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2004 KTM 660 Rally Factory Replica

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For KTM fans, the letters RFR are something special. They stand for Rally Factory Replica, and they designate bikes that compete in legendary races like the Dakar Rally. This one’s participated in the Dakar, as well as the FIM Rally (now called the Desert Challenge) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb!

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Factory Racer – 1979 Kawasaki KR750

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Introdcued in 1975, the KR750 was Kawasaki’s top tier road racing machine, piloted by legendary names such as Gary Nixon, Steve Baker, and Mike Baldwin. Normally when I feature something that looks like a KR750, it’s a tribute – but today someone’s got Baldwin’s actual machine up for sale!

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2020 KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica

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For the last few years, KTM’s offered a customer version of the race bike they use in legendary competitions like the Dakar. Called the RFR (for Rally Factory Replica), it features a race-spec chassis, WP XACT PRO suspension, Akrapovic exhaust, windshield with navigation tower, and a whole bunch of pedigree – when this bike was released, KTM had won the …

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Mick Grant’s Racer – 1982 Suzuki XR69

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Also known as the GS1000R, the Suzuki XR69 was born out of Pops Yoshimura’s request for Suzuki to help him with some development of his GS750-based Formula 750 racer. In 1977, F750 became Formula One and they allowed 1,000cc motors. Suzuki started using the GS1000 motor (good for 74 horsepower stock) but Pops was able to coax approximately 130 horsepower …

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2003 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup

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The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s …

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No Reserve – Ducati Desmosedici GP18 Signed Fairing

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Andrea Dovizioso started off strong in the 2018 MotoGP season on his Ducati Desmosedici GP18, winning the season opener in Qatar. He’d end up winning four races that year, finishing second to Marc Marquez for the second year in a row. Over on the auction site, we’ve got a right fairing from one of the GP18 bikes (Dovizioso’s teammate that …