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1982 Honda Sabre V45

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Here’s a first-year example of Honda’s V45 (750cc) Sabre. Within a couple of years, Honda had shrunk the bike down to 700 to circumvent the taxes imposed on 750cc and larger import bikes by the US International Trade Commission. This one stands out due to the impressive original condition and the rare Hondaline fairing.

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VIN #1 – 2003 Honda RC51

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Post Sale Update: This RC51 sold for $6,550 after 12 bids on eBay in El Paso, Texas. The RC51 combined Honda reliability with the joy of a V-Twin engine, beating Ducati at its own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship. In 2002, Honda made some revisions to create the SP2 variant.

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120 HP – 1974 Kawasaki H2 750

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Post Listing Update: this H2 did not meet reserve with 41 bids up to $12,000 on eBay in Oxnard, California. It was later relisted with 4 bids up to $12,600 and the same result. The Kawasaki H2 earned a “Widowmaker” reputation with 74 horsepower…but this example now puts out 120 at the crank thanks to a built motor from Purple …

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1968 Honda CB450P

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Post Listing Update: did not meet reserve with 39 bids up to $7,000 on eBay in Butler, Pennsylvania. One of the rarer Honda motorcycles in the US, the CB450P (also occasionally referred to as the CP450) is a police model based on Honda’s popular CB450. I’ve featured a couple based on the KO Black Bomber model, but K1 police bikes …

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196x Hodaka Ace 90

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Post Sale Update: this Hodaka sold for $1,504 after 37 bids on eBay in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Debuting in 1964, the Ace 90 was Hodaka’s first model. The company made it a priority to upgrade parts throughout production in a manner that allowed owners of older models to easily upgrade their bikes, as well. Between 1964-1970, Hodaka sold over 24,000 …

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1990 Honda CBR1000F Hurricane

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The Honda CBR1000F, also known as the Hurricane, was an excellent sport-tourer that introduced some crucial technology into the Honda lineup. It eventually evolved into the well-known Blackbird. Oh yeah, and it had one of the greatest names in motorcycling history.

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1992 Yamaha TDM850

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The TDM850 was a bit of an oddball that was about 15 years ahead of its time. A pavement-focused dual sport like the Ducati Multistrada or the BMW S1000XR, the TDM gave riders the ability to explore any paved road in comfort with the option to explore fire roads to their heart’s content. Unfortunately, not many riders in the US …

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1989 Suzuki GSX600F Katana

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The Katana name originally debuted with one of the most striking motorcycles of all time. But in the late 80s, Suzuki brought the name back for a much more conservative model that was tasked to compete with some impressive midsized sportbikes like the Yamaha FZ600 and Honda Hurricane. 1988 was the first year for the updated model, which was offered …

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2019 Zero Engineering Type 9

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Post Listing Update: This Zero did not meet reserve with 2 bids up to $18,000 on eBay in Los Angeles, California. Zero Engineering was founded in Japan in 1992 but they established a US subsidiary in Vegas and started selling some of their limited production choppers to Americans starting in 2008. They currently offer four models, and the Type 9 …

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1980 Honda CB650

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Post Listing Update: The seller lowered his asking price to $4,200 but it didn’t get any action on eBay at that number. The CB650 was introduced in 1979, and the following year it got a fairly dramatic restyle with much rounder edges. The motor was Honda’s last SOHC air-cooled inline four design, a 627cc powerplant that produced 63 horsepower and …