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1982 Honda MB5

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: Unfortunately, this Honda MB5 was pulled early from the eBay auction. The Honda MB5 was only imported to the United States for one year, and it did not leave a lasting impression. However, we at Bike-urious are huge suckers for little bikes, and this one deserves to be featured.

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1 of 200: 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This BMW R100RS Motorsport did not meet reserve with one bid at $12,000. A classic in its own right, the BMW R100RS needs no introduction. However, in 1978, BMW released a limited edition – the Motorsport. 200 were released to the United States. The fancy name of the BMW R100RS Motorsport might lead you to believe that there …

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1983 Honda CR480R

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Update – June 23, 2013. The seller has lowered the price to just $500! The Honda CR480R was the replacement for the 450 Elsinore (the swan song of that name). Built for only two years, the ’82 model was, to put it politely, below average, but the 1983 model saw several upgrades that turned it into a one-hit wonder. The …

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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 …