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AHRMA Racer – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750

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Originally raced by Deano Swims, this GSX-R was rebuilt by Erv Kollek and Racing Sport Services to compete at Phillip Island. It’s now set up to race AHRMA in the Next Generation Superbike (NG2) class but the owner has some health concerns this year and is letting this go to build a Heavyweight Superbike for next season.

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AHRMA Racer – 1982 Yamaha Seca 550

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It would be easy to assume that the engine in the XJ550 was just a destroked 650, but that ain’t fair. It was almost an all-new design, with a 6-speed transmission, chain final drive, and a new cylinder head with Yamaha’s YICS system that enabled 50+ mpg fuel consumption. It was a solid mid-sized motorcycle with a love it or …

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1948 Harley-Davidson WR

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The WR is an interesting bike in Harley’s storied history. Designed specifically for Class C competition, it featured a 738cc V-twin with several upgrades. Sold as a stripper-spec racing machine, it did not have lights or brakes, and was sold to assist privateer efforts to avoid putting money into a factory team. It was incredibly successful – by 1948, it …

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AHRMA Racer – 1981 Kawasaki GPz550

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In this article for Motorcyclist magazine, Mitch Boehm said, “fast, sexy, and nimble, the GPz…catapulted Kawasaki into the leadership position for middleweight streetbikes.” Here’s one that takes the leadership position literally as it’s won several AHRMA races over the years.

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2004 Honda NSR50R

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Post Sale Update: This NSR50R sold for $5,243 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. The NSR50 was in Honda’s lineup for decades before they blessed the USA with a chance to officially try it for ourselves in 2004. Before that year, Americans had to either order one directly from HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) or try to import one …

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Factory Racer – 1972 CZ 250

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Post Listing Update: This CZ did not meet reserve with 31 bids up to $23,036.65 on eBay in Jamul, California. In 1972, serious off-road racers had few options, all of which were in Europe. Realistically, you were looking at one of the Spanish brands, a Penton, Husqvarna, Maico, or CZ. CZ had a reputation for building rugged and simple machines, …

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Race History – 2001 Harley-Davidson XR750

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Post Listing Update: This XR750 did not meet reserve with 38 bids up to $20,000 on eBay in Miami, Florida. Things aren’t going so well for Harley-Davidson nowadays, so let’s take a trip back in time to when Harley was a dominant force in racing – specifically in flat track. The model celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and every …