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Coffin Tank – 1973 CZ 400

In Off-Road, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: The asking price of this CZ was lowered to $7,800 but that wasn’t enough to find a buyer. The CZ 400, also known as the Model 981, was the best open motocrosser to ever come out of the country of Czechoslovakia. Though on the heavy side, this bike was extremely reliable, with well blue-printed engines. These bikes …

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Championship-Winning Thunderbike – Survivor Customs’ Rotax Flat Tracker

In America, England, Off-Road, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Building a high-caliber race bike starts with the addition of race-grade, bespoke and aftermarket components, though it’s the countless hours of expertly dialing each element in that really separates pro-level racers from the rest. And that’s exactly what we’ve got here, a professionally-built competition machine from Mike Hill of Survivor Customs.

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Ready to Race – 1992 Yamaha TZ250D

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Post Listing Update: This TZ250 did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $10,177 on eBay. 2-26-19 Update: Two years later, Mazlow Petosa notes that this TZ is back up for sale. It’s got a new racing number, a new home, and it looks like it’s covered about 120 miles since it was last offered for sale. Find this …

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Wayne Ransom Build – Kawasaki KX500AF

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Post Sale Update: This custom KX sold for $16,750 after 63 bids on eBay. On the cover of their February 2019 issue, Dirt Bike magazine featured a “high-tech KX500 for the 21st century.” Built by Wayne Ransom, this aluminum-framed KX500 features extensive use of titanium, as it was used to build the fuel tank, exhaust, subframe, front headmount, engine mount …

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1 of 33 – 1975 Rokon FT340 Automatic Flat Tracker

In America, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Rokon did not meet reserve despite 9 bids up to $6,802 on eBay. In the early 70s, you could occasionally see an automatic Rokon on the flat tracks of New England, specifically one campaigned by Mike Donahue. Rokon would eventually go on to release 33 factory built flat track racers with a rear disc brake and …

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Graves Superstock Racer – 2016 Yamaha R6

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The Yamaha R6 is a staple at bike meets and trackdays across the world. Its blend of price, power, and handling currently can’t be matched by the other 600s – not to mention a history of steady Supersport and Superstock championships in case a dyno sheet and a magazine article aren’t enough proof of its abilities. I myself dream of …

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Supposed Factory TT Test Mule – 1930 Rudge Ulster Racer

In England, Race, Vintage by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Rudge did not get any interest at the BIN of $39,900. 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 …

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2000 Honda RS125

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

Post Listing Update: This heavily-modified RS125 did not meet reserve despite 26 bids up to $3,200 on eBay. 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 …

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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 …