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Race Ready – 1988 Honda RC30

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Post-Sale Update: After 34 bids on eBay, this Honda RC30 has found a new home for $32,101. We just featured one of these, but this example is even better, with a well-documented race history. An example of one of the world’s greatest homologation superbikes, the RC30 was created so that Honda could race in the World Superbike Championship.

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1974.5 Maico 440 GP

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Simply put, the ’74 1/2 Maico 440 GP is one of the most desirable vintage MX bikes ever produced. Today we’ve got an example that’s gone through the catalog from the marque experts at Maico Only, including a brand new reed valve engine built by Eric Cook. You’ll get Ohlins shocks, Sun rims, and Works Wheelsmith forks, along with a …

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1967 Aermacchi 350 Sprint Road Racer

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Post-Listing Update: Despite being relisted a couple of times, this Sprint did not meet reserve. The Aermacchi 350 Sprint was part of a joint venture with Harley-Davidson, created when H-D bought 50% of Aermacchi to help them compete in the small bike market. Originally a 250cc, the bike was also offered as a 350cc which had success in GP racing …

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Ducati 350 Desmo Racer

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Here’s an interesting example of a vintage racer built to compete in AHRMA 350cc: high 30s horsepower to the rear wheel, RPM cut off of about 10K, and classic Ducati history. With the frame from a Ducati Jupiter, a mid ’60s 450cc Desmo that’s been destroked, and lots of racing upgrades, this bike is ready for you to compete with. …

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Production Racer – 1967 Yamaha TD1-C

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2-15 Update: This Yamaha is back up for sale, with bidding up to $6,660 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post-Listing Update: This TD1-C did not meet reserve at $12,634.99 – it was relisted but then only got up to $7,600 the second time around. Produced for two years, the Yamaha TD1-C was a grand improvement over …

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1972 Ducati 750GT Racer

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Earlier this week we saw a lovely example of a 750GT street bike. Now we look at a converted (by who, we don’t know) 750GT into a race bike. With a conversion to desmo drive, you’ll also get 40mm Dell’ortos, Veglia racing tach, Marzocchi suspension, and more, you’ve got the start of a very cool race bike. Find this Ducati …

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1972 Harley-Davidson XRTT 750

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2-9 Update: Guess the previous buyer fell through, as this Harley-Davidson XRTT 750 is back up for sale, this time with a BIN price of $75,000. Last time the reserve was met at $60k, maybe even lower – so you might get away with a similar price for Best Offer here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: After 10 bids on eBay, …

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1977 Yamaha RD400 Drag Bike

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Post-Listing Update: This Yamaha RD400 Drag Bike did not attract any bids on eBay. The Yamaha RD400F was the last of Yamaha’s RD series. But today we don’t have a typical RD400 – this one has been built into a custom drag bike. You’ll get a TZ end bearing, Wiseco pistons, 34mm Mikunis, lock-up Barnett clutch, air shifter, a modified frame, …

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Gamma Racer – 1983 Suzuki RGB500

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1-26 Update: So much for that. It seems the sale has fallen through, so this Suzuki RGB500 is back up for sale here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: After 28 bids, this Suzuki RGB500 sold for $33,999. Suzuki’s RG500 was a celebration of 7 consecutive constructor’s titles in the 500cc class. The twin-crank, rotary valve rocket epitomized what we all love …

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1970 Triumph Tiger Daytona Racer

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Post-Sale Update: This Triumph Tiger Daytona Racer quickly sold at the BIN price of $4,995 on eBay. The 1970 Triumph Tiger, also known as the T100R, was the little brother of the Bonneville. You lost a little horsepower, but the Tiger gave better gas mileage and was easier to tune and start – some though the Tiger was a better …

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Test Your Luck – 1970 Kawasaki G31M Centurion

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The Kawasaki G31M Centurion was a full-fledged race dirtbike, baby brother to the Green Streak. Today we’ve got an interesting variant: apparently a dealership in the Bay Area converted this bike into a road racer and sold it as new. It has spent the last 40 years in storage, and the seller hasn’t tried to start the engine – in …

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Marco! – 2000 Aprilia RS250 Cup

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The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s …

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Supersport World Champion – 2013 Yamaha R6

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Post-Listing Update: This Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha R6 did not attract any bids at $109,999. It’s not every day that you’re given the opportunity to buy a bike that’s won a World Championship, but if you’ve been on the prowl…today’s your day. This Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha R6, piloted by Sam Lowe, has just won the 2013 World Supersport Championship and is …

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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 propietary frame, swingarm, and much more, they created the Moriwaki MD250H as a ready to go road …

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1980 Yamaha TZ350 Nico Bakker

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Post-Sale Update: Yet again, this Yamaha TZ350 Nico Bakker did not attract any attention. Even before I started this site, I’d seen this Yamaha TZ350 Nico Bakker for sale. Though it didn’t meet reserve at $18,000 a year or two ago, it’s back up for sale with a lower BIN price now. A mid-teens race bike with pedigree? Click through to …