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2002 Kawasaki KZ1000P Police

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted on eBay, this Kawasaki KZ1000P sold for $3,500. The Kawasaki KZ1000P police bike is one of the staff favorites here at Bike-urious. Buy one so you can do your best Erik Estrada impersonation. As we’ve mentioned before, officers often differed on their preference between the Kawasaki KZ1000 Police and the Harley-Davidson equivalent. The general consensus …

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1993 Honda EZ90 Cub

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Honda EZ90 sold for $1,650 on eBay. The Honda EZ90, also known as a Cub, was produced from 1991 until 1996. Designed for off-road use only, lots of Cubs were used as pit bikes (even by Honda’s ChampCar and IRL teams) as well as runabouts strapped on the back of RVs and campers.

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1971 Suzuki T350 Rebel

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this bike sold for just $995. The 1971 Suzuki T350R was an evolution of the Suzuki T350 that had been introduced in 1969. Despite the name, this bike was actually powered by a 315cc parallel twin 2-stroke engine that was capable of reaching 60mph in just over 6 seconds, and was actually capable …

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CVT Equipped – 2009 Honda DN-01

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Honda DN-01 was, depending on who you ask, a cruiser motorcycle, a scooter, the greatest revolution to the motorcycling industry since the Honda Cub, or a waste of time. Very unique, and very controversial, it only sold in the United States for two years, as it was a commercial failure. The issue, in our eyes, is that this wasn’t …

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Babyblade – 1994 Honda CBR400RR

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted several times, this Honda CBR400RR was pulled off eBay after not meeting reserve at $2,800. The Honda CBR400RR was a baby sportbike produced only for Japan for about 15 years. While Americans associate the Fireblade name with large displacement sportbikes like the CBR900RR featured on Bike-urious previously, in other countries you could get varying …

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Fireblade – 1994 Honda CBR900RR

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Honda CBR900RR sold for $4,100. The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than then CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 pounds lighter than …

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1990 Honda NS50F

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted twice, this Honda NSF50F sold on eBay for $2,025. For the second time in as many days, we’re featuring a 49cc Honda street-legal motorcycle. We love these little bikes. The Honda NS50F, like the MB5 featured yesterday, is an incredibly rare bike sold only for one year.

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1982 Honda MB5

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: Unfortunately, this Honda MB5 was pulled early from the eBay auction. The Honda MB5 was only imported to the United States for one year, and it did not leave a lasting impression. However, we at Bike-urious are huge suckers for little bikes, and this one deserves to be featured.

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1983 Honda CR480R

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Update – June 23, 2013. The seller has lowered the price to just $500! The Honda CR480R was the replacement for the 450 Elsinore (the swan song of that name). Built for only two years, the ’82 model was, to put it politely, below average, but the 1983 model saw several upgrades that turned it into a one-hit wonder. The …

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2000 Yamaha Razz

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Okay, a Yamaha Razz is not the usual quality of bike you should expect to see on this website. It’s a 49cc scooter that looks like it was built in the early 80s. But don’t worry about that. Just enjoy this ad, brought to us by Craigslist Seattle: Well done, Kyle. You definitely had the Bike-urious staff chuckling.

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Yamaha TW200

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ready for a laugh (in the good way)? Check out this Yamaha TW200, which has been modified beyond belief. The stock TW200 is an unique runabout that features a fat rear tire and excellent gas mileage and has become a slow but very capable dual-sport. This bike takes the fat rear tire concept to an extreme, with an ATV tire …

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1985 Yamaha V-Max

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 24 bids, this Yamaha V-Max sold for $4,550. The Yamaha V-Max was the quintessential example of 1980s muscle bikes that Japanese manufacturers came out with after Honda introduced the Magna. Suzuki also had a competitor called the Madura, but the Yamaha V-Max is the hands-down favorite of Bike-urious’ staff. Considered a power cruiser, this bike took a …

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1966 Honda Superhawk CB77

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update:  After 16 bids, this Honda Superhawk sold for $3,900 on eBay. The Honda Superhawk, internally designated as the CB77, has the distinction of being Honda’s first sportbike. This bike, in many ways like the Vincent Black Shadow, set the template for the next 20 years of motorcycles. Unlike the Black Shadow, though, the Superhawk was known for …

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1982 Yamaha Seca Turbo 650

In Japan, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha Seca Turbo 650 sold on eBay for $1,600. The Yamaha Seca Turbo was one of the quintessential examples of the 1980s Japanese movement to bring turbochargers to motorcycles. Right after Honda brought out the CX Turbo (an example of which is found here on Bike-urious), Yamaha brought out a turbocharged variant of …