’s at least 40,000. The bike has sat for a while, so it starts but runs rough. It’ll need some …

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Bonham’s Auction Preview – National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, United Kingdom

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Update: Turns out that since I wrote up this preview, Bonham’s has added many more motorcycles to the listing. Check out the full list and the link below. This auction preview is going international – specifically to Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire, United Kingdom for a Bonham’s auction on September 6, 2014. Of the featured vehicles, 10 are some …

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1950 Stokvis Rap Imperial Moped

In Scooter, Small Displacement by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Listing Update: After being relisted twice, this bike did not meet reserve at $930. I’ve never heard of this, and I can’t find much information about it online, but the Stokvis Rap Imperial is a cool-looking scooter that you won’t see anywhere else. The red/white paint scheme and the white walls scream 50s Cadillac to me – in my dreams …

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I’m on Vacation!

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Hola loyal readers – I’m taking off to Brazil for a week and a half, so posting might be less frequent for the next few days. I apologize in advance. On the flip side, the whole trip will be worth it if I somehow stumble upon the Amazonas 1600 – a Brazilian monstrosity designed to replace the aging fleet of …