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Award Winning Sandcast – 1969 Honda CB750

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This sandcast CB sold for $25,000 after 1 bid on eBay in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As you probably know, the first 7,414 CB750s were built from sandcast molds before Soichiro Honda switched to a more expensive metal mold because there was clearly enough demand to justify the investment. As you also probably know, these “sandcast” bikes …

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1 of 30 – BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport

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Post Sale Update: This R100S Exklusiv Sport sold for $4,906 after 24 bids on eBay in Mahomet, Illinois. The BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport was one of the many examples of BMW throwing a special paint job on the last models in a given run to help with sales. In this case, though, BMW used vinyl stickers for the cosmetic facelift. …

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1980 Ducati 900SS

In Italy, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

I really love Ducati’s both new and old, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m currently equipped to own one. So, I resign myself to searching them out for sale, and then writing about them. Admittedly, it could be a lot worse. It seems that every time I look at a Ducati that I’m thinking on writing about, I muse, …

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New Auction Bike – 1984 Yamaha RZ500

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Post Sale Update: This RZ sold for $14,500 plus buyers fees. Thanks to all of you for your comments and questions about the bikes up for sale at Iconic Motorbike Auctions! This one’s a fun one as it’s our first submission from outside of the state – and it’s a hell of a bike!

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Ending Soon – 1973 Kawasaki H1 Mach III

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Post Listing Update: This H1 did not meet reserve despite 40 bids up to $6,300 on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. The H1 Mach III was easily the fastest 500cc bike around when it debuted, and it quickly garnered a reputation for being unbeatable in a straight line and unmanageable otherwise. 50 years of stories may have led to some exaggeration …

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High Pipe Hustler – 1970 Suzuki T250

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1969, Suzuki unveiled the successor to their popular Super Six T20 – the T250 Hustler. It took all the good parts of the T20 and added sleek styling in addition to an upgraded motor. The original was more newsworthy, but the T250 was arguably a better bike. There was also a variant with a high exhaust pipe, and that’s …

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No Reserve and CA Plated – 1995 Honda RVF400

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Post Listing Update: This RVF400 sold for $8,600 after 46 bids on eBay in San Jacinto, California. MCN called the Honda RVF400 (also known as the NC35) “a pin-up race replica that had sports bike fans dribbling down their paddock jackets in the mid-nineties.” A 400cc little brother of the RC45, the NC35 is still an enjoyable ride today thanks …

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1969 Triumph Trident T150

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Post Sale Update: this Trident sold for $8,500 after 13 bids on eBay in Pleasanton, California. In 1963, a development engineer at Triumph named Doug Hele suggested that the British firm build a flagship motor which would utilize three cylinders, but it took until 1968 and the looming 750cc Honda inline four before US riders got to ride the Trident …

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Eddie Lawson Rep – 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

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Post Listing Update: This ELR did not meet reserve despite 8 bids up to $12,010. One of 750 ever built, the Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica) was a limited edition homage to the mount of Eddie Lawson, 4x winner of the World Championship (among many other titles). It was aggressively set up, and with the exception of subpar shocks, …