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Retro Custom in Belgium – 2002 Ducati 900SS

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We’re seeing a lot of OEMs build modern bikes designed to look like old ones – here’s a custom effort that tries the same thing, taking a 900SS ie and trying to make it look like the black/gold Darmah stunner from 1978. This generation of Ducati’s air-cooled SuperSports wasn’t particularly loved by the public from a styling standpoint. Does this …

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Ex-Racer in Italy – 1994 Ducati 916 SP

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The Ducati 916 was an instant classic when it was released in 1994 – as Mick Walker put it, “the 916 changed the face of sports bikes in a way that only the original Suzuki GSX-R750 had managed a decade earlier.” Even the “base” Strada model, if you could call it such as thing, was spectacular, but Ducati also released …

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New Old Stock – 1958 Capriolo TV 75

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Post Listing Update: This Capriolo did not meet reserve despite 13 bids up to $1,711.66 on eBay in Escondido, California. 3-29-20 Update: Almost six years later, this bike is back up for sale. The seller (who is a Tom Cruise impersonator) acquired it the last time I featured it and has bumped the mileage up from 2 to 16, typically …

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2010 Ducati 1198S Corse Special Edition

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The 1198S was a phenomenal machine – MCN called it “one of the best V-twins ever made and “truly one of those motorcycles that everybody should be allowed to ride once in their life.” For those of you that want a dash of exclusivity, Ducati produced a special cosmetic package called the Corse between 2009 and 2011. It differed from …

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Ending Soon – 1973 MV Agusta 750S

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Post Listing Update: This 750S did not meet reserve despite 14 bids up to $41,600 on eBay in New York, New York. Earlier this week I shared a Magni Sport 1200S from the Stuart Parr Collection – it was built to look like the iconic MV Agusta 750S. Well, turns out Stuart’s also got one of those, and he’s putting …

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1962 Ducati 200GT

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When Ducati introduced the 200 Elite in 1959, it was their largest-displacement motorcycle. Three years later, Ducati created the 200GT – it lost the jelly bean tank for the larger one from the Diana and was more of an overall street bike than a racer with practicalities like valenced fenders as well as full tool box and air box enclosures.

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Rare in the US – 1988 Cagiva Tamanaco

In Dual-Sport, Italy, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Never officially imported to the US, the Cagiva Tamanaco was a diminutive dual-sport that looks like an absolute blast. Look at the stickers on this thing! “Fun & Function”, “Soft Damp”, “Twin Cooler”. In this case, the seller’s even added a couple of stickers of his own, such as a “BRAAAAP” on the inside of the right side hand guard.

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Street Legal – 1982 Ducati 750 TT1

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Post Sale Update: This TT1 did not meet reserve in the auction, but it sold afterwards on the Iconic Motorbike Classifieds for $30,800 including buyer’s fees. On the auction site we’ve got a beautiful TT1 owned by Michael Woolaway, the Design Director at Deus Ex Machina’s Venice location. He built it to compete in the Isle of Man this year, …

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2000 Magni Sport 1200S

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Post Listing Update: This Magni Sport 1200S did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $11,600 on eBay in New York, New York. An Italian with the heart of a Suzuki Bandit 1200, the Magni Sport 1200S had Bimota-like potential but it underwhelmed both from a performance and a sales standpoint.

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No Reserve – 1999 Ducati 996S

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1999 was the first year of the 996, and it was offered in three versions – the base, the S, and the SPS. The main differentiators between the S and the base model were a 11 horsepower bump to 123, an Ohlins shock, and 5-spoke lightweight Marchesini wheels.

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Ending Soon – 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

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Post Listing Update: This V7 Sport did not meet reserve despite 34 bids up to $17,600 on eBay in Huntington Beach, California. After years of truck-like bikes such as the Ambassador and the Eldorado, the V7 was specifically created by Tonti to honor Guzzi’s racing legacy. Some people consider this bike to be the prettiest production cafe to come out …

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1960 Moto Guzzi Zigolo 110

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Post Listing Update: This Zigolo did not get any interest at the BIN of $2,995. Introduced in 1953, the Zigolo was Guzzi’s first partially-enclosed motorcycle. It was designed to be cheap transportation for the masses and it featured a 98cc two-stroke engine. In 1960, Guzzi introduced the Zigolo 110, which obviously got a slightly larger engine but also gained hydraulic …