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1980 Moto Morini 500 Strada

In Italy, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: This 500 Strada sold for $3,161 after 14 bids on eBay. Most riders think of the 3 1/2 when they hear Moto Morini, but the firm was also known for their 500 Sei-V that was produced a decade later…to very little fanfare. What was once a classically beautiful motorcycle became an odd jumble of plastic and angular lines …

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Nearly Finished – 1958 Ariel Square Four 1000

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Post-Sale Update: This Square Four sold for $10,605 on eBay. The Ariel Square Four 1000 design goes all the way back to 1931, soon after Edward Turner designed an interesting new four-cylinder motorcycle engine formed from two OHC parallel twins. The design became known as the square four engine, and lent its name to this Ariel motorcycle.

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1983 SWM 440GS

In Italy, Off-Road, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ever heard of the motorcycle company SWM? Well, I hadn’t, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce you if you were in the same boat as me. Founded in 1971 by two Italians, the company built several off-roaders around engines from Sachs and Rotax (the latter was utilized after 1977). In fact, one of SWM’s bikes …

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1979 Ducati 900SS

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The Ducati 900SS was built as a sportier version of the 860GT, it was designed to evoke a similarity to the classic 750SS Desmo. Unfortunately, bikes like the Mike Hailwood Replica were more in demand, relegating the 900SS to commercial mediocrity. As the model evolved, the 900SS moved from street-legal racer to eccentric sport-tourer, gaining comfort and reliability at the …

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1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 26 bids on eBay up to $15,150, this Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer did not meet reserve. A bike so classic that the firm has released a new model with a similar name, this Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer is an excellent example of the beautiful factory cafe. One of the most famous Guzzis ever, the V7 …

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1986 Honda NS400R

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Post Sale Update: This NS400R sold for $10,750 after 3 bids on eBay. Can you remember back to 1983? If so, you may remember Freddie Spencer winning the World Championship for Honda despite competing on a triple that was outclassed by the competition. Almost immediately, Honda released a 250cc bike to commemorate the win. A couple of years later, they …

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1961 Velocette Venom

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7-21 Update: This Velocette Venom is back up for sale with bidding up to $8,650 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. The first production motorcycle to hit an average speed of over 100 miles per hour over 24 hours, the Velocette Venom was the ‘big-brother’ to the Viper and was an evolution from the MSS. Powered by …

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2007 BMW G650 Xmoto

In Germany, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

For just three years, BMW experimented with the G650 series – three different bikes all built around a 652cc Rotax engine that pushed out 53 hp. Though my personal favorite would have to be the XChallenge, the “street” bike of the 3 was this BMW G650 Xmoto, a rare supermoto that (like all supermotos) is an absolute blast in the …

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$100k Project? 1955 Vincent Black Prince

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Unlike the Honda CB750 Sandcast Prototype I featured a while back, this Vincent Black Prince project did not make it to $100k. Instead, it did not meet reserve at $40,100 after 36 bids on eBay. How much can a project be worth? We’re about to find out with this Vincent Black Prince project which has a BIN price of over …

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Go Anywhere – 1942 Zundapp KS750 Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Listing Update: Despite 18 bids up to $30,100, this Zundapp KS750 Sidecar did not meet reserve on eBay. The Zundapp KS750 was built for the Wehrmacht to go anywhere. Thanks to cylinders that were angled up 5 degrees for additional ground clearance, as well as a 10 speed gearbox, the claim was almost possible.

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Ducati Custom Chopper

In America, Cruiser, Italy by Abhi3 Comments

Here we’ve got a custom chopper that ‘started’ as a Ducati Monster 900, though at this point, the only Ducati left in this build is the motor, fuel injection system, and electronics. It’s been on display at Ducati days at Daytona Speedway, and is claimed to be very fast and very loud. No matter what adjective you choose to describe …

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Ending Soon – Nearly New 1991 Buell RS1200

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Post-Listing Update: It seems the opening ask was just too high, as this Buell RS1200 got no action at the starting bid of $28,500. Today was supposed to be a Ducati day, but reader Zack B sent over this cherry Buell RS1200 and I couldn’t let the auction end before sharing it with you (even if the price is stratospheric). …

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Bundesgrenzpolizei – 1974 BMW R60/6 Polizei

In Germany, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This BMW R60/6 Polizei was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 7-19 Update: This BMW R60/6 Polizei has been relisted, as noted in the comments. Find the new link here on eBay. This might be one of the most interesting bikes I’ve had the opportunity to feature on this site – a BMW R60/6 Polizei. I’m …

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1964 Ducati 250cc F3 Racer

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I end today’s Ducati trifecta with this absolute stunner – a Ducati 250cc F3 Racer. Built to compete in the Formula 3 series, this bike was partially based on the Marianna, though nearly nothing from the road bike 250cc engines were used. According to Bonham’s, which put up a similar bike for auction with an estimate of about $80k in …