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For Charity – 2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss #269

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Over on the auction site we’ve got a limited edition Ducati that’s extra special because the seller is generously donating his proceeds from this sale to City Team Oakland, a nonprofit that compassionately serves the homeless and poor in need with hot meals, groceries, shelter, housing and restorative programs, learning and career help, and so much more!

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Custom CB750 in Europe – 1973 Japauto 950 SS

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Sensing that Honda was about to take over the motorcycle industry, Christian Vilaseca expanded his family’s GM automobile dealership by founding Japauto in 1966. Thanks to the success of the CB750, Japauto quickly became Europe’s largest motorcycle dealership. So when he decided to campaign in the 1970 Bol d’Or, he wanted to race with a bike bearing his companies name …

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1980 Kawasaki Z1-R

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The Z1-R is becoming one of the most collectible motorcycles to come out of Japan in the late 70s and early 80s. Most people associate the model with a lovely shade of light blue, so let’s go with one of the less common black models (the 1980 color) today.

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No Reserve – 2003 Aprilia Tuono Racing

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Just two days ago I was talking about how excited I was to be able to share some more No Reserve bikes on the auction site, and today we’ve got another special Italian. The modern Aprilia Tuono is a perennial shootout winner, but one of my favorites of the model goes back to the beginning – the limited production Tuono …

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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100

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I recently featured a ’99 ZRX with just 147 miles that got a lot of attention – especially after it sold for $12,100! So here’s one with less than 4k miles – low enough so that it’s still pristine, but high enough that you wouldn’t feel bad about taking it for a rare spin, right?

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No Reserve – 2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312 With 5 Miles

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It’s always cool when we can guarantee that a bike on the auction site is going to find a new home because it’s being offered with no reserve – but it’s not everyday that one of those no reserve bikes is a basically-new Italian classic. When it was released in 2008, this was the fastest production motorcycle in the world, …

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Restored – 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R

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Wayne Moulton has had quite a career in the motorcycling industry, including roles as President for Triumph Motorcycles America and Vetter Fairings, as well as Vice President of Kawasaki. He was known for a philosophy that “a popular motorcycle can have four different variations – a standard, a limited, a cafe racer and a touring bike.” He’s also known as …

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Two Digit Sandcast in Australia – 1969 Honda CB750

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As you probably know, the first 7,414 CB750s were built from sandcast molds before Soichiro Honda switched to a more expensive metal mold because there was clearly enough demand to justify the investment. As you also probably know, these “sandcast” bikes are now trading for crazy money. Here’s #28, and the seller states that it has all the unique features …

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1986 Honda NS400R

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In 1983, Freddie Spencer became the world’s youngest 500cc World Champion, and he did it on a Honda V3. Honda responded by releasing a 250cc production bike to commemorate the win, but it took them until 1985 to build something closer to the actual size of Freddie’s champion. That was the NS400R, and even though it gave up 100cc and …

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1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

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The XR750 is one of Harley-Davidson’s most iconic motorcycles – though it was never intended to be street legal. But what if Harley took a XR motor and shoved it in a Sportster frame? Willie G himself had a similar thought, and the XR1000 was born. It would pair the new-for-82 XLX chassis with a motor that retained the Sportster …