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2000 Harley-Davidson MT500 With 15 Miles

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One of the rarest bikes ever built by Harley-Davidson, the MT500 was originally built by the British in the 80s. Rights to the design were sold by Armstrong-CCM to HD, who sold just 355 copies of the MT500 in 1999, and a few more the following year. Only select HD dealerships were allowed to sell these bikes.

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In Canada – 1989 Yamaha TDR250

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Yamaha called the TDR250 the “Ultimate Dual“. Thanks to a a dual-sport frame with a retuned two-stroke motor from a TZR250 sportbike, I call it weird. Whatever you call it, the US did not have anything like it, because Yamaha never officially sold it here. With that said, a few were sold in Canada, and that’s where this example is …

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1984 Honda XLV750R

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Post Listing Update: This XLV750R did not meet reserve with 2 bids up to $5,200 on eBay. Honda has a fairly illustrious history of big dualies – the Africa Twin, Varadero, Big Red Pig, Transalp…the list goes on. Yet the family lineage goes back to a bike that not many people know about – the XLV750R. It was not a …

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Restored – 1968 Norton P11

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Back when AMC owned Norton and Matchless, the latter sold a bike called the G85CS, which was competitive in European motocross. The US west coast distributor sold several but thought they were a little slow for the ‘scramble’ racing that was happening in America, before MX took off. After requesting that AMC put a more powerful Norton Atlas engine in …

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CA Plated – 1989 Honda CR250R

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Honda’s CR250R is one of the most legendary models in motorcycling. As Dirt Bike Magazine put it, “In the auto world there was the Mustang. In aviation it was the P-51 and in bicycles there was the Schwinn Sting Ray. There are timeless classics in each field, and in the dirt bike world, there’s nothing that has reached that status …

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No Reserve – 1999 ATK 490 Enduro

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By sleeving down their 605, ATK created a 490 lineup around a belt-driven Rotax motor that included a XC (cross country), dirt tracker, and enduro models. Each bike was equipped with serious hardware – Paioli forks, Ohlins PDS shock, Excel wheels, Pro Taper bars, SuperTrapp muffler, and even billet hubs and triple clamps.