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1990 Suzuki RGV250 V21

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Nowadays, the mention of a Japanese 250 usually makes on think of the Ninja, a solid learner bike that doesn’t normally excite the senses like other current motorcycles. But 20 years ago, Suzuki built a 250 two-stroke race-replica of its Gamma V-2 racer – good for over 50 horsepower in the narrow power-band. The Suzuki RGV250 was born, and it …

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Boxer Harley – 1942 Harley-Davidson XA

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted more than any other bike I’ve seen in years, this Harley-Davidson XA finally sold for $36,661.93. During World War II, the US Government asked HD to build a motorcycle similar to what BMW was making for the Germans – shaft drive, boxer engine, and other features that made the bikes low maintenance. The Harley-Davidson XA …

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1974 Bultaco Matador MkV

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The Spanish motorcycle company Bultaco was created when Francisco Bulto resigned from Montesa – a company he had co-founded – because the board wanted to withdraw from racing and he had no interest in such a decision. He took most of Montesa’s racing department with him and created Bultaco. Today we’ve got a Bultaco Matador MkV, designed by Luis Carreras, …

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Big Tank – 1968 BMW R60US

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The BMW R60US was a 30 horsepower classic that typically included telescopic forks and higher handle bars as part of the “US” designation. US models also came without sidecar lugs, one of the few distinctions that separated it from the Euro models. This specific example (VIN: 1815783) has just enjoyed a complete restoration and features an aftermarket tank designed and …

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1976 Harley-Davidson Bicentennial Edition Super Glide

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Harley-Davidson Bicentennial Edition Super Glide sold for $4,951 on eBay. Built to commemorate America’s bicentennial in 1976, Harley released a limited-edition motorcycle. This specific example is a mild custom that features the OEM paint job in great condition. You’ll get the original 74 cubic inch Shovelhead engine that’s been recently reworked with a mild …

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2001 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

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Post-Sale Update: After 17 bids on eBay, this Ducati MH900e Evoluzione sold for $16,700. After not seeing one of these for about a year, I feel like a bunch of these Ducati MH900e Evoluziones are coming out of the woodwork. With two that have sold in the last month for at least $20,000, it looks like another seller is trying …

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Museum Quality – Bimota SB6R

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The Bimota SB6R was an uprated version of the SB6, Bimota’s most popular bike – though for a niche Italian manufacturer, “popular” is a relative term (only 1,300 units were produced). The SB6R was only produced from 1997-1999, and in many eyes it’s the pinnacle of classic Bimota motorcycles – brutal power from a Japanese engine with the style and …

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1986 Ducati 750 F1B

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The Ducati 750 F1B was a factory racer with lights and signals for street legality. One of the last bikes from Ducati before they were sold to Cagiva, the 750 F1B (and the limited editions based on this bike) is a minimalists’ bike and one of the most sought after Ducatis in the company’s history.

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1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

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Did you see the custom Knucklehead from a couple of days ago and think, “that bike would be much better if it was put back to stock?” Well, here’s your chance to grab a ‘very original’ Knucklehead that’s had the same owner since 1974. There’s 46,028 miles on the chassis, but the motor and transmission have recently been rebuilt. Now …

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1983 Suzuki Katana GSX1100

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Post-Listing Update: This Katana got no action at the asking price of $9,990. The Suzuki Katana is a very distinctive bike designed by Hans Muth (the fairing might remind you of a similar Muth creation – the BMW R65LS). In the late 70s and early 80s, Japanese manufacturers were selling standard bikes as fast as they could make them.  And …

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Sandcast – 1969 Honda CB750

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Were you a big fan of the Honda CB750 Prototype I featured back in February, but not so much of a fan of the $140k+ sales price? Well, here’s your chance to grab another Sandcast CB750 in the same color, but this time with a price that won’t require a mortgage. This CB750 (VIN: CB750-1004630) has 15,543 miles and looks …

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Homologation Special – 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R K1

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The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R K1 was a special limited edition of Kawi’s ZX-7R used in AMA Superbike. Kawasaki enjoyed tremendous success in competitive racing with this bike, and plenty of that tech made it to the ‘civilian’ version. Required to produce 500 examples worldwide for homologation purposes, Kawi packed this bike full of features like 39mm Keihin flat-slide carbs, an …