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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 …

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Turbo Diesel Custom – 1985 Suzuki GS450

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Sparks Motors is the shop behind the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. When the builder/seller of this bike (Sam Turner of Head Turner Customs) was hired there, he decided to create a diesel-powered motorcycle on his personal time. Highlights include a 20 horsepower, 1,100cc agricultural water pump diesel engine with a custom tube frame chassis and art-deco inspired design. In …

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No Reserve – 1976 Honda CB500T

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Post Sale Update: This CB sold for $3,300 after 32 bids on eBay in West Chester, Ohio. The T in CB500T meant that the 498cc engine was a parallel twin which produced 34 horsepower. Journalists considered the bike fairly bland and not a standout. Depending on your perspective, that either makes it an excellent or a terrible choice for mild …

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2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec “Kenny Roberts”

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Over on the auction site we’ve got a bike that was donated by Yamaha and built up by several big names in the industry: Team Roberts, Jeff Palhegyi Design, Roland Sands Design, Öhlins USA, Motion Pro, Vance & Hines, Saddlemen, Two Brothers Racing, Braap Shop Yamaha, and Cycle Gear. The end result was a Kenny Roberts-themed street tracker that was …