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Fireblade – 1994 Honda CBR900RR

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Honda CBR900RR sold for $4,100. The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than then CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 pounds lighter than …

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1976 MV Agusta 350S Ipotesi

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this MV Agusta 350S sold for $10,500. The MV Agusta 350S is a classic Italian designed by legendary automotive stylist Giorgio Giugiaro. Nicknamed the Ipotesi (Hypothesis in Italian), it was Giugiaro’s attempt at styling a bike.

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2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

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The Aprilia Dorsoduro is Aprilia’s first road-going supermoto, a mid-sized 750cc that hits the sweet spot between weight and power. Reminiscent of the Ducati Hypermotard, with Italian heritage and a mid-sized V-twin engine, the Dorsoduro (Italian for ‘hard back’) provides incredible fun in short bursts. And when we say short bursts, we mean it – you can trigger the low-fuel …

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1982 Yamaha Seca Turbo 650

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha Seca Turbo 650 sold on eBay for $1,600. The Yamaha Seca Turbo was one of the quintessential examples of the 1980s Japanese movement to bring turbochargers to motorcycles. Right after Honda brought out the CX Turbo (an example of which is found here on Bike-urious), Yamaha brought out a turbocharged variant of …

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Import Only – 1981 Honda CB1100RB

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5-27 Update: This Honda CB1100RB is back up for sale with a lower BIN price of $7,370 here on eBay. The Honda CB1100RB was the first of a series of exotic limited production Hondas built from ’81 to ’83. Based on the CB900F, this was a single-seat, half-faired race replica that is considered to be Honda’s first ‘homologation special.’ Only …

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1998 Aprilia RS250

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Post Sale Update: After 17 bids, this Aprilia RS250 sold for $9,950 on eBay. The Aprilia RS250 is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made …

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Tricolore – 2006 Bimota DB5R

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The Bimota DB5R represented an interesting shift in corporate philosophy for the niche Italian motorcycling manufacturer. Instead of trying to create the ultimate track bike – the DB5R was built to be more of an upmarket street bike that’s at home carving canyons or doing track duty. The engine donor was easily identifiable by the first letter in the model …

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1 of 500 – 2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition

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The Yamaha R1 Limited Edition was Yamaha’s celebration of its 50th anniversary. Taking their incredibly popular 1000cc sportbike as a platform, Yamaha produced a very limited run of only 500 bikes that were full of incredible extras and turning them into near-production racers. Specific changes made for the Yamaha R1 Limited Edition include an homage to Kenny Roberts and the …

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2008 Aprilia Bol D’Or RSV1000R

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Post-Sale Update: This Aprilia Bol D’Or RSV1000R has sold, final 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 race as …

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart LE

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This Ducati Paul Smart LE was a limited edition bike inspired by the Ducati race bikes of the 1970s – one of which was piloted by Paul Smart to a win at the Imola 200 in 1972. Limited to only 2,000 units worldwide, this is one of the more desirable modern classics to come out of Ducati – and prices …

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1982 Suzuki Katana

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The Suzuki Katana is a very distinctive bike designed by Hans Muth (the fairing might remind you of a similar Muth creation – the BMW R65LS). In the late 70s and early 80s, Japanese manufacturers were selling standard bikes as fast as they could make them.  And while most of the bikes were technically sound, they all started to emulate …

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1996 Ducati 916

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The Ducati 916 needs no introduction, but for a teenage boy who didn’t know much about motorcycles, it was a revelation. The dual projector headlights, the SSSA, and the underseat exhausts all caught my imagination and even to this day, have never let go. Designed by Massimo Tamburini, the 916 has become an icon in the sportbike world. I’ll leave …

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1983 Honda CX650 Turbo

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In the 80s, Japanese manufacturers started to throw turbos onto a lot of their bikes as they saw it as the future of motorcycling. Kawi, Yamaha, and Honda all had turbo options, though the Honda CX650 Turbo was arguably the best. For varying reasons, the market never panned out, and so only 1,200 were ever imported into the US and …

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1975 Kawasaki H1 500

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Known as the ‘Widowmaker’, the Kawasaki H1 series were a range of triples famous for being incredibly quick and terrible to handle. The Kawasaki H1 500 was the mid-size model, and was easily the fastest 500cc bike around. By keeping everything cheap, Kawi was able to market this bike to young gentlemen who wanted the fastest bike possible for less …