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5 Miles – 1986 Bimota DB1

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Bimota DB1 is a critical bike in Bimota’s history – in fact, it’s credited with saving the company from near-certain bankruptcy. Two pieces of curved fiberglass came together to create the distinctive pearl white bodywork surrounding a Ducati 748cc engine.

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2009 Suzuki SV650

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

The Suzuki SV650 is like the modern day Honda CB750. 700cc standard bikes are common these days, but 10 years ago the choices were limited to the Ducati Monster and the Suzuki SV650. Suzuki’s 645cc V-twin has since been written in trackday folklore, eventually becoming stuck in time itself as the market made their preferences clear. The bike has barely …

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Original Owner – 1975 Triumph Trident T160

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Trident T160 is one of motorcycling’s great “what ifs”. Its T150 predecessor debuted as a 1969 model to lots of excitement from Triumph fans who wanted to see how the British firm would fight back against Honda’s CB750. It did not go well. Classic British Motorcycles notes that the Trident was doomed by “the combination of bad timing (it …

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1 of 23 – 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio Azzuro

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The DB6 Delirio was a naked standard with styling unlike any other Bimota. It was powered by Ducati’s dual-spark air-cooled V-Twin, and it was the “cheapest” Bimota in the lineup, though it’s hard to call any bike cheap when the MSRP was over $30,000. To celebrate Italy’s win in the 2006 World Cup, Bimota created a limited edition called the …

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1984 Suzuki GS1150EF

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Suzuki didn’t start producing 4 stroke engines until 1976 when they released their first GS model, the 750. Before that, the company strictly made two-stroke machinery, and were the last of the Japanese manufacturers to begin producing 4-stroke engines. They patterned, a nice way of saying borrowed, their 4-cylinder engine from Kawasaki, more specifically the Z1 900. Kawasaki separated themselves …

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Restored – 1958 Ariel Cyclone

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

A 650cc high-compression variant of the Huntmaster, the Ariel Cyclone was a very rare bike. It seems that the list of documented Cyclones is 174 over two years of production. Ariel called it their “Super Sports Twin”, thanks to a 40 horsepower engine that was an option on the Huntmaster.

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Somehow Street Legal – 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

4-18-2019 Update: A year later, this H2R is back up for sale with a $5,000 discount. Find it with a BIN of $54,500 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This crazy H2R did not get any interest at the BIN of $59,500. Introduced in 2015, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R was an absolute revelation – 300 claimed horsepower thanks to a …

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2000 Suzuki SV650

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Has there ever been a more universally loved bike that the Suzuki SV650? The more I immerse myself into the motorcycling community, I really wonder. This is all subjective of course, but there really isn’t a lot to complain about with the SV. It came along and dominated the mid-sized bike market in 1999. Even if you don’t love it, …

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2007 Honda VFR800 Anniversary Edition

In Japan, Sport, Touring by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Honda engineers started down the path to produce a V4 motorcycle engine in 1978 to compete against two stoke race bikes of the time. Soichiro Honda didn’t like two stroke engines and didn’t want to race them. He was passionate about maximizing 4-stroke technology. He wanted a 4 stroke that could compete. The engineers eventually produced the NR500 race bike. …

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Not Stock – 1983 Honda CB1100F by Randakk

In Custom, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

I’ve shared a couple of Randakk’s custom Honda builds in the past, such as this supercharged CBX and this supercharged GL1000. But today’s feature is a highly customized CB1100F, which pairs nicely with the stock example just shared a few minutes ago. Current bidding is within a few hundred bucks and the listings end within a few hours of each …