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Vintage Racer – 1963 Norton ES2

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The seller of this bike became interested in old British bikes because of his father – as noted in an interview on the Mot’Art Journal, “he has an old Triumph 750cc Bonneville, and the smells and sounds that came from that beast had me hooked.” So he found a Featherbed frame on eBay and bonded with his dad as they …

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“Goliath” – 1980 Harley-Davidson XRTT

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The XRTT was a fully-faired road-racing motorcycle based on Harley-Davidson’s XR750 flat tracker. With at most only two-dozen-or-so units produced in total (some say it was as little as 12), XRTT’s are incredibly rare finds. The story of this particular example, dubbed “Goliath”, starts back in ’79 when Alan Sputhe joined forces with Vance Breese to take the XRTT to …

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In Australia – 1976 Suzuki TR750 Replica

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Post Listing Update: This TR750 Replica did not meet reserve despite 14 bids up to $7,800 in Somerville, Victoria, Australia. It was then relisted with the seller noting that if it did not sell (with a $30,000 BIN option) that “it’s off the market for good and back into [his] collection”, but it had just 3 bids up to $7,200 …

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2004 Honda CB50R Dream

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Honda has always been one of the world’s best at sub-100cc bikes, from commuter bikes for the people to full on works racers. In 2004, Honda released just 440 copies of one of the best 49cc bikes ever made – the Honda CB50R, otherwise known as the Dream. Built as a replica of the 1962 RC110, it’s considered by some …

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Sideburn Magazine’s Hooligan Flat Track Racer – 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster

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Sideburn is an independent motorcycle publication founded in early 2008 with a focus on the flat track scene. In addition to its online and print content, the UK-based outfit is also responsible for sponsoring/organizing events like Dirt Quake (and Snow Quake), which Sideburn first held in 2012. A Harley-based flat track racer built and used by various Sideburn staffers (and …

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Vic World CR750 – 1969 Honda CB750 with CR Kit

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Post Listing Update: this CB/CR did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $75,100. Vic World has earned himself the nickname of “Mr. CB750” thanks to decades of expertise and restorations of sandcast motors. One of his personal projects was a CR750 built on a sandcast CB750 donor. It’s one of the best CR builds I’ve ever seen, and …

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1953 Norton Manx 350

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One of the most iconic racing bikes in history, the Norton Manx was available in 500cc (30M) and 350cc (40M) variants. Here’s one of the latter that had a race successful race history before it was restored. The Manx has seen a recent resurgence in popularity for classic motorcycle racing, leading to aftermarket firms specializing in service and parts supply …