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1974 Yamaha RD60

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Post Sale Update: This RD60 sold for $3,550 after 23 bids on eBay in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania. The baby RD, the RD60 was a tiny two-stroker that was built just between ’73-’75. This bike has more gears in the transmission than horses out of the engine (5 vs. 4). Weird fact of the day – in the owner’s manual, Yamaha claimed …

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1962 Honda Super Cub C100

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It’s hard to overstate how important the C100 was. When Honda first entered the US motorcycle market in 1959, the entire US motorcycle market was approximately 50,000 units a year. By December of 1962, Honda was selling over 40,000 units/year by themselves. The C100 changed what motorcycling meant in America, and that was even before Honda released the famous “You …

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2004 Honda NSR50R

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Post Sale Update: This NSR50R sold for $5,243 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. The NSR50 was in Honda’s lineup for decades before they blessed the USA with a chance to officially try it for ourselves in 2004. Before that year, Americans had to either order one directly from HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) or try to import one …

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Rare Project – 1987 Yamaha SDR200

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Post Listing Update: This SDR200 did not meet reserve with 26 bids up to $2,550 on eBay in Torrance, California. Though it was originally sold only in the Japanese Domestic Market, Yamaha’s SDR200 can now occasionally be found in Europe and the US thanks to the grey-market. Reminiscent of a tiny Ducati monster, the SDR features a distinctive trellis frame.