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Ducati Motocrosser – 1971 Ducati 450 R/T Desmo

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Post-Sale Update: After 17 bids on eBay, this Ducati 450 R/T Desmo sold for $4,280. Not many people know it, but Ducati had a one-year, one-time-only foray into the world of motocross. The Ducati 450 R/T Desmo was created and imported after its American importer convinced them to bring a big thumper dirt racer to the states.

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$100k Honda? – 1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast Prototype

In Japan, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: I had to bring this post to the top just to remind you all about this bike and share the final sale price. After 102 bids on eBay, this Honda CB750 Sandcast Prototype sold for $148,100. Wow. I normally don’t post on Saturday, but today I had to feature what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – one of …

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1972 Ducati 750GT Racer

In Italy, Race by Abhi1 Comment

Earlier this week we saw a lovely example of a 750GT street bike. Now we look at a converted (by who, we don’t know) 750GT into a race bike. With a conversion to desmo drive, you’ll also get 40mm Dell’ortos, Veglia racing tach, Marzocchi suspension, and more, you’ve got the start of a very cool race bike. Find this Ducati …

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1 of 30 – 2005 MZ 1000S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This MZ 1000S sold for $4,000 – to one of our own readers! Once the world’s biggest producer of motorcycles, MZ went bankrupt in May of last year. The last decade of its history was full of financial troubles, but the varying ownership had MZ constantly trying new things. In 1996, a Malaysian group took over and resolved …

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1972 Harley-Davidson XRTT 750

In America, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

2-9 Update: Guess the previous buyer fell through, as this Harley-Davidson XRTT 750 is back up for sale, this time with a BIN price of $75,000. Last time the reserve was met at $60k, maybe even lower – so you might get away with a similar price for Best Offer here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: After 10 bids on eBay, …

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2001 Moto Guzzi California 1100EV Police

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The Moto Guzzi California 1100EV is the result of a long history of Guzzis dating back to the the V7 in the early 1970s – surprisingly similar to previous Tonti framed bikes. Today we’ve got an unique option, one that’s been converted to police duty for the state of North Carolina, though they decided to instead go with a fleet …

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Museum Quality – 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Every once in a while, the fantasticĀ Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum makes some changes and offers one of their bikes for sale. Currently, they’ve got a Ducati 888 and this very rare Suzuki XN85, one of just 300 that were brought to the United States – only 1,153 were ever sold, in total. It was the first factory bike to feature …

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Sacrilegious – 2013 Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide

In Blog, Cruiser by Abhi1 Comment

Last June, Harley donated a brand new Super Glide to Pope Francis. Yesterday, it went up for sale at Bonham’s auction in Paris, where it sold for…$329,000. Just thought you should know! If you want more details, read this article on Motorcycle Classics. It’s a fair guess that this is the most someone’s ever paid for a stock Harley built …

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Moto Bellissima

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Can’t get enough about bikes? Check out Moto Bellissima, the blog from one of our loyal readers, Jeff Z. He’s started a site that focuses on the individual details that make certain motorcycles unique, all with his own photos. Plus, he’s got a couple of projects that should tickle your fancy. I’m looking forward to seeing what Jeff will be …

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Be Like Max – 1996 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Edition

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If you’ve had your heart set on a Aprilia RS250, some think it doesn’t get better than the Max Biaggi replica Chesterfield Edition. One of the best-handling bikes ever made, Aprilia worked their chassis magic around a reworked engine from a Suzuki RGV250. It produced a nutty 69 horsepower from a 250cc 2-stroke engine, and redlines at 12,000rpm (which is …

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1956 Royal Enfield Indian Tomahawk

In America, England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This RE/Indian sold for $4,850 after 29 bids on eBay. The Indian Tomahawk was a result of the odd marriage between Royal Enfield and Indian. The Indian marque was owned by an English firm called Brockhouse Engineering, and during this time, they imported Royal Enfield bikes under the Indian name.