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No Reserve – 1995 Triumph Daytona Super III

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Considering that just 179 of the 805 Triumph Super IIIs ever built made it to the US, I see a surprising amount of them for sale. What’s also surprising for a bike this rare is how cheap they can be snapped up for. In fact, I’ve just featured a Super III in an upcoming Smart Money article in Motorcyclist for …

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No Reserve – 1979 Honda CBX

In Japan, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In an era where bigger was better, and where innovation and boldness were the master words, Honda knew how to stand at the front of the scene. After its domination on the sport bike market thanks to the CB750, 4-cylinder 4 stroke engines became the standard for practically each Japanese maker. So Honda had to go one step further. To …

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1 of 150 – 2008 Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition is one of the very, very few Ducatis that was exclusive to the United States. Built to honor Nicky Hayden, one of Ducati’s MotoGP riders, this bike celebrates Nicky’s American heritage with the red-white-and-blue theme. This exact paint scheme was actually used at both American MotoGP races (Laguna Seca and Indy) on Ducati’s 2010 …

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1 of 100 – 2013 EBR 1190RS Carbon Edition

In America, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

“The EBR 1190RS is more than a machine built for homologation needs. It is not the basis for a Superbike; it is a Superbike, more like a racer than anything that has come before, including the Ducati 1098R,” stated Cycle World’s Steve Anderson after putting the RS through its paces for a few dozen laps at Road America.

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Titled Grey Market NC35 – Honda RVF400

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The staff of MCN considered Honda’s RVF400 (also known as the NC35) to be one of the best riding 400s of all time, saying “in its day it handled with all the agility and precision of a 250cc Grand Prix bike compared to old litre-sized buses like the GSX-R1100, and relatively big supersports machines like the FZR600.”

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1985 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 MKIV

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The fourth of five generations of Guzzi’s iconic LeMans, the Mark IV was full of upgrades from previous generations. But one of the modifications was generally frowned upon – a 16″ front wheel. Moto Guzzi didn’t change any other aspects of the steering geometry of the bike to compensate for the two-inch reduction in front wheel diameter, and the media …

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114 of 170 – 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans Tenni

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Moto Guzzi LeMans Tenni was a limited production model produced only in ’02 and ’03. Just 170 examples were produced, and the most obvious difference is the custom paint scheme and large quasi-dustbin fairing. It was named after Omobono Tenni, who was also know as the Black Devil or Red Bullet. Tenni was the first non-Brit to win the …

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2012 KTM RC8R

In Austria, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

I just featured a KTM RC8R last week, so it should be no surprise that this Austrian-bred machine is my kind of weird. 175 horsepower created by two cylinders with no factory electronic aids is a precise recipe for happiness I cannot wait to try for myself. Now, I often hear the engine described as “agricultural,” but I would say …

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1991 Gilera CX125

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Gilera’s CX125 must have been an absolute show-stopper when the concept version debuted at the 1989 Milan EICMA. Swoopy bodywork paired with a single-sided suspension up front…and on a 125? I refuse to believe the average Italian rider who saw this in ’89 thought the CX would make it to production, but just two years later they could have exchanged …

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In Italy – 1977 MV Agusta Ipotesi

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

MV Agusta is an Italian manufacturer that used to produce airplanes for the Italian Army during WWII. At the end of the War, MV was out of business, so the two owners, and brother, Vincenzo and Domenico decided to produce motorcycles and put their staff back to work. The 50’s and beginning of the 60’s was a golden era for …

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition

In Italy, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Paul Smart was a British motorcycle racer who began his career in the 1960s. After building his skills, he won the 1972 Imola 200 on a Ducati 750, which brought him racing recognition and solidified his relationship with Ducati. In 2006, Ducati graced us with the gorgeous Paul Smart 1000 LE, inspired by the bike Paul Smart rode to the …

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XR750 Tribute #2 – 2009 Harley Davidson XR1200

In America, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In 1983, Harley-Davidson tried to make a tribute to the mighty XR750 flat-track from the 70’s by releasing the XR1000, a custom evolution of the original Sportster at the time. 25 years later, HD got the idea of doing another tribute bike, but only for the European market, the XR1200. Reviews were pretty nice and when American riders saw this, …

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1998 Ducati 916 SPS

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This 916 SPS sold for $12,700 after 47 bids on eBay. A limited edition of one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made, the Ducati 916 SPS (Sport Production Special) was more than a pretty face. Thanks to upgrades to the drivetrain and chassis, this was the ultimate 916. 1,058 examples were built in 1998, and this …