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Pick a Color – 1984/5 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

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Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. They were also one of the last street-legal two-strokes available in this country. They were was available in red/white and yellow/black – either option came …

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2017 Yamaha XSR900

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Jeff Pamer: I’ve been patiently waiting to do a write up on one of these. This bike, more than any other in the past couple of years has had me visiting dealers. Unlike most of the retro classic bikes on the market, the XSR leans more heavily on the side of modern than classic. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t …

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1970 Yamaha RT1 360

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The seller of this RT1 starts off by saying that he has “a bike that needs to be seen and enjoyed.” It’s claimed to have been sitting under tarps and blankets for the last thirty years, and it’s equipped with a bevy of period upgrades.

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Nice Price – 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS

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Jeff Pamer: This isn’t the first Z900RS I have shared, and my feelings haven’t changed about them. I would have a hard time arguing that it’s not one of the best retro bikes on the market. This segment is getting quite crowded, and it’s getting tough to pick one out of the lot. This segment, which started as a styling …

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Yetman Framed – Honda 305 Racer

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David Yetman was born in 1938, and he fell in love with motorcycles as a military serviceman stationed in Japan. He specifically appreciated the “high level of performance” that Japanese manufacturers were able to extract from small bikes. Years later, he crashed his Honda CB77 and ruined the frame. He couldn’t afford to replace the frame, but instead of totaling …

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No Reserve – 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MkII

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One of the many highlights from my recent ride out to Texas was a stop in New Braunfels to visit Texas Two Strokes. We talked about bikes for a while and he showed me a machine that he brought back to life and was about to offer up on eBay – now it’s live and it’s being listed with no …