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Street Legal – 1996 ATK 260LQ

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1995, your only option for an American-built dirt bike was ATK. So it was rather exciting when the company announced that they were debuting liquid-cooled models. The 260LQ was an interesting option, as it was a 2-stroke, street-legal enduro – this one is currently road legal in California.

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1989 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750

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On my way out to San Antonio, I spent a couple of hours (not nearly enough time) meeting the team at Cycle Refinery – I’ve got some photos and a video to put together for you when I get back home. But the short story is, I love what they’re doing, and they’ve got some lovely JDM imports that are …

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0 Miles – 2016 Bimota DBX

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After decades of working magic with Japanese powerplants, Bimota had a wave of Italian engines through Ducati when they were reborn in 2003. Now that Kawasaki has bought Bimota, will the “Italian” firm return to its roots of Japanese hearts? Start dreaming of an Italian-styled bike with the supercharged drivetrain! But back to the Ducati days. Starting with the DB10 …

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270 Miles – 1991 Suzuki DR800

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A shop in Texas is turning into one of my favorites as they seem to have a steady flow of interesting JDM imports. Today they’ve got a DR BIG (introduced in 1988 as the DR750), a production version of the DR-Z (a Paris-Dakar racer piloted by Gaston Rahier). The DR750 featured the world’s largest single cylinder engine in a production …

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1975 Bultaco Frontera 360

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Post Sale Update: This Frontera sold for $2,700 after 8 bids on eBay in Boise, Idaho. When Bultaco wanted to introduce the Frontera to American customers, they said it was “bred from the Pursang and the demands of the American Enduro experts.” The idea was that you’d get the off-road capabilities of the MX Pursang, but with a wide-ratio transmission …

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1985 Suzuki DR250

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Post Sale Update: This DR250 sold for the opening bid of $1,399 in Northbridge, Massachusetts. The 1985 model of the DR250 was the “F”, which was visually distinguished by a front disc brake as well as yellow paint job with yellow fork lowers.

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1992 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750

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9-25-19 Update: A month later, the seller has let me know that this bike is back up for sale with a price reduction to $8,750. Find it here on Craigslist in Mill Valley, California. Right now you can walk into a Honda or Yamaha dealership and get a modern Africa Twin or Super Tenere. But in the US, the same …