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1966 Honda S65

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

You all know that I love the Honda S90, so when reader Mark K. found the little brother Honda S65, I just had to share it with you. 6.2 horsepower, 56 miles per hour, and a claimed 190(!) miles per gallon. What else do you want to know?

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1966 Norton Atlas

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Post-Listing Update: This Norton Atlas was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Named after the ICBM, the Norton Atlas was released in 1962, earning a so-so reputation before being replaced by the classic Commando. Built to appeal to American aesthetic preferences, it was initially only produced for export.

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1 of 148 – 1996 Bimota BB1 Supermono

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Bimota Supermono sold for $8,500. Ever looked at a BMW F650 Funduro and thought “I really hope an Italian company takes the engine out of that bike and makes a sportbike out of it?”. Turns out you weren’t the only one. The Bimota BB1 utilized the Rotax-developed 652cc thumper – an engine …

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1 Owner – 1980 Honda CBX Super Sport

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We’ve featured Honda’s classic six-cylinder bruiser several times before, but this one stands out as it’s had just one owner in a 34 year long life. Take care of the minor valve cover oil leak, enjoy the Corbin seat, and keep adding to the 38,544 miles. Find this Honda CBX Super Sport for sale in Mercer, Pennsylvania with an opening …

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1965 Gilera 202 Super

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Post-Listing Update: This Gilera 202 Super did not meet reserve at $2,750. Founded in 1909, Gilera produced several small displacement racers until it was bought by Piaggio in 1969. One of the many street bikes built to help fund racing efforts was the Gilera 202 Super, an over-square thumper that features a lovely paint scheme on the tank.

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Featured First – 1960 Greeves Ranger

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Greeves Ranger did not meet reserve at $3,415. Founded by Bert Greeves, the Greeves motorcycle company started when Bert was mowing his lawn and thought of mounting a lawnmower engine to the wheelchair of his disabled cousin to help with mobility. That led to a government contract, and Bert was inspired by his success to start building …

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1982 Laverda Jota 120

In Italy, Sport by Abhi7 Comments

Post-Listing Update: Despite 13 bids getting up to $9,100, this Laverda Jota 120 did not meet reserve on eBay. Laverda had been enjoying some decent success with its 3C model, a 1,000cc triple that provided more power than the twins it succeeded with minimal extra weight. The British importer of Laverda, Roger Slater, suggested they create a high-po version – …

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1986 Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf

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Introduced in 1983, the RG-Gamma series spanned displacements between 250 and 500cc – but the cream of the crop was the Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf – a bike made for just two years and only sold in Suzuki’s home market of Japan. None of them were officially exported. A replica of the race bike, it was full of the …

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Ducati 350 Desmo Racer

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Here’s an interesting example of a vintage racer built to compete in AHRMA 350cc: high 30s horsepower to the rear wheel, RPM cut off of about 10K, and classic Ducati history. With the frame from a Ducati Jupiter, a mid ’60s 450cc Desmo that’s been destroked, and lots of racing upgrades, this bike is ready for you to compete with. …

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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R

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Post Sale Update: this Z1R sold for $5,100 after 9 bids on eBay. The Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R was the brainchild of Wayne Moulton, known as the “Father of the Japanese Cruiser.” His belief was that a solid motorcycle could be moderately tweaked to form four versions, one of which is a sport-tourer.

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1964 Ducati Falcon 80

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Post-Listing Update: After not getting any action at $4,800, this Ducati Falcon was relisted at $4,600…where it still got no bites. One of the smallest Ducati’s of all time, the Ducati Falcon 80 has been ignored by most fans. A recent episode of the History Channel show American Restoration brought up awareness of the little Falcon, though the final asking …