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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.

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Ex-MotoGP in England – 1993 ROC Yamaha YZR500

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As Mat Oxley argues in this piece called The Day MotoGP Nearly Died, ” the early 90s were the “nadir” of premier-class motorcycle racing. “The reasons for the empty grids were simple: there was no money, there were no bikes and the bikes that were there kept hurling their riders to the ground and breaking their bones. Too many riders …

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1912 Flying Merkel Board Track Racer

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Post Listing Update: This Flying Merkel was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. If you saw the show Sons of Speed last year on Discovery, you should be familiar with Billy Lane, the owner of Choppers, Inc. As part of the series, Billy revived several board track racers – he was able to find a few engines but …

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$110K – 2018 Pierobon X85R

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Post Listing Update: This Pierobon did not get any interest at the BIN of $110,000 on eBay. Founded in Italy in 1952, Pierobon specializes in the design of top-notch frames, swingarms, subframes, fuel tanks, and other parts to increase strength, reduce weight, and make your bike faster – they have experience with Ducati’s WSBK and MotoGP teams going back decades. …

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1 of 50 – 2017 Indian Scout FTR750

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Back in 2017, Indian returned to professional flat track racing after a 6 decade hiatus. They absolutely dominated the American Flat Track (AFT) Championship, securing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the overall standings. AFT rules stipulate that the motors used in competition have to be based on production designs, so Indian created a limited run of 50 Scout FTR750s for …

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1999 Honda RS250R NX5

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Both Honda and Aprilia offered two-stroke sport bikes under the model name of “RS250”, but the Japanese variant was much more aggressive as it was a production racer available directly from the factory. It was first made available to privateer racers in 1985, going through four different generations until exiting Honda’s lineup in 2009.

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Street Legal – 1982 Ducati 750 TT1

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Post Sale Update: This TT1 did not meet reserve in the auction, but it sold afterwards on the Iconic Motorbike Classifieds for $30,800 including buyer’s fees. On the auction site we’ve got a beautiful TT1 owned by Michael Woolaway, the Design Director at Deus Ex Machina’s Venice location. He built it to compete in the Isle of Man this year, …

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2012 Suter/BMW MotoGP CRT

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Two straight weeks of amazing Suters on the auction site – but this one’s got some MotoGP history! It was one of the Claiming Rule Team (CRT) bikes in the 2012 season, and the approximate cost when new was $350k. It’s offered almost exactly as last raced at the Valencia round of the 2012 MotoGP season.

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2018 Suter MMX 500 #69/99

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Back in 2015, all the motorcycling publications couldn’t wait to share the news about Suter’s new model, the MMX500. The Swiss company said they’d be producing just 99 examples of the 576cc V-4 two-stroke track bike that put down 195 horsepower, weighed 280 pounds and had a claimed top speed of about 195 miles per hour. Turns out that just …

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Steyr-Daimler-Puch 250 Racer

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2-10-20 Update: Another 3+ years later and this Puch is up for sale again. It’s since moved to the Midwest and the price has dropped once more. You can now find it at Throttle Stop in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin with a BIN of $8,000 or best offer here on eBay. 8-15-17 Update: 4 years later, this gorgeous racer is back …