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The True Senna – 1995 Ducati 916 Senna

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Just a couple of days after we featured a ‘semi-Senna’ Ducati, reader Paul Z. found us one of the real ones! Ducati’s 916 was an instant classic as soon as it was shown to the world. Built for 5 years before evolving into the 996, this bike was one of Massimo Tamburini’s crowning achievements. Though it produced less horsepower than …

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1970 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

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Post Sale Update: This Mach III sold for $10,000 after 25 bids on eBay. The Kawi H1’s were a range of triples famous for being incredibly fast in a straight line, but dangerous when you had to turn. This reputation only helped to make the bike more popular amongst riders who fancied themselves tough, as the bike became “affectionately” known …

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2003 Benelli Tornado Tre 900 Limited Edition

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10-23 Update: Wow, that was quick! This bike has already sold, at the much lower price of $8,200. So much for the 25k asking price. Benelli was one of the many companies that struggled to survive the onslaught of Japanese competition, starting all the way back in the 60s. As years passed, Benelli was bought and sold several times until …

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1974 John Player Norton Commando 850

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Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this John Player Norton Commando 850 sold for $12,625.53. The Norton Commando was a bike that spawned many variants just based on cosmetic differences. The most collectible of these models was the John Player Norton Commando, a distinctive endurance-inspired Norton with unique bodywork surrounding a completely stock Mark 2A Commando. We’ve never thought …

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1 of 1139 – 1995 Buell S2 Thunderbolt Signature Series

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The Buell S2 Thunderbolt Signature Series was the first set of motorcycles produced as a result of the alliance between Buell and Harley-Davidson. Released to the public in 1994 as a ’95 model, the S2 Thunderbolt took visual cues from the Buell 1200RS (the very limited run of bikes Buell made as an independent), and combined with the 1200cc Harley …

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1990 Honda CB-1

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10/15 Update: This beautiful Honda CB-1 has been relisted here, the BIN price has been removed and bidding is up to $1,375. The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful 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 …

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2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica – 81/155

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In 2002, Ducati released a limited edition of their beautiful 998 – the distinctive Ben Bostrom Replica.  A total of 310 were built – 155 in the US and 155 in the UK.  Why 155?  That’s the race number Bostrom used in AMA Superbike on his 998S racer.  Every single one was signed on the tank by Ben himself, and …

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The Widowmaker – 1970 Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted on eBay, this Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III sold for $7,250. Known as the ‘Widowmaker’, the Kawasaki H1 series were a range of triples famous for being incredibly fast, without the handling to match. This bike ended up setting a standard for how dangerous a motorcycle could be – motorcycle reviewers of future years would …

Six Cylinder Superbike – 1979 Honda CBX1000

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In the late 70s, the big four Japanese companies kicked off a horsepower war that by stuffing big engines into their usual frames, creating the notion of superbikes. When it came to Big Red’s turn, Honda decided to push boundaries and utilize their first 6-cylinder engine in a production motorcycle. Benelli actually beat Honda to the punch in terms of …

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1999 Aprilia RSV Mille SP

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Aprilia RSV Mille SP sold for $8,850 after 30 bids on eBay. The Aprilia RSV Mille SP was a homologation special produced for Aprilia to enter the Superbike World Championship. The minimum requirement was for 150 bikes, so that’s exactly what Aprilia made. Today, we’re featuring #59.

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The Modern-Day Widowmaker – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S

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Post-Sale Update: The seller yanked this Suzuki TL1000S from eBay. Back in the 70s, the Kawasaki H2 developed the reputation of a ‘widowmaker’ due to its incredible power and complete lack of handling. The Suzuki TL1000S also earned such a reputation when it was released in 1997, for slightly different reasons. This bike was introduced with a very unique rotary …

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1993 Ducati Superlight 900

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Post Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this Ducati Superlight sold for $6,700. 10-2 Update: This Ducati Superlight is now back on eBay. Find it here! Post Sale Update: After 11 bids on eBay, this Ducati Superlight did not meet reserve at $6,099. In 1992, Ducati took their 900 Supersport and added several choice extras to create a limited …

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163 of 250 – 1999 Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme

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10/1 Update: This Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme has been relisted here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $4,000. Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme did not meet reserve at $2,716 on eBay. The Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme, besides being a mouthful, was one of two limited edition X1’s produced …

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The Black Bomber – 1967 Honda CB450 Super Sport

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10/11 Update – This bike again did not meet reserve at $6,100. 10-1 Update: This Honda CB450 Super Sport did not meet reserve at $5,900, and has now been relisted here. Bidding is currently up to just over $2,800. The Honda CB450 Super Sport Black Bomber is easily one of the most significant motorcycles to ever come out of Japan. …