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1970 Laverda 750 GT

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Laverda 750 GT got no interest at the opening ask of $15,000. Laverda was an Italian manufacturer that specialized in the production of agricultural equipment and machines. By the end of WWII, Francesco Laverda (the grandson of the founder) and his friend Luciano Zen decided to get into motorcycles. They developed their first 75cc engine in …

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Apogee “Raffale” SuperBobber — 2009 Ducati 1098R Custom

In America, Custom, Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ducati places enormous importance on the aesthetics of its machines, leading to the marque delivering some of the most gorgeous production two-wheelers available. For this reason, stripping down and customizing what’s already an objectively good-looking bike can be a bit of a controversial (if not sacrilegious) move. However this hasn’t gotten in the way of Gustavo Pena of Apogee Motorworks …

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A Pair of Two Strokes – Two 1976 Yamaha RD400s

In Japan, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: These RDs sold for $6,000 after 24 bids on eBay. With regards to road bikes, Yamaha was a great ambassador of two-stroke technology with its RD models. By 1976, Yamaha pushed its 350cc RD to 400cc, which gave it 44hp, a top speed of about 105mph, and made anyone riding it a “hooligan”. Read the interesting story …

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1980 Kawasaki Z1R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Z1R was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Kawasaki Z1R was the brainchild of Wayne Moulton, known as the “Father of the Japanese Cruiser.” His belief was that a solid motorcycle could be moderately tweaked to form four versions, one of which is a sport-tourer. So he took the KZ1000 and turned it …

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Owned by Reg Pridmore – 1998 Honda CBR1100XX

In Japan, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Super Blackbird originally sold for $4,200, but it was immediately relisted and then sold for $3,003.22 after 16 bids on eBay. From 1990 to 1996, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 was the world’s fastest production motorcycle, and Team Green benefited from all sorts of press and rider excitement about that fact. Honda decided to steal the crown, …

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2003 Honda RC51 RVT1000R SP2

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Post Sale Update: This RC51 sold for $5,000 after 1 bid on eBay. The RC51 combined Honda reliability with the joy of a V-Twin engine, beating Ducati at its own game with multiple World Superbike Championships and a AMA Championship. In 2002, Honda made some revisions to create the SP2 variant.

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1982 Honda CX500 Turbo

In Japan, Sport by Vipin ShriLeave a Comment

Who doesn’t love turbos? They just make everything better. Why? Because as Jeremy Clarkson once famously said, “exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens and you go faster“. I would strap one onto just about anything with an engine, including a motorcycle. But turbocharging bikes isn’t anything new, in fact several manufacturers beat me to it. …

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Start A Team – Pair of 2006 Ducati Sport Classic Race Bikes

In Italy, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

First unveiled in 2003 in prototype form before going into production in 2005 (as a ’06 model year), Ducati’s Sport Classic was an instant success, despite predating the current retro-craze by several years. Examples were snapped up quickly, and as the model gained instant collector’s status, used specimens saw their value trump the bike’s original MSRP. Because of the Sport …

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1 of 101 – 1999 Ducati Monster Cromo

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1999, Ducati released a special edition of the Monster. They called it the Cromo, and it was obviously named due to the distinctive tank, which was complemented by a carbon fiber rear seat cover and rear fender. It also got adjustable front forks and the high-po 74 horsepower engine. The next year, Ducati added fuel injection to the Monster …

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1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza

In Italy, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Monza sold for $6,428.28 after 23 bids on eBay. In 1973, the Italian Automobile entrepreneur Alejandro De Tomaso took control of Moto Guzzi in order to create an equivalent of his De Tomaso car brand in the word of motorcycles. De Tomaso wanted to put Italian know-how back at the front of the scene, and with …

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1993 Honda CBR900RR

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than the CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 pounds lighter than its lightest competition!

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Harley-Davidson VR1000 Tribute – 1996 Buell S1

In America, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

11-4-18 Update: Over a year later, this bike is back up for sale on a different forum with the same asking price. Find it for $10,000 here on Bad Weather Bikers. Even though it wasn’t particularly successful, the VR1000 was one of the most interesting motorcycles Harley-Davidson has ever built. This replica isn’t going to fool anyone, but if you’re …