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Picture Perfect – Free Spirit’s 1981 Yamaha SR250 Custom

In Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

While you’d probably never guess just by looking at it, this one-off Yamaha named “Primus” was the inaugural project for up-and-coming Slovakian customs outfit Free Spirit Motorcycles. The shop is headed up by Slavo Danko, a brand director at an advertising agency by day who recently began moonlighting as a bike builder. For Free Spirit’s first build, Slavo selected a …

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Cafe’d Supermono – 1995 Bimota BB1

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

First unveiled in 1994 at the Cologne Motorcycle Show, the Bimota BB1 Supermono marked two firsts for the boutique Italian marque: their first BMW-powered model and their first bike to feature a single-cylinder engine. Though best known for its use in BMW’s F650 “Funduro”, the liquid-cooled, 652cc, four-stroke single in the BB1 (or Bimota BMW 1) was actually produced by …

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1965 Honda S90

In Japan, Small Displacement by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

In the mid/late sixties and early 70’s, Honda was busy. For one, they were developing and releasing arguably one of the most important motorcycles of all time, the CB750. Simultaneously, they were also putting a reliable, well-built engine into a series of purpose-built motorbikes. The single cylinder 90cc engine was the heart of their CL90, CT90, CD90, the iconic C90, …

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2013 MV Agusta F3 675

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 2012, MV Agusta shook things up with a new triple-based sportbike with a price that Motorcycle.com called ‘almost affordable.’ Despite the cheap-for-MV pricing, the F3 offered electronic features that the F4 lacked and a more reasonable riding position for the street.

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Original Owner – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This HP2 Sport did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $11,099 on eBay in Dickerson, Maryland. The BMW HP2 Sport is one of the rarest bikes from the last few decades of BMW motorcycles. It certain ways, it was a tough sell. Loosely based on the R1200S, this was a very pricey and exclusive sportbike …

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1998 Kawasaki KDX200

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

Kawasaki introduced the KDX line as a small enduro in 1980. In 1986, they revised the KDX200 with lots of features from the KX125 motocrosser, and Kawi was one of the very few manufacturers offering a two-stroke enduro at the time. It was well loved by riders, so much so that even when Kawasaki introduced a 250 of the KDX …

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1992 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 couldn’t have been said a couple of decades ago. You can occasionally find ’90s examples of the AT and ST thanks to grey market imports, but the latter is much harder to source. Here’s …