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Well-Loved – 2007 BMW R1200S

In Germany, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

4-6-20 Update: Two and a half years later, this bike is back up for sale. It’s now on the third owner, it’s moved to Los Angeles, and the mileage is up to 97,000 and change. It’s recently had the 96k mile service and it’s got nearly new Pirelli Angel tires. The price has also dropped significantly – you can find …

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1994 Yamaha FZR1000

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Here’s a slice of the 90s in one paint job, found on the Yamaha FZR1000 – predecessor to the now-ubiquitous Yamaha R1. The Fizzer was an instant classic when it was introduced in 1987. Just two years later, Cycle World named it the “Bike of the Decade”, thanks in part to a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top …

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Rare in the US – 1988 Cagiva Tamanaco

In Dual-Sport, Italy, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Never officially imported to the US, the Cagiva Tamanaco was a diminutive dual-sport that looks like an absolute blast. Look at the stickers on this thing! “Fun & Function”, “Soft Damp”, “Twin Cooler”. In this case, the seller’s even added a couple of stickers of his own, such as a “BRAAAAP” on the inside of the right side hand guard.

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1956 Indian Arrow

In America, Less than 5k, Standard by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Jeff Pamer: Just my personal opinion here: Indian has taken a huge swing with the FTR and (other than the price) it’s a fantastic motorcycle. They beat Harley-Davidson to the punch in terms of moving away from a cruiser-style bike and offering what is essentially a naked sport bike, with a hint of retro style. This back and forth between …

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2004 BMW Rockster R1150R

In Germany, Less than 5k, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BMW Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint job.

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1964 Moto Beta XTR 100

In Dual-Sport, Italy, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Yes, this is the same Beta that you can get an impressive off-roader from nowadays, but 50 years ago they offered a complete range of small dual-sports and street bikes. The seller calls this a MC 100, but I really think it’s a XTR – any Moto Beta experts out there know for sure?

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Austrian Army – 1985 KTM 250 Krad

In Austria, Dual-Sport, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Another day, another bike I had never heard of before! I’ve seen this referred to as the 250 Krad or the 250 GL Krad – whatever you call it, it’s cool! A translated German Wikipedia page suggests that it was used by the Austrian and Norwegian armed forces and had optional skis for snow/ice riding. The air-cooled 245cc 2-stroke single …

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1986 Cagiva Aletta Oro S2

In Italy, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Cagiva sold for the opening bid of $2,000 on eBay in Brooklyn, New York. 12-19-19 Update: Kudos to the seller, who has converted this from what I previously called a “Rare Project” into a runner! These are very rare, which is why I’m impressed that he or she was able to make this Cagiva (VIN: zcgccxax6gv005021) …

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1976 Honda CB400F

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Jeff Pamer: Sometimes the design of a bike, or an aspect of it leaves a mark on history. The Suzuki Katana’s angular faring, Indian’s swooping fenders, and Kawasaki green – just to name a few. Honda has certainly left a few marks along the way, but nothing quite like the exhaust design on the CB400F. The exhaust lookss like water …

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1974 Tyran 125 MX

In England, Less than 5k, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: Initially, this Tyran did not meet reserve with 14 bids up to $1,801. However, it was relisted with a BIN of $2,950, and sold at that number! Marketed as a British bike, the Tyran was actually built by Mitsubishi with designs from Ted Wassell, a name that may ring a bell if you were a MX nut …