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1995 Yamaha FZR600

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Sold between ’89 and ’99, the FZR600 was an inline-four powered sportbike with a Deltabox frame. In many markets, this bike evolved into the “Foxeye” FZR/YZF in 1994, though Yamaha kept selling this model for another 5 years. The seller of this example calls it a “perfect OEM 1995 Yamaha FZR600 for sale” that’s “BONE STOCK!”

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2000 Bimota SB8K Ultimo With 5 Kilometers

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The Bimota SB8K Santamonica was already an incredible machine in its own right – in his First Ride review for Motorcyclist, Brian Catterson said “what I would have written back in 2000, had there been a point, was that the SB8K was the best twin-cylinder sportbike I’d ever ridden; more than a match for the reigning Ducati 996 and miles …

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1982 Suzuki Katana 1000 GS1000SZ

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In the late 70s and early 80s, Japanese manufacturers were selling standard bikes as fast as they could make them. And while most of the bikes were technically sound, they all started to emulate each other, creating the UJM (first coined by Cycle magazine). Suzuki’s Marketing Manager in Germany told his Japanese management, “we had the most technically advanced bikes, …

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1989 Honda GB500

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Honda’s GB500 was an homage to classic British singles but there was a twist – it was reliable! The average American rider shopping for a Japanese bike at the time was more interested in the bigger supersport replicas, but the Tourist Trophy has become a cult classic.

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No Reserve – 1979 Honda CBX

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Post Sale Update: This CBX sold for $13,800 after 58 bids on eBay in Hillsboro, Oregon. Early CBXs have been steadily increasing in value, so it’s always nice to find one listed with No Reserve to see what the market thinks it’s worth. Here’s a “daily rider” that’s guaranteed to find a new home.

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Euro Paint Restomod – 1985 Honda VF1000R

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When it was released, the VF1000R was a bit of a revelation: it was Honda’s flagship, designed to showcase what the Japanese firm was capable of. It was also a huge tease to US riders, because it was initially only released in Europe only – America got the VF1000F instead, which was designed to be more of a touring bike. …

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CA Plated – 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

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Suzuki won 7 consecutive manufacturer titles in the 500cc Grand Prix class with their Gamma racer, and it inspired a street bike called the RG500. Classic Motorbikes said the “Suzuki is almost an exact replica of the race machine, its roots can be traced directly to the 1983 factory XR45 and the crankcases, barrels and general engine layout are virtually …