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1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition

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Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition did not meet reserve at $9,100. The Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition was an absolute legend in the world of 80’s sportsbikes – a bike that deserved the 50% increase in MSRP over the regular GSXR 750. The dry clutch upgrade was a $2,000 option in itself!

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63 Years, 168 Miles – 1950 Matchless G9

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Post Sale Update: After 4 bids on eBay, this Matchless G9 did not meet reserve at $10,101 The Matchless G9, almost identical to the AJS Model 20, were built produced for 10 years starting in 1948, and represent Associated Motorcycles’ attempt to produce the heavyweight parallel twins that seemed to be coming out of every British motorcycle company during the …

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The Original Turbo – 1978 Kawasaki Z1RTC

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Post Sale Update: This Kawasaki Z1RTC sold for $10,500 on eBay. “Oh my God.” – Every Bike-urious staffer when they saw this beauty come up for sale. The Kawasaki Z1RTC has the distinction of being the ‘first’ of many things. Most importantly, it was the first turbocharged bike released into the market, kicking off the 80’s turbo bike push which …

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1972 CZ 400 – Model 981

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Post Sale Update: This bike sold on eBay for the Buy-It-Now price of $3,450. The CZ 400, also known as the Model 981, was the best open motocrosser to ever come out of the country of Czechoslovakia. Though on the heavy side, this bike was extremely reliable, with well blue-printed engines. These bikes could be difficult to ride, as power …

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1960 Velocette Viper

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The Velocette Viper was the little brother of the Velocette line, and the focus of our first international feature! Though it was never as popular as the Venom or Thruxton models, the 350cc-powered Viper still stayed in production for nearly 15 years.

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1973 Yamaha RD350

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha RD350 sold for $2,495. The Yamaha RD350 was an instant classic once introduced by Yamaha in 1973. An evolution of the R5, it featured the reliable two-stroke reed-valve 350cc parallel twin, which was capable of consistently dusting bikes with 750cc engines. This bike, simply put, was an overachiever.

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1979 Yamaha XT500

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The Yamaha XT500 was the original Yamaha thumper, and an instant sales success. This enduro bike was produced for 15 years, eventually leading to an entire range of “XT” bikes of avarying displacements and cementing Yamaha’s reputation as a quality dual sport maker in the American and European markets.

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1995 MZ Silver Star

In Germany, Standard by Abhi2 Comments

Post Sale Update: Not much of an update, as there were no bids on this MZ Silver Star. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a single cylinder, four stroke, 494cc engine. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t a large amount – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike.

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1999 Confederate Hellcat

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Post Sale Update: Despite attracting 17 bids, this Confederate Hellcat did not meet reserve on eBay at $12,900. The Confederate Hellcat was the primary motorcycle of Confederate Motors, which has evolved into a high-end luxury motorcycle manufacturer. Only 500 Hellcats were built from 1996 to 2001 – at what point CM went bankrupt. After a turbulent next few years, Confederate …

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1988 BMW K100RS SE

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Post-Sale Update: This BMW K100RS SE did not meet reserve at $4,250. The BMW K100RS SE, or Special Edition, was a limited run of the K100RS that featured a lovely blue and white paint job, hand drawn pin stripes, and color-matched hard luggage. It’s also famous for being the motorcycle that introduced ABS to the market.

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1949 Indian Scout 249

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Post-Sale Update: After 14 bids on eBay, this Indian Scout 249 sold for $5,500. The Indian Scout 249 was one of the last bikes made by Indian before it eventually went out of business in 1953. To be fair, Indian was on its deathbed since 1945, when Ralph Rogers bought a controlling interest and discontinued traditional Indian bikes like the …

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Classic Enduro – 1982 Yamaha IT465

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Post-Sale Update: After just 1 bid, this Yamaha IT465 sold on eBay for $1,500. The Yamaha IT465 was a bike that raised the bar in a time when the bar was constantly being raised. Full of cutting edge tech for the time, such as the rear monoshock, the IT465 is revered by many as the best of the IT (International Trial) …

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SBC Power: 1995 Boss Hoss

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Post-Sale Update: After 3 bids on eBay, this bike did not meet reserve at $7,900. This bike is a product of Boss Hoss Cycles, a company founded in 1990 that specializes in creating motorcycles using GM V8 engines. Though initially known for being an expensive novelty, as they were cumbersome and difficult to ride, Boss Hoss bikes have evolved through …

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Last of the Breed – 1982 Ducati 900SS

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Post-Sale Update: After 34 bids on eBay, this bike sold for $32,500! The Ducati 900SS was built as a sportier version of the 860GT, it was designed to evoke a similarity to the classic 750SS Desmo. Unfortunately, bikes like the Mike Hailwood Replica were more in demand, relegating the 900SS to commercial mediocrity.