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Featured First – 1982 Honda CBX 1000

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12-13 Update: Someone on r/motorcycles noticed that this bike is back up for sale. Find it here on Craigslist, though the price has gone up to $6,000. Based on reader feedback, we’re starting a new series today – Featured First.  The motorcycling industry thrives on innovation, and we’re going to show you some of the notable ‘firsts’ that manufacturers have …

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1990 Honda CB-1

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10/15 Update: This beautiful Honda CB-1 has been relisted here, the BIN price has been removed and bidding is up to $1,375. The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as …

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The Widowmaker – 1970 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted on eBay, this Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III sold for $7,250. Known as the ‘Widowmaker’, the Kawasaki H1 series were a range of triples famous for being incredibly fast, without the handling to match. This bike ended up setting a standard for how dangerous a motorcycle could be – motorcycle reviewers of future years would …

Six Cylinder Superbike – 1979 Honda CBX1000

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In the late 70s, the big four Japanese companies kicked off a horsepower war that by stuffing big engines into their usual frames, creating the notion of superbikes. When it came to Big Red’s turn, Honda decided to push boundaries and utilize their first 6-cylinder engine in a production motorcycle. Benelli actually beat Honda to the punch in terms of …

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Silver Dream – Honda CB50R

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Post Sale Update: This Dream sold for the BIN of $5,500. Honda has always been one of the world’s best at sub-100cc bikes, from commuter bikes for the people to full on works racers. Over the years, however, the company slowly moved towards bigger bikes in an effort to capture more of an American market that has always been obsessed …

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1987 Suzuki GSX-R 50

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Post-Sale Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSX-R 50 sold for $1,326. The GSX-R 50 was Suzuki’s take on the street-legal minibike movement of the 80s. The Yamaha YSR50 and Honda NSR50 are the more common options, but in our eyes, the Suzuki GSX-R 50 was the best looking, due to the full fairings, and ‘little engine that …

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1965 Honda Super 90

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …