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2019 Zero Engineering Type 9

In Cruiser, Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Zero Engineering was founded in Japan in 1992 but they established a US subsidiary in Vegas and started selling some of their limited production choppers to Americans starting in 2008. They currently offer four models, and the Type 9 (introduced in 2011) is arguably the fanciest as it includes a multi-arm suspension. The other three models (5/6/8) all utilize rigid …

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Turbocharged Custom – 1979 Honda CB750K

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Post Listing Update: This turbo’d CB750K did not get any action at the BIN of $8,995 on eBay. 11-1-20 Update: Several years after it was last featured here, this CB750 sold on Bring a Trailer for $5,300 back in July. Now it’s back up for sale with a markup – find it in Phoenix, Arizona with a BIN of $8,995 …

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No Reserve – 1979 Honda CBX Custom

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Post Listing Update: Apparently the seller didn’t like where the auction was going as he pulled it off of eBay for being “lost or broken.” From the same seller of the set of CBXs from each model year comes a wild custom CBX with go-fast parts, a longer swingarm, and a six-into-six exhaust.

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1966 Ducati 250 Custom

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Post Sale Update: This custom Ducati sold for $4,100 after 7 bids on eBay in Canton, Michigan. This narrow case single Ducati was modified by the previous owner to go vintage racing, but he sold it before he finished his project and the current owner has turned it into a “street cafe racer”.

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Custom CB750 in Europe – 1973 Japauto 950 SS

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Sensing that Honda was about to take over the motorcycle industry, Christian Vilaseca expanded his family’s GM automobile dealership by founding Japauto in 1966. Thanks to the success of the CB750, Japauto quickly became Europe’s largest motorcycle dealership. So when he decided to campaign in the 1970 Bol d’Or, he wanted to race with a bike bearing his companies name …