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1998 Ducati 916 SPS

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Ducati 916 SPS sold for the BIN price of $13,000. A limited edition of one of the prettiest motorcycles ever made, the Ducati 916 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 …

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1970 BSA Victor 441

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Post-Sale Update: This BSA Victor 441 sold for $7,300 after 14 bids on eBay. In the early 60’s, BSA’s race team was developing a large single in the hopes of winning the 500cc world motocross championship. A 441cc engine ended up being the ticket, which helped BSA capture the 500cc championship in ’64 and ’65. The following year, the company …

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1929 Henderson Streamline KJ

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the “Big 3” of American bikes in the early 1900s, Henderson was abruptly shut down in 1931, which is why most people now only remember Harley-Davidson and Indian. At the time, Henderson was producing the favored bikes of America’s police officers, though the company was bought up by Schwinn in the 1910s. The Henderson Streamline KJ was one …

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1 of 500 – 1990 Yamaha FZR750R OWO1

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3-17 Update: Reader Joel C. has just let us know that this Yamaha FZR750R OWO1 is available on Craigslist for $29,995. Post-Sale Update: This Yamaha FZR750R OWO1 did not meet reserve at $20,100. Apparently, it’s Yamaha sportbike day today at Bike-urious. We go from Yamaha’s first race replica to the Yamaha FZR750R OWO1, a bike that makes even the Honda …

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First Streetbike – Buell RS1200

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Post-Listing Update: I thought the opening price was a little high, but I’m surprised to report that there were no bids at $7,495 for this Buell RS1200. Erik Buell got his start working for Harley-Davidson, but he made his name when he built the Buell Battletwin, a racebike built to extract as much speed as possible from a Harley engine. …

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Museum Quality – 1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 30 bids up to $9,600 on eBay, the reserve was not met on this Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts. One of the last two-strokes 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 …

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Two Vincent Black Shadows

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 27 bids up to $85,100, the ’54 Vincent Black Shadow did not meet reserve! And the ’53 did not meet reserve either, getting up to “only” $80,001. Alright, I’m back from the weekend (more on that later) and it’s time for more great bikes for sale! So we’ll start off strong with two examples of the greatest …

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Triking – 1978 Moto Guzzi 3 Wheeler

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First built in the 1970s, the Triking is a ‘contemporary sports car’ inspired by classic Morgan three-wheelers. Based out of the UK, one of them has somehow made it over to the states, and is now ready for you to enjoy. Using the engine from a ’78 Guzzi between the front wheels, it has a Ford 5-speed transmission, a disc …

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1919 Indian Power Plus Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, America, Cruiser, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite 16 bids up to $29,000, this Indian Power Plus Sidecar did not meet reserve. The Indian Power Plus was a successful roadster and canvas for racing bikes, especially with Erwin “Cannonball” Baker (after whom the Cannonball Run was named after). Today we’ve got an example that forgoes the racing pedigree and instead adds a sidecar.

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Taking Off!

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Just a little heads up – this weekend I’ll be enjoying a few days of off-roading with MotoQuest and BMW Motorcycles of Long Beach. While this is good news for me, I won’t have internet access, so Bike-urious will be dormant until Monday. As always, thanks for your loyal readership. Enjoy your respective weekends! But I can’t leave you without …

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Wehrmacht – 1941 BMW R12 Military Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Whenever I see a vintage looking BMW sidecar, I feel like 90% of the time it’s a Chang Jiang knock-off. Today I’m glad to report that it’s an actual vintage BMW hack. This BMW R12 Military Sidecar was typical of the bikes utilized by the German Army in the late 30s-40s for recon and communications. By 1941, BMW had sent …

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1970 Muskin El Gato

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Post Listing Update: This El Gato got no interest at the BIN of $900. Marketed as a “Midi-Cycle”, the Muskin El Gato wanted to separate itself from minibikes by completely making up a new category of motorcycles. Utilizing a 80cc Fuji two-stroke (predecessor to all the Hodaka units that would soon make their way to US shores), this bike had …

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Chromed Italian – 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R

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3-12 Update: 2 months later, this Ducati 1199 Panigale R is back up for sale. Find it with an opening bid of $25,000 and a BIN of $32,000 here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: Odd, this Panigale R is already off eBay, and there’s no mention about what happened to the listing. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for future announcements. The …