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1968 BSA Spitfire MKIV

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11/24/20 Update: Three months later, this bike is now up on Iconic Motorbike Auctions with a significantly lower reserve! It’s currently at our hangar at Santa Monica Airport, feel free to come on by and check it out. Good luck, and find it here with bidding up to $2,400 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. …

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1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition

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The Ducati Supersport is back, but nearly two decades ago the iconic air-cooled SS line came to a halt with a one-year run of 800 bikes. Ducati called it the FE, for Final Edition. All of the bikes got silver paint as well as a couple of treats like an Ohlins rear shock. 300 of the 800 examples were sold …

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1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona

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Dr. John Wittner made a name for himself in the late 80’s thanks to his ability to modify the hell out of MG’s – his bikes won consecutive US Endurance Championships, among other racers. Due to his success, the Guzzi factory asked him to come to Italy and help develop a superbike unlike anything the Italian firm had produced before. …

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1972 Kawasaki H2 750

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Repainted in a House of Kolor Gold that’s “similar to what was offered in Europe in 1972”, this H2 was restored with the objective of being “a safe and reliable ride – not a concours machine.” Still, it looks good and it’s ready to ride.

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1992 Ducati 851

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Introduced in 1987, the 851 made Ducati relevant in motorcycle racing again. It featured fuel injection, liquid cooling, and desmo 4V heads. 1992 as the last year of production – the next year Ducati would unveil the 888.

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2002 Ducati Foggy Monster S4

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If you’re looking at the number of championships and individual race wins, Carl “Foggy” Fogarty is the most successful racer to ever rule in World Superbike. In 2002, Italy’s most famous motorcycling firm released the Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Edition, to honor Foggy himself with a limited run of 300 bikes.

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1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1

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Arguably the successor to the V7 Sport, the Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans was named after the famous race in France. Guzzi took a modified version of the 850T engine and wrapped it in interesting styling that has led to it becoming a cult classic.

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1984 Moto Guzzi Le Mans III

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In 1983, the Moto Guzzi Le Mans III was brought back after MG was able to get the smaller engine certified under US emissions – for a few years the US was stuck with a 949cc engine. With the arrival of the Mark III, Guzzi created approximately 80 technical changes of varying severity from the Mark II model.

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1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition

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The Ducati Supersport is back, but nearly two decades ago the iconic air-cooled SS line came to a halt with a one-year run of 800 bikes. Ducati called it the FE, for Final Edition. All of the bikes got silver paint as well as a couple of treats like an Ohlins rear shock. 300 of the 800 examples were sold …

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21 Miles – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup

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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 300 examples were released as a homage. They were equipped with Ohlins suspension, Laser exhaust, and custom …

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1993 Aprilia RS125 Extrema

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When Aprilia replaced the AF1 125 pocket rocket, they did so with a model name that continues on today: RS. I briefly mentioned the significance of those two letters in my recent First Ride review of the RS660, but the RS125 was never officially sold in the US so the history is not well known here. The first generation (1992-1995) …

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25th Anniversary – 2007 Honda VFR800

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In 2007, Honda celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their venerable sport tourer with a special red/white/blue paint job. I always thought this paint scheme looked amazing, though the stock black wheels were a mistake – they should have been white! This example is in great shape and comes with some modifications that every sixth gen viffer should have.

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Turbocharged Custom – 1979 Honda CB750K

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11-1-20 Update: Several years after it was last featured here, this CB750 sold on Bring a Trailer for $5,300 back in July. Now it’s back up for sale with a markup – find it in Phoenix, Arizona with a BIN of $8,995 or best offer here on eBay. I enjoy rebuilding bikes in my free time and have almost exclusively …

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In Canada – 1963 BSA Rocket Gold Star

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Post Sale Update: sold for $19,500 after 12 bids on eBay in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. One of BSA’s most legendary motorcycles, the Rocket Gold Star was a limited production special built in 1962 and 1963 that owes its existence to a British Dealer named Eddie Dow (who himself earned the nickname of “Mr. Gold Star”).

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1,123 Miles – 2002 Honda RC51

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Post Sale Update: sold for $11,500 after 29 bids on eBay in Collingswood, New Jersey. The RC51 combined Honda reliability with the joy of a V-Twin engine, beating Ducati at its own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship. In 2002, Honda made some revisions to create the SP2 variant.