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2002 Ducati 748RS

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Ducati built between 1994 and 2002, the 748 was Ducati’s mid-sized superbike which traded a bit of top end power for lighter weight and quicker revs. It also obviously kept the 916’s defining style, as well. The ultimate offering of the 748 was the non-street-legal RS, a homologation special built in very limited numbers that featured carbon fiber bodywork, 54mm …

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1977 Laverda Jarama 1000 3CL

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In America, Laverda offered the 3CL (and the up-spec Jota), but they renamed the former the Jarama in 1978 after the racetrack in Spain. It didn’t sell particularly well in the United States, so some dealers converted the base Jaramas to Jotas (and some people call these “Jarotas”).

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1979 Cosmo Colt

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Cosmopolitan Motors of Hatboro, Pennsylvania closed down several years ago, but for a while they had claim to the title of America’s oldest motorcycle distributor. Back in their heyday you could stop by and find bikes from a wide range of smaller Italian manufacturers – many Parillas, Benellis, Capriolos, Garellis, Betas, (and more) featured here on Bike-urious were originally sold …

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#001/100 With Zero Miles – 2007 Ducati SportClassic 1000 Special Edition

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In 2007, Ducati released a limited edition of just 100 SportClassics exclusively for the North American market. Called the Special Edition, it combined modern tech with traditionally-inspired design that was designed to remind Ducati fans of the 1978 900SS Darmah with its classic black and gold paint scheme. 90 were sold in the US, and 10 were sold in Canada. …

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2004 MV Agusta 750 Brutale America

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Introduced in 2001, the wonderfully-named MV Agusta Brutale debuted with a 750cc inline four engine. As they offered with some other models, MV made some upgrade kits available for the Brutale – one of which was the America. Just 300 were made worldwide – here’s #30.

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Road Service Custom – 1973 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado

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I occasionally feature Eldorado Police bikes, but this one’s a bit different – it’s a one-off “Emergency Road Service Vehicle” that the seller calls a “Workman Edition” as it’s equipped with “a push bar, tow hitch, oil and gas cans, jumper cables, siren, air horns, back p warning system, and whatever else I could think of.” So the question is, …

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2021 Ducati Diavel Lamborghini

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I personally don’t get it, but one of the most collectible Ducatis in recent memory is the 2021 Diavel Lamborghini, a limited run of 630 bikes designed in collaboration with Lamborghini – both manufacturers are in the Audi family and part of the Motor Valley, a 70-mile stretch of Italy that includes Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, Lamborghini, Dallara, and plenty of …

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2002 Aprilia RS250

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The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s …

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5 Miles – 2004 Moto Guzzi MGS-01

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Post Sale Update: This Guzzi sold for $49,328 after 61 bids in Seattle Washington on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. 9-11-21 Update: 7 months later and this MGS-01 is now up for sale over on our auction site – find it still in Seattle, Washington with bidding up to $27,100 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

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1989 Ducati 750 Sport

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An interesting complement to the ’90 900SS featured a month ago, this 750 Sport is one of the rare reborn SuperSports that America didn’t get. Here in the US, we think of the updated SS generation as the 900 model that debuted in 1991, but Ducati actually tried to bring it back in 1987 with the machine you se in …

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1 of 67 – 1995 Ducati Supermono #12

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Post Listing Update: This Supermono did not meet reserve with 77 bids up to $127,100 on eBay. In the majestic history of the Italian firm, the Ducati Supermono is one of the greats. Arguably one of the most collectable Ducatis ever produced, just 67 Supermonos were built exclusively for racing in the Designed to race in the “Sound of Singles” …

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1983 Ducati 900 MHR

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Built to celebrate Mike the Bike’s comeback triumph at the ’78 Isle of Man TT, the Ducati 900 MHR (Mike Hailwood Replica) was initially produced solely for homologation purposes. As such, just 200 were built in 1979. But demand was so high that Ducati decided to keep production going, and by the end of the run in 1986 the Italian …