A seller in Montana has a pair of JTs that are claimed to be original (unrestored) and appear to be in quite nice shape. They were built in the same month with VINs within 50 of each other, and both have less than 800 miles each. These were popular mounts for many first riders, and Yamaha sold plenty of them. …
I have to admit, at first glance I thought this was just a poorly repainted Ninja 250. But it’s actually a KRR150, a mini two-stroke that was never officially sold in the US.
See that flag on the sidecover? That’s your hint that this big Kawi was originally sold in what used to be known as West Germany. It has since found its way to the US through Ireland, however it does not have a US title and is being sold on a bill of sale only.
One of the coolest upgrades one can find for their classic Honda dirt bike is a Mugen upgrade kit – here’s one that comes with a NOS “Mugen Works Water Cooled Super Pro Kit” built for a CR250.
The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than the CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 pounds lighter than its lightest competition!
In a 1976 Motorcyclist review, Bob Greene calls Yamaha’s XS360 “exceeding my every expectation of handling, performance, and comfort…What Yamaha’s done here is close much of the credibility gap betwixt little bike an dbig bike, evidenced by their expensive electrics and point adjustment systems, electric starter, trick flashers, and on and on. Small only in displacement and wheelbase, Yamaha’s new …
American riders are well aware of the legendary Kawasaki ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica), but what may come as a surprise is that the model was offered in additional colors besides the traditional Kawi green in different markets – 1984 had Stardust Silver as an option, while 1983 had Polar White, as shown with this example.
Over on the auction site we’ve got an unofficial (non-licensed) neon sign of the Honda Wing logo that a Honda fan had custom built. It features two NeonPro 8kV/30mA power supplies with independent power control via a pull cord and is equipped with a sliding wall mount. The dimensions are 48” wide X 38” tall X 7” deep and it …
For the 1987 model year, Honda added some dragster style to the Magna to compensate for the slight displacement reduction due to the ’83 motorcycle tariff (which expired in 1988). In other markets, this generation of the Magna was offered with a 750cc engine, but Americans got a 700cc motor to get around Harley’s whining. The 700cc engine was good …
Here’s an unofficial (non-licensed) neon sign of the Honda Wing logo that a Honda fan had custom built to the tune of $2,200.
I’m not sure what to call this bike, but the tank says “Buella” because it combines a Buell 1,200cc V-Twin motor in a “modified” Honda CR500 frame!
2005 marked the last time that a two-stroker won an AMA Supercross championship, and the feat was accomplished by Ricky Carmichael on a Team Makita Suzuki. To commemorate the feat, Suzuki announced a limited edition model for the following year.
Here’s a last year example of Kawasaki’s ZX-11, a bike that enjoyed a lengthy production run (from 1990-2001). When it was introduced, it was the fastest production motorcycle in the world, and it kept that title until 1996 when it was beat by the Honda Blackbird.
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It’s a long title, but we’ve got a special set of auctions over at Iconic Motorbikes!