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No Reserve – 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MkII

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This KZ sold for $17,750 after 26 bids on eBay. An evolution of the KAZ900, the KZ1000 was the fastest production bike when it was released in 1976 (as a ’77 model) thanks to its 83 horsepower, 1,015cc inline four motor. The bike might be most famous for the police variant, which gained popularity on the show …

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2013 Ducati 1199R

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If you’re a fan of racing, Ducati’s ‘R’ models hold a special place in your heart. Often designated for superbike homologation builds, ‘R’ models raise the bar for what is possible on the street. Ducati has had several R models to satisfy WSBK regulations over the years, each one more savage than the last. The 1199R offers titanium engine internals …

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Naked Panigale V4 Custom – Officine GP Design’s “Penta V4”

In Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

When Ducati first unveiled the Panigale, many thought it wouldn’t be long before the Bologna-based brand pulls the cover off a naked version of the full-faired flagship L-Twin. To the dismay of many a Ducatista, the Italian marque never opted to release a production Panigale Streetfighter…though rumors have been swirling that we may be treated to a naked version of …

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1995 Suzuki GSX-R750

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Post Listing Update: This Gixxer did not get any interest at the BIN of $3,900. The Suzuki GSX-R750 was recently added to the list of models going the way of the dinosaurs. 24 years ago, the 1995 model was going through a similar fate. Once, the GSX-R750 was King of the Superbikes. 1995 wasn’t that time, despite a recent update …

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2014 EBR 1190RX

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Post Listing Update: This EBR did not get any interest at the opening bid of $7,100. I’m a fan of Erik Buell – the man refused to let his dreams die, and while his business may have failed, there are a few EBR 1190RX models left for us to remember his genius by. 185hp comes from an 1190cc v-twin and …

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1990 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy

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Post Sale Update: This GB500 sold for $5,558 after 23 bids on eBay. Honda’s GB500 was an homage to classic British singles but there was a twist – it was reliable! The average American rider shopping for a Japanese bike at the time was more interested in the bigger supersport replicas, but the Tourist Trophy has become a cult classic.

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Nice Price – 1998 Ducati 748 w/ 890 Big Bore Kit

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ducati’s 916 range is one of the most iconic model lineups of all time. From its release, the bikes were met with near unanimous praise for their performance and drop dead gorgeous design. The Bologna brand offered full (916) and mid-sized variants of the superbike, with the smaller displacement model being the 748. The 748 debuted in ’94 and remained …

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Needs Some Work – 1972 Kawasaki H2 750

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Post Sale Update: This H2 sold for $11,703 after 16 bids on eBay. Widowmaker is a term given to vehicles with a tendency to face the wrong direction. Or, more elegantly put, vehicles in the “more power than chassis” club. In the right hands, widowmakers end up on the top step of the podium. Otherwise, they end up in the …

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2015 KTM RC390

In Austria, Less than 5k, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

The KTM RC390 graced the world in 2014 as Europe’s entry to a class that was being run by the Kawasaki Ninja 300. It offered a distinctly European approach to a lightweight sportbike and earned praise from many. In addition, it offered several their first look at KTM, who has a much bigger footprint off road. A 372cc single cylinder …

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1996 Bimota SB6R

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The Italians are good at many crafts, but coachbuilding is their thing. It doesn’t matter the engine, it just feels better draped in an Italian frame and body. The Bimota SB6R takes Suzuki’s monster GSXR-1100 engine and gives it Italian touches like a polished frame and carbon fiber accents. Paioli suspension and Brembo brakes keep the rubber on the road, …