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1 of 148 – 1996 Bimota BB1 Supermono

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Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Bimota Supermono sold for $8,500. Ever looked at a BMW F650 Funduro and thought “I really hope an Italian company takes the engine out of that bike and makes a sportbike out of it?”. Turns out you weren’t the only one. The Bimota BB1 utilized the Rotax-developed 652cc thumper – an engine …

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1965 Gilera 202 Super

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Post-Listing Update: This Gilera 202 Super did not meet reserve at $2,750. Founded in 1909, Gilera produced several small displacement racers until it was bought by Piaggio in 1969. One of the many street bikes built to help fund racing efforts was the Gilera 202 Super, an over-square thumper that features a lovely paint scheme on the tank.

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1982 Laverda Jota 120

In Italy, Sport by Abhi7 Comments

Post-Listing Update: Despite 13 bids getting up to $9,100, this Laverda Jota 120 did not meet reserve on eBay. Laverda had been enjoying some decent success with its 3C model, a 1,000cc triple that provided more power than the twins it succeeded with minimal extra weight. The British importer of Laverda, Roger Slater, suggested they create a high-po version – …

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Ducati 350 Desmo Racer

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Here’s an interesting example of a vintage racer built to compete in AHRMA 350cc: high 30s horsepower to the rear wheel, RPM cut off of about 10K, and classic Ducati history. With the frame from a Ducati Jupiter, a mid ’60s 450cc Desmo that’s been destroked, and lots of racing upgrades, this bike is ready for you to compete with. …

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1964 Ducati Falcon 80

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Post-Listing Update: After not getting any action at $4,800, this Ducati Falcon was relisted at $4,600…where it still got no bites. One of the smallest Ducati’s of all time, the Ducati Falcon 80 has been ignored by most fans. A recent episode of the History Channel show American Restoration brought up awareness of the little Falcon, though the final asking …

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350 Miles – 2013 Ducati Diavel AMG

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The Ducati Diavel AMG is a special edition of Ducati’s cruiser, built to celebrate its partnership with the skunkworks of Mercedes. The exclusive features are cosmetic, with 5-spoke wheels, exhaust, and alcantara seat all designed to remind of you of their counterparts in AMG cars. The engine’s no slouch, though – you’ll get 162 horsepower, 94 ft-lb of torque, and …

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1998 Bimota V-Due

In Italy, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Listing Update: As might be expected, the high opening bid scared everyone off. This Bimota V-Due did not attract any bids @ $19,000. The V-Due is one of the most interesting things that ever came out of Bimota. It came out to tremendous fan-fare: the first two-stroke with fuel injection with a greater power to weight ratio than anything else …

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1978 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi6 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport was removed from eBay, final sale price unknown. If I created some sort of “Dictionary of Motorcycling”, the Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport would be the primary example of a cult classic. Cycle World said it best when they stated “For the lucky few, the Morini is worth what it costs.”

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1994 Bimota DB2

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Post-Listing Update: This Bimota DB2 did not attract any attention at the opening bid of $14,000. One of the few 100% Italian Bimotas of the 90s, the DB2 featured a 900cc 2 valve Ducati engine (best known for its usage in the 900SS). It was never the fastest bike in the world, but for many the experience of owning a …

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Ducati Motocrosser – 1971 Ducati 450 R/T Desmo

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Post-Sale Update: After 17 bids on eBay, this Ducati 450 R/T Desmo sold for $4,280. Not many people know it, but Ducati had a one-year, one-time-only foray into the world of motocross. The Ducati 450 R/T Desmo was created and imported after its American importer convinced them to bring a big thumper dirt racer to the states.

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1972 Ducati 750GT Racer

In Italy, Race by Abhi1 Comment

Earlier this week we saw a lovely example of a 750GT street bike. Now we look at a converted (by who, we don’t know) 750GT into a race bike. With a conversion to desmo drive, you’ll also get 40mm Dell’ortos, Veglia racing tach, Marzocchi suspension, and more, you’ve got the start of a very cool race bike. Find this Ducati …

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2001 Moto Guzzi California 1100EV Police

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The Moto Guzzi California 1100EV is the result of a long history of Guzzis dating back to the the V7 in the early 1970s – surprisingly similar to previous Tonti framed bikes. Today we’ve got an unique option, one that’s been converted to police duty for the state of North Carolina, though they decided to instead go with a fleet …