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In Canada – 2006 Yamaha MT-01

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The original “Master of Torque”, Yamaha’s MT-01 was never officially sold in the US. But other lucky markets were able to buy it between 2005 and 2012, and it was a fascinating combination of a cruiser V-Twin motor in a large naked sportbike package.

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Rare in the US – 2009 BMW K1300R

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I’ve had a K1200R for a bit over six years now, and I absolutely adore it. However there are a few issues that I tried to rectify (such as the fueling and the clutch feel). I heard that the K1300R fixed most of the issues…but BMW decided that the new bike wasn’t worth selling in the US so I never …

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1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptor

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Post Listing Update: This VTR250 did not get any interest at the BIN of $1,550. Confusingly, the seller then decided to relist it for more money ($1,650). When that didn’t sell, he went up to $1,950. When that didn’t sell, he went up to $2,150! You can probably guess how that went. Sold in the US for three years, the …

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VIN #1 – 1978 Harley-Davidson MX250

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In the late 70s, Harley was in a phase of small-displacement bikes while under the control of AMF. They decided to dabble in the world of motocross, and had their Italian branch, Aermacchi, build the Harley-Davidson MX250. It was the first (and only) HD MX bike, and it only lasted for one year. This one’s a bit special as it’s …

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1938 Zundapp DB200

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Post Sale Update: This Zundapp sold for $4,276 after 29 bids on eBay in Simi Valley, California. The lightest model in Zundapp’s lineup, the DB200 was marketed as a cheap runabout that also made for a popular military mount.

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Jeff Weier Resto – 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra

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Post Sale Update: This Cobra sold for $11,500 after 57 bids on eBay in Suffern, New York…but the sale didn’t go through and now it’s been relisted. Otherwise known as the T500, the Suzuki Cobra was very short-lived. Sort of. After just one year, Ford told Suzuki that the Cobra name was already accounted for, and that they should figure …

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

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Post Listing Update: This SFC did not get any interest at the BIN of $58,000. One of the most famous motorcycles to ever come out of Italy, the Laverda SFC was a half-faired beauty built for competition. SFC stood for Super Freni Competizione, or “Super Brakes Competition.” The brakes weren’t the only thing that were super – the engine got …

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1957 Meguro S3 Junior

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One of Japan’s first motorcycle manufacturers, Meguro’s first bike was a 500cc machine created in 1937. They specialized in four-stroke machines, and the “S” lineup had the S1 – 500cc, S2 – 350cc, and the S3 (also called the Junior) used a 250cc.