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1987 Suzuki GSX-R 50

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSX-R 50 sold for $1,326. The GSX-R 50 was Suzuki’s take on the street-legal minibike movement of the 80s. The Yamaha YSR50 and Honda NSR50 are the more common options, but in our eyes, the Suzuki GSX-R 50 was the best looking, due to the full fairings, and ‘little engine that …

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2003 Steed Clydesdale Silver Bomber

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Steed Clydesdale Silver Bomber was relisted but still could not meet reserve at $9,600. The Silver Bomber was a limited edition of the Clydesdale model from Steed Musclebikes. Formed in 1989, Steed was founded by John Covington, who built the company into one of the more interesting custom cruiser shops in the US. The shop got so …

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1965 Honda Super 90

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi2 Comments

Regular readers know we love the Honda Super 90. It’s no speed demon, but it’s an absolute joy to ride in town. With just 8 horsepower on tap, conservation of momentum is key, and it forces you to think ahead while riding. We think it’s absolutely lovely – so much that the Super 90 is used for our logo. When …

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1913 Rex Brooklands

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Post-Listing Update: After 31 bids, this Rex Brooklands did not meet reserve at $22,322 on eBay. Rex was a British motorcycle company founded in 1900. It survived 2 mergers and 33 years of existence before closing up shop, and in its prime was considered one of the best marques in British motorcycling. One of their partnerships was with JA Prestwich …

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1972 Pannonia P20

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Pannonia was the best-known motorcycle manufacturer from Hungary. Produced between 1951 and 1975, Pannonia sold just under 700,000 bikes. An American importer based out of Santa Ana, CA called White Motorcycles private-labeled Pannonia’s to sell in the US. The Pannonia P20 was a 250cc two-stroke that was based on a DKW model. As Yamaha had also cloned the DKW, the …

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1999 Aprilia RSV Mille SP

In Italy, Sport by Abhi5 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Aprilia RSV Mille SP sold for $8,850 after 30 bids on eBay. The Aprilia RSV Mille SP was a homologation special produced for Aprilia to enter the Superbike World Championship. The minimum requirement was for 150 bikes, so that’s exactly what Aprilia made. Today, we’re featuring #59.

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Bring It Back Home – Harley-Davidson VR1000

In America, Race by Abhi2 Comments

Full Disclosure – this bike is currently in Australia. We’re hoping someone will bring it back to the states. Back in 1988, Harley decided to try their hand at knocking off Ducati from their perch atop AMA Superbike. Unfortunately, what would have been top notch technology when the bike was supposed to have been released (in 1991) was well behind …

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The Modern-Day Widowmaker – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S

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Post-Sale Update: The seller yanked this Suzuki TL1000S from eBay. Back in the 70s, the Kawasaki H2 developed the reputation of a ‘widowmaker’ due to its incredible power and complete lack of handling. The Suzuki TL1000S also earned such a reputation when it was released in 1997, for slightly different reasons. This bike was introduced with a very unique rotary …

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Too Little, Too Late – 2002 Cannondale X440

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The Cannondale X440 was the swansong of Cannondale motorcycles, a subsidiary of the well-known American bicycling company. In the late 90s, Cannondale tried to move into motorsports, with an off-road bike and an ATV. Long story short, it was a disaster. $80 million later, the company declared bankruptcy, having left behind an interesting story of what happens when you can’t …

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1993 Ducati Superlight 900

In Italy, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this Ducati Superlight sold for $6,700. 10-2 Update: This Ducati Superlight is now back on eBay. Find it here! Post Sale Update: After 11 bids on eBay, this Ducati Superlight did not meet reserve at $6,099. In 1992, Ducati took their 900 Supersport and added several choice extras to create a limited …

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Allstate Puch Quadfecta

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Not to be confused with the insurance company, Allstate was a distributor of motorcycles, scooters, and even a couple of cars between the 40s and the 60s. Through varying partnerships with Gilera, Puch, Vespa, Cushman, and others, Allstate sold vehicles through unconventional outlays. The Allstate Puch, as you could imagine, was built by the Austrian firm, Puch. What you might …

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163 of 250 – 1999 Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme

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10/1 Update: This Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme has been relisted here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $4,000. Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme did not meet reserve at $2,716 on eBay. The Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme, besides being a mouthful, was one of two limited edition X1’s produced …

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1969 Suzuki T125 Stinger

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Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Suzuki T125 Stinger sold for just $935! The Suzuki T125 Stinger was a 125cc bike with a great name and looks to die for. As teenagers of the time remember, this little screaming two-stroke twin-cylinder was the most exciting 125 bike of the time.