Built as a tribute to the KZ1000 piloted by Eddie Lawson while winning the 1981 and 1982 AMA Superbike titles, the ZRX series is a muscle-car version of the UJM. Like many muscle cars, this Galaxy Blue ZRX has some great modifications to make it go faster, turn/stop quicker, and sound better.
Specifically built for the US market (which wanted larger displacements and less vibrations), the 750cc triple motor in the BSA Rocket 3 was designed to extend the model line beyond 650 twins. BSA’s financials suffered with the production of this bike, but nearly 27,500 of the Triumph Trident/BSA Rocket 3 were produced between 1968 and 1975. The bike was initially …
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In 1992, Ducati took their 900 Supersport and added several choice extras to create a limited edition called the Ducati Superlight – 953 examples were sold over 2 years.
The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.
Here’s something you don’t see every day – someone in Sylmar, California has accumulated an “immaculately restored” example from each year of Honda CBX production (1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982). He’s also trying to sell them all as a set!
Upon its introduction in 1986, Yamaha’s FZ immediately took the 750cc sportbike crown – MCN says it was “as fast as a Kawasaki GPZ900R” and called it “a wonderful piece of engineering.”
Post Sale Update: This Sei sold for $25,262 after 30 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. 10-12-2020 Update: 3+ years later, this low-mileage Benelli is back up on the market! Friend-of-Bike-urious Nelson B. acquired it from the last owner, repainted the front fairing and covered ~300 miles with it, and now he’s put it up for sale …
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve last seen a 1000S for sale – so let’s fix that! In 1996, a Malaysian group took over the husk of MZ and resolved to build their first superbike. The MV 1000S was born – a 140 mph parallel twin rarity, of which only 30 were brought to the US.
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Post Sale Update: This RZ350 Kenny Roberts sold for $8,750 after 40 bids on eBay in Bowling Green, Ohio. Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. They were also one of the …
Suzuki GSX-R750? Good. First gen? Even better? First gen that’s done up as a Skoal Bandit tribute? Very hard to pass up.
More of a sport-tourer than an outright sportbike, the 1100i (i is for fuel injection) is a beautiful anomaly from the usual Guzzi fare of torquey cruisers. Don’t worry – this still packs the trademark V-Twin, but in this incarnation the motor is surrounded by Brembo brakes, WP suspension, Marchesini alloy wheels, Bitubo steering damper, Pirelli tires, and more.
Post Listing Update: This K1 did not meet reserve with 27 bids up to $8,500 on eBay in Bakersfield, California. BMW keeps one-upping themselves when it comes to sportbikes as of late – they’ve just announced the M1000RR – but their history of inline-4 sporting machines starts with the famous K1.
Post Sale Update: This MZ sold for $2,200 after 5 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. Yamaha, MZ, and a British design firm called Seymourpowell all came together to create the MZ Skorpion, a rare sportbike that is now a cult classic.