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240 HP – Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III

In America, England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III got one offer, but it wasn’t good enough to move the bike. 2-25 Update: 2 months later, this Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III is back up for sale, but this time on eBay. Find it with a BIN of $17,499 or best offer here on eBay. The Triumph Rocket III made quite …

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2001 Buell S3T Thunderbolt

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As I was admiring a friend’s Ducati Paul Smart this weekend, I remarked that more motorcycles should have frames in colors other than black. This Buell S3T Thunderbolt (in addition to being the basis of the police-spec Defender) features a very distinctive paint scheme of Volcano Gray plastics on an Orange frame and wheels. This beauty is being sold by …

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<1 Mile - 2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Yamaha took their incredibly popular 1000cc sportbike and modified just 500 examples into near-production racers. The Yamaha R1 Limited Edition bikes have been in hot demand ever since, but this one stands out from its 499 brothers as it has just 0.1 miles on the odometer.

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2008 Ducati Desmosedici D16RR

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The Ducati Desmosedici D16RR might just be the greatest sportbike to ever come out of Italy. The RR stands for Racing Replica, and it was a limited production (just 1,500 examples) version of the Desmo MotoGP racebike piloted by Casey Stoner in the world’s greatest motorcycle race series.

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1 of 148 – 1996 Bimota BB1 Supermono

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Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Bimota Supermono sold for $8,500. Ever looked at a BMW F650 Funduro and thought “I really hope an Italian company takes the engine out of that bike and makes a sportbike out of it?”. Turns out you weren’t the only one. The Bimota BB1 utilized the Rotax-developed 652cc thumper – an engine …

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1 Owner – 1980 Honda CBX Super Sport

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We’ve featured Honda’s classic six-cylinder bruiser several times before, but this one stands out as it’s had just one owner in a 34 year long life. Take care of the minor valve cover oil leak, enjoy the Corbin seat, and keep adding to the 38,544 miles. Find this Honda CBX Super Sport for sale in Mercer, Pennsylvania with an opening …

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1982 Laverda Jota 120

In Italy, Sport by Abhi7 Comments

Post-Listing Update: Despite 13 bids getting up to $9,100, this Laverda Jota 120 did not meet reserve on eBay. Laverda had been enjoying some decent success with its 3C model, a 1,000cc triple that provided more power than the twins it succeeded with minimal extra weight. The British importer of Laverda, Roger Slater, suggested they create a high-po version – …

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1986 Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf

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Introduced in 1983, the RG-Gamma series spanned displacements between 250 and 500cc – but the cream of the crop was the Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf – a bike made for just two years and only sold in Suzuki’s home market of Japan. None of them were officially exported. A replica of the race bike, it was full of the …

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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R

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Post Sale Update: this Z1R sold for $5,100 after 9 bids on eBay. The Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R was the brainchild of Wayne Moulton, known as the “Father of the Japanese Cruiser.” His belief was that a solid motorcycle could be moderately tweaked to form four versions, one of which is a sport-tourer.

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1998 Bimota V-Due

In Italy, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Listing Update: As might be expected, the high opening bid scared everyone off. This Bimota V-Due did not attract any bids @ $19,000. The V-Due is one of the most interesting things that ever came out of Bimota. It came out to tremendous fan-fare: the first two-stroke with fuel injection with a greater power to weight ratio than anything else …

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1978 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport

In Italy, Sport by Abhi6 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport was removed from eBay, final sale price unknown. If I created some sort of “Dictionary of Motorcycling”, the Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport would be the primary example of a cult classic. Cycle World said it best when they stated “For the lucky few, the Morini is worth what it costs.”