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Famous Owner – 4 of Ewan McGregor’s Motorcycles

In England, Italy, Sport, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

7-17-20 Update: Three years later, the beautiful V11 Sport (VIN: ZGUKRAKR1YM112615) has found its way back to eBay. The new owner put on about 3,500 miles during his time with it, and the odometer now reads 11,349. Upgrades include LED lighting/turn signals, Rizoma reservoirs, Wilbur shock, CRG levers, Agostini exhaust, Power Commander, and the lovely Magni fairing. Find it for …

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Rare in Blue – 1999 Yamaha R7 OW02

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Yamaha R7, also known as the OW02, was a ready to race World Super Bike (WSB) racer with the necessary trimmings (lights/signals/plate) necessary to make it street legal right from the factory floor. Prices were incredible – with an MSRP of approximately $32,000, it was twice as expensive as Honda’s RC51 SP-1, but it was worth every penny for …

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#4/23 – 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio Azzuro

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This DB6 sold for $14,000 after 15 bids on eBay in Upland, California. The DB6 Delirio was a naked standard with styling unlike any other Bimota. It was powered by Ducati’s dual-spark air-cooled V-Twin, and it was the “cheapest” Bimota in the lineup, though it’s hard to call any bike cheap when the MSRP was over $30,000. …

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1994 Suzuki RGV250 Custom

In Custom, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This RGV did not meet reserve despite 9 bids up to $11,600 on eBay in Ormond Beach, Florida. 30 years ago, Suzuki built a 250 two-stroke race-replica of its Gamma V-2 racer – good for over 50 horsepower in the narrow power-band. The Suzuki RGV250 was born, and it was impressive. As MCN puts it, “back in …

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1976 Laverda SF3

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This SF3 did not meet reserve despite 24 bids up to $7,753 in Los Alamitos, California on eBay. The final version of Laverda’s SF (Super Freni = Super Brakes) lineup, the SF3 was released in 1976 and very few made it to the US. Changes from the SF2 included a disc rear brake, cast alloy wheels, and …

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1982 Honda CBX Custom

In Custom, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built by Norm Wilding, this restomodded CBX was featured at the 2019 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. Highlights of the work include a custom frame paired with several components from a 2018 Honda CBR1000RR SP: Ohlins forks and shock, Brembo brakes, and the wheels. It’s also got 6 Keihin FCR33 carbs, Woodcraft clipons, MotoGadget M-unit electrics, and a GPS speedo. Nathan and …

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1998 Yamaha R1

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This R1 sold for $10,914 in Houston, Texas on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. In my mind, there are three defining sportbikes of the 1990s – the Honda CBR900RR, the Ducati 916, and the Yamaha R1. Over on the auction site we’ve got a beautiful first-year example of the last option.

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198x NMR Honda Super Monkey

In Japan, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This NMR Super Monkey sold for $4,387 in Santa Monica, California on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. Over on the auction site, we’re handling an estate sale for someone who was clearly into small-displacement Japanese machines. There’s a lot of two-stroke repli-racers, but my favorite of the group is something I had never heard of before. Meet the Super …

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2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss Replica – 76/500

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This 1098R Bayliss was pulled off of eBay as the “item is no longer available.” In 2002, Ducati released a Bayliss rep based on the 998S. 7 years later, they did the same (honoring his third and last World Superbike Championship) but with the 1098R, this time limiting production to 150 examples in the US (500 worldwide) …

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Track Ready – 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. Available in red/white and yellow/black, either option came with Kenny Roberts’ signature on the front fairing – this one’s been prepped for track duty and …

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962 Miles – 1989 Yamaha FZR400

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Post Sale Update: This Yamaha FZR400 sold for $7,500 after 20 bids on eBay in Manassas, Virginia. At a time when Japanese manufacturers were getting increasingly aggressive and race-oriented with their 400s to compete in their domestic Formula 3 championship, Yamaha introduced the FZR400 in 1986 as a bike to be enjoyed “on twisty public roads where the customers would …