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1978 Yamaha SR500

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Thanks to the end of the WWII and the development of a globalized motorcycle market, more and more British motorcycles started to cross the Atlantic and reach the US. One type of motorcycle in particular was quite successful, the big single-cylinder bike. This is something the American market didn’t really have, but Americans started to like it. So, we started …

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Buy A Shop – Ventura County Motorsports

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PJ Riley of RCS/Ventura County Motorsports has recently announced that he will be retiring at the end of the year, and that means his shop needs a new owner. He’s letting the shopt and all of its contents go – tools, wheelie machine, dyno, tractor trailer, and a whole lot more. For around a quarter million dollars, it could all …

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What Do You Want To Know? 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 + 900 GT

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UPDATE: Here’s my review! Yamaha USA’s quest to copy model names from the rest of the world continues as the FZ-09 sport-tourer is being replaced with the “Tracer 900”. You may remember that the same thing happened earlier this year with naked FZ-07, which became the MT-07. The Tracer gets some decent updates, better-looking bodywork, and a new up-spec “GT” …

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Raffle Only Mini Cruiser – 1983 Yamaha RX50

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Throughout motorcycling history, we’ve seen manufacturers use a myriad of different methods in an effort to lure in customers. This little 50cc Yamaha is one of said methods. Interestingly, the RX50 was never officially sold in showrooms. Instead, American Yamaha dealerships were each given two RX50’s which were to be raffled off – the whole idea was to draw in …

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Want to Ask a Vintage Moto Insurance Agent Some Questions?

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Back at the Mecum Las Vegas auction in January, I met a gentleman named Nick Dounias. Based out of Fresno, California, Nick is an independent insurance agent that is currently #1 in writing motorcycle policies out of all Hagerty agents in the United States. I thought it might be fun to give you an opportunity to ask Nick your questions …

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Press Release – MV Agusta Returns to GP Motorcycle Racing

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Even though they last won a Grand Prix race in 1976, MV Agusta is still the most successful European motorcycle manufacturer of all time in the discipline, with a total of 75 world titles (38 rider/37 manufacturer) between 1952 and 1974. After 42 years, MV is back – though they’re starting in Moto2 as partners with Forward Racing.