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Race History – 2001 Harley-Davidson XR750

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Things aren’t going so well for Harley-Davidson nowadays, so let’s take a trip back in time to when Harley was a dominant force in racing – specifically in flat track. The model celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and every major publication was glad to call the XR the most successful race bike of all time.

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1986 Ducati 750 F1

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Over on the auction site we’ve got a Ducati F1 race bike that is affectionately known as “Walter.” It was originally purchased from a Suzuki dealership in California in 1986 as a racer, then built by Bud Rodgers of Nevada to compete in AMA and AFM. A previous owner was told that it was the AFM Twins Champion in 1991.

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Ex-MotoGP – 2008 Ducati GP8

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It’s typically very hard to find an ex-MotoGP bike for sale from one of the factory teams, yet today I’ve got the second one for you in as many months. Four weeks ago we saw the 2003 Ducati entry piloted by Troy Bayliss, and today we’ve got the 2008 steed of Casey Stoner.

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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 …