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1965 Honda Super 90

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi2 Comments

Regular readers know we love the Honda Super 90. It’s no speed demon, but it’s an absolute joy to ride in town. With just 8 horsepower on tap, conservation of momentum is key, and it forces you to think ahead while riding. We think it’s absolutely lovely – so much that the Super 90 is used for our logo. When …

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The Modern-Day Widowmaker – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: The seller yanked this Suzuki TL1000S from eBay. Back in the 70s, the Kawasaki H2 developed the reputation of a ‘widowmaker’ due to its incredible power and complete lack of handling. The Suzuki TL1000S also earned such a reputation when it was released in 1997, for slightly different reasons. This bike was introduced with a very unique rotary …

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1969 Suzuki T125 Stinger

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Suzuki T125 Stinger sold for just $935! The Suzuki T125 Stinger was a 125cc bike with a great name and looks to die for. As teenagers of the time remember, this little screaming two-stroke twin-cylinder was the most exciting 125 bike of the time.

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The Black Bomber – 1967 Honda CB450 Super Sport

In Japan, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

10/11 Update – This bike again did not meet reserve at $6,100. 10-1 Update: This Honda CB450 Super Sport did not meet reserve at $5,900, and has now been relisted here. Bidding is currently up to just over $2,800. The Honda CB450 Super Sport Black Bomber is easily one of the most significant motorcycles to ever come out of Japan. …

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1966 Honda Benly 90

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: Unfortunately, this Honda Benly 90 failed to attract a single bid at $1,000. Ok, we’ll admit it – we have a problem. We’re addicted to the Honda S90 (and the very similar Honda Benly 90). We’re almost obligated to feature one when we find one for sale every 4 months or so. How much do we love this …

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30 Years New – 1982 Honda Z50 Tokyo LTD Monkey

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

9-30 Update: After garnering no bids, the seller has relisted this Honda Z50. Find it here, though they high opening bid has stayed unchanged, for now. The Honda Z50 is one of a popular series of bikes that actually started as a children’s ride at a Japanese amusement park. Eventually refined and put into mass production, the Z-bikes have earned …

1969 Kawasaki Sidewinder 250 F4

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Off-Road by Abhi3 Comments

The Kawasaki Sidewinder was a dual sport geared towards the expanding trail riding market in America. Produced for only two years, it utilized the same 238cc engine found other Kawi off-roaders to save costs, and it came with DeCarbon rear shocks and quick detachable lights to help quickly switch from on to off-road.

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1954 Honda Dream 4E

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Honda Dream 4E sold for the opening bid of $10,900. We’re continuing the Honda theme today with a very old, very rare Honda Dream 4E. After WW2, the Japanese economy was in depression, and only a few manufacturers were able to survive. One of the reasons Honda was able to make it through was the revolutionary …

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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 …