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No Reserve – 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 MkII

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One of the many highlights from my recent ride out to Texas was a stop in New Braunfels to visit Texas Two Strokes. We talked about bikes for a while and he showed me a machine that he brought back to life and was about to offer up on eBay – now it’s live and it’s being listed with no …

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No Reserve – 1977 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport

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In one of their reviews of the Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport, Cycle World said, “For the lucky few, the Morini is worth what it costs.” Considering the fact that this bike (with a 39 horsepower, 344cc engine) cost as much as a Honda CB750, it should tell you how much Cycle World enjoyed the Morini. Few were sold in …

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1990 Honda CB-1

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It’s been a little while since I’ve featured one of this engineering jewels, so let’s rectify that! The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.

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Falloon Report – 1977 Ducati 900 SD Darmah

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Post Listing Update: this Darmah did not meet reserve despite 39 bids up to $11,050 on eBay in Wainscott, New York. Stuart Parr has a hell of a motorcycle collection – several years ago he even had an exhibit for the public to enjoy some of his machines. Coming out of that collection today is a 900 SD Darmah that …

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1981 Ducati Pantah 500SL

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Post Listing Update: This Pantah did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $6,600 in Mahwah, New Jersey on eBay. One of the lesser-known bikes in Ducati’s history is the distinctively-styled Pantah 500SL, a replacement to the 350/500 parallel twins that stunk up the marketplace. They’re hard to find in original or restored condition – this is one of …

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New Auction Bike – 2002 Mondial Piega

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Post Sale Update: This Piega sold for $20,437 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. It’s been a little while since I’ve hit you with something from the new auction site, but there’s a few awesome ones that I want to alert you to this week. First we’ve got one of my favorite sportbikes of all time – …

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Restored in 2011 – 1974 BMW R90S

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Post Listing Update: This R90S did not meet reserve despite 43 bids up to $12,799 on eBay in Scottsdale, Arizona. The R90S is one of BMW’s most famous bikes, and it was an instant game-changer when it was released in 1974. With oversight from Hans Muth, this bike was built to show the world that the German firm could make …

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1971 Honda CB750

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Post Sale Update: This CB750 sold for $6,300 after 52 bids on eBay in Santa Cruz, California. I’ve featured several of Sam Ujeni’s bikes over the years as his work is very impressive – you may remember his restored CB750 that won Best in Show at this year’s Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Today’s bike isn’t pristine, but it would make an …