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2001 Aprilia Futura RST1000

In Italy, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

For many, the Aprilia Futura was poorly named – the angular design felt more “80s anime” than “bike of the future”. Still, it was a sport-tourer with an emphasis on sport, and it was powered by a motor based on the unit found in Aprilia’s repli-racer RSV Mille. Combine that with a comfortable seat and factory hard bags and you …

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No Reserve – 1972 Honda CB750

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Post Sale Update: This CB sold for $5,900 after 35 bids on eBay in Los Angeles, California. Honda’s CB750 is a decade-defining motorcycle for most, and this is a lovely example of the K2 with just 7,000 miles, 200 of which came after a mechanical rebuild with “all genuine Honda and/or NOS parts”.

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2005 Kawasaki ZRX1200

In Japan, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Do you know what to me makes Kawasaki just a bit more bad ass than other bike manufacturers? It’s the Kawasaki green, but more than that, it’s where and why that lime green started to be sprayed on their bikes. In 1969 at Daytona Raceway, there was a superstition that was taken very seriously; you don’t race green bikes. So, …

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1958 Velocette Venom

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Post Listing Update: This Venom did not meet reserve despite 17 bids up to $10,000 on eBay in Armada, Michigan. The Velocette Venom will always be in the history books because a factory-prepped example set a world record as the first bike to average over 100 miles per hour in a 24 hour period. 5,721 Venoms rolled off the assembly …

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2016 Triumph Thruxton R

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

For 2016, Triumph gave the Thruxton a well-deserved update with a 41% bump in power (up to 98), standard ABS, a 17 pound diet, and a styling update. New for 2016 was also the introduction of the “R” model, which lost a further 6 pounds, got a steeper rake, fully adjustable suspension (Showa fork/Ohlins shocks) and upgraded brakes (Brembo front, …

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5 Miles – 1986 Bimota DB1

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Post Listing Update: This DB1 did not meet reserve despite 10 bids up to $18,100 on eBay in Willoughby, Ohio. The Bimota DB1 is a critical bike in Bimota’s history – in fact, it’s credited with saving the company from near-certain bankruptcy. Two pieces of curved fiberglass came together to create the distinctive pearl white bodywork surrounding a Ducati 748cc …

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2009 Suzuki SV650

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This SV was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Suzuki SV650 is like the modern day Honda CB750. 700cc standard bikes are common these days, but 10 years ago the choices were limited to the Ducati Monster and the Suzuki SV650. Suzuki’s 645cc V-twin has since been written in trackday folklore, eventually becoming stuck …

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Original Owner – 1975 Triumph Trident T160

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Trident T160 is one of motorcycling’s great “what ifs”. Its T150 predecessor debuted as a 1969 model to lots of excitement from Triumph fans who wanted to see how the British firm would fight back against Honda’s CB750. It did not go well. Classic British Motorcycles notes that the Trident was doomed by “the combination of bad timing (it …

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1 of 23 – 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio Azzuro

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Post Listing Update: This DB6 did not get any interest at the opening bid of $25,000. 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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1984 Suzuki GS1150EF

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Suzuki didn’t start producing 4 stroke engines until 1976 when they released their first GS model, the 750. Before that, the company strictly made two-stroke machinery, and were the last of the Japanese manufacturers to begin producing 4-stroke engines. They patterned, a nice way of saying borrowed, their 4-cylinder engine from Kawasaki, more specifically the Z1 900. Kawasaki separated themselves …