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One Mile – 1999 Bimota DB4 Tricolore

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Bimota DB4 followed the Italian firm’s modus operandi of taking a well established engine from another manufacturer and surrounding it with beautiful Italian bodywork. Using a frame similar to the Bimota Mantra, this successor wasn’t much of a technological advancement. Think of it instead as a moving piece of art. This one is particularly exciting as it has all …

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Instant Classic – 1991 BMW K1

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this BMW K1 sold for $8,636. BMW’s first attempt at a modern sport bike, the K1 featured distinctive bodywork that in hindsight, seems like what a kid would imagine bikes would look like in 2050. In addition to its remarkable looks, the bodywork led to a drag coefficient of .38 – the lowest …

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5,016 Miles – 1975 Yamaha RD350

In Japan, Sport by Abhi9 Comments

The Yamaha RD350 was an instant classic – and this bike is an excellent example of the breed. With just 5,016 miles, this bike has great original paint, and everything mechanical seems to work just fine. It’s always been garaged, never been down, and comes with the OEM tool kit. Find this incredibly original Yamaha RD350 for sale in Fleetwood, …

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Best of Both Worlds – 1964 Triton

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The term Triton came about as many private builders (and even some dealerships in London) started to take the best features of Triumphs and Nortons – the engine from the former and the frame from the latter – to make a bike that had the best of both worlds. Triton combines the two names (and is also the name of …

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1954 BSA A10 Road Rocket 650

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Road Rocket sold for $5,700 after 12 bids on eBay. Marketed as “undoubtedly the worlds greatest motorcycle” when it was released to the world in 1954, the BSA A10 Road Rocket was developed from the Golden Flash, but enhanced to compete with Triumphs and Nortons of its time. It was BSA’s top of the line bike, …

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Laverda 750 SFC was pulled from eBay, final sale price unknown. I’ve been on a bit of an older Italian sport bike kick recently, but I’m trying to mix it up. With that said, I couldn’t help but feature this Laverda 750 SFC, a limited-production, street-legal racer that was the most iconic bike to ever come with …

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7 Lovely Italians

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Reader John K. has just tipped me off to someone on eBay who’s selling off 7 rare small to medium Italians that have all spent the last 10 years in a museum, so they’ll need varying amounts of work. Most are about 50-60 years old, and some of these bikes, I’ve never even heard of! All bikes available in Englewood, …

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Rebirth – 2000 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro sold for $33,500 on eBay. After decades of racing dominance in the middle of the 1900s, MV Agusta started to flounder after the death of the Agusta brothers who founded the company. They piddled around until being purchased by Cagiva in 1991 – but it took nearly another decade for the company …

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2007 Aprilia Bol D’Or

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Bol D’Or was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Aprilia Bol D’Or was a very limited production bike built to commemorate Aprilia’s particpation in the Bol D’Or, a 24 hour endurance race that occurs every spring at Le Mans. I have to admit, the idea of creating a bike to celebrate participating in a …

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2002 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sales Update: After 23 bids on eBay, this Ducati MH900e Evoluzione sold for $20,000. There are multiple motorcycles out there inspired by Mike Hailwood, but the Ducati MH900e Evoluzione might be the most visually extreme. Originally a sketch from the legenedary Pierre Terblanche, Ducati got plenty of positive feedback and decided to post a survey on their website to see …

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1968 Vincent Egli Godet

In America, England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

After 28 bids on eBay, this Vincent Egli Godet sold for $51,300. Some of you may be familiar with what MAX BMW did just a few months ago – they built a R90S just from parts acquired out of BMW Motorrad’s OEM supply! It should be noted that the total of parts was about $46,000. In a similar story, Patrick …

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1935 Rudge Ulster

In England, Sport, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built for 10 years (1929-1939), the Rudge Ulster was a British bike originally built as a racing prototype – so the production bike was pretty much a race replica. Advertised as “probably the fastest 500cc motorcycle in production”, the Ulster was one of the best bikes you could buy at the time.