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2019 CAKE Kalk Limited Edition

In Off-Road, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

When I was at a recent Alpinestars track day, someone from Cake had brought their electric off-roader for people to play around with. It’s an e-bike that comes with a 2.6-kWh battery, Ohlins suspension, and a $13,000 price tag – this is one of the 50 Limited Editions that actually cost $14,000 when new.

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1984 Ducati Pantah 650SL

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Another day, another Italian beauty out of Stuart Parr’s collection. Yesterday’s Gilera Saturno was my favorite of the current offerings, but even that stunner isn’t as visually striking as this Pantah 650SL, one of just 288 ever built.

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Pick a Color – 1984/5 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. They were also one of the last street-legal two-strokes available in this country. They were was available in red/white and yellow/black – either option came …

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2017 Yamaha XSR900

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Jeff Pamer: I’ve been patiently waiting to do a write up on one of these. This bike, more than any other in the past couple of years has had me visiting dealers. Unlike most of the retro classic bikes on the market, the XSR leans more heavily on the side of modern than classic. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t …

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1983 Bimota HB3

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Another rare and exquisite bike from Massimo Tamburini, the HB3 was Bimota’s third model with a Honda engine. This time around it utilized the air-cooled four cylinder from a CB1100F. 101 examples were produced – this is one of the 58 with a full fairing.