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Still New – 2019 Suzuki SV650X

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A couple of years ago, I got some quality time with the Suzuki SV650X and I came away quite impressed. I found it quite enjoyable to ride with a slightly underwhelming suspension but nothing unreasonable at the MSRP of $8,399. Here’s a leftover model that a dealer’s got for $5,999 (plus fees), and that seems like a screaming deal if …

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2002 Aprilia Tuono Limited

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The Aprilia Tuono is a motorcycling legend now, but it was rolled out in many small stages. It started as as a limited run of a Streetfighter kit for the Falco in 2001, and the following year Aprilia officially created the Tuono (officially called the Tuono Mille RSV-R Limited) with 135 built in the first run and then an unknown …

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1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

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Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. They were also one of the last street-legal two-strokes available in this country. The ’85 RZ was available in red/white and yellow/black – either option …

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Unrestricted – 1991 Suzuki RGV250

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Post Sale Update: This RGV250 sold for $10,200 after 16 bids on eBay in Mechanicsville, Virginia. When Suzuki introduced the RGV250, it was a revelation. MCN put it thusly: “back in the day 250cc race replicas were the sharpest handling, most frenzied, maddest things you could buy on two wheels. Nowadays the RGV250 is a modern classic and is probably …

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1988 Ducati Paso

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Post Sale Update: This Paso sold for $2,600 including buyer’s fee on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. Released in 1986 and named after racer Renzo Pasolini, the Ducati Paso was a bike created from odd beginnings. Built when Ducati was owned by Cagiva, this bike was designed to compete with the up and coming Japanese superbikes of the …

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2004 Aprilia RSV1000 Nera

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Post Sale Update: This Nera sold for $12,500 after 717 bids on eBay in Byron, California. In the early 2000s, Aprilia decided to launch the “Dream Series” of motorcycles and scooters – limited edition variants of their already-impressive machines. At the time, the Italian firm’s highest performing bike was the RSV1000R, so that’s what they used for the platform of …

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1996 Kawasaki Ninja 600

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Post Sale Update: This Ninja sold for the BIN of $3,950 on eBay in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut. It might have been the mid 90s, but Kawasaki’s Ninja 600 was still looking like a monument to the 80s – especially with liveries like this one.

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No Reserve – 1976 Kawasaki KZ900

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Post Sale Update: This KZ sold for $11,603 after 25 bids on eBay in Columbia, South Carolina. The successor to the Z1, Kawasaki’s KZ900 was sold as a reliable big bike that could tour or go fast maybe even doing both at the same time! Here’s one that’s guaranteed to sell as it’s being offered with no reserve.