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2000 Honda RS125

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This heavily-modified RS125 did not meet reserve despite 26 bids up to $3,200 on eBay. Anyone who’s serious about Grand Prix road racing knows about the Honda RS125. Originally developed in 1980 for the Grand Prix 125cc class, the RS125 has enjoyed minor updates ever since, and is still widely raced today. Riders like Capirossi, Pedrosa, and …

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Little American Enduro – 1972 Indian ME100

In America, Dual-Sport, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Though utterance of the Indian Motorcycle name typically conjures up images of big-bore American-style V-Twin baggers and cruisers, the now Polaris-owned outfit for a time produced a decent number of small and micro-displacement dual-sports, mini and dirt bikes. Primarily produced in the late 60s and 70s, Indian’s range of off-road-oriented tiddlers included some very cool offerings such as the Boy …

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First Year Harley Mini — 1973 Harley-Davidson X-90

In America, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Produced for only three-years, Harley-Davidson’s X-90 was one of the smallest machines to ever bear the bar and shield logo. Built by Harley’s Italian subsidiary, Aermacchi, the X-90 was powered by an air-cooled, 90cc, two-stroke single married to a four-speed gearbox. The successor to 1972’s “Shortster”, the ’73 X-90 featured full road-going lighting, and suspension and brakes fore and aft.

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1982 Honda Motra CT50

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Motra did not meet reserve despite 56 bids up to $7,100. In the 80s, Honda offered what they called a “heavy duty” minibike called the Motra. Unlike the Z50 or original Monkey, the Motra was designed to be loaded up with gear and ridden just about anywhere you could imagine. A commonly-shared-but-unverified tale says that “Motra” …

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Motorcycle From A Supercar Manufacturer – 1956 Maserati Tipo 125/T2

In Italy, Small Displacement, Standard by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Maserati sold for $4,559 after 21 bids on eBay. Originally founded in 1914 by five brothers (Carlo, Ettore, Alfieri, Bindo, and Ernesto) in Italy, Maserati was purchased by Adolfo Orsi in 1937. After Orsi’s death in the early ’50s, the business was divided into three different outfits: a foundry known as “Fonder di Modena”, “Fabric Candele …

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1964 Gilera 124 Fuori Strada Enduro

In Dual-Sport, Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Gilera did not meet reserve despite 23 bids up to $1,508 on eBay Described by the seller (Michael Harper) as a “rare limited edition enduro version of the Sei Giorni Speciale”, this Fuori Strada (which translates to “off-road” is apparently a one-year only model. I’ve never encountered one before, and it’s a tough one to find …

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1969 Garelli Rex KL125

In Italy, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Garelli did not get any interest at the BIN of $2,495. American Rex Corporation used to be located at 1216 Monte Diablo Avenue in San Mateo, California. They imported Italian-made Garellis under the name of Garelli-Rex, and the naming convention was KL + the ccs of displacement. In period advertisements, American Rex referred to “KL” as …