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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 …

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MotoAmerica Racer – HSBK-Spec 2018 Aprilia RSV4 RF

In Italy, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

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

In Custom, Italy, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

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

In America, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In America, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

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”.