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2007 Ducati SportClassic GT1000

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Despite the retro styling, the Ducati GT1000 was nearly a decade ahead of its time as it had already been killed off well before all the other OEMs started the current rebirth of retro-styled motorcycles. They’ve turned into cult classics which occasionally have blue book values at or above the original MSRP!

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1 of 150 – 2008 Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition is one of the very, very few Ducatis that was exclusive to the United States. Built to honor Nicky Hayden, one of Ducati’s MotoGP riders, this bike celebrates Nicky’s American heritage with the red-white-and-blue theme. This exact paint scheme was actually used at both American MotoGP races (Laguna Seca and Indy) on Ducati’s 2010 …

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Ducati-Inspired Super Single – 1997 NWS 350 Supermono

In Custom, Italy, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Produced exclusively for the “Sound of Singles” series, the Ducati Supermono is one of the marque’s most iconic and sought after models. Built from ‘93-‘95, only 67 examples of this instant classic left the factory in Bologna, making them wildly rare finds. Because of the competition thumper’s sparse nature, examples routinely sell for somewhere around (or just above) the six-figure …

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Venier Customs ADV Build “VX Traveler” – 1999 Cagiva Gran Canyon

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Custom adventure motorcycles are a rare breed in the bespoke bike world. While one might think one-off ADV builds would be immensely popular considering the rise in scrambler style builds, the reality is a lot of adventure bikes don’t lend themselves particularly well to extensive customization. But with a little patience and creativity, these on/off-road tourers can make for fantastic …

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Spaceframed Scooter – Upgraded 2001 Italjet Dragster 180

In Italy, Scooter by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Founded in ’59 by Leopoldo Tartarini in Bologna, Italjet has built its name on producing small displacement bikes and scooters. For a brief period around the turn of the millennium (2000-2002), Italjet even campaigned its F125 racer in the 125cc World Championship (Moto3). Back in the 1990s, the Italian marque revamped its product line by introducing a handful of new …

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1985 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 MKIV

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The fourth of five generations of Guzzi’s iconic LeMans, the Mark IV was full of upgrades from previous generations. But one of the modifications was generally frowned upon – a 16″ front wheel. Moto Guzzi didn’t change any other aspects of the steering geometry of the bike to compensate for the two-inch reduction in front wheel diameter, and the media …

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114 of 170 – 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans Tenni

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The Moto Guzzi LeMans Tenni was a limited production model produced only in ’02 and ’03. Just 170 examples were produced, and the most obvious difference is the custom paint scheme and large quasi-dustbin fairing. It was named after Omobono Tenni, who was also know as the Black Devil or Red Bullet. Tenni was the first non-Brit to win the …

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1991 Gilera CX125

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Gilera’s CX125 must have been an absolute show-stopper when the concept version debuted at the 1989 Milan EICMA. Swoopy bodywork paired with a single-sided suspension up front…and on a 125? I refuse to believe the average Italian rider who saw this in ’89 thought the CX would make it to production, but just two years later they could have exchanged …

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In Italy – 1977 MV Agusta Ipotesi

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

MV Agusta is an Italian manufacturer that used to produce airplanes for the Italian Army during WWII. At the end of the War, MV was out of business, so the two owners, and brother, Vincenzo and Domenico decided to produce motorcycles and put their staff back to work. The 50’s and beginning of the 60’s was a golden era for …

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition

In Italy, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Paul Smart was a British motorcycle racer who began his career in the 1960s. After building his skills, he won the 1972 Imola 200 on a Ducati 750, which brought him racing recognition and solidified his relationship with Ducati. In 2006, Ducati graced us with the gorgeous Paul Smart 1000 LE, inspired by the bike Paul Smart rode to the …

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1998 Ducati 916 SPS

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This 916 SPS sold for $12,700 after 47 bids on eBay. 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 were built in 1998, and this …

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For Charity – 2002 MV Agusta F4 750

In Italy, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

MV Agusta is a future Moto2 Grand Prix team, a current World Superbike team, and long time manufacturer of legendary Italian machinery. I recently transported a Lewis Hamilton F4 for Motorcycle Mover LA, and stared at the bike like a wide eyed child for 10 minutes before touching it. Depending on who you ask, the MV Agusta F4 is often …

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Supermoto Setup – 2006 Husqvarna TE510

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

2006 was the last year of Husqvarna’s operations under the MV Agusta group before BMW bought the company for nearly 100 million Euros. At the time, Husky’s flagship street-legal dirt bike was the TE510. This seller has banked heavily on the “street” portion with a supermoto conversion that would make for a very entertaining commute.