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1995 Ducati 916 Varese

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Post Sale Update: This 916 sold for $9,801 after 6 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. Over on the auction site today we’ve got a well-modified example of one of the early 916s. The first 2,663 examples of the Ducati 916 were built at the Cagiva factory in Varese – this came about as a fire …

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Stoner Replica Paint – 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

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Post Listing Update: This Desmosedici did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $37,100 on eBay in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. In their attempt to create the ultimate sportbike, Ducati created 1,500 examples of the Desmosedici D16RR. The RR stands for Racing Replica, and it was a limited production version of the Desmo racebike piloted by Casey Stoner in MotoGP. …

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No Reserve – 1995 Bimota SB6

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Post Sale Update: This SB6 sold for $7,000 after 45 bids on eBay in Independence, Oregon…though it looks like the high bidder flaked as it’s been relisted. In the early years, Bimota’s formula was to take a powerful and reliable Japanese engine and then replace the adequate frame and suspension with a bespoke Italian chassis and quality components. Some reviewers …

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1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition

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Post Sale Update: This 900SS FE sold for $5,800 after 11 bids on eBay in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Ducati Supersport is back, but nearly two decades ago the iconic air-cooled SS line came to a halt with a one-year run of 800 bikes. Ducati called it the FE, for Final Edition. All of the bikes got silver paint …

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1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

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This Eldorado was a “rehab project” for the seller, who almost passed away from cancer surgery approximately 5 years ago. Now he’s having some leg trouble after a knee replacement and 5 hip surgeries, so this bike needs a new caretaker.

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1973 Laverda 3C

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Post Sale Update: This Laverda sold for $11,200 after 17 bids on eBay in Knoxville, Tennessee. Predecessor to the Jota, the Laverda 3C was the Italian firms’ first three-cylinder engine. Dry weight was just shy of 500 pounds, and it was the bike that introduced the 180 degree cylinder arrangement that gave certain Laverda triples a noise that passionate fans …

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1981 Ducati Pantah 500SL

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Post Sale Update: This Pantah sold for $8,100 after 6 bids on eBay in Mahwah, New Jersey. 6-14-20 Update: 8 months later, this Pantah is back up for sale and it looks like it’s going to have a new owner as it has already met reserve. Find it with bidding up to $7,099 in Mahwah, New Jersey here on eBay.

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Motobi Tribute – 1972 Benelli Sport Special Custom

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Post Sale Update: This Benelli sold for $4,300 after 11 bids on eBay in State College, Pennsylvania. Benelli and Motobi merged in 1962, and the resulting company performed a GM-esque bit of brand engineering by offering up similar bikes under different names. One of those pairings was the Benelli Super Sport (also known as the Sport Special in Europe) and …

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1962 Ducati 200GT

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Post Sale Update: The seller let me know that he sold this for $8,500 to a rider in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations! 6-11-20 Update: The seller has lowered his asking price to $8,750. 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 …

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2003 Aprilia Tuono Racing

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Post Sale Update: This Tuono sold for $8,560 in Hawthorne, California on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. The modern Aprilia Tuono is a perennial shootout winner, but one of my favorites of the model goes back to the beginning – the limited production Tuono Racing.

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1975 Ducati 860 GT

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Sold for just two years, the Ducati 860GT was a relatively angular bike that didn’t end up being as popular as Ducati might have hoped. It ended up evolving into the much-more loved Darmah. The 864cc twin yielded 60 horsepower, and it was capable of hitting 109 miles per hour. The GT was sold just in ’74 and ’75 – …