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Brand New – 2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica

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8-17 Update: This Bimota SB8K Santa Monica has been relisted with a discount of just under $10k. Find it for sale now for “just” $26,500 or best offer here on eBay. I’ve had a weird run of “Brand New” bikes – motorcycles that haven’t been titled or ridden yet. After the Harley-Davidson MX250 and the Ducati 900S2, today we’ve got …

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$1000 – 1994 Jawa Ultrasport

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The coolest looking moped I’ve ever seen, the Jawa Ultrasport (even the name is cool!) is a 49cc 2-stroker and a rare bike – I’ve never seen or heard of one before. This specific Ultrasport has just 199 miles, meaning it’s not even done with the break-in period. It comes with the title and it’s in ‘great condition’. Find this …

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Company Killer – 1982 Maico Alpha 1

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Arguably the bike that killed off Maico, the Alpha 1 was the successor to the much-loved Mega 2. As you might expect, riders had high hopes. Unfortunately, a new suspension system called “Alpha Control” was an absolute disaster, and Maico couldn’t survivie the onslaught of lawsuits.

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Video Intermission – Self-Assembling Motorcycle

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I never realized Suzuki offered this option on the GSX-R. If only they were all like this! Hope you like Peter Gabriel. Seriously though, this is quite impressive. It took 30 hours to film, and apparently the bike started up on the first time. Not bad. Video found in the comments for this reddit link.

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Bonham’s Auction Preview – National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, United Kingdom

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Update: Turns out that since I wrote up this preview, Bonham’s has added many more motorcycles to the listing. Check out the full list and the link below. This auction preview is going international – specifically to Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire, United Kingdom for a Bonham’s auction on September 6, 2014. Of the featured vehicles, 10 are some …

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I’m on Vacation!

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Hola loyal readers – I’m taking off to Brazil for a week and a half, so posting might be less frequent for the next few days. I apologize in advance. On the flip side, the whole trip will be worth it if I somehow stumble upon the Amazonas 1600 – a Brazilian monstrosity designed to replace the aging fleet of …

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RC51 – 2001 Honda RVT1000R

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The Honda RVT1000R, also known as the RC51, was Honda’s take on the V-Twin replica racer, beating Ducati at it’s own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship. It all started back in 1988, when rule changes allowed for V-Twin engines up to 999cc in a time when 750cc 4-cylinders were dominating races. Ducati took over with …

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2001 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

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There are multiple motorcycles out there inspired by Mike Hailwood, but the Ducati MH900e Evoluzione might be the most visually extreme. Originally a sketch from the legenedary Pierre Terblanche, Ducati got plenty of positive feedback and decided to post a survey on their website to see if its passionate fans would actually buy a production version. 300 people said yes, …

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Video Intermission – MotoGP Indianapolis, Round 10

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After moving the race from Laguna Seca to Indianapolis, MotoGP broke my heart. But it’s just like the worst kind of ex-girlfriends – I still come crawling back. So after a couple of weeks off, the MotoGP season is back, and it was at Indy on Sunday. If you didn’t get to see what ended being an entertaining race (at …

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Skully Helmet Pre-Order

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EDIT: Pricing has been revealed, and they’ve sold out of the first 25, which were discounted by $200. According to that, retail price is going to be $1,499. Damn. Skully Helmets have done a great job captivating the interest of the motorcycle-riding public, thanks to marketing claims of a Heads Up Display (HUD), integrated rear view camera, and electrochromic shield.

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Video Intermission – Dainese D|air Airbag System

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I’m usually looking back into history for classic bikes, so it’s nice to mix it up and look towards the future every once in a while. Here’s a information video/glorified advertisement for the Dainese D|air Airbag System which might be interesting. Few thoughts: 1.) Someone finally found a way to improve the looks of the Multistrada! 2.) This is the …

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2013 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 1 Million Commemorative Edition

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Post Listing Update: Despite being relisted, this Gixxer did not meet reserve with 34 bids up to $9,700. If you asked me to guess how many GSX-Rs have ever been built, I never would have guessed a number in the seven digits. So kudos to Suzuki on their success. To celebrate their achievement, they released the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 1 …

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The Honda CB750 Prototype – Follow-up

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If I recall correctly, the most expensive bike featured on this site was one of the four original Honda CB750 prototypes. It sold for a hefty $148,100. I spent some time getting into what made that bike special, but half a year after the sale, Mitch Boehm has gone into greater detail in this article for Motorcyclist Online. It’s an …

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Giveaway – GSMmotoRent and the Smoky Mountain 450

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Here’s something for you to ponder over the weekend…I just got an email from a local motorcycle club about the Smoky Mountain 450, a 3 day dual sport ride in some beautiful areas of the Smoky Mountains. After hearing about the ride, I thought it’d be something you’d be interested in reading about – plus it comes with Bike-urious’ first-ever …

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Video Intermission – Jesus Christ!

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I saw this video for the first time a few months ago on r/motorcycles, though I can’t remember why I didn’t share it with you back then.  After reader JP C. refreshed me memory with a link to it now on Jalopnik, I decided to take a moment to share it with you. I realize that “Jesus Christ!” is not …