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1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

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Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. The ’85 RZ was available in red/white and yellow/black – either option came with Kenny Roberts’ signature on the front fairing.

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1 of 250 – 1999 Triumph Daytona 1200 Special Edition

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In the early 90s, most major motorcycle manufacturers entered a gentlemen’s agreement to cap horsepower at 125. Triumph decided that when they were going to bring the bikes back from the new plant in Hinckley, that the best way for them to get attention was to ignore said agreement: enter the 147 horsepower Triumph Daytona 1200. A year after the …

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1967 Honda Z50M

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The first model of Honda’s legendary Z50 lineup was the Z50M, which was adorned in Shasta White bodywork with a Magna Red frame and a plaid seat. US riders rarely saw the original bike because they were initially just sold in Europe and Canada – it even took a few months before Honda offered it in its home market of …

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2014 Ducati Hypermotard 821 SP

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In 2013, Ducati updated the Hypermotard family, getting rid of the air-cooled 1100 and 796 models and replacing them with a liquid-cooled 821. They also continued offering the up-spec SP “Sport Production” version – that’s the one you want, thanks to upgrades like forged Marchesini wheels, Ohlins shock, 50mm Marzocchi forks, radial master cylinder, some carbon fiber parts, and Pirelli …

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1984 Honda XLV750R

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Post Listing Update: This XLV750R did not meet reserve with 2 bids up to $5,200 on eBay. Honda has a fairly illustrious history of big dualies – the Africa Twin, Varadero, Big Red Pig, Transalp…the list goes on. Yet the family lineage goes back to a bike that not many people know about – the XLV750R. It was not a …