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No Reserve – 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden

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Honda built the RC51 to compete in World Superbike, and the bike earned titles in 2000 and 2002. The latter year, the RC51 also won the AMA Superbike championship with Nicky Hayden, and Honda responded in 2004 by producing a “Nicky Hayden Edition.” The changes were cosmetic only – a sticker kit, white number plates on the upper fairing and …

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Dealer Special – 1963 Honda Trail 55 C105T

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Well, file this one under “bikes that I didn’t know about”. Apparently, Honda offered a “Dealer Special” of the Trail 55/C105T that was all chromed out, similar to the “Christmas Special” chromed Z50. The seller describes this bike as “often talked about but rarely seen”, which seems accurate considering I haven’t found a definitive source that has significant information on …

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1994 Yamaha FZR400RR-SP

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The owner of White Knuckle Motorsports in Springville, Utah has an collection of JDM imports that consistently find their way onto eBay. Today’s feature is a bit more special than most, as the FZR400RR-SP is an impressive little machine.

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CA Titled – 1986 Honda NS400R

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In 1983, Freddie Spencer became the world’s youngest 500cc World Champion, and he did it on a Honda V3. Honda responded by releasing a 250cc production bike to commemorate the win, but it took them until 1985 to build something closer to the actual size of Freddie’s champion. That was the NS400R, and even though it gave up 100cc and …

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Custom Supermoto – 1982 Yamaha IT465

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Full of cutting edge tech for the time, such as the rear monoshock, the IT465 is revered by many as the best of the IT (International Trial) bikes that Yamaha ever made. Though Yamaha would eventually made a 490 cc version of this bike, many felt that the bigger bore required to make more power wasn’t worth the trade-off of …

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1979 Kawasaki KZ1000ST

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In 1979, Kawasaki brought two shaft-driven models to the US – the six-cylinder KZ1300 and this somewhat rare variant of the KZ1000, the ST. Similar in many ways to the big bad MkII, the ST had completely different bodywork (such as a larger fuel tank) and even a wildly different wiring system. Only built between 1979-1980, the ST can be …

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No Reserve – 1971 Honda SL70

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Post Sale Update: This SL70 sold for $2,030 after 25 bids on eBay in Clermont, Florida One of Honda’s many popular small displacement trail bikes of the 70s, the SL70 features a 72cc engine and a four-speed transmission. It was very successful with young riders who were learning how to ride dirt and motocross. It was introduced in 1970 but …