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Zero Miles – 2009 Aprilia RS125

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American fans of Aprilia rejoiced when the Italian firm announced that they would export the RS125 to the US, though it wasn’t all good news – due to EPA emissions standards, the baby RS was exclusively for closed-course riding even though it came with lights, mirrors, a horn, and everything else you’d expect to see on a street-legal machine. But …

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1981 Montesa VG250

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Restored by Southwest Montesa as a replica of the works Montesa 414 raced in 1981, this VG250 is equipped with a rebuilt 414 motor and a few other goodies – it has “never been ridden and has been stored indoors for 10+ years.”

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1973 OSSA Pioneer 250

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OSSA was a Spanish firm that offered a wide variety of dirt bikes to cover anything that an off-road enthusiast could want to do. The Pioneer was OSSA’s enduro bike, though realistically the pavement experience was limited to putting around in town. In the dirt, it was quite impressive for something that was street legal. In fact, in a 1969 …

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Honda CR85 Engine Swap – Derbi Senda

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In production since 1998, the Derbi Senda is a 50cc motorcycle that was barely brought into the US. This is basically a tiny supermoto with excellent components – 6 speed transmission, liquid cooling, and a top speed over 50 miles per hour…though this one’s going to be faster as it comes with the engine out of a Honda CR85. The …

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1977 OSSA Phantom GP3

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By the early 70s, OSSA had established a dominant position in the off-road motorcycle market. But when Honda released the 250cc Elsinore, the Spanish firm was forced to respond with a strong competitor. The Phantom 250 met the mark, thanks to 33 horsepower and a weight of just 198 pounds. The $1,350 MSRP was a significant $250 more than Honda’s …

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No Reserve – 1983 Bultaco Sherpa 199B

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There are few questions about how and when Bultaco started – Francisco Xavier Bulto created the company (the name was a blend of his last name and his nickname, Paco) in May of 1958 after resigning as the Technical Director of Montesa, a manufacturer he co-founded in 1944. When Montesa decided to stop racing, Paco knew it was time to …

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1966 Bultaco Matador MK2 Model 16

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Post Sale Update: This Matador sold for $4,250 after 28 bids on eBay in Truckee, California. The Mk 2 Matador (also known as the Model 16) was an evolution of the ’64 Matador, a bike designed to do anything between daily commuting and competing in the ISDT. The Mk 2 got a displacement bump up to 250cc.

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1975 OSSA Plonker

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The OSSA Plonker (“plonking” used to be a different term for trials riding, as you’d “plonk” around rugged terrain at low speeds) was built in conjunction with trials expert Mick Andrews. It was their first attempt at a true observed trials bike, and it was succeeded by the Mick Andrews Replica. In the US, the Plonker was only available via …

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175cc – 1973 Bultaco Pursang 125

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted a couple of times, this Pursang sold for $5,145 after 26 bids on eBay. Post Listing Update: This Pursang did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $3,300 on eBay in Tucson, Arizona. Originally formed in 1959, Bultaco was formed primarily by former employees of the Montesa racing department. With time, Bultaco became …

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Rare Project – 1969 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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Post Sale Update: This Metralla sold for a BIN of $6,500 in Middletown, Ohio on eBay. As the seller put it, “if you are seeking a perfect restored Metralla – this probably isn’t for you. If you are looking for a far better than average Metralla that has the bones to cosmetically move it up the ladder – read on.”