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Dustbin Works Racer – 1953 NSU Sportmax

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Post-Sale Update: After 26 bids on eBay, this NSU Sportmax sold for $54,100. In the 1950s, NSU was the world’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer. Possibly the pinnacle of their production was the NSU Sportmax Works Racer, which enable to the company to win the Constructor’s World Championship twice in the 250cc class. The factory race bikes were incredibly expensive, but also …

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Italian Spec Racer – 1980 Aspes Yuma

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Post-Listing Update: Unfortunately, this Aspes Yuma did not attract any bidding at the $9,900 opening price. Aspes was a small Italian manufacturer that produced bikes from ’61-’82, though they were recently brought back to life in 2008. As they never imported bikes to the US, very few Americans have even heard of the firm, let alone seen their lovely creations. …

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1968 Cheney Triumph 500

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Cheney Triumph 500 sold for $6,500 on eBay. One of the most challenging races in any discipline was the International Six Days Trial (ISDT – now known as the ISDE). An annual test of rider, machine, and durability, the ISDT is also known as the “Olympics of Motorcycling.” In 1968, ISDT changed up the …

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1913 Rex Brooklands

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Post-Listing Update: After 31 bids, this Rex Brooklands did not meet reserve at $22,322 on eBay. Rex was a British motorcycle company founded in 1900. It survived 2 mergers and 33 years of existence before closing up shop, and in its prime was considered one of the best marques in British motorcycling. One of their partnerships was with JA Prestwich …

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Bring It Back Home – Harley-Davidson VR1000

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Full Disclosure – this bike is currently in Australia. We’re hoping someone will bring it back to the states. Back in 1988, Harley decided to try their hand at knocking off Ducati from their perch atop AMA Superbike. Unfortunately, what would have been top notch technology when the bike was supposed to have been released (in 1991) was well behind …

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1 of 150 – 2010 Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

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Post-Listing Update: This 848 did not get any action at the $8,800 opening bid. The Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition is one of the very, very few Ducatis that was exclusive to the United States. Built to honor Nicky Hayden, one of Ducati’s MotoGP riders, this bike celebrates Nicky’s American heritage with the red-white-and-blue theme. This exact paint scheme was …

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2002 Jawa Speedway

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Post-Sale Update: After 36 bids on eBay, this Jawa Speedway sold for $2,605.55. We can’t imagine many readers will actually have a need to own this bike, but we wanted to take the opportunity to spread the word a little about speedway racing, an incredible type of motorsport that does not get enough love in the US. Imagine bikes weaving …

Vintage Harley Racers

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Post Sale Update: After 17 bids, the RR350 did not meet reserve at $18,100. After 33 bids, the KRTT did not meet reserve at $19,100. The Keating Wheel company has got a pair of beautiful vintage Harley racers that we wanted to make sure our wonderful readers knew about.

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Black Beauty – 1975 Honda CR750

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Post-Sale Update: This Honda CR750 sold off of eBay, unfortunately the final price is unknown. It doesn’t get much better than this: an amazing bike, beautiful photos, and a great story. The Honda CR750 was one of the greatest race bikes to ever be produced- based on its success, a small amount of kits were sold to the public that …

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1969 Kawasaki Green Streak F21M

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Post-Sale Update: Yet again, the sale fell through on this bike.  It now seems to have been sold for $5,000.  We’ll see if it actually takes this time. 9/1 Update: This Kawasaki Green Streak has been relisted with a Buy-It-Now price of $7,800 here on eBay. 9/1 Update #2: Wow, and just and 5 hours later, this Kawasaki Green Streak …

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1 of 1000 – 1987 Yamaha YSR80 Tech 21

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8/26 Update: This Yamaha YSR80 Tech 21 attracted no bids at $3,800, so it’s been relisted here on eBay at $3,500. Fans of motorcycle endurance racing or the video game Tourist Trophy for the Playstation 2 may remember the Yamaha Tech 21 team, Yamaha’s factory effort in several races in the late 80s. Probably best known for their performance in …

Exotic Brit – 1995 CCM 604

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Post Sale Update: After 11 bids on eBay, this CCM 604 did not meet reserve at $2,551.09. The CCM 604 is one of the very rare models from Clews Competition Motorcycles (CCM). Born out of the failure of BSA’s Competition Department, CCM was founded by Alan Clews and became known for building the only four-stroke MX bikes that could keep …

1973 Honda CR250 Elsinore

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This Honda CR250 Elsinore is a first-year model of Honda’s first serious dirt bike. It’s historically significant as it was the first serious dirt bike to come straight from an OEM – other bikes required serious modifications from the factory floor.

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1972 CZ 400 – Model 981

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Post Sale Update: This bike sold on eBay for the Buy-It-Now price of $3,450. 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 could be difficult to ride, as power …

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BMW K1200R Power Cup

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The BMW K1200R Power Cup was a factory built racer that competed in a one-make championship which ran in parallel with the European MotoGP races. Replacing the BMW BoxerCup, which featured the BMW R1100S, the PowerCup bikes were based on the K1200R, but had some extra aerodynamic enhancements (particularly the belly fairing) and a custom exhaust which helped free up …