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1976 MV Agusta 350 Ipotesi

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Designed by legendary automotive stylist Giorgio Giugiaro, MV Agusta’s Ipotesi wasn’t just beautiful, it was technically impressive. Triple disc brakes, cast magnesium wheels, and a 10,000 rpm redline made this 350cc bike a treat to ride.

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336 Miles – 1976 Kawasaki KZ900

In Japan, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

When Honda released the CB750, a lot changed. The entire motorcycling world, and industry had to take a deep breath and adjust. Some manufacturers took longer to do so than others. Some downplayed the tectonic shift that the new Honda was, and those who did either barely, or didn’t survive. Adapt or die.

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Ending Soon – 1975 Triumph Trident T160

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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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1998 Ducati 916 SPS

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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 is number 830.

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE

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Around the turn of the century, Pierre Terblanche started designing for Ducati. One of his first designs was the divisive 1999 Supersport 900. It may have been hard to believe at that time that he would go on to help design one of the arguably best looking and iconic Ducati bikes of the last 20 years.

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72 Motorcycles Build – 2016 Norton MM

In Custom, England, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

In 2015, Norton CEO Stuart Garner was approached by Jamie Ireson of Brighton, England-based customs outfit 72 Motorcycles with the idea for a limited run of bikes paying homage to Ron Wood’s 1970s Norton flat track racers. Ron Wood famously teamed up with tuning legend CR Axtell to create a handful of Norton-based dirt track racers that were surprisingly successful …

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1988 Kawasaki KR-1

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In the late 80’s, Kawi had some success with their KR250 road racer so they released the KR-1 as a wonderful little two-stroke race rep. It was quite successful, triggering increased competition from the big 4, and it set off a 250cc 2-stroke war among the Japanese – unfortunately us Americans didn’t get to enjoy these little demons. Well, 25 …