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Rare Project – 1988 Wood-Rotax Flat Tracker

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Ron Wood established his racing company in 1982, initially selling Dell’Orto carbs and replacement parts. They quickly became the distributor of Rotax engines for competition, and started building racing frames in-house. These creations were homologated as “Wood-Rotax” and were available for competition in AMA flat track and dirt track. Here’s one that’s will need some work as it’s been sitting …

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2018 Kramer Motorcycles HKR Evo2

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In the world of boutique race bikes, Kramer is enjoying a tremendous amount of success – and the love of some of my buddies including Troy Siahaan at Motorcycle.com and Jensen Beeler at Asphalt & Rubber. The one sentence difference between Kramer’s offerings is that the S is for trackdays and the R is for racing. Here’s one of the …

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1979 Laverda Formula 500

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Post Listing Update: This Laverda was later relisted with a lower ask of $18,000, but it still did not get any bids. With just 210 examples built over three production batches between 1978 and 1980, the Formula 500 is one of Laverda’s rarest machines. This example was restored by Trevor Dunne of Ducati Santa Barbara and was featured in a …

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Period Racer – 1974 Kawasaki Z1

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Post Listing Update: The seller of this Z1 lowered the BIN of $12,000, but that wasn’t enough to get any action. Per the seller, this combination of a ’74 frame and a ’73 engine was converted to a racer in the 1970s and retired from racing in the early 1980s. “The story is that this bike was raced in the …

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BSB Champion – 2019 Ducati V4R

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This is the Ducati V4R that Scott Redding used to win the 2019 BSB championship with the Paul Bird Motorsport/Be Wiser Ducati Team – it’s one of just two BSB V4Rs that PBM sold after last season, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the public.

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Trackmaster Frame – 1977 Harley-Davidson XR750

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Post Listing Update: This XR750 did not meet reserve despite 19 bids up to $22,200. Tom Berry Sr., was a professional AMA flat track racer who competed between 1970 – 1980. He spent some of that time on this Trackmaster-framed XR750, then the bike was campaigned by Matt George and Rodney Noel before being “placed on display some years ago.”

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Ready to Race – Indian FTR750

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In 2019, Estenson Racing switched from the Indian FTR750 to the Yamaha MT-07 in their pursuit of victories in the American Flat Track Twins class. This looks to be one of their ex-racers, which was likely ridden by Jake Johnson, JD Beach, or Kolby Carlile.