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Ending Soon – 1996 MZ Skorpion Sport

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Post Sale Update: This Skorpion sold for $2,652 including buyer’s fee on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Julian, California. The Skorpion was an example of what an international economy can achieve – a East German manufacturer brought together Japanese motors (from Yamaha) and a British design firm (called Seymourpowell) to create something that worked well on paper and on the road. …

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1984 Moto Morini K2 350

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Post Sale Update: This K2 sold for $4,250 after 13 bids on eBay in Helotes, Texas. Moto Morini’s heyday with production bikes was in the 70s with the legendary 3 1/2, but they weren’t able to retain the magic and after a decline in the 80s the company was sold to Cagiva. During that slide, they released a spiritual successor …

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2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna

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Post Sale Update: This Senna sold for $14,096 after 32 bids on eBay in Dover, New Hampshire. The MV Agusta F4 was Tamburini’s sequel to the Ducati 916, so it seems appropriate that MV also partnered with the Senna Foundation to create limited production runs of their flagship model, just like Ducati did. It didn’t hurt that Claudio Castiglioni (who …

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1986 Ducati 750 F1A

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Post Sale Update: This F1A sold for $11,800 after 41 bids on eBay in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Ducati’s last stand before being sold to the Castiglioni brothers, the 750F1A featured hand made aluminum tanks, floating rotors, and other features designed to make it a race bike for the street. Raw and uncompromising, it was slightly down on power but an excellent …

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1954 Vincent Rapide Series C

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The baby brother to the legendary Black Shadow, the Vincent Rapide was sold from 1936-55 in 3 distinct ‘Series’. The final run was the Series C, which commenced in 1949. It offered the Rapide as a base model and the Black Shadow as the higher state of tune. The Rapide’s 998cc V-twin was good for 45 horsepower – the Black …

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2 Miles – 1983 Hesketh V1000

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By 1981, England was almost irrelevant in the international game of motorcycle production. So Thomas Alexander Fermor-Hesketh (how’s that for a name?), an actual Lord and Baron who had already started a racing team, decided to start his own motorcycle company. You can guess where he got the name from – enter the Hesketh V1000.

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Still New – 2007 Bimota DB6

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One of the better model names in Bimota history, the DB6 Delirio is a naked standard that was part of Bimota’s rebirth once Roberto Comini acquired the firm in 2003. It was the “cheapest” Bimota in the lineup, though it’s hard to call any bike cheap when the MSRP was just under $30,000.

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422 Miles – 2020 Suzuki Katana

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Post Listing Update: This Katana did not get any action at the BIN of $9,999. I enjoyed my time with the new Suzuki Katana (did you see my First Ride Review), though I had serious reservations about the fuel range and the price. The range might be tough to fix, but here’s a barely-used example that you can pick up …

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269 Miles – 1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo

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Post Sale Update: This GPz750 Turbo sold for $20,700 after 22 bids on eBay in Marlborough, Massachusetts.. Sold for two model years, the GPZ750 Turbo from Kawasaki is generally considered to be the best of the 80s Japanese turbo bikes that had a brief impact in the marketplace. 112 horsepower was good enough for a 10.7 second quarter mile – …

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1 of 300 – 2002 Ducati Foggy Monster S4

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Post Listing Update: This Monster S4 sold for $8,500 after 7 bids on eBay. However, the sale fell through and it was relisted – it didn’t meet reserve with 34 bids up to $6,000. If you’re looking at the number of championships and individual race wins, Carl “Foggy” Fogarty is the most successful racer to ever rule in World Superbike. …

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2005 Aprilia Tuono R

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Aprilia launched the Tuono in 2002 as a naked version of the RSV Mille. The model was completely revised for 2005 to reflect the all-new RSV1000 and split into the base “R” and the up-spec “Factory”.

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5 Miles – 2004 Moto Guzzi MGS-01

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2-3-21 Update: 2.5 years later, this MGS-01 is still up for sale. The spare bodywork was sold off to help lower the price – find it in Seattle, Washington for $50,000 here at Seattle Used Bikes. Moto Guzzi Sport, Number 1 – that’s what MGS-01 stood for. Doesn’t matter what you called it, it was an unexpected taste of what …