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1974 Rickman Zundapp 125 ISDT

In England, Germany, Off-Road by Abhi2 Comments

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

In Germany, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

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.

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1 of 30 – BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport

In Germany, Touring by Abhi9 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 11 bids, this BMW R100S Exlusiv Sport sold for $12,000. The BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport was one of the many examples of BMW throwing a special paint job on the last models in a given run to help with sales. In this case, though, BMW used vinyl stickers for the cosmetic facelift. In addition to the special …

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2004 BMW R1150R Rockster

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Post Sale Update: This BMW R1150R Rockster is no longer available. The BMW R1150R Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint …

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1961 BMW R69S

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Post Sale Update: After 33 bids, this BMW R69S sold for $9,100 on eBay. The BMW R69S, produced from 1960 to 1969, was BMW’s sportbike of its day. With 42 horsepower, it was by far the most powerful bike BMW made at the time. You had to pay to play ($1,564 in 1966), but that extra money bought you one …

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1995 MZ Silver Star

In Germany, Standard by Abhi2 Comments

Post Sale Update: Not much of an update, as there were no bids on this MZ Silver Star. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a single cylinder, four stroke, 494cc engine. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t a large amount – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike.

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1988 BMW K100RS SE

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Post-Sale Update: This BMW K100RS SE did not meet reserve at $4,250. The BMW K100RS SE, or Special Edition, was a limited run of the K100RS that featured a lovely blue and white paint job, hand drawn pin stripes, and color-matched hard luggage. It’s also famous for being the motorcycle that introduced ABS to the market.

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1 of 200: 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport

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Post-Sale Update: This BMW R100RS Motorsport did not meet reserve with one bid at $12,000. A classic in its own right, the BMW R100RS needs no introduction. However, in 1978, BMW released a limited edition – the Motorsport. 200 were released to the United States. The fancy name of the BMW R100RS Motorsport might lead you to believe that there …

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BMW K1200R Power Cup

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The BMW K1200R Power Cup was a factory built racer that competed in a one-make championship which ran in parallel with the European MotoGP races. Replacing the BMW BoxerCup, which featured the BMW R1100S, the PowerCup bikes were based on the K1200R, but had some extra aerodynamic enhancements (particularly the belly fairing) and a custom exhaust which helped free up …