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Road Service Custom – 1973 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado

In Cruiser, Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

I occasionally feature Eldorado Police bikes, but this one’s a bit different – it’s a one-off “Emergency Road Service Vehicle” that the seller calls a “Workman Edition” as it’s equipped with “a push bar, tow hitch, oil and gas cans, jumper cables, siren, air horns, back p warning system, and whatever else I could think of.” So the question is, …

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1993 BMW R100R

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Between 1991 and 1995, BMW produced 20,898 examples of the R100R – one of the last airhead boxers to ever wear a roundel on the tank. Basic specifications include a 980cc air-cooled twin with an oil cooler, Brembo brakes, a 5-speed transmission, and shaft drive.

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2000 Harley-Davidson MT500

In America, Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the rarest bikes ever built by Harley-Davidson, the MT500 was originally built by the British in the 80s. Rights to the design were sold by Armstrong-CCM to HD, who sold just 355 copies of the MT500 in 1999, and a few more the following year. Only select HD dealerships were allowed to sell these bikes.

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2021 Ducati Diavel Lamborghini

In Cruiser, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

I personally don’t get it, but one of the most collectible Ducatis in recent memory is the 2021 Diavel Lamborghini, a limited run of 630 bikes designed in collaboration with Lamborghini – both manufacturers are in the Audi family and part of the Motor Valley, a 70-mile stretch of Italy that includes Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, Lamborghini, Dallara, and plenty of …

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2002 Aprilia RS250

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s …

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One Owner – 1993 Honda CBR900RR

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than the CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 pounds lighter than its lightest competition!

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1976 Yamaha XS360

In Japan, Less than 5k, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

In a 1976 Motorcyclist review, Bob Greene calls Yamaha’s XS360 “exceeding my every expectation of handling, performance, and comfort…What Yamaha’s done here is close much of the credibility gap betwixt little bike an dbig bike, evidenced by their expensive electrics and point adjustment systems, electric starter, trick flashers, and on and on. Small only in displacement and wheelbase, Yamaha’s new …

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Rare German Find – 1964 Göricke-Werke GÖ 100/4 S

In Germany, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

9-14-21 Update: Three years later, this bike is back up for sale. The seller “borrowed” Tim’s excellent description below to complement the new set of photos – find it still in West Palm Beach, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $3,500 here on eBay. Despite existing for some 90 years, Göricke-Werke AG has only been heard of by a …

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Euro Model – 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

American riders are well aware of the legendary Kawasaki ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica), but what may come as a surprise is that the model was offered in additional colors besides the traditional Kawi green in different markets – 1984 had Stardust Silver as an option, while 1983 had Polar White, as shown with this example.

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No Reserve – Honda Neon Sign

In Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Over on the auction site we’ve got an unofficial (non-licensed) neon sign of the Honda Wing logo that a Honda fan had custom built. It features two NeonPro 8kV/30mA power supplies with independent power control via a pull cord and is equipped with a sliding wall mount. The dimensions are 48” wide X 38” tall X 7” deep and it …