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1997 Bimota SB6R

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9-25 Update: The seller just left a comment saying this Bimota SB6R is still up for sale, so let’s refresh your memory a bit… The Bimota SB6R was an uprated version of the SB6, Bimota’s most popular bike – though for a niche Italian manufacturer, “popular” is a relative term (only 1,300 units were produced). The SB6R was only produced …

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1 of 390 – 1994 Ducati 888SPO

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Post-Sale Update: After 5 bids on eBay, this Ducati 888SPO did not meet reserve at $7,900. The Ducati 888SPO was a limited edition of the 888 – only 390 were produced over two years. Featuring the trademark desmo valve V-Twin, this 888 produced 94 horsepower and were very much suited to track time. Though road legal, the riding position is …

1 of 300 – 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica

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Post-Listing Update: This Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica did not meet reserve at $8,200. The Aprilia RSV1000R is one of the best sportsbikes to come out of Italy in the last couple of decades, though we think it suffers a little in public perception only because it doesn’t say Ducati on the tank. No problem – Aprilia fans know what they’re …

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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R

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The Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R 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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Carbon Fiber Rarity – 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera

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Post-Sale Update: After a few unsuccessful listings on eBay, this Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera sold for an unknown price directly through the MotoCorsa dealership/website. The Aprilia RSV 1000 R was one of the best superbikes to ever come out of Italy. Back in 2004, however, Aprilia took it upon themselves to make an even more incredible version – the …

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1974 BMW R90S

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Post-Sale Update: Apparently the seller did start bidding off too high. This BMW R90S never received any bids. The BMW R90S was a revelation when it was released to the world. Though it was modest from a physical appearance standpoint, it’s top speed of 125 mph was one of the factors that made this the best sportbike of the time, …

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1991 BMW K1

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The BMW K1 was the German’s firm first attempt at a modern sport bike. Featuring distinctive 80s style bodywork that’s very reminiscent of Akira, the K1 featured a drag coefficient of .38 – the lowest ever seen on a production bike at the time.

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2 of 500 – Pair of Yamaha R1 LEs

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The Yamaha R1 LE 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 LE include an homage to Kenny Roberts and the original Yamaha …

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1 of 150 – Ducati 999S Team USA Replica

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Post-Sale Update: After 11 bids on eBay, this Ducati 999S Team USA did not meet reserve at $11,600. The Ducati 999S Team USA 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 …

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE Sport Classic

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Post-Listing Update: After 20 bids on eBay, this Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE Sport Classic did not meet reserve at $20,000. Inspired by Ducati’s race bikes of the 70s, the Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE is a beautiful limited edition and one of the most desirable modern classics to ever come out of Ducati’s factory.