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Museum Quality – 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

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Every once in a while, the fantastic 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

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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

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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.

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1 Owner, Low Miles – 1977 BMW R100/S

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How can you not love a 37 year old bike that’s had one owner? This R100/S checks almost all the right boxes – 1 owner, just 37,000 miles, everything works, and you get factory luggage! I’d prefer to see it in the classic BMW black, but I have to concede that the red metal flake looks pretty good in the …

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1957 Bianchi Tonale 175

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Post-Sale Update: After 10 bids on eBay, this Bianchi Tonale 175 sold for $5,900. Founded in the 19th century, Bianchi is now primarily known as a bicycle manufacturer. But for 70 years, the company made motorcycles – and they even had 5 solid years of racing success in the 20’s. Motorcycle production stopped in 1967 and the rights went to …

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Red, White, and Blue Part 2 – 1988 Yamaha FZR750R

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Post-Listing Update: This FZR was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Continuing the red, white, and blue theme is a Yamaha FZR750R, a homologation special for AMA Superbike and a road racer for the street. The predecessor of the legendary OWO1, only 500 were made a year for 3 years. As far as I understand, only 200 of …

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The People You Meet…

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This weekend, I found myself at Del Amo Motorsports (where I noticed today’s custom Ducati Monster). As I was leaving, a gentleman pulled up on a Yamaha Super Tenere that looked like he was carrying enough gear to head around the world. I asked him where he was heading from, expecting that he was one of the guys you see …

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Italian Woody – 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 S

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Post-Sale Update: This Ducati Monster 1100 S is now marked as sold – final sale price unknown. From a visceral standpoint, I believe the Monster has become worse with every generation (kind of like the new Mini Coopers, but that’s a story for another day). With that said, the new Ducati Monster 1100 S is still a fun bike that’s …

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Keep It Above Ground – 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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Post-Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide sold for $9,300. After HD gave the FL series electric starters in 1965, they renamed the model the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. Harley added a second disc brake in ’73, but what’s more interesting is what got removed this year – both hand shifters and the kick starter were …