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1 of 100 – 2007 Ducati Sport 1000 Special Edition

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Post Sale Update: This Ducati Sport 1000 Special Edition did not get any action, though the BIN was lowered to $22,750. In 2007, Ducati released a limited edition of just 100 bikes, only in North America. The Ducati Sport 1000 Special Edition is one of the rarest Ducatis made in recent history, and combines modern tech with traditionally-inspired design. Specifically …

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1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special

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Post Sale Update: This Yamaha RD400F did not meet reserve at $3,800. If you missed it, another example is now available in Colorado with a Buy-It-Now price of $4,500. The Yamaha RD400F represents the last of a few key milestones in motorcycling history – it was the last two-stroke street bike sold in the United States, and it was the …

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Never Imported – Honda CBX550

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Post Sale Update: This Honda CBX550 was pulled early. The Honda CBX550 is barely known in the United States, as it was never officially imported. Released in 1983, the CBX 550 F2 sport touring motorcycle came with an air cooled, four stroke, 572cc engine with 60 horsepower at 10,000 rpm. This bike was full of innovations of the time, including …

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Lightning Strikes Twice – Buell XB12STT

In America, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Today we’re featuring two of the same bike – the Buell XB12STT Lightning. Built for only two years, this bike was a supermoto inspired version of the XB12S Lightning. As supermoto guys will tell you, that means this is the most fun bike Buell had made at the time (and they were probably right).

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1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

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Post Sale Update: After 17 bids on eBay, this Moto Guzzi V7 Sport sold for $12,883. The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is still one of the most famous Guzzis ever made. Produced in small numbers (about 3,500) for only three years, it represented a change in focus for the firm. After years of truck-like bikes such as the Ambassador and …

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Baby Interceptor – 1989 Honda VTR250

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Honda VTR250 sold for $1,800 on eBay. The Honda VTR250 was only sold in the US for three years. Despite the simple nature – a liquid cooled 250cc engine with a six-speed transmission and an inboard front disc, it’s become quite the cult bike for fans of small-displacment motors.

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1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

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Post Sale Update: AFter 41 bids, this Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts did not meet reserve on eBay at $4,650. The last two-stroke officially imported into the US, the Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts is very much a sought-after collectors bike in the US. Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped …

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2009 Bimota DB7

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Post Sale Update: This Bimota DB7 sold for $20,000 on eBay. The Bimota DB7 continues the Italian company’s ethos of building exquisite frames and bodywork around existing high-performance engines. The first letter of the model name clues you in as to where the engine came from – the “D” in DB7 stands for Ducati.

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1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition

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Post-Sale Update: After 8 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition did not meet reserve at $9,100. The Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited Edition was an absolute legend in the world of 80’s sportsbikes – a bike that deserved the 50% increase in MSRP over the regular GSXR 750. The dry clutch upgrade was a $2,000 option in itself!

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The Original Turbo – 1978 Kawasaki Z1RTC

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Post Sale Update: This Kawasaki Z1RTC sold for $10,500 on eBay. “Oh my God.” – Every Bike-urious staffer when they saw this beauty come up for sale. The Kawasaki Z1RTC has the distinction of being the ‘first’ of many things. Most importantly, it was the first turbocharged bike released into the market, kicking off the 80’s turbo bike push which …

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1973 Yamaha RD350

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha RD350 sold for $2,495. The Yamaha RD350 was an instant classic once introduced by Yamaha in 1973. An evolution of the R5, it featured the reliable two-stroke reed-valve 350cc parallel twin, which was capable of consistently dusting bikes with 750cc engines. This bike, simply put, was an overachiever.

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Last of the Breed – 1982 Ducati 900SS

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Post-Sale Update: After 34 bids on eBay, this bike sold for $32,500! The Ducati 900SS was built as a sportier version of the 860GT, it was designed to evoke a similarity to the classic 750SS Desmo. Unfortunately, bikes like the Mike Hailwood Replica were more in demand, relegating the 900SS to commercial mediocrity.

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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 …