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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.

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Duo of 1974 Dunstalls – Honda and Norton

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Post Sale Update: The Norton Dunstall did not meet reserve at $5,300, while the Honda also did not meet reserve at $3,950. Paul Dunstall is a legend in the classic motorcycling world. Originally a motorcycle racer, he set up a workshop where he turned Nortons into world-beaters with engine and cosmetic modifications. Fast forward to the 1970s, Dunstall’s business had …

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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

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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!