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2018 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Jeff Pamer: I have written up a quite a few pieces on modern classic style bikes. I’m a fan, having owned one in the past, and still find myself drawn to them now. It seems that every major manufacturer has jumped on the trend, which in my humble opinion is smart, because I don’t think it’s going away any time …

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No Reserve – 1971 Honda SL70

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Post Sale Update: This SL70 sold for $2,030 after 25 bids on eBay in Clermont, Florida One of Honda’s many popular small displacement trail bikes of the 70s, the SL70 features a 72cc engine and a four-speed transmission. It was very successful with young riders who were learning how to ride dirt and motocross. It was introduced in 1970 but …

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Ridden Once – 1986 Honda Fat Cat

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Post Listing Update: This Fat Cat did not get any interest at the BIN of $15,000 or best offer. If you believe the seller’s story, this Fat Cat has been ridden just once by a child who didn’t like it, and it’s been parked ever since. It’s the nicest Fat Cat I’ve ever seen – it’s also, by far, the …

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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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Post Listing Update: This DR800 was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 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 …