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2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden

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

Honda built the RC51 to compete in World Superbike, and the bike earned titles in 2000 and 2002. The latter year, the RC51 also won the AMA Superbike championship with Nicky Hayden, and Honda responded in 2004 by producing a “Nicky Hayden Edition.” The changes were cosmetic only – a sticker kit, white number plates on the upper fairing and …

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1975 Kawasaki H2

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Post Sale Update: This H2 sold for $16,100 after 30 bids on eBay in Glendale, Arizona. The biggest and baddest of Kawasaki’s two-stroke triple terrors, the H2 name is so powerful that Kawi brought it back for their new supercharged sportbike.

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2019 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

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Jeff Pamer: Recently, I made a decision that I needed a new bike. So, on the web I went, but let’s face it, I was probably there already. What do we do when we’re up to date on all the things the internet has to offer in motorcycling? Well, you reach out to the other people you know that are …

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Turbocharged – 1976 Kawasaki KZ900 LTD

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Post Listing Update: This turbo’d KZ did not get any interest at the opening bid of $18,000 on eBay in Independence, Virginia. In 1976, Kawasaki unveiled a “limited edition” factory custom of their KZ900, which differed in the inclusion of pulled back handlebars, king and queen seat, fat rear tire, dual disc front brakes, Mulholland shocks, Morris aluminum spoked wheels, …

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2 Miles – 1977 Triumph Bonneville Silver Jubilee

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Post Sale Update: This Silver Jubilee sold for $12,099 after 40 bids on eBay in Mauldin, South Carolina. To celebrate the 25th year of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, Triumph built a limited edition of 2,400 Bonnevilles with silver/red/blue paint, a blue seat with red piping, some chrome, and decals on the sidecovers. Of the 2,400 bikes, 1,000 went to the US, …

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1989 Yamaha FZR1000

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Post Listing Update: This FZR did not meet reserve despite 42 bids up to $7,900 on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. The Fizzer was an instant classic when it was introduced in 1987. Just two years later, Cycle World named it the “Bike of the Decade”, thanks in part to a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of …

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In Canada – 1961 BSA Golden Flash A10

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A 646cc parallel twin, the BSA Golden Flash was the predecessor of the Super Rocket. It was available in black and chrome, but also in the gold paint scheme shown here that led to the distinctive name. Oddly enough, the gold color (called Polychromatic Golden Beige) wasn’t an option for home-market British customers.

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1980 Honda “SL750”

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No, Honda never actually made a SL750, but someone thought it would be fun to take a CB750 and make it look a bit like a SL70 had taken steroids thanks to the custom paint on the bodywork, powdercoat on the frame, spoked wheels, and dual-sport tires.

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In England – 2003 Petronas FP1

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Post Sale Update: This Petronas FP1 sold for $32,785 after 41 bids on Collecting Cars in Hampshire, England. The FP1 was the result of Sauber and Petronas coming together in late 2001 to compete in MotoGP. Their GP1 prototype was powered by a 989cc triple, but Petronas decided to instead tackle WSBK and so the engine had to be modified …