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1 of 67 – 1993 Ducati Supermono

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9-2 Update: Reader John K. has let me know that this bike is back up for sale. Bikes from this seller never seem to hit reserve, so if it doesn’t sell here I’m not going to bother updating this listing anymore. Still, find this bike (which will definitely need to get up to over $100k) for sale here on eBay. …

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1973 Honda CB500 Racer

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Here’s some vintage racing goodness – a Honda CB500 Four that’s been converted into a racer that competed in F1 CCS’s Vintage Classes in 2000. It was also raced in 2001 and 2002 in CCS, WERA, and AHRMA, and won LW and HW Vintage classes. After that it sat until 2011 when it was sold and got some street duty. …

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1971 Laverda SF Vintage Racer

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Post-Listing Update: This Laverda SF Vintage Racer was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Was the Laverda SFC 750 I posted on Friday too expensive ‘original’ for you? Then you might want to take a look at this Laverda SF that was converted into a racer about 18 years ago.

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1967 Ducati Mark 3 250 Racer

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Post-Listing Update: This Ducati Mark 3 250 Racer only got one bid at $5,999 and did not meet reserve. Of the Mark 3’s, the Ducati Mark 3 250 is usually considered the most beautiful example of classic Italian design. This example has been turned into an AHRMA legal vintage racer, yielding a different kind of beauty.

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1960 Norton Manx 40M

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Post Listing Update: This Manx did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $29,100.29. Built for a whopping 15 years in long stroke and short stroke variants, the Norton Manx has a long, complicated history – which means that I defer you to The Vintagent to learn more. In recent times there has been a resurgence in its popularity …

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1983 SWM 440GS

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Ever heard of the motorcycle company SWM? Well, I hadn’t, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce you if you were in the same boat as me. Founded in 1971 by two Italians, the company built several off-roaders around engines from Sachs and Rotax (the latter was utilized after 1977). In fact, one of SWM’s bikes …

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1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 26 bids on eBay up to $15,150, this Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer did not meet reserve. A bike so classic that the firm has released a new model with a similar name, this Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Racer is an excellent example of the beautiful factory cafe. One of the most famous Guzzis ever, the V7 …

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1964 Ducati 250cc F3 Racer

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I end today’s Ducati trifecta with this absolute stunner – a Ducati 250cc F3 Racer. Built to compete in the Formula 3 series, this bike was partially based on the Marianna, though nearly nothing from the road bike 250cc engines were used. According to Bonham’s, which put up a similar bike for auction with an estimate of about $80k in …

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1962 Norton Manx

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Post Listing Update: This Manx did not meet reserve despite 57 bids up to $30,100. The Norton Manx was a racing bike built for a whopping 15 years built in long stroke and short stroke variants. The Manx has a long, complicated history, but in recent times there has been a resurgence in its popularity for classic motorcycle racing, leading …

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1952 Norton Manx 40M

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Post Listing Update: This Manx was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Today’s trifecta of wonderful Nortons ends with one of the most iconic racing bikes ever built – the Norton Manx 40M. Built for a whopping 15 years built in long stroke and short stroke variants. The Manx has a long, complicated history – which means that …

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BEAR – 1964 Norton Atlas 750 Racer

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Professionally built by Les Cook as a ‘rolling advertisement’ for his Norton shop, this Norton Atlas 750 Racer competed in the AHRMA BEARS series. What’s a BEAR, you ask? It stands for British European American Racing Series, and it’s for “certain two-cylinder machines built up through 1968 and competing under Formula 750 specifications.”

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1967 Gilera 106 Racer

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7-5 Update: After 3 months, this Gilera 106 is back up for sale as it seems the original sale did not go through. Find it, oddly enough, with bidding stuck at $2,550 again here on eBay. Post-Sale Update: This Gilera 106 sold for $3,500 after 59 bids on eBay. The Gilera 106SS, or Speciale Strada, was sold through Sears Roebuck …