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Vesco Bodied – 1975 Honda CB400F

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

8-11-2019 Update: Over 4 years later, this Vesco-bodied Honda has made its way to the Midwest, but now it needs a new owner. Find it with an unmet opening bid of $1,500 or an optimistic BIN of $10,500 here on eBay Post Sale Update: After 24 bids on eBay, this CB400F sold for $2,375. However, it was then relisted a …

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1982 Suzuki Katana GSX1100SZ

In Japan, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

So many modern motorcycle designs are either modern interpretations of a worshipped design from decades past or a straight recreation of a classic with hidden modern components. Suzuki is one of the latest to attempt it with the 2020 Katana. When the original Katana was designed in the early 80’s, there wasn’t a nostalgia market like there is today to …

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1 of 1500 – 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 2017, Ducati finally revealed the new Panigale V4 at EICMA. But the star of the show was a limited-edition variant of the new supersport, the Panigale V4 Speciale. Just 1,500 examples were built, but that wasn’t the most important number. Thanks to an Akrapovic titanium exhaust, the V4’s hp figure got bumped up by 12 to 226.

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1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

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Of all the Japanese turbo wonder bikes of the 80s, Suzuki’s effort was the rarest. Just 1,153 examples of the XN85 Turbo were built, and it had the distinction of being the first production motorcycle with a 16″ front wheel. When paired with the Full Floater rear suspension, that resulted in a machine that Motorcyclist magazine described as such: “Nothing …

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1 of 500 – 1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

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Post Listing Update: This OW01 did not meet reserve despite 37 bids up to $17,200 on eBay in Tucson, Arizona. I love the Honda RC30, but Yamaha’s corresponding homologation special makes the Honda look almost common. Just 500 examples were built worldwide, and it came with a $5,000 price premium over the Honda, as well. Both bikes were built to …