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Well-Loved – 2007 BMW R1200S

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4-6-20 Update: Two and a half years later, this bike is back up for sale. It’s now on the third owner, it’s moved to Los Angeles, and the mileage is up to 97,000 and change. It’s recently had the 96k mile service and it’s got nearly new Pirelli Angel tires. The price has also dropped significantly – you can find …

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1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special

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The last in the long line of Yamaha’s RD series, the RD400F (also known as the Daytona Special) is considered by many to be the best of the model line. The press went nuts for it – Cycle magazine called it “Dennis the Menace on Yokohama tires, and…the most fun street motorcycle currently available for sale.” Compared to the RD350, …

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1994 Yamaha FZR1000

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Here’s a slice of the 90s in one paint job, found on the Yamaha FZR1000 – predecessor to the now-ubiquitous Yamaha R1. The Fizzer was an instant classic when it was introduced in 1987. Just two years later, Cycle World named it the “Bike of the Decade”, thanks in part to a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top …

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3 Miles – 1987 Yamaha FZR750RT

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To homologate the FZR for AMA Superbike racing, Yamaha was obligated to produced 200 examples of their 750cc sportbike in 1987 – so that’s all they built. At the time, the FZR750 sold for $4,599. But the homologation RT version, as shown here, would set you back $8,999. The hefty price and the exclusivity weren’t the only things that limited …

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Ex-Racer in Italy – 1994 Ducati 916 SP

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The Ducati 916 was an instant classic when it was released in 1994 – as Mick Walker put it, “the 916 changed the face of sports bikes in a way that only the original Suzuki GSX-R750 had managed a decade earlier.” Even the “base” Strada model, if you could call it such as thing, was spectacular, but Ducati also released …

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1988 Honda Hawk GT

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Honda was ahead of its time when it debuted the Hawk GT, also known as the NT650. It was one of the world’s first modern naked bikes but it was a commercial failure. Over the years, many riders have fallen in love with the Hawk as used examples trade hands – here’s your chance to see what all the fuss …

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2010 Ducati 1198S Corse Special Edition

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The 1198S was a phenomenal machine – MCN called it “one of the best V-twins ever made and “truly one of those motorcycles that everybody should be allowed to ride once in their life.” For those of you that want a dash of exclusivity, Ducati produced a special cosmetic package called the Corse between 2009 and 2011. It differed from …

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Ending Soon – 1973 MV Agusta 750S

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Post Listing Update: This 750S did not meet reserve despite 14 bids up to $41,600 on eBay in New York, New York. Earlier this week I shared a Magni Sport 1200S from the Stuart Parr Collection – it was built to look like the iconic MV Agusta 750S. Well, turns out Stuart’s also got one of those, and he’s putting …

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300 Miles – 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1M

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Post Listing Update: This R1M did not meet reserve despite 24 bids up to $18,100 on eBay in Stuart, Florida. The Yamaha R1M is the closest thing to a race rep that Yamaha has put out in many years – and 2019 was the last year of the debut model – 2020 brings some updates (Euro 5 emissions, ride-by-wire that …

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2000 Magni Sport 1200S

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Post Listing Update: This Magni Sport 1200S did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $11,600 on eBay in New York, New York. An Italian with the heart of a Suzuki Bandit 1200, the Magni Sport 1200S had Bimota-like potential but it underwhelmed both from a performance and a sales standpoint.