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2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing

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Erion Racing has had a long line of success flying around racetracks in AMA competition as Honda’s premier support team. Back when Honda released the 929 version of the Fireblade, Honda honored Erion’s work with the Honda CRB929RR Erion Racing Edition. Mechnically, it was the same as the stock bike, though the cosmetics were exclusive and a Erion Racing pipe …

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1995 Triumph Daytona

In England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

1/15 Update: This Triumph Daytona is back up for sale with a slightly more realistic BIN price of $8,000. Find it here on eBay. The Triumph Daytona is known nowadays as an excellent 3 cylinder sportbike, the brother-with-fairings of the Street Triple. Not many people know that back in the early 90’s, when Triumph had a resurgence, they came out …

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1985 BMW K100 Wulf Gerstenmaier Special

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Wulf Gerstenmaier is a German painter who now resides in the Caribbean and runs an art school. What does that have to do with this motorcycle website? Well, decades ago, he ran one of Germany’s best aftermarket companies for BMW parts. Utilizing his art background, he went as far as to develop custom bodywork which was supposed to be more …

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Approaching the End – 1974 Norton 850 Commando

In England, Sport by Abhi6 Comments

The Norton 850 Commando was one of the most popular motorcycles ever made. For 5 straight years it was “Machine of the Year” in the UK, and even Norton themselves were surprised as the success as the engine was a pre-unit design. This was because money was very tight at the time for Norton, so they instead focused on chassis …

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1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R

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Post-Sale Update: This Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R sold for a best offer of an unknown amount less than $4,500. It’s rare to find a low-mileage, well-kept Japanese sportbike from the 90s, so I was excited to see this little beauty available in the definitive Kawasaki Green. With a Yoshimura pipe (that I love) and some miscellaneous carbon fiber pieces (that I …

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1995 MZ Skorpion

In Germany, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: This MZ Skorpion was pulled off eBay, sale price unknown. The MZ Skorpion was the result of an international partnership between a British design firm, the East German manufacturer, MZ, and Yamaha. Weighing 380 pounds and packing 48 horsepower, this is a rare sportbike that has become quite the cult classic.

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1988 Honda CBR1000F Hurricane

In Japan, Sport by Abhi8 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Honda Hurricane sold for $2,800 on eBay. The Honda CBR1000F, also known as the Hurricane, was an excellent sport-tourer that introduced some crucial technology into the Honda lineup. It eventually evolved into the well-known Blackbird. Oh yeah, and it had one of the greatest names in motorcycling history.

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Gixxer Tourer – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

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Post-Sale Update: This Suzuki GSX-R 1100 did not meet reserve at $4,450. Following on up a likely touring bike with a giant front fairing – the BMW R65, today we’ve got a much more unlikely touring candidate – the Suzuki GSX-R 1100. This first year example has had a Targa fairing added, adding tremendous wind protection and allowing for a …

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1988 Kawasaki KR-1

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In the late 80’s, Kawi had some success with their KR250 road racer, and released the Kawasaki KR-1 as a wonderful little two-stroke race rep. It was quite successful, triggering increased competition from the big 4, and it set off a 250cc 2-stroke war among the Japanese – unfortunately us Americans didn’t get to enjoy these little demons. Well, 25 …

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1 of 150 – 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Replica

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The Ducati 999S Team USA Replica was a very limited edition of the Italian firm’s superbike of the time. Built to commemorate Ducati’s participation in the AMA, this bike was unfortunately nothing more than a cosmetic package built surprisingly around the S, and not the 999R model. With a MSRP of $19,999, Ducati released only 150 examples of the Team …

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1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

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Post-Listing Update: After being relisted several times, this Metralla did not sell at $14,000, $13,700…or any price. In the 60s, Bultaco was known primarily for its off-roaders, especially in the US. Their streetbikes were normally relegated to stay in Bultaco Cemoto’s home country of Spain, which imposed regulations allowing Bultaco to only use one engine in a small variety of …

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1989 Honda NT650 Hawk

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Frank Wu, this post is for you! In the late 80s, Honda introduced one of the first modern production naked motorcycles. Though the Honda NT650 (also known as the Hawk) was not a commercial success, it went on to inspire more prevalent motorcycles like the Suzuki SV650N, and has become an absolute cult favorite.

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2007 Buell Lightning Super TT XB12STT

In America, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

12-27-13 Update: The seller has let us know that this bike is still up for sale, so we figured we’d refresh your memory! When it comes to streetbikes, it’s harder to have much fun (at legal speeds) than when you’re riding a supermoto. For just two years and 1,700 units, Buell channeled the supermoto feel and created the XB12STT, a …

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First Year Fizzer – 1987 Yamaha FZR1000

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We continue with what’s become a Yamaha sportbike week with the Yamaha FZR1000 – predecessor to the now-ubiquitous Yamaha R1. The Fizzer was an instant classic when it was introduced in 1987. Just two years later, Cycle World named it the “Bike of the Decade”, thanks in part to a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of …