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$100k Honda? – 1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast Prototype

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Post-Sale Update: I had to bring this post to the top just to remind you all about this bike and share the final sale price. After 102 bids on eBay, this Honda CB750 Sandcast Prototype sold for $148,100. Wow. I normally don’t post on Saturday, but today I had to feature what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – one of …

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Museum Quality – 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

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Every once in a while, the fantastic Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum makes some changes and offers one of their bikes for sale. Currently, they’ve got a Ducati 888 and this very rare Suzuki XN85, one of just 300 that were brought to the United States – only 1,153 were ever sold, in total. It was the first factory bike to feature …

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Red, White, and Blue Part 2 – 1988 Yamaha FZR750R

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Post-Listing Update: This FZR was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Continuing the red, white, and blue theme is a Yamaha FZR750R, a homologation special for AMA Superbike and a road racer for the street. The predecessor of the legendary OWO1, only 500 were made a year for 3 years. As far as I understand, only 200 of …

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2,645 Miles – 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Slingshot

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Post-Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSX-R 750 Slingshot sold for $8,350. The last year of the 2nd generation of the Gixxer, the 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 L featured “Slingshot” carbs. Though this bike looks very similar to the ’89 model, there were a tremendous amount of incremental changes. helping to cement its place as the best …

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Waterfall Pipes – 1975 Honda CB400F

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Post-Sale Update: The blue example is still available on ADVRider, but the red model sold for $3,500 after 42 bids on eBay. More of an evolution rather than a revolution, the Honda CB400F has one of the most distinctive exhaust systems ever produced – known by some as the “waterfall pipes”. Though it wasn’t as fast as its competition, this …

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1977 Yamaha RD400 Drag Bike

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Post-Listing Update: This Yamaha RD400 Drag Bike did not attract any bids on eBay. The Yamaha RD400F was the last of Yamaha’s RD series. But today we don’t have a typical RD400 – this one has been built into a custom drag bike. You’ll get a TZ end bearing, Wiseco pistons, 34mm Mikunis, lock-up Barnett clutch, air shifter, a modified frame, …

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2008 Suzuki B-King GSX1300B

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The best way to think about the Suzuki B-King is to consider it a naked version of the famous Hayabusa. Sold only for one year in the US, it features the 2nd generation, 1340cc Hayabusa engine that has been retuned for more mid-range torque. Down only 10 hp down on the Busa, it was designed to be the ultimate stoplight …

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Gamma Racer – 1983 Suzuki RGB500

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1-26 Update: So much for that. It seems the sale has fallen through, so this Suzuki RGB500 is back up for sale here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: After 28 bids, this Suzuki RGB500 sold for $33,999. Suzuki’s RG500 was a celebration of 7 consecutive constructor’s titles in the 500cc class. The twin-crank, rotary valve rocket epitomized what we all love …

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Featured First – 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler

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Post-Listing Update: This Suzuki X6 Hustler did not attract any bids at $3,500. The Suzuki X6 Hustler, also called the T20 Super Six, was an instant hit with riders who loved high performance engines in lightweight bikes. The 247cc engine was capable of hitting over 100hp/liter (about 29 horsepower), and the bike was packed with plenty of technology, including the …

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Time’s Running Out – 1967 Honda CB450 Black Bomber

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Post-Sale Update: After 24 bids on eBay, this Honda CB450 sold for $5,700. Reader James V. alerts us to a wonderful Black Bomber that’s hit reserve and less than a day left before the auction ends. The Honda CB450 Super Sport is easily one of the most significant motorcycles to ever come out of Japan. Produced for just three years, …

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Gold Flaked – 1971 Honda CB750 K1 Custom

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Post-Listing Update: Yikes, the market did not like this one. After 10 bids, this Honda CB750 K1 Custom only got up to $1,925 and did not meet reserve. After being relisted, it still did not make reserve at $3,150. Shame. The Honda CB750 was an instant classic and is one of the most common starting points for custom builders. Today …

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Test Your Luck – 1970 Kawasaki G31M Centurion

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The Kawasaki G31M Centurion was a full-fledged race dirtbike, baby brother to the Green Streak. Today we’ve got an interesting variant: apparently a dealership in the Bay Area converted this bike into a road racer and sold it as new. It has spent the last 40 years in storage, and the seller hasn’t tried to start the engine – in …