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1976 MV Agusta 350S Ipotesi

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this MV Agusta 350S sold for $10,500. The MV Agusta 350S is a classic Italian designed by legendary automotive stylist Giorgio Giugiaro. Nicknamed the Ipotesi (Hypothesis in Italian), it was Giugiaro’s attempt at styling a bike.

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2000 Yamaha Razz

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Okay, a Yamaha Razz is not the usual quality of bike you should expect to see on this website. It’s a 49cc scooter that looks like it was built in the early 80s. But don’t worry about that. Just enjoy this ad, brought to us by Craigslist Seattle: Well done, Kyle. You definitely had the Bike-urious staff chuckling.

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Pre-Diavel – 1987 Ducati Indiana 650

In Cruiser, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ducati has recently made waves with their power cruiser, the Diavel. But the Italians tried their hand at a cruiser over 20 years before, with the Ducati Indiana. Like most of the featured bikes on Bike-urious, the Indiana was an incredibly interesting motorcycle that ended up as a commercial failure.

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2009 Aprilia SVX 5.5

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia SVX 5.5 is a absolute rocket of a dual-sport supermoto. With a V-Twin engine that produces nearly 70 horsepower, and less than 320 pounds of curb weight, this bike is an incredible performer that is probably one of the most hooligan friendly bikes produced in the last twenty years.

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Yamaha TW200

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ready for a laugh (in the good way)? Check out this Yamaha TW200, which has been modified beyond belief. The stock TW200 is an unique runabout that features a fat rear tire and excellent gas mileage and has become a slow but very capable dual-sport. This bike takes the fat rear tire concept to an extreme, with an ATV tire …

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1967 BSA Lightning

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BSA Lightning was one of three bikes BSA was cranking out in late 1960s. These three bikes played different roles – the Thunderbird was a touring rig, the Spitfire was a supersport bike, and this lovely Lightning was the ‘tweener – more of an all-around sport bike.

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BMW K1200R Power Cup

In Germany, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BMW K1200R Power Cup was a factory built racer that competed in a one-make championship which ran in parallel with the European MotoGP races. Replacing the BMW BoxerCup, which featured the BMW R1100S, the PowerCup bikes were based on the K1200R, but had some extra aerodynamic enhancements (particularly the belly fairing) and a custom exhaust which helped free up …

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1962 Harley Davidson Pacer

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

The Harley Davidson Pacer is one of a series of two-stroke, three-speed small displacement thumpers made by HD from 1948 to 1966. After World War II, blueprints for a 125cc bike created by DKW were given to the US, UK, and the Soviet Union as a tiny part of war reparations. In addition to the Pacer, this also resulted in …

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1985 Yamaha V-Max

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 24 bids, this Yamaha V-Max sold for $4,550. The Yamaha V-Max was the quintessential example of 1980s muscle bikes that Japanese manufacturers came out with after Honda introduced the Magna. Suzuki also had a competitor called the Madura, but the Yamaha V-Max is the hands-down favorite of Bike-urious’ staff. Considered a power cruiser, this bike took a …

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1980 Harley Davidson XR750

In America, Dual-Sport by Abhi2 Comments

The Harley Davidson XR750 is a legend in dirt-track racing, the winningest bike in AMA racing history. It’s also well known for being the bike of choice of the quintessential stunt rider, Evel Knievel. Knievel used the bike from 1970 to 1977 – Harley Davidson stopped sponsoring the daredevil after he was convicted of assaulting someone. The XR750 still gets …

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2002 Aprilia Caponord

In Dual-Sport, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia Caponord, internally designated as the ETV1000, was Aprilia’s response to the surge in demand for big adventure bikes. Production began in 2000, with a detuned, but more robust, version of the Rotax 1000cc V-Twin used in the RST Futura. The Aprilia Caponord is a rare sight on American roads, but its owners are very passionate about it and …

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2011 TM 250 MX

In Italy, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

The TM 250 MX is a rare sight in the United States. Based out of Italy, TM has been selling motorcycles since 1977 and has been producing exotic (and expensive) two-stroke machines with well-designed engines. TM’s engine designs were so good that they’ve been adopted by many teams in the World Karting Championships. After a brief hiatus starting in 2005, …