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1983 Bimota HB3

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Another rare and exquisite bike from Massimo Tamburini, the HB3 was Bimota’s third model with a Honda engine. This time around it utilized the air-cooled four cylinder from a CB1100F. 101 examples were produced – this is one of the 58 with a full fairing.

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1980 Moto Guzzi “1000Ss”

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Post Listing Update: did not meet reserve despite 32 bids up to $6,650 on eBay in Easton, Pennsylvania. Guzzi fans know that 1000Ss isn’t an official model, hence the quotes. But this is still an interesting custom built out of a variety of Guzzi parts – Tonti G5 frame, California 1,000cc engine, Le Mans bodywork, and a Sprint dustbin fairing.

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2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio

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Post Listing Update: This Delirio did not get any action at the BIN of $14,500 or best offer on eBay. 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 …

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Motorcycle Classics Feature – 1981 Ducati Pantah 500SL

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Post Sale Update: This Pantah sold for $5,350 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. 11-21-19 Update: Over four years later, this Pantah has made its way onto the new auction site. The only two serious cosmetic issues are bubbling around the gas tank and some dents/scratches in the exhaust, but is including NOS spares of both! Find it with bidding up to …

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No Reserve – 1977 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport

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In one of their reviews of the Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport, Cycle World said, “For the lucky few, the Morini is worth what it costs.” Considering the fact that this bike (with a 39 horsepower, 344cc engine) cost as much as a Honda CB750, it should tell you how much Cycle World enjoyed the Morini. Few were sold in …

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0 Miles – 2016 Bimota DBX

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After decades of working magic with Japanese powerplants, Bimota had a wave of Italian engines through Ducati when they were reborn in 2003. Now that Kawasaki has bought Bimota, will the “Italian” firm return to its roots of Japanese hearts? Start dreaming of an Italian-styled bike with the supercharged drivetrain! But back to the Ducati days. Starting with the DB10 …

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Falloon Report – 1977 Ducati 900 SD Darmah

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Post Listing Update: this Darmah did not meet reserve despite 39 bids up to $11,050 on eBay in Wainscott, New York. Stuart Parr has a hell of a motorcycle collection – several years ago he even had an exhibit for the public to enjoy some of his machines. Coming out of that collection today is a 900 SD Darmah that …

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1981 Ducati Pantah 500SL

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Post Listing Update: This Pantah did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $6,600 in Mahwah, New Jersey on eBay. One of the lesser-known bikes in Ducati’s history is the distinctively-styled Pantah 500SL, a replacement to the 350/500 parallel twins that stunk up the marketplace. They’re hard to find in original or restored condition – this is one of …

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New Auction Bike – 2002 Mondial Piega

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Post Sale Update: This Piega sold for $20,437 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. It’s been a little while since I’ve hit you with something from the new auction site, but there’s a few awesome ones that I want to alert you to this week. First we’ve got one of my favorite sportbikes of all time – …