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1968 Benelli Mojave 360

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Mojave sold for $3,550 after 4 bids on eBay. Back in the 60s, you did not necessarily have to go to a motorcycle dealership to acquire a bike. Indeed, superstores like Sears or Montgomery Ward imported and sold motorcycles themselves. While Sears notably imported Vespas, Montgomery sold Lambrettas and Benellis, including the Mojave 360.

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1970 Laverda 750 GT

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Laverda 750 GT got no interest at the opening ask of $15,000. Laverda was an Italian manufacturer that specialized in the production of agricultural equipment and machines. By the end of WWII, Francesco Laverda (the grandson of the founder) and his friend Luciano Zen decided to get into motorcycles. They developed their first 75cc engine in …

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Apogee “Raffale” SuperBobber — 2009 Ducati 1098R Custom

In America, Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ducati places enormous importance on the aesthetics of its machines, leading to the marque delivering some of the most gorgeous production two-wheelers available. For this reason, stripping down and customizing what’s already an objectively good-looking bike can be a bit of a controversial (if not sacrilegious) move. However this hasn’t gotten in the way of Gustavo Pena of Apogee Motorworks …

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1989 Moto Guzzi Mille GT

In Italy, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Mille GT got no interest at the opening ask of $4,999. While trying to recover from the Japanese motorcycle tsunami, Moto Guzzi had to find new ways to attract clients. Trying to compete on technology was probably pointless, so Guzzi decided to bet on ’60s nostalgia with the release of the Mille GT in 1987.

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1981 Benelli 654

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Benelli sold for $3,050 after 8 bids on eBay. A rare find in the US, the Benelli 654 was available as a Standard as seen here or as a Sport model with the different bars and the fairing from a 900 Sei. Either way, it wasn’t a successful machine but they’re so hard to find that …

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Start A Team – Pair of 2006 Ducati Sport Classic Race Bikes

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

First unveiled in 2003 in prototype form before going into production in 2005 (as a ’06 model year), Ducati’s Sport Classic was an instant success, despite predating the current retro-craze by several years. Examples were snapped up quickly, and as the model gained instant collector’s status, used specimens saw their value trump the bike’s original MSRP. Because of the Sport …

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1 of 101 – 1999 Ducati Monster Cromo

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1999, Ducati released a special edition of the Monster. They called it the Cromo, and it was obviously named due to the distinctive tank, which was complemented by a carbon fiber rear seat cover and rear fender. It also got adjustable front forks and the high-po 74 horsepower engine. The next year, Ducati added fuel injection to the Monster …

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1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Monza sold for $6,428.28 after 23 bids on eBay. In 1973, the Italian Automobile entrepreneur Alejandro De Tomaso took control of Moto Guzzi in order to create an equivalent of his De Tomaso car brand in the word of motorcycles. De Tomaso wanted to put Italian know-how back at the front of the scene, and with …

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2nd Annual Thud Rumble Finalist – Eastern Spirit Garage’s Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

In Custom, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

After Ducati introduced its revamped Scrambler range in 2015, the marque kicked off the “Custom Rumble” contest, inviting noteworthy shops to demonstrate the highly modular nature of the Scrambler range. After a successful inaugural year, Ducati opted to keep the contest going, and it was during Custom Rumble’s second and most recent year that this one-off Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 was …

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New Magni Model – 2019 MV Agusta 750S Tributo

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Boutique Italian outfit the Magni Company has just unveiled its latest model, the “MV Agusta 750S Tributo”. As the name suggests, the new three-cylinder two-wheeler was created as a tribute to the iconic 1970s three-quarter-liter MV. While the Tributo admittedly looks strikingly similar to the original 750S, the new Magni boasts the performance and reliability one would expect from a …