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Ending Soon – Gilera 175 Turismo

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

This Gilera has been with the current owner for 6 years, who bought it with the intention of running it in the California Moto Giro. Unfortunately, that’s never happened, though the bike is claimed to run well and have new tires, wheels, spokes, and rubber pegs. The paint is original and the bike has 6,252 miles – here’s your chance …

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Rotary Project – 1975 Suzuki RE5

In Japan, Less than 5k, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Nowadays, mention of a rotary engine usually makes gearheads think of the Mazda RX-7 and RX-8, but in the 70’s all four major Japanese motorcycle companies were at least in the prototype stage. Suzuki was the only Japanese company to bring a rotary into production, though it was for just two years. Between the two years of production, the ’75 …

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The Big One – 1994 Honda CB1000

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

Affectionately known as the Big One, the Honda CB1000 was produced for just two years as a bike that stood out in a world of superbike replicas with acres of plastic bodywork. The slightly detuned engine didn’t help sales, and Americans weren’t ready for standards – the CB1000 ended up as a poorly-known cult classic.

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1998 Laverda Ghost Strike 668

In Italy, Less than 5k, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Talk about a fantastic name for a motorcycle. The Laverda Ghost Strike is one of the many variants the Italian firm pushed out in the late 90s that were powered by either the 650 or 668cc parallel twins. Laverda actually offered a Ghost and a Strike as separate models, the former a trellis-framed naked bike, the latter a perimeter-framed naked. …

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1966 Moto Guzzi Stornello

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

One of the last four-stroke singles that Guzzi ever built, the Stornello (which translates to Starling) was produced in many varying models, all of which were powered by a 124cc engine. The Scrambler was specifically designed for the US market, and came with off-road styling, chunky tires, upswept exhaust, and lower gearing.

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1968 BSA A50 Royal Star

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

A semi-popular export, the BSA A50 Royal Star was an evolution of the A50 Star, which was an example of BSA’s transition to full unit construction engines. The Royal Star had a 498cc twin that pushed 33 horsepower through a 4-speed transmission. For more on the Royal Star, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics.

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1981 Yamaha Virago XV750

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

Post Sale Update: This XV750 sold for $1,136 after 10 bids on eBay. Yamaha’s first V-twin cruiser, the 750 Virago was built from ’81 to ’98, making this a first year example of a cruiser that’s become a popular platform for customization. In fact, the seller of this specific bike was planning on turning into a cafe racer but he …

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Restomodded – 1991 KTM 300/380 EXC

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

It performs like a new bike but looks like an almost-classic. This 1991 KTM 300EXC has been given the engine, brakes, and suspension from a 2001 KTM 380EXC, creating an interesting package. As part of the mechanical changes, this bike also got NOS plastics, graphics, seat cover, and more. Unfortunately, the front light and fender are not the original KTM …