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Picture Intermission – The Frog Design FZ750 Rana

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If, like me, you’re a child of the 80s, then bikes that make you think of Akira or Tron are always visually appealing. So when Frank Wu sent me an email with a couple of photos saying that the Frog Design FZ750 Rana was being featured at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (in an exhibit appropriately named “Gorgeous”), …

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Picture Intermission – Motorcycles in Paris

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While I was in Paris, it was impossible for me not to get distracted by the sheer amount of scooters and motorcycles around. So I made sure to keep my camera with me and try to snap pictures of any interesting motorcycles I could see, much to the chagrin of anyone that was walking with me at the time. I …

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1974 Ducati 750GT

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Ducati’s first V-Twin, the 750GT featured a 60 horsepower 748cc twin, which was good enough to push the 407 pound (dry) bike up to 125 miles per hour. Original MSRP was $1,995. Want to learn more? Check out a lengthy write-up here on Motorcycle Classics about what makes the 750GT special. This specific bike has 25,000 miles and has been …

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Mecum Harrisburg 2014 Auction Preview

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After realizing that the RM Monterey Auction was only featuring one bike this year (though I did think it was a cool one), I figured I owed you coverage of a more comprehensive auction. With that in mind, on July 27, 200 motorcycles are going up for auction at the Mecum Auction in Harrisburg, PA. In no particular order, here …

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1972 Benelli Panther

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Also known as the Cross 125 in the UK, the Benelli Panther was a small dual sport that shared many parts with other 70s small-displacement Benelli’s. This specific example (VIN: MC11743) runs great and looks okay, though it’s missing the speedo and right side cover. Find this Benelli Panther for sale in Nashua, New Hampshire with a BIN of $1,999 …

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2014 RM Monterey Auction Preview

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On August 15th, the RM Monterey Auction will take place at the Portola Hotel in (surprise) Monterey, California. I thought I’d check out some of the lots on offer and share my personal highlights with you. Then I realized that they’re only selling one bike, so my job got a lot easier. Thankfully, that one bike is very interesting…

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Adventure Cycleworks

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Let me paint you a picture. It’s 6:15pm and I’m on the way back down the Haul Road after reaching the top of Alaska. Stopping for the rare opportunity to fill up my gas tank, I noticed that my left fork seal is spurting out oil like blood from a carotid artery in any action movie. Alright, that might not …

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Video Intermission – Ashley Fiolek

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Think about every time you go riding and how you know it’s time to shift without looking at the tachometer because you can hear it. When you really know you’re bike, it’s the easiest way to ride. Hell, I put a Laser Hotcam on my K1200R just because I love the way it sounds. Now imagine you have to ride …

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Motorcycle Graveyard in Lockport, New York

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Reader Aaron K. just sent over this wonderful article about a “motorcycle graveyard” rediscovered by David Cuff of Classic Cycles. The original article is summarized in an easier to digest article here on MessyNessyChic, but the key is just to go check out the photos. I know you guys love your classic bikes, so these photos will either make you …

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REV’IT Urban Collection Preview at Beach Moto

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I’m ashamed to confess that when I first heard about REV’IT, something about the name made me think it was a cheap in-house brand from a store like Cycle Gear. It wasn’t until I went on a group adventure camp/ride to Death Valley and I saw nearly 50% of the riders with REV’IT suits that I realized I had made …

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A Canada-Only Offer – 30 Years of the Ninja

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To celebrate the fact that I’ve crossed the Canadian border, I’m sharing something that only applies to my Canadian readers. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the best names in motorcycling history – the Kawasaki Ninja. To celebrate, Kawasaki of Canada is offering track events all year during which you’ll get a free “Ninja 30th Anniversary Limited Edition …

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1974 Ducati 750 Sport

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Post-Listing Update: This 750 Sport was pulled off of eBay with bidding up to $38,300, final sale price unknown. Alright, today is a Ducati day at Bike-urious. We start with a completely restored Ducati 750 Sport. It’s a one owner bike that sat for 36 years, and was then disassembled down to the frame and restored. The seller goes through …