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1988 Ducati Paso

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Released in 1986 and named after racer Renzo Pasolini, the Ducati Paso was a bike created from odd beginnings. Built when Ducati was owned by Cagiva, this bike was designed to compete with the up and coming Japanese superbikes of the time.

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2004 Aprilia RSV1000 Nera

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In the early 2000s, Aprilia decided to launch the “Dream Series” of motorcycles and scooters – limited edition variants of their already-impressive machines. At the time, the Italian firm’s highest performing bike was the RSV1000R, so that’s what they used for the platform of the first Dream Series motorcycle – the Nera. Per Robert Pandya, Aprilia USA’s Promotions Manager: “Our …

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1998 Moto Guzzi Centauro

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Designed for the 75th anniversary of the MG factory, the Moto Guzzi Centauro was a limited production model designed as a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork – bodywork that the factory advertised as being 100% recyclable.

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1984 Moto Morini K2 350

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Moto Morini’s heyday with production bikes was in the 70s with the legendary 3 1/2, but they weren’t able to retain the magic and after a decline in the 80s the company was sold to Cagiva. During that slide, they released a spiritual successor with top notch components and a dry weight of just 330 pounds. It was called the …

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2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna

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The MV Agusta F4 was Tamburini’s sequel to the Ducati 916, so it seems appropriate that MV also partnered with the Senna Foundation to create limited production runs of their flagship model, just like Ducati did. It didn’t hurt that Claudio Castiglioni (who was President of Cagiva – parent company to MV Agusta and Ducati) was a friend of Ayrton …

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1986 Ducati 750 F1A

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Ducati’s last stand before being sold to the Castiglioni brothers, the 750F1A featured hand made aluminum tanks, floating rotors, and other features designed to make it a race bike for the street. Raw and uncompromising, it was slightly down on power but an excellent handler – and there aren’t many other bikes like it.

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Still New – 2007 Bimota DB6

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One of the better model names in Bimota history, the DB6 Delirio is a naked standard that was part of Bimota’s rebirth once Roberto Comini acquired the firm in 2003. It was the “cheapest” Bimota in the lineup, though it’s hard to call any bike cheap when the MSRP was just under $30,000.

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1 of 300 – 2002 Ducati Foggy Monster S4

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If you’re looking at the number of championships and individual race wins, Carl “Foggy” Fogarty is the most successful racer to ever rule in World Superbike. In 2002, Italy’s most famous motorcycling firm released the Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Edition, to honor Foggy himself with a limited run of 300 bikes. Ducati started with the top of the line Monster …