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2009 Triumph Bonneville 50th Anniversary

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 15 bids on eBay, this Triumph Bonneville 50th Anniversary sold for $7,151. The Bonneville is one of the classic nameplates in motorcycling history. Inspired by the Bonneville Salt Flats where many a motorcyclist has aspired for top speed records, Triumph has produced three different runs of the Bonnie since 1959. As you’d expect form a bike that’s been …

1969 Kawasaki Sidewinder 250 F4

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Off-Road by Abhi3 Comments

The Kawasaki Sidewinder was a dual sport geared towards the expanding trail riding market in America. Produced for only two years, it utilized the same 238cc engine found other Kawi off-roaders to save costs, and it came with DeCarbon rear shocks and quick detachable lights to help quickly switch from on to off-road.

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1972 Montesa King Scorpion 250

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Montesa King Scorpion 250 sold for $1,995 on eBay. The Montesa King Scorpion 250 was one of the bikes that changed public perception of what a dual sport machine was. Instaed of taking a street machine and tacking on ‘dirt’ features, Montesa introduced the concept of starting with a true off-roader, and then …

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2011 Moto Guzzi Griso SE

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Griso did not meet reserve despite 24 bids up to $9,600 on eBay. The Moto Guzzi Griso SE is a special edition of the venerable Griso, that is set off by beautiful Tenni paint reminiscient of Guzzi’s racebikes of the 1950s. The SE got several extras, including spoked wheels, the beautiful paint (and brow leather seat), …

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1997 Bimota SB6R

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

9-25 Update: The seller just left a comment saying this Bimota SB6R is still up for sale, so let’s refresh your memory a bit… 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 …

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Good as Gold – 2007 Benelli TNT Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Italy by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 10 bids on eBay, this Benelli TNT Cafe Racer sold for $6,900. The Benelli TNT Cafe Racer isn’t actually a cafe racer. It’s a polarizing, unique, and incredibly exciting naked bike that will get the attention of everyone around you as they try to figure out what the heck they’re looking at. A championship-winning marque in the …

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1 of 150 – 2010 Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This 848 did not get any action at the $8,800 opening bid. The Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition is one of the very, very few Ducatis that was exclusive to the United States. Built to honor Nicky Hayden, one of Ducati’s MotoGP riders, this bike celebrates Nicky’s American heritage with the red-white-and-blue theme. This exact paint scheme was …

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1954 Honda Dream 4E

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Honda Dream 4E sold for the opening bid of $10,900. We’re continuing the Honda theme today with a very old, very rare Honda Dream 4E. After WW2, the Japanese economy was in depression, and only a few manufacturers were able to survive. One of the reasons Honda was able to make it through was the revolutionary …

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1 of 390 – 1994 Ducati 888SPO

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 5 bids on eBay, this Ducati 888SPO did not meet reserve at $7,900. The Ducati 888SPO was a limited edition of the 888 – only 390 were produced over two years. Featuring the trademark desmo valve V-Twin, this 888 produced 94 horsepower and were very much suited to track time. Though road legal, the riding position is …

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1 Owner Italian – 1973 Benelli Tornado 650S

In Italy, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this Benelli Toronado 650S sold for $3,105. Benelli is one of the very few motorcycles that has been around for over 100 years. An Italian company that has a great history in small displacement racing, the firm decided to specifically target the US and British markets with a vertical twin – the Benelli …

1 of 300 – 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica did not meet reserve at $8,200. The Aprilia RSV1000R is one of the best sportsbikes to come out of Italy in the last couple of decades, though we think it suffers a little in public perception only because it doesn’t say Ducati on the tank. No problem – Aprilia fans know what they’re …

Willie G’s Cafe – 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

In America, Cafe Racer by AbhiLeave a Comment

Another one of those bikes that we can’t help but feature when we find one, the Harley-Davidson XLCR was a commercial flop that turned into an absolute cult classic. Designed by Willie G. Davidson, this bike was supposed to be a black beauty featuring HD’s most powerful production engine yet. The lovely siamese exhaust and bikini fairing were very unique – …

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Baby Blue Brit – 1996 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: Huh.  Despite 29 bids, this Royal Enfield Bullet 500 did not meet reserve as bidding only got up to $2,550.  We expected it would get higher, but that’s why we don’t claim to be psychics! The Royal Enfield Bullet is a classic British single that has the longest continuous production run of any bike ever – it’s been around …