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No Reserve – Ducati Desmosedici GP18 Signed Fairing

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Andrea Dovizioso started off strong in the 2018 MotoGP season on his Ducati Desmosedici GP18, winning the season opener in Qatar. He’d end up winning four races that year, finishing second to Marc Marquez for the second year in a row. Over on the auction site, we’ve got a right fairing from one of the GP18 bikes (Dovizioso’s teammate that …

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1975 Moto Guzzi Custom Cafe Racer

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Thanks to BikeEXIF for sharing this post in this week’s Speed Read! Post Sale Update: This custom Guzzi sold for $8,000 after 44 bids on eBay in Indio, California. Built with a 850T frame and a T3 engine (with a 955cc big bore kit), this interesting Guzzi custom is claimed to be very reliable and “as fast a stock Le …

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In Norway – 2003 Vertemati SM570e

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Brothers Guideo and Alvaro Vertemati founded a motorcycle company after winning several European and International titles with Husqvarna Italy and Husaberg Italy. They were the first company to go with four-strokes in off-roading (Dirt Bike magazine says they “changed the world” in this story) and went on to evolve their enduros and MX bikes into supermotos that were race bikes …

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1994 Ducati 888 SPO Limited

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The Ducati 888 SPO was a limited edition of the 888 – only 390 were produced over two years. Featuring the trademark desmo valve V-Twin, this 888 produced 94 horsepower and were very much suited to track time. Though road legal, the riding position is what one would call “committed”, and they weren’t friendly in traffic.

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Still New – 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition

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4-2-2021 Update: 2+ years later, it looks like this Final Edition found a new home as it’s now in Texas. It’s also back up for sale with the same mileage, so find it in Frisco, Texas with bidding up to $12,899 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $24,999 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This Ducati …

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In Belgium – 1996 Aprilia Moto 6.5

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I’m all hopped-up on an Aprilia 660 at the moment, but here’s an Aprilia 650 from three decades ago that was quite a bit more polarizing thanks to a distinctive shape from French product designer and motorcycle enthusiast Phillipe Starck. In the mid 90’s, he combined those two facets to design the Aprilia Moto 6.5, an in-town runabout that oozes …