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No Reserve – 1977 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In one of their reviews of the Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport, Cycle World said, “For the lucky few, the Morini is worth what it costs.” Considering the fact that this bike (with a 39 horsepower, 344cc engine) cost as much as a Honda CB750, it should tell you how much Cycle World enjoyed the Morini. Few were sold in …

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0 Miles – 2016 Bimota DBX

In Dual-Sport, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

After decades of working magic with Japanese powerplants, Bimota had a wave of Italian engines through Ducati when they were reborn in 2003. Now that Kawasaki has bought Bimota, will the “Italian” firm return to its roots of Japanese hearts? Start dreaming of an Italian-styled bike with the supercharged drivetrain! But back to the Ducati days. Starting with the DB10 …

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Falloon Report – 1977 Ducati 900 SD Darmah

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Post Listing Update: this Darmah did not meet reserve despite 39 bids up to $11,050 on eBay in Wainscott, New York. Stuart Parr has a hell of a motorcycle collection – several years ago he even had an exhibit for the public to enjoy some of his machines. Coming out of that collection today is a 900 SD Darmah that …

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1981 Ducati Pantah 500SL

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Post Listing Update: This Pantah did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $6,600 in Mahwah, New Jersey on eBay. One of the lesser-known bikes in Ducati’s history is the distinctively-styled Pantah 500SL, a replacement to the 350/500 parallel twins that stunk up the marketplace. They’re hard to find in original or restored condition – this is one of …

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New Auction Bike – 2002 Mondial Piega

In Italy, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Piega sold for $20,437 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. It’s been a little while since I’ve hit you with something from the new auction site, but there’s a few awesome ones that I want to alert you to this week. First we’ve got one of my favorite sportbikes of all time – …

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1964 Aermacchi Sprint 350 Road Racer

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Aermacchi road racer sold for $4,550 after 30 bids on eBay in Santa Rosa, California. Built by Paul Brodie, this Aermacchi Sprint is said to be a “true turnkey racer” with a history of “many top finishes in the Northwest.” The seller “acquired the bike many years ago”, raced it for one season, and then put …

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1976 MV Agusta 350 Ipotesi

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Ipotesi did not get any interest at the opening bid of $5,000. Designed by legendary automotive stylist Giorgio Giugiaro, MV Agusta’s Ipotesi wasn’t just beautiful, it was technically impressive. Triple disc brakes, cast magnesium wheels, and a 10,000 rpm redline made this 350cc bike a treat to ride.

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Reno Leoni-Built Racer – 1985 Ducati F1A

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This F1A did not meet reserve despite 12 bids up to $7,101 on eBay in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Built by Reno Leoni, this F1A has a history that the owner calls “spotty”, though he’s done a pretty good job tracking down as much as he could from websites and some old threads on Pantaheads. Let’s have a …

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1998 Ducati 916 SPS

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Post Listing Update: This SPS did not meet reserve despite 16 bids up to $12,669 on eBay in Durango, Colorado. A limited edition of one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made, the Ducati 916 SPS (Sport Production Special) was more than a pretty face. Thanks to upgrades to the drivetrain and chassis, this was the ultimate 916. 1,058 examples …

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE

In Italy, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Around the turn of the century, Pierre Terblanche started designing for Ducati. One of his first designs was the divisive 1999 Supersport 900. It may have been hard to believe at that time that he would go on to help design one of the arguably best looking and iconic Ducati bikes of the last 20 years.

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1983 Laverda RGS 1000 Executive

In Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

A true sport tourer, the Laverda RGS one of the last manifestations of the big triple, though it was much tamer than the beloved Jota unit thanks to different crankshaft timing and rubber engine mounts. Some felt that the engine lost a bit of character in the process, but it became a much easier bike to tour on – especially …