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1980 Kawasaki Z1R KZ1000

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After 28 bids on eBay, this Z1R sold for $12,100. The Kawasaki Z1R 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. So he took the KZ1000 and turned it into …

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Beautifully Restored – 1976 Yamaha RD400C

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One of the true giant-killers in motorcycling history, the Yamaha RD400C was given plenty of praise by reviewers when it first came out. It had plenty of power, it didn’t weigh much, you could handle it with relative confidence, and even the brakes were decent. All that, and the price wasn’t bad either. Nearly 40 years later, expectations have changed …

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GSMmotoRent Giveaway Winner

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I’m pleased to announce the winner of the GSMmotoRent gift certificate – congratulations to David S, your prize is in the mail! Hope you’ll be able to share pictures from your day with everyone on this site. Thanks to everyone who participated – I hope I can continue to offer similar perks in the future…

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Baby RC45 – 1996 Honda NC35

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This NC35 sold for the BIN of $9,500. The RC45 is a bike of legend, but it’s also out of the financial reach of most motorcycle enthusiasts. That’s why I’m excited to feature the RC45’s baby brother, the Honda NC35. Only officially sold in Japan, grey market imports occasionally made it out the UK and rarely made …

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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

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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: