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Possible Foggy Rebirth – 2003 Petronas FP1

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Despite the initial project being abandoned more than a decade ago, there’s a new chapter in the ill-fated Foggy Petronas FP1 saga. Originally the machine was developed as a 1,000cc MotoGP protobike, but not long after, the plans changed and the project pivoted to focusing on a WSBK racer — lowering displacement to a regulation-friendly 899.5cc’s. Unfortunately timing wasn’t on …

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Impressive Racer – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750

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12-9-18 Update: Tim Huber noticed that this bike is still up for sale. Almost two years later it’s now got a $2,000 discount (down to $14k) – find it here on Craigslist, still in Costa Mesa, California. Built by Moto Rosso Motorcycles, this lovely Suzuki started as a first-gen Gixxer and has evolved over the last 5 years into a …

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MotoAmerica Racer – HSBK-Spec 2018 Aprilia RSV4 RF

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First founded around 2005-2006, Houston Superbikes (better known as “HSBK”), started out as an online store, offering performance parts and accessories for late-model, Italian two-wheelers. Over the last 13-years however, the Oklahoma-based business has grown exponentially, first becoming a franchise dealership before eventually occupying an 80 acre facility jam-packed with everything a racer could ever need.

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Ex-Dakar Racer – 2006 KTM 660 RFR

In Austria, Dual-Sport, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

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. Here’s an example that formerly campaigned in the world’s gnarliest off-road race, but it’s got the rare bonus of already being plated in the US, specifically in California.

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Ducati-Inspired Super Single – 1997 NWS 350 Supermono

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Post Listing Update: This custom Ducati did not get any interest at the opening bid of $12,000. 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 …

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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750TT

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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

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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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Unexpected Dragster – 1964 Yamaha YDS2

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Post Sale Update: This YDS2 sold for $1,525 after 7 bids on eBay in Merlin, Oregon. The YDS2 was one of the first models Yamaha brought to the US, and it was well-received. In this Cycle World article, Kevin Cameron called it “a two-stroke revolution” that “redefined the 250cc motorcycle in the US”.

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Ducati 1200 DS Powered – 2015 Pierobon X60

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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

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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

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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 …