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2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The first time I met Bike-urious reader Glen Irani, he let me take his Ducati Hypermotard 1100S out for a spin – I’ve been in love with the air-cooled model ever since. Here’s one that started life as a display bike (Ducati used it for the model’s unveiling on the rooftop of the Beverly Center in Hollywood when they debuted …

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1 of 246 – 1975 Ducati 900SS

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Post Listing Update: This Ducati 900SS did not meet reserve despite 19 bids up to $65,700 on eBay in Miami, Florida.. Ducati offered the 900SS line between 1975 and 1982, and the first year models were the rarest as just 246 were produced. The ’75 bikes had the gear shifter on the right side, per the original design, and it …

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New In Crate in Germany – 1984 Ducati 900 MHR

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built to celebrate Mike the Bike’s comeback triumph at the ’78 Isle of Man TT, the Ducati 900 MHR (Mike Hailwood Replica) was initially produced solely for homologation purposes. As such, just 200 were built in 1979. But demand was so high that Ducati decided to keep production going, and by the end of the run in 1986 the Italian …

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1964 Moto Beta XTR 100

In Dual-Sport, Italy, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Yes, this is the same Beta that you can get an impressive off-roader from nowadays, but 50 years ago they offered a complete range of small dual-sports and street bikes. The seller calls this a MC 100, but I really think it’s a XTR – any Moto Beta experts out there know for sure?

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1967 Italjet Conquistador

In Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Conquistador was pulled off of eBay due to “an error in the listing.” I’ve featured a Conquistador before (though it was a project), yet I still know basically nothing about it. Previously, I only knew of one running example (at the MotoDoffo collection), but this makes number 2.

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This SFC did not get any interest at the BIN of $58,000. One of the most famous motorcycles to ever come out of Italy, the Laverda SFC was a half-faired beauty built for competition. SFC stood for Super Freni Competizione, or “Super Brakes Competition.” The brakes weren’t the only thing that were super – the engine got …

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1980 Testi Comfort 50

In Italy, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Every once in a while, you find someone who’s willing to invest a bunch of time and money into a motorcycle that most people would not think is worth. This seller knows what he’s done, noting that “I have more money and time in this machine than I could ever recover by selling it…I do projects like this to keep …