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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R

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The Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R was the brainchild of Wayne Moulton, known as the “Father of the Japanese Cruiser.” His belief was that a solid motorcycle could be moderately tweaked to form four versions, one of which is a sport-tourer.

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Black Beauty – 1975 Honda CR750

In Japan, Race by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Honda CR750 sold off of eBay, unfortunately the final price is unknown. It doesn’t get much better than this: an amazing bike, beautiful photos, and a great story. The Honda CR750 was one of the greatest race bikes to ever be produced- based on its success, a small amount of kits were sold to the public that …

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2 of 500 – Pair of Yamaha R1 LEs

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The Yamaha R1 LE was Yamaha’s celebration of its 50th anniversary. Taking their incredibly popular 1000cc sportbike as a platform, Yamaha produced a very limited run of only 500 bikes that were full of incredible extras and turning them into near-production racers. Specific changes made for the Yamaha R1 LE include an homage to Kenny Roberts and the original Yamaha …

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1969 Kawasaki Green Streak F21M

In Japan, Off-Road, Race by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Sale Update: Yet again, the sale fell through on this bike.  It now seems to have been sold for $5,000.  We’ll see if it actually takes this time. 9/1 Update: This Kawasaki Green Streak has been relisted with a Buy-It-Now price of $7,800 here on eBay. 9/1 Update #2: Wow, and just and 5 hours later, this Kawasaki Green Streak …

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Duo of 1974 Dunstalls – Honda and Norton

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Post Sale Update: The Norton Dunstall did not meet reserve at $5,300, while the Honda also did not meet reserve at $3,950. Paul Dunstall is a legend in the classic motorcycling world. Originally a motorcycle racer, he set up a workshop where he turned Nortons into world-beaters with engine and cosmetic modifications. Fast forward to the 1970s, Dunstall’s business had …

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1987 Honda Fat Cat 200

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Post Sale Update: This Honda Fat Cat sold for $1,999. The Honda Fat Cat was a motorcycle made only for two years, similar to the well-known Yamaha TW200. With a 199cc four-stroke engine putting power through a five speed transmission and an automatic clutch, this bike was unique due to its use of two ATV-style tires.

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1 of 1000 – 1987 Yamaha YSR80 Tech 21

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

8/26 Update: This Yamaha YSR80 Tech 21 attracted no bids at $3,800, so it’s been relisted here on eBay at $3,500. Fans of motorcycle endurance racing or the video game Tourist Trophy for the Playstation 2 may remember the Yamaha Tech 21 team, Yamaha’s factory effort in several races in the late 80s. Probably best known for their performance in …

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1 Year Only – 2008 Suzuki B-King

In Japan, Standard by Abhi3 Comments

Post Sale Update: Despite 17 bids, this Suzuki B-King did not meet reserve at $6,100 on eBay. 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 …