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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 …

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2010 Kris Krome Board Tracker

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Post Sale Update: This sold for $4,550 after 6 bids on eBay in Edmond, Oklahoma. The styling isn’t really for me, however I’m using this bike as an excuse to share a product I rarely see in the wild: the Hawg Halter Sprotor (as in a combined Sprocket/Rotor):

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Period Custom – 1973 Yamaha RD350

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Post Listing Update: This RD350 did not get any action at the BIN of $9,000. The colors are jarring, but the components are impressive! The story here is that this was built in the early 70s by Dave Boyer with “the best off-the-shelf parts you could get at the time…for a local collector/private museum where it sat unused for the …

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2009 Ronin Motorworks #7 Kurabayashi Takeyuki

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Back in 2014 I shared a post about Ronin Motorworks and their limited run of 47 motorcycles based around the Buell 1125CR – each bike was named after a member of the 47 Ronin, an impressive (and true) tale which exemplifies the Japanese samurai code of honor, which includes ritual suicide, revenge…and more ritual suicide.

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Arlen Ness Digger – 1975 Honda CB550

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Post Sale Update: This custom CB550 sold for a lowered BIN of $6,999 in Silverton, Oregon. Per the seller, this custom digger was built by Arlen Ness in the late 70s. He bought it approximately 25 years ago, rode it for a few years, sold it, then found it again a few months ago and bought it back. However, “I’m …