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Still New Police – 2017 Honda ST1300PA

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Yesterday, I featured a well-used MZ that was a Police bike in East Germany. Today we’ve got something more local that’s never been ridden. Honda stopped selling the ST1300 to the public in 2012, but they kept production going for a few more years “only for municipal law enforcement applications.”

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1989 Honda CBR250R MC19

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10-21-20 Update: Five years later, this MC19 is back up for sale with a few more miles (9,029) and a ton more photos (as is per usual from this seller). Find it in Chicago, Illinois with bidding up to $4,550 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Introduced in 1986, the Honda CBR250 was an impressive lightweight sportbike, …

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Mechanical Restoration – 1983 Honda CB1100F

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The seller of this CB1100F bought it after it had been sitting in a Texas shed since 1995. He then went about a restoration that he documented on YouTube in which he sanded and polished the original paint to bring it “back to dealership floor condition” and rebuilt several mechanical systems so that it’s ready to hit the road.

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Well-Modded – 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

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Built as a tribute to the KZ1000 piloted by Eddie Lawson while winning the 1981 and 1982 AMA Superbike titles, the ZRX series is a muscle-car version of the UJM. Like many muscle cars, this Galaxy Blue ZRX has some great modifications to make it go faster, turn/stop quicker, and sound better.

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1988 Honda ZB50

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Only sold in the US, Canada, and western Europe in 1988, the ZB50 was supposed to be a street sister to the Z50R dirt bike, but it ended up being too expensive for Honda to build and the US only got 3,058 examples before Honda killed it off.

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1990 Honda CB-1

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The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.

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1986 Yamaha FZ750

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Upon its introduction in 1986, Yamaha’s FZ immediately took the 750cc sportbike crown – MCN says it was “as fast as a Kawasaki GPZ900R” and called it “a wonderful piece of engineering.”

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1995 Kawasaki KLX650

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Everyone knows the KLR650, but in the mid-’90s Kawasaki also offered both a Tengai variant (same basic bike extra plastics) as well as the KLX, a faster and beefier version dual-sport. There was even a KLX650R, which was a competitor to Honda’s XR650R for those of you that wanted to race on a bigger bike – but today’s let’s just …

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843 Miles – 1982 Honda MB5

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The Honda MB5 was only imported to the United States for one year, and for a while it did not leave a lasting impression. However, riders that grew up with these (or had a friend that used one as a first bike) are feeling pangs of nostalgia and these baby bikes are arguably turning into a cult classic.