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Supposed Factory TT Test Mule – 1930 Rudge Ulster Racer

In England, Race, Vintage by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Founded after an acquisition in 1894, Rudge introduced its first production motorcycle in 1910 — reportedly re-badged versions of France’s Werners. The marque really made its mark in 1924 however when it unveiled a new four-speed production model featuring a four-valve cylinder head. Sales of the new four-valve model were adequate, but in 1928 Graham Walker — father of commentator …

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2000 Honda RS125

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Anyone who’s serious about Grand Prix road racing knows about the Honda RS125. Originally developed in 1980 for the Grand Prix 125cc class, the RS125 has enjoyed minor updates ever since, and is still widely raced today. Riders like Capirossi, Pedrosa, and most recently Dovizioso come to mind, all having won world championships aboard the legendary RS125. I have raced …

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Turnkey Factory Racer – KTM RC390 RC Cup

In Austria, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ran in conjunction with the domestic Moto America series, the KTM RC Cup was designed to give young, up-and-coming riders a chance to race on factory-grade machines, with assistance from professional support (mechanics and the like). Every rider in the series campaigned aboard the same bike; factory-prepped RC390’s brimming with trick racing bits.

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2018 BMW HP4 Race

In Germany, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This HP4 Race did not meet reserve with 10 bids up to $37,500 on Bring a Trailer. The “HP” initials have become quite significant with BMW Motorrad over the last few years. They simply stand for High Performance, and they graced a few impressive models like the HP2 Enduro/MegaMoto/Sport. The designation was brought back for an track-only …

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Super Trick Super Single – 1996 BMR-Suzuki Supermono Racer

In Japan, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Supermonos have always been some of my very favorite motorcycles in existence, and though we’ve previously featured some pretty rad full-faired thumper racers, this super single takes the cake as far as I’m concerned. Meet the BMR-Suzuki Supermono. Supposedly created by one Rupert Bainzel, this high-performance racer started out as a Suzuki DR800, but has received an enormous amount of …

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No Reserve – 1972 Honda CB350 AHRMA Racer

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This CB350 racer sold for $3,550 after 23 bids on eBay. The seller of this bike has raced this Honda at GingerMan, Putnam, and Vintage Days at Mid-Ohio. Offered with no reserve, it looks to be a cost-effective way of getting into vintage racing, as it’s currently ready for AHRMA or WERA Vintage.

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2008 Moriwaki MD250H

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Moriwaki is a Japanese engineering firm which produces nearly everything for bikes. With lots of race experience, they’ve become a trusted name in Japan and amongst a certain few here in the states. Using the Honda RS125 as a base, and their own proprietary frame, swingarm, and much more, they created the Moriwaki MD250H as a ready to go road …

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Ferrari Two-Wheeler – 1955 Fratelli Ferrari 150

In Italy, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This “Ferrari” sold for the opening bid of $14,990. In 1952, a motorcycle appeared at the Motosalone di Milano adorned in genuine Ferrari logos. Enzo Ferrari had developed an increasingly stellar reputation for his Maranello-based company’s exotic four-wheeled offerings, so when word broke that a scoot from the Prancing Horse marque has been released, orders began flooding …

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Possible Foggy Rebirth – 2003 Petronas FP1

In Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

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

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 …