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1978 Yamaha RD400

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In 1976, Yamaha made the RD350 a little bigger with a displacement bump up to 399cc. Thanks to 44 horsepower, the hooligan motorcycle du jour was capable of hitting the ton with a top speed of 105 miles per hour. Most people know the 400 simply for being an easier to ride upgrade over the 350, but it was also …

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1966 Ducati 250 Custom

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Post Sale Update: This custom Ducati sold for $4,100 after 7 bids on eBay in Canton, Michigan. This narrow case single Ducati was modified by the previous owner to go vintage racing, but he sold it before he finished his project and the current owner has turned it into a “street cafe racer”.

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Restored – 1975 Honda Rickman CR750 Cafe Racer

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Post Listing Update: This Rickman CR750 did not get any action at the BIN of $19,850 on eBay. The Rickman brothers made a name for themselves by building incredible frames to put (usually) Triumph motors in, but in the 70s they also expanded to building frames for Japanese bikes like the Kawasaki Z1 and the Honda CB750. This is one …

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1982 Kawasaki GPz550

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Post Sale Update: This GPz550 sold for $3,150 after 17 bids on eBay in New Berlin, Wisconsin. When Kawasaki introduced the GPz550 in 1981, it was a shot in the arm of the middleweight class. Now riders could get something fast, nimble, and sporty without having to get a big bike!

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For Charity – 2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss #269

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Post Sale Update: This Bayliss sold for $20,009 on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California. Over on the auction site we’ve got a limited edition Ducati that’s extra special because the seller is generously donating his proceeds from this sale to City Team Oakland, a nonprofit that compassionately serves the homeless and poor in need with hot meals, groceries, …

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Custom CB750 in Europe – 1973 Japauto 950 SS

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Sensing that Honda was about to take over the motorcycle industry, Christian Vilaseca expanded his family’s GM automobile dealership by founding Japauto in 1966. Thanks to the success of the CB750, Japauto quickly became Europe’s largest motorcycle dealership. So when he decided to campaign in the 1970 Bol d’Or, he wanted to race with a bike bearing his companies name …

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1980 Kawasaki Z1-R

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Post Sale Update: This Z1-R sold for $13,600 after 14 bids on eBay in Springfield, Oregon. The Z1-R is becoming one of the most collectible motorcycles to come out of Japan in the late 70s and early 80s. Most people associate the model with a lovely shade of light blue, so let’s go with one of the less common black …

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No Reserve – 2003 Aprilia Tuono Racing

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Post Sale Update: This Tuono sold for $8,936 after 27 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. Just two days ago I was talking about how excited I was to be able to share some more No Reserve bikes on the auction site, and today we’ve got another special Italian. The modern Aprilia Tuono is a perennial …

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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100

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Post Sale Update: This ZRX sold for $8,250 after 23 bids on eBay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I recently featured a ’99 ZRX with just 147 miles that got a lot of attention – especially after it sold for $12,100! So here’s one with less than 4k miles – low enough so that it’s still pristine, but high enough that …

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No Reserve – 2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312 With 5 Miles

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Post Sale Update: This MV sold for $10,807 after bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Commerce City, Colorado. It’s always cool when we can guarantee that a bike on the auction site is going to find a new home because it’s being offered with no reserve – but it’s not everyday that one of those no reserve bikes is a …