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Ducati-Inspired Super Single – 1997 NWS 350 Supermono

In Custom, Italy, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Produced exclusively for the “Sound of Singles” series, the Ducati Supermono is one of the marque’s most iconic and sought after models. Built from ‘93-‘95, only 67 examples of this instant classic left the factory in Bologna, making them wildly rare finds. Because of the competition thumper’s sparse nature, examples routinely sell for somewhere around (or just above) the six-figure …

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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750TT

In America, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

James “Pat” Conroy (AHRMA member #128) has built three excellent XR TTs over the years – one of which won the AHRMA Formula 750 Championship in 1991, 1992, and 1993. In his words, this is a “virtually new ’72 XR750 TT with a brand new 2002 engine built by Carl Patrick”, and it needs a new home.

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Street-Legal Factory Flat Tracker – 1977 Harley-Davidson XR750

In America, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Aside from a handful of championship titles sporadically earned by the big four from Japan, Harley-Davidson reigned supreme throughout the majority of American Flat Track history. While the MoCo obviously employed some top-notch pilots, its dominance in AFT can be largely attributed to H-D’s XR750. Introduced in 1970 as the successor to the venerable KR, Harley would successfully campaign the …

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Ducati 1200 DS Powered – 2015 Pierobon X60

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Found 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. In addition to individual components, they also sell “race chassis kits” for Ducati motors. You can order …

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Street Legal – 2018 Husqvarna FS 450

In Austria, Race, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: Unfortunately, this bike was pulled off of eBay as the bike was stolen from the owner. 9-19-18 Update: The seller let me know that the winning bidder “could not come up with financing” so the sale was cancelled. This Husky is back up on eBay with a lowered opening bid of $11,760 or a BIN of $14,260 …

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Johann Zarco Moto2 Mount – 2013 Suter MMX2

In Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Suter did not get any interest at the opening bid of $30,000. I featured another 2013 Suter Moto2 race bike a year ago, though this one has the pedigree of being ridden by a MotoGP rookie of the year. For mere mortals (as long as you’ve got plenty of extra dough), the usual way into Suter …

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Restored Desert Racer – 1968 Steen Hodaka SS 100

In America, Japan, Race, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Throughout his lifetime, John Steen made a number of significant contributions to the motorsport world – from being a successful off-road racer to an early pioneer in the synthetic oil market to helping pave the way in the mini bike scene to producing his namesake, Hodaka-powered two-wheelers. John Steen may have passed away in 2007, but the mark he left …

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Outboard Motor Powered GP Racer – 1974 König 500

In Race, Sweden by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The König 500 and Kim Newcombe will be forever intertwined, as you can’t tell the story of one without the other. The tale of the Kiwi and his outboard motor-powered GP racer is an unlikely one, boasting equal parts triumph and tragedy. Born in New Zealand in 1944, Newcomb was raised in Auckland where he discovered two passions early on: …

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The 13 Ducati Race of Champions Bikes

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: The eBay auctions are over, so let’s see what happened! The high score went to Troy Bayliss, whose bike sold for a staggering $139,000! Per Ducati: “Dovizioso, Melandri, Lorenzo, Pirro (Race of Champions winner) and Petrucci’s bikes were also in great demand, going for between $46,000 and $72,200 USD, with the bikes ridden by Miller, Davies, Rabat, …

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1966 Triumph T120TT Special

In England, Off-Road, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

08-03-2018 Update: Almost four years later, Tim Huber has seen that this TT is back up for sale with a $3,000 discount. You can find it at the Garage Company here on Craigslist for $13,000. A race bike straight from the factory, the Triumph T120TT Special was stripped of weight and had an increase in performance. The model was the …