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2007 Ducati SportClassic GT1000

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Despite the retro styling, the Ducati GT1000 was nearly a decade ahead of its time as it had already been killed off well before all the other OEMs started the current rebirth of retro-styled motorcycles. They’ve turned into cult classics which occasionally have blue book values at or above the original MSRP!

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No Reserve – 1995 Triumph Daytona Super III

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Considering that just 179 of the 805 Triumph Super IIIs ever built made it to the US, I see a surprising amount of them for sale. What’s also surprising for a bike this rare is how cheap they can be snapped up for. In fact, I’ve just featured a Super III in an upcoming Smart Money article in Motorcyclist for …

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No Reserve – 1979 Honda CBX

In Japan, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In an era where bigger was better, and where innovation and boldness were the master words, Honda knew how to stand at the front of the scene. After its domination on the sport bike market thanks to the CB750, 4-cylinder 4 stroke engines became the standard for practically each Japanese maker. So Honda had to go one step further. To …

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1 of 150 – 2008 Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

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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 actually used at both American MotoGP races (Laguna Seca and Indy) on Ducati’s 2010 …

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1971 Suzuki T125 Stinger

In Japan, Small Displacement by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

As evidenced by the GT lineup, Suzuki had a strong affinity for 2-strokes in the late 60s and early 70s. So it wasn’t surprising that when they introduced the T125 (“Stinger in the US, “Wolf” in Japan, and “Flying Leopard” in France), it was equipped with a 2-stroke engine.

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Ducati-Inspired Super Single – 1997 NWS 350 Supermono

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Produced exclusively for the “Sound of Singles” series, the Ducati Supermono is one of the marque’s most iconic and sought after models. Built from ‘93-‘95, only 67 examples of this instant classic left the factory in Bologna, making them wildly rare finds. Because of the competition thumper’s sparse nature, examples routinely sell for somewhere around (or just above) the six-figure …

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#7 – Confederate P120 Fighter

In America, Cruiser by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Despite its young age, Confederate was probably one of the best representatives of American talent at making impressive and extraordinary bikes. Yes, Harley Davidson and Indian represent American motorcycle history but Confederate really put America’s best technology, industrial, and crafting skills at work. Among the gems created by the brand, the Fighter model is probably one of the most monumental.

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1 of 100 – 2013 EBR 1190RS Carbon Edition

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“The EBR 1190RS is more than a machine built for homologation needs. It is not the basis for a Superbike; it is a Superbike, more like a racer than anything that has come before, including the Ducati 1098R,” stated Cycle World’s Steve Anderson after putting the RS through its paces for a few dozen laps at Road America.

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1983 Suzuki GS750E

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The seller of this example calls it a ’85 model, however at that point Suzuki had cut displacement down to 700 to get around the tariffs that Reagan implemented to help Harley-Davidson. My guess is that this is actually from 1983.

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“R7” Kit – BMW R nineT

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When talking about the most substantial motorcycle designs in history, BMW’s R7 is seldom left out of the conversation. The wonderfully Art Deco-styled two-wheeler boasts a radical aesthetic that’s managed to stand the test of time profoundly well. For well over half-a-century, owning an R7 example has been limited to something of a pipe dream. Thanks to a shop in …