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Featured First – 1950 BMW R51/2

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Post-listing Update: This BMW R51/2 did not meet reserve at $18,900. Nowadays, BMW is well known for their “R” series of bikes, featuring a boxer engine (where you see opposed cylinders sticking outwards from the engine). All of those bikes can trace their heritage back to the BMW R51/2, BMW’s first post-war boxer. The Allies initially did not allow Germany …

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Turbo Beemer – 1985 BMW K100RS

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Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this BMW K100RS sold for $4,049. The BMW K100RS was widely praised when it was released, though purists were terrified of what a BMW without the boxer engine would be like. The company apparently pulled it off, as the K series (affectionately known as the Flying Brick) instantly won Bike of the Year. …

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Iron Pig – 1967 MZ ES 250 Trophy with Trailer

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11-11 Update: This MZ ES 250 Trophy with Motorkuli Trailer has been relisted after no one bid on it. To be honest, we’re stunned. We know there’s concerns about buying overseas, and that this isn’t the prettiest of bikes, but we figured some collector out there would at least place a bid. Let’s see if the second time is the …

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1 of 100 – 1982 BMW Krauser MKM 1000

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Back in the early 80s, Krauser was the world’s largest manufacturer of detachable luggage for motorcycles, known especially for their bags used on BMWs and Goldwings. Mike Krauser, president of his namesake company, wanted to design a road machine that would be top of the line. The result was an entirely new concept in frame design, and the BMW Krauser …

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Dustbin Works Racer – 1953 NSU Sportmax

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Post-Sale Update: After 26 bids on eBay, this NSU Sportmax sold for $54,100. In the 1950s, NSU was the world’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer. Possibly the pinnacle of their production was the NSU Sportmax Works Racer, which enable to the company to win the Constructor’s World Championship twice in the 250cc class. The factory race bikes were incredibly expensive, but also …

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1981 Maico 490 Mega 2

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Post-Sale Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this bike sold for $9,210. Flaunting one of the best dirtbike names ever, the Maico 490 Mega 2 was considered by many to be one of the best open class motorcross bikes ever built. Back in the 80s, there was a lot of prestige associated with riding a Maico, but even this was …

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1953 Horex Regina 250

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10/21 Update: This Horex Regina is back up for sale with the same BIN price of $9,500. Those of you that keep tabs on quirky modern bikes might be wondering why the name Horex sounds familiar. A few years ago, Horex was revived after 50 years of slumber with the announcement of a bike powered by a supercharged VR6 engine …

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1974 Rickman Zundapp 125 ISDT

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Established in 1960, Rickman motorcycles initially supplied frame kits built for many British bikes, as companies would not sell engines to them.  At the start of the 70s, Rickman got access to engines from all around the world, and started exporting several small-displacement motocross bikes, many to the United States.  Ranging from 100cc to 250cc in displacement, today we look …

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1939 DKW SB500

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Post Sale Update – This DKW SB500 finally ended up selling on eBay for $15,925. 10/15 Update – And the price keeps dropping…find it on eBay again with a BIN of $18,500.  We won’t be updating this again. 10/8 Update – This DKW SB500 did not meet reserve at $14,600, so the seller has relisted it here. Bidding is currently …

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1974 BMW R90S

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Post-Sale Update: Apparently the seller did start bidding off too high. This BMW R90S never received any bids. The BMW R90S was a revelation when it was released to the world. Though it was modest from a physical appearance standpoint, it’s top speed of 125 mph was one of the factors that made this the best sportbike of the time, …

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1991 BMW K1

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The BMW K1 was the German’s firm first attempt at a modern sport bike. Featuring distinctive 80s style bodywork that’s very reminiscent of Akira, the K1 featured a drag coefficient of .38 – the lowest ever seen on a production bike at the time.