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Rare in the US – 2002 Mondial Piega 1000

In Italy, Sport by Abhi5 Comments

We have no idea how this got into the country, or if you can even make it legal, but we definitely wanted our loyal readers to see it! A niche Italian manufacturer that specialized in high performance, small displacement bikes between the 40s and the 70s, Mondial made their name with World Championship road racers in the 50s, and motorcycles …

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Trail Yamaha – 1986 Yamaha TY 350

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 22 bids on eBay, this Yamaha TY 350 sold for $2,010. In the late 60s, Yamaha made its first entry in a European trial championship in France with their 250 DT, a bike better suited for dual sporting. In 1970, the sales manager of a French Yamaha dealership was contacted by the current French trial champion and …

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1 of 400 – 2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

In Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

KTM has been one of the leaders in motocross racing for countless years, particularly in AMA with Ryan Dungey. As part of AMA homologation rules, KTM had to release 400 units of this bike – otherwise Dungey would be disqualified from the races he participated in. Though KTM surely finds it to be a hassle, this means that the public …

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Homologation Special – 1991 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R K1

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R K1 was a special limited edition of Kawi’s ZX-7R used in AMA Superbike. Kawasaki enjoyed tremendous success in competitive racing with this bike, and plenty of that tech made it to the ‘civilian’ version. Required to produce 500 examples for homologation purposes, Kawi packed this bike full of features like 39mm Keihin flat-slide carbs, an aluminum …

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Featured First – Suzuki GT750

In Japan, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: The restored example sold for a best offer less than $6,500, and the original example sold for a best offer less than $4,500. The Suzuki GT750, affectionately known as the Water Buffalo, was the bike that made Suzuki a household name in the United States. The follow-up to a sporty bike, Suzuki surprised (and disappointed) motorcycle magazines by …

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1999 Bimota DB4

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Bimota DB4 followed the Italian firm’s modus operandi of taking a well established engine from another manufacturer and surrounding it with beautiful Italian bodywork. Using a frame similar to the Bimota Mantra, this successor wasn’t much of a technological advancement. Think of it instead as a moving piece of art.

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1983 Harley Davidson FXDG Willie G Special

In America, Cruiser by Abhi0 Comments

10-31 Update: It’s back! Find it here on eBay – we’ll see if it hits the reserve this time or not. Post-Auction Update: After being relisted, this Harley Davidson FXDG Willie G Special did not meet reserve at $10,000 on eBay. The Harley Davidson FXDG Willie G Special was a one-year-only limited edition that was surprisingly subtle compared to other HD …

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Hoon’s Favorite: 2010 Aprilia SXV550

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

The Aprilia SXV550 is an absolute monster that epitomizes what supermotos should be about – immediate thrust, and minimal weight. With 70hp and less than 320 pounds of curb weight, this bike definitely checks the right boxes. Hooligans unite – this is one of the bikes you’ve been waiting for.

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1981 Maico 490 Mega 2

In Germany, Off-Road by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this bike sold for $9,210. Flaunting one of the best dirtbike names ever, the Maico 490 Mega 2 was considered by many to be one of the best open class motorcross bikes ever built. Back in the 80s, there was a lot of prestige associated with riding a Maico, but even this was …

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Buell is Back – 2012 EBR 1190RS

In America, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This EBR was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Motorcycle enthusiasts are all familiar with the story of Erik Buell, and the disappointing end of his partnership with Harley-Davidson. Good News – Buell is back! In 2011, Erik and his company, Erik Buell Racing (EBR), decided to get back in the sportbike game with a …

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The True Senna – 1995 Ducati 916 Senna

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Just a couple of days after we featured a ‘semi-Senna’ Ducati, reader Paul Z. found us one of the real ones! Ducati’s 916 was an instant classic as soon as it was shown to the world. Built for 5 years before evolving into the 996, this bike was one of Massimo Tamburini’s crowning achievements. Though it produced less horsepower than …

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1970 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

In Japan, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: This Mach III sold for the BIN of $10,000. The Kawi H1’s were a range of triples famous for being incredibly fast in a straight line, but dangerous when you had to turn. This reputation only helped to make the bike more popular amongst riders who fancied themselves tough, as the bike became “affectionately” known as the …

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“Senna” – Ducati Monster 750 Si.e.

In Italy, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

In the late 1990’s, Ducati released a limited edition of the 916, called the Senna. Built to honor the late Ayrton Senna, only 300 were produced in a distinctive gray with red wheels paint scheme. Though Ducati has never officially brought the Senna name back for a bike sold in the US, they have done so for other countries – …

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Bosozoku – 1978 Honda CB750F

In Japan, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

We feel obligated to start this listing off by saying that we aspire you to bring interesting motorcycles for sale. Sometimes, this means we stumble upon very bizarre bikes that don’t necessarily appeal to the masses. This Honda CB750F “Bosozoku” definitely falls under that category.