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Motorcycle From A Supercar Manufacturer – 1956 Maserati Tipo 125/T2

In Italy, Small Displacement, Standard by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Maserati sold for $4,559 after 21 bids on eBay. Originally founded in 1914 by five brothers (Carlo, Ettore, Alfieri, Bindo, and Ernesto) in Italy, Maserati was purchased by Adolfo Orsi in 1937. After Orsi’s death in the early ’50s, the business was divided into three different outfits: a foundry known as “Fonder di Modena”, “Fabric Candele …

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1964 Gilera 124 Fuori Strada Enduro

In Dual-Sport, Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Gilera did not meet reserve despite 23 bids up to $1,508 on eBay Described by the seller (Michael Harper) as a “rare limited edition enduro version of the Sei Giorni Speciale”, this Fuori Strada (which translates to “off-road” is apparently a one-year only model. I’ve never encountered one before, and it’s a tough one to find …

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Still New – 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Ducati did not meet reserve despite 8 bids up to $19,050. 12-11-18 Update: A month later, this bike is now on eBay so we can see what the market thinks it’s worth. Everything seems to be the same, though there’s now additional information in that the most recent owner was IndyCar racer Graham Rahal. Considering that …

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MotoAmerica Racer – HSBK-Spec 2018 Aprilia RSV4 RF

In Italy, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

First founded around 2005-2006, Houston Superbikes (better known as “HSBK”), started out as an online store, offering performance parts and accessories for late-model, Italian two-wheelers. Over the last 13-years however, the Oklahoma-based business has grown exponentially, first becoming a franchise dealership before eventually occupying an 80 acre facility jam-packed with everything a racer could ever need.

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2007 Aprilia SXV 550

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This SXV sold for $6,500 after 3 bids on eBay. Aprilia’s SXV550 was an absolute monster that journalists fell in love with as soon as it was released – Visor Down said “only nutters need apply“. It’s a supermoto with a powerful V-Twin, excellent components, and race-bred pedigree: the bike had already won the S2 World Supermoto …

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2012 Ducati Monster 696

In Italy by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

What began as a good way to use old parts has turned into one of Ducati’s longest running models. Coffee shop parking lots are littered with Monsters of various capacities, and for good reason. The small(er) bore model makes a great first bike. The engine has enough power to grow into, but not so much as to scare away new …

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1969 Garelli Rex KL125

In Italy, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Garelli did not get any interest at the BIN of $2,495. American Rex Corporation used to be located at 1216 Monte Diablo Avenue in San Mateo, California. They imported Italian-made Garellis under the name of Garelli-Rex, and the naming convention was KL + the ccs of displacement. In period advertisements, American Rex referred to “KL” as …

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Signed By Surtees – 1975 MV Agusta 750S America

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This MV did not get any interest at the opening ask of $75,000. Introduced in 1975, the MV Agusta 750S America was built in response to America’s demand for…more power. Bike magazine called it “one of the most dramatic-looking bikes made, the real stuff of legend.” 40 years later, it’s still plenty dramatic. If your wallet is …

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1 of 200 – 2007 Aprilia Bol D’Or RSV1000R

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Normally, companies bust out special editions to commemorate milestones like high production numbers or race victory. Aprilia went a different route with the Bol D’Or, which was built to commemorate their participation in…the Bol D’Or, a 24 hour endurance race that occurs every spring at Le Mans. 200 examples were built between 2007-2008.

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Period Mods – 1993 Ducati Superlight 900

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Superlight was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. In 1992, Ducati took their 900 Supersport and added several choice extras to create a limited edition called the Ducati Superlight. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, in 1993 they removed almost all the extras, leaving just a fully floating rear brake to differentiate the limited edition …

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1 Mile – 1998 Laverda Black Strike

In Cafe Racer, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Black Strike did not get any interest at the opening ask of $7,850. One of the rarest of the Zane Laverdas, the Black Strike was described as Laverda themselves as having a “non-conventional look” with a “elegant and sporty combination” of colors…all black with white gauges and grey exhaust. Just 50 examples were produced worldwide.

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Rare Project – 1957 Moto Guzzi Super Alce

In Italy, Standard by Vipin ShriLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Guzzi was bought by Bike-urious reader and contributor Ray S for approximately $9,300! The Italians, when it comes to cars, bikes, food, and fashion, have always been known for passion. When you think of famous Italian brands, you think of Ferrari, Gucci, and in our case, Ducati and Moto Guzzi. What they’re generally not known for …

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Ending Soon – 2005 TM Racing SSM 530 F Black Dream ES

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Black Dream did not get any interest at the opening ask of $6,500. Founded in the mid-1970s, TM Racing still exists today as it did in its infancy: a boutique family-owned Italian firm that focuses on producing competition-grade, off-road-oriented motorcycles. TM Racing currently employs around 70 staffers, runs a trio of World Championship teams, and produces …