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Still New – 2007 Bimota DB6

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One of the better model names in Bimota history, the DB6 Delirio is a naked standard that was part of Bimota’s rebirth once Roberto Comini acquired the firm in 2003. It was the “cheapest” Bimota in the lineup, though it’s hard to call any bike cheap when the MSRP was just under $30,000.

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1 of 300 – 2002 Ducati Foggy Monster S4

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Post Listing Update: This Monster S4 sold for $8,500 after 7 bids on eBay. However, the sale fell through and it was relisted – it didn’t meet reserve with 34 bids up to $6,000. If you’re looking at the number of championships and individual race wins, Carl “Foggy” Fogarty is the most successful racer to ever rule in World Superbike. …

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2005 Aprilia Tuono R

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Aprilia launched the Tuono in 2002 as a naked version of the RSV Mille. The model was completely revised for 2005 to reflect the all-new RSV1000 and split into the base “R” and the up-spec “Factory”.

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5 Miles – 2004 Moto Guzzi MGS-01

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2-3-21 Update: 2.5 years later, this MGS-01 is still up for sale. The spare bodywork was sold off to help lower the price – find it in Seattle, Washington for $50,000 here at Seattle Used Bikes. Moto Guzzi Sport, Number 1 – that’s what MGS-01 stood for. Doesn’t matter what you called it, it was an unexpected taste of what …

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1956 Bianchi Cervino

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Post Listing Update: This Cervino was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Despite the lengthy production run (between 1954 and 1966), the Cervino (Italian for “Matterhorn”) was a relatively rare Bianchi with a 175cc two-stroke engine.

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137 Miles – 2008 Bimota Tesi 3D Limited Edition Concept

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Post Sale Update: This Tesi sold for sold for $31,619 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. The name Tesi comes about because this motorcycle was actually the designer’s (Pierlugi Marconi) Mechanical Engineering thesis – on paper, at least, there are technical advantages to hub-centric steering. The simplified story here is that hub-centric steering completely isolates braking forces from …

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1989 Ducati 851 SP3

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Post Listing Update: This SP3 did not get any action at the BIN of $18,000 on eBay. The 851 was a quantum leap for Ducati, with a new trellis frame, 4-valve heads, liquid cooling, fuel injection, and a dry clutch – it formed the blueprint for decades of Ducati Superbikes. As Steve Rose put it in his 851 Buyer’s Guide …

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2000 Bimota 500 V-Due

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Post Listing Update: This V-Due did not get any action at the BIN of $45,000 on eBay. The V-Due is one of the most interesting things that ever came out of Bimota, and it’s incredibly rare in any form. If you’re very patient, you can some times find a 0-mile example for sale with corresponding pictures in a garage or …

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1987 Honda NS125R Adriatico

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One would assume that a Honda sold in their home market of Japan would also have been built there, but this oddball was actually built by Honda Italy and then exported to Japan. In the early 80s, the 125cc market was fiercely competitive in Italy due to licensing regulations. The local government placed high taxes on imported motorcycles, so Honda …