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1982 Honda CBX Custom

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Built by Norm Wilding, this restomodded CBX was featured at the 2019 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. Highlights of the work include a custom frame paired with several components from a 2018 Honda CBR1000RR SP: Ohlins forks and shock, Brembo brakes, and the wheels. It’s also got 6 Keihin FCR33 carbs, Woodcraft clipons, MotoGadget M-unit electrics, and a GPS speedo. Nathan and …

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1998 Yamaha R1

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In my mind, there are three defining sportbikes of the 1990s – the Honda CBR900RR, the Ducati 916, and the Yamaha R1. Over on the auction site we’ve got a beautiful first-year example of the last option.

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Track Ready – 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

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Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. Available in red/white and yellow/black, either option came with Kenny Roberts’ signature on the front fairing – this one’s been prepped for track duty and …

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962 Miles – 1989 Yamaha FZR400

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At a time when Japanese manufacturers were getting increasingly aggressive and race-oriented with their 400s to compete in their domestic Formula 3 championship, Yamaha introduced the FZR400 in 1986 as a bike to be enjoyed “on twisty public roads where the customers would actually be riding and enjoying them. The US got it in 1988, and many riders preferred it …

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Restored – 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R

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Considered by many classic Triumph fans as the best year of the Bonneville, the 1970 was the last year before Triumph switched to the oil-in-frame design. This one’s been restored…though the Astral Red/Silver “color scheme on the tank was accidental but the paint laid down so well that it will ride on the bike unless the new owner wants it …

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1983 Honda CB1100F

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Post Listing Update: This CB1100F was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. It was heavy, but it was fast. In fact, when Cycle World tested the CB1100F (an evolution of the CB900F) in January of 1983, they called it the fastest stock bike they had ever tested as it was able to hit over 140 miles per hour.

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1995 Ducati 916 Varese

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Post Sale Update: This 916 sold for $9,801 after 6 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. Over on the auction site today we’ve got a well-modified example of one of the early 916s. The first 2,663 examples of the Ducati 916 were built at the Cagiva factory in Varese – this came about as a fire …

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92 Miles – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

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Post Sale Update: This BMW BCR sold for $9,600 after 29 bids on eBay in Columbia, Pennsylvania. The base model R11S was a wonderful all-around streetbike similar to the Honda VFR800. BMW went above and beyond with a couple of limited editions, including the Boxer Cup Replika as featured today. BMW created a spec series to race these bikes, and …

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Stoner Replica Paint – 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

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Post Listing Update: This Desmosedici did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $37,100 on eBay in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. In their attempt to create the ultimate sportbike, Ducati created 1,500 examples of the Desmosedici D16RR. The RR stands for Racing Replica, and it was a limited production version of the Desmo racebike piloted by Casey Stoner in MotoGP. …