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Little Italian – 1993 Cagiva Mito

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

From many angles, the Cagiva Mito looks like a large Italian supersport – but your eyes may deceive you. Part of that may come from the name itself, as Mito is Italian for “myth”. Debunking the myth, you’ll see that it’s just powered by a 125cc two-stroke single cylinder engine, capable of 30 horsepower and a surprising top speed of …

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2011 Confederate P120 Fighter Combat

In America, Cruiser by Abhi11 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Confederate P120 Fighter Combat sold for $70,000 on eBay. Ever since we started Bike-urious, we’ve been waiting to feature this bike. We all love the Confederate Fighter an inordinate amount – in fact one of our staff members finally decided to get a bike after seeing this picture:

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1976 Montesa Cappra 125

In Off-Road, Small Displacement, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Montesa Cappra 125 was the Spanish firm’s attempt at a motocross bike specifically for young riders. To help promote the bike, Montesa even created a “Montesa 125cc Trophy”, a spec series specifically for the small displacement Cappra. It was so popular that they had to change the format of the competition, adding several heats just to handle the number …

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1 of 300: 2006 Ducati 999R

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: The opening bid on this 999R was reduced to $15,000 but it still got no action. Designed by Pierre Terblanche, the Ducati 999R (and the regular 999 it was based on) was met with mixed reviews with regards to the exterior styling when it was first released. But no one can deny the success that Ducati had in …

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The Urban Assault Ride

In Blog by Abhi1 Comment

This past Sunday, the guys over at Aether Apparel and RawHyde Adventures hosted Urban Assault Ride, a single day Adventure Ride designed to show LA’s riders that it’s possible to have an adventure in an urban setting. We thought our readers would like to see what the first (of hopefully many) Urban Assaults was all about. Being blunt, the riding …

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1986 Dnepr MT16 Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Russia by AbhiLeave a Comment

Dnepr and Ural are often confused, as they are both Eastern European motorcycle companies that produced tough, 2wd capable sidecar machines, and both bikes share a similar creation story – they were based on the BMW R71. But as loyal owners of both brands will attest, there are several major differences. The key difference? Ural is still alive and kicking, …

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1973 Honda CB350

In Japan, Standard by Abhi2 Comments

Produced from ’68 to ’73, the Honda CB350 was one of the world’s most popular motorcycles. At the time, it was Honda’s best-selling model, and in 1968 – its first year it was the best-selling motorcycle all over the world. Today we feature an excellent final year example which illustrates what made this bike so desirable. Constantly evolving, this bike …

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1 Year Only – 1987 Yamaha SRX250

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This SRX250 sold for $1,875 after 4 bids on eBay. For decades, Kawasaki ruled the 250cc ‘sport’bike market – though Honda has recently taken a chunk of the market with their CBR250R. Honda also challenged the little Ninja in the 80s with the VTR250, though it did not have much commercial success. For one year in the States, …

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Metrakit Pre-GP 125

In Race, Small Displacement, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Looking for a purpose-built race bike for a young racer-to-be? Look no further than the Metrakit Pre-GP 125. Metrakit, a Spanish company that unfortunately went bankrupt (but still has a large presence in Australia), was well known for creating a series of tiny roadracers that were quite dominant in 50-80cc mini GP races across the world. In the mid 2000s, …

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2013 Honda Grom MSX125 Custom

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi5 Comments

11-9 Update: You guys seem to love the Grom so much that it got me curious. I borrowed one from Honda and took it for a spin, including a top speed run in the LA River. Post-Listing Update: This Honda Grom MSX125 Custom was pulled off eBay, final sale price unknown. But as shown in the comments below, you can …

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1994 Yamaha FZR1000

In Japan, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

We continue with what’s become a Yamaha sportbike week with the Yamaha FZR1000 – predecessor to the now-ubiquitous Yamaha R1. The Fizzer was an instant classic when it was introduced in 1987. Just two years later, Cycle World named it the “Bike of the Decade”, thanks in part to a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of …

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1996 MZ Silver Star with Velorex Sidecar

In 3 Wheels, Germany by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Silver Star hack sold for the BIN of $4,500. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a 494cc Rotax single cylinder. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t tremendous – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike. MZ has always had a tradition of producing narrow, light motorcycles. …

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1988 Ducati Paso

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

11-14 Update: 7 months later, this bike is back up for sale here on Craigslist. ¬†Might be time to lowball the seller… Released in 1986 and named after racer Renzo Pasolini, the Ducati Paso was a bike created from odd beginnings. Built during the tumultuous years when Ducati was owned by Cagiva, this bike was designed to compete with the …

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2000 Moto Guzzi Jackal

In Cruiser, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Moto Guzzi Jackal was removed from ADVRider after selling for an unknown final price. Here’s one you don’t see every day – a Moto Guzzi Jackal. Built as the sportier, Italian alternative to the cruisers that America loves, it was based on the California engine and chassis. Performance only came down low in the rpm range, but …

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1 of 500 – 1999 Yamaha R7 OWO2

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 6 bids on eBay, this Yamaha R7 OWO2 sold for $22,200. I’m still drooling. We’ve been on a little Yamaha homologation special this week, and it ends with what might just be the most beautiful road bike to ever come from Japan, the Yamaha R7, also known as the OWO2. Right from the factory floor, it was …