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1987 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE

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Post Sale Update: AFter 7 bids on eBay, this Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE did not meet reserve at $3,050. The Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE (Special Edition) was a limited run of motorcycles based on the Series II Le Mans 1000. Built in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of the V7, it has evolved …

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Company Saver – 1986 Bimota DB1

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Post-Sale Update:  After being relisted, this Bimota DB1 sold on eBay for $29,999. The Bimota DB1 is a critical bike in Bimota’s history – in fact, it’s credited with saving the company from near-certain bankruptcy. Two pieces of curved fiberglass came together to create the distinctive pearl white bodywork, surrounding a Ducati 748cc engine.

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Babyblade – 1994 Honda CBR400RR

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted several times, this Honda CBR400RR was pulled off eBay after not meeting reserve at $2,800. The Honda CBR400RR was a baby sportbike produced only for Japan for about 15 years. While Americans associate the Fireblade name with large displacement sportbikes like the CBR900RR featured on Bike-urious previously, in other countries you could get varying …

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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 …