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No Reserve – 1969 Yamaha DT-1

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The Yamaha DT-1 250 was an absolute game changer when it was released, as it essentially created and dominated the market in the US. In fact, some argue it’s the most significant motorcycle in Yamaha’s history – the initial production run of 12,000 was instantly scooped up, and competitors immediately rushed out their takes on the cheap, reliable dual-sport.

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No Reserve – 1971 Honda CB500 Four

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Cycle News called the CB500 “the thinking man’s motorcycle” when it debuted in 1971 because it offered up many of the pluses found in the big brother CB750 but in a package that offered better handling, smoother motor, and lower weight. For more riders, the ergonomics were better, too.

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CA Titled – 1994 Honda RVF400 NC35

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My buddy Glenn has been the source of some of my favorite features on Bike-urious over the years – he’s always got some fascinating JDM imports (like this Suzuki SW-1). Today he’s got a Honda NC35 that’s equipped with Tyga bodywork and a California title – and he’s offering it up on our auction site!

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MXDN Livery – 1995 Kawasaki KX500

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When Kawasaki introduced the KX500 motocrosser in 1983, Dirt Bike magazine called it “unrideable” and “violent.” Now they just call it “the one bike to ride before you die.” The bike didn’t change all that much over the years (in fact, from 1994 till it was killed off in 2004, it didn’t change at all), but this one got a …

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1982 Suzuki Katana GS1000SZ

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Post Listing Update: The BIN of this Katana was lowered to $10,500, but that wasn’t enough to get a buyer on eBay. One of the most defining motorcycle of the 80s, the Katana was inspiring enough that it just got a reboot this year. This is one of the first 1,000 built, and it’s got a couple of 1st place …

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250 Miles – 2016 Suzuki GSX-R600

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The 600cc sportbike class hasn’t seen much advancement in the last several years – Kawasaki’s 2019 update of the ZX-6R (for just $9,999) is one of the few recent highlights. What that means, of course, is that you aren’t giving up much if you save a few bucks by going used for your next track toy or canyon carver. A …

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Michigan Titled – 1985 Yamaha RZ500

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Post Sale Update: This RZ500 sold for $18,099 after 20 bids on eBay in Muskegon, Michigan. Yamaha’s RZ500 (also known as the RD500LC) was a two-stroke rocket that was kept out of America thanks to EPA regulations. Only built between ’84 and ’86, it’s now a desirable collector’s bike – and this one’s already been titled in the US.