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2016 Yamaha FZ-09

In Japan, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

It’s hard to believe these days that Yamaha was ever hard up, but around 2010 the brand had gotten a reputation of being a bit bland. Yamaha’s response was a triumph of motorcycling: when they were done, they had one of the best reviewed engines (and bikes) of 2014 and beyond. Yamaha’s head designer called it a “roaster motard”. We …

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One Owner – 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

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Post Listing Update: This XN85 did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $5,300 on eBay. 5-13-2019 Update: This XN85 sold almost three years ago, but now that buyer is looking to move on. It’s since moved across the country but the owner has put less than 200 miles on it. Find it in Waitsfield, Vermont with bidding up …

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D’Hollander Built – 1979 Dholda Honda CB900F

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Dholda sold for $4,050 after 7 bids on eBay. Dholda is the name of a custom Belgian race shop founded by Jean D’Hollander – he got the moniker by blending his last name with Honda. He also happened to be quite successful, with victories in multiple endurance races at Mugello, the Bol d’Or, …

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No Reserve – 1972 Honda CB750

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Post Sale Update: This CB sold for $5,900 after 35 bids on eBay in Los Angeles, California. Honda’s CB750 is a decade-defining motorcycle for most, and this is a lovely example of the K2 with just 7,000 miles, 200 of which came after a mechanical rebuild with “all genuine Honda and/or NOS parts”.

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2005 Kawasaki ZRX1200

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Do you know what to me makes Kawasaki just a bit more bad ass than other bike manufacturers? It’s the Kawasaki green, but more than that, it’s where and why that lime green started to be sprayed on their bikes. In 1969 at Daytona Raceway, there was a superstition that was taken very seriously; you don’t race green bikes. So, …