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Marco! – 2000 Aprilia RS250 Cup

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In Japan, Race by Abhi2 Comments

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 …

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1966 Yamaha YCS1 Racer

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The Yamaha YCS1 was a 180cc streetbike that utilized special cast iron cylinder sleeves and Yammy’s well-known Autolube system. While they offered a factory road racer option, this racer is a non-factory effort based on the stock frame that is claimed to have some history at Daytona. Find this Yamaha YCS1 Racer here on Craigslist for $3,000 in Chicago, Illinois. …

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Never Started – 2006 Harley-Davidson VRXSE V-Rod Destroyer

In America, Race by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Harley-Davidson VRXSE V-Rod Destroyer was pulled off eBay. Final sale price is unknown. A drag bike straight from the factory, the Harley-Davidson VRXSE was an in-house bike created by the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) department of H-D. With a skilled rider, one could knock-out ETs between 8 and 10 seconds right off the lot.

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Legendary – 1993 BMW R100R Battle of the Legends

In Germany, Race by Abhi2 Comments

In the early 90s, the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) looked to rejuvenate American roadracing, and mixed it up with the introduction of “Sound of Singles” and Battle of Twins” classes. In their attempt to bring in more sponsorship money, they also partnered with BMW to create what would end up being one of their best-known races – the …

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1982 Ducati TT2

In Italy, Race by Abhi1 Comment

Among many other things, Ducati is known worldwide nowadays for its trellis frame and belt-driven camshaft V-Twin engine, both of which owe their formation to the 1980 Pantah. The Pantah also formed the base of one of the greatest motorcycles of the 80s – the Ducati TT2 racer.

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1969 Italjet Vampire 50

In Italy, Race, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

12-1 Update: The seller of this bike is now trying an auction instead of a BIN. Find this Italjet Vampire back on eBay with an opening bid of $3,500. Italjet is a (surprise) Italian manufacturer of small motorcycles founded in 1959 by Leopoldo Tartarini. A pilot by trade, Tartarini ended up completing a 60,000 km trip around the world on …

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Little Racer – 2004 Honda NSR50

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Quite possibly the best minibike sold in the United States, the Honda NSR50 was sold here just in 2004. In the world of 50cc sportbikes (like the Yamaha YSR50 and Suzuki GSXR50), the NSR50 was dynamically in a world of its own. Though it’s not street legal like its competition, the Honda was peerless on the racetrack. Because of that, …

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1968 Seeley 7R

In England, Race by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Seeley 7R Racer was pulled off of eBay, final sales price unknown. Colin Seeley is a former sidecar racer who became famous as a motorcycle designer. Some of his most notable work came right after he retired from sidecar racing competition, where he built frames for racing motorcycles utilizing Matchless and AJS engines. At the time, AJS …

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What a Story – 197x Tony Foale Honda CB750

In England, Japan, Race by Abhi1 Comment

6-28 Update: Year of bike in title changed to reflect Tony’s comment. Post-Listing Update: Unfortunately, this bike only got one bid and did not meet reserve at the opening bid of $10,000. I can’t believe there wasn’t more action on this bike. We love listings like this – a rare bike, an interesting back story, and great pictures. Just sit …

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Featured First – 1965 Bultaco TSS 250

In Race, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Bultaco TSS 250 did not get any bites at $40,000. In 1965, Bultaco created the first 250cc factory production road racer – the Bultaco TSS 250. Just 51 were produced between ’65 and ’66. The Spanish company actually sold this Works racer, also known as the Model 24, directly to their competitor, EMC Motorcycles in England.

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Metrakit Pre-GP 125

In Race, Small Displacement, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Looking for a purpose-built race bike for a young racer-to-be? Look no further than the Metrakit Pre-GP 125. Metrakit, a Spanish company that unfortunately went bankrupt (but still has a large presence in Australia), was well known for creating a series of tiny roadracers that were quite dominant in 50-80cc mini GP races across the world. In the mid 2000s, …

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1 of 500 – 1999 Yamaha R7 OWO2

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Post-Sale Update: After 6 bids on eBay, this Yamaha R7 OWO2 sold for $22,200. I’m still drooling. We’ve been on a little Yamaha homologation special this week, and it ends with what might just be the most beautiful road bike to ever come from Japan, the Yamaha R7, also known as the OWO2. Right from the factory floor, it was …