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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 …

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Yetman Framed – Honda 305 Racer

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David Yetman was born in 1938, and he fell in love with motorcycles as a military serviceman stationed in Japan. He specifically appreciated the “high level of performance” that Japanese manufacturers were able to extract from small bikes. Years later, he crashed his Honda CB77 and ruined the frame. He couldn’t afford to replace the frame, but instead of totaling …

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1980 Yamaha XV750 Flat Tracker

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Post Listing Update: did not meet reserve despite 3 bids up to $7,700 on eBay in Brooklyn, New York. This bike’s a bit of a mystery to me. The seller makes several references to a Yamaha VR750 racer, which I’ve never heard of, and makes a suggestion: “it is not documented, but considering that there were very few VR750 based …