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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 …

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In Canada – 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Racer

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Post Listing Update: this Guzzi did not meet reserve despite 55 bids up to $4,168 on eBay in Toronto, Canada. Though it’s currently in Toronto, this Guzzi was imported from America so it can easily go back. It started as a 850T, and now it’s a 1,100cc beauty that evokes the legendary V7 Telaio Rosso.

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2003 Graves Yamaha R7/R1

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In 2002, Chuck Graves tried to conquer the recently-created AMA Formula Extreme Championship with a Yamaha R7. Damon Buckmaster started off strong by winning the first three rounds and opening up a large lead between himself and second place. Honda and Suzuki protested, noting that the R7 had never been officially homologated in the US. So what did Graves do? …

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1970 Yamaha RT1 360

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Post Sale Update: This RT1 sold for $3,500 but the buyer must have bailed as it was immediately relisted and then sold for $3,155.25 after 11 bids on eBay in Wichita Falls, Texas. The seller of this RT1 starts off by saying that he has “a bike that needs to be seen and enjoyed.” It’s claimed to have been sitting …