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1967 Ducati Monza 250

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8/24 Update: Though the last auction reports the bike was sold at $5,000, it seems this Ducati Monza has been relisted. Find the new auction here on eBay. The Ducati Monza is the most common of the 250 singles from the Italian manufacturer, though in Ducati’s case, “common” is a relative term. Some Ducatistas thumb their noses as the narrowcase …

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1968 Suzuki S32-2 Olympian

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted twice on eBay, this Suzuki S32-2 sold for just $950.  What a steal! The Suzuki S32-2, also known as the Olympian, was a 150cc 2-stroker twin with dual carbs, a 4-speed transmission, toaster tank, and most surprisingly to us, an electric starter. Though the speedo goes to 100mph, you shouldn’t expect to top 80 …

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1998 Bimota Mantra DB3

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Post Sale Update: This Bimota Mantra DB3 did not meet reserve at $7,000.01, having attracted 11 bids. The Bimota Mantra, to put it bluntly, is probably the ugliest motorcycle to come out of the Rimini company’s doors. With that said, we love that they took a chance – you may never see a bike that looks like this again.

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1983 Honda CX650T Turbo

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Post Sale Update: We can’t believe it, but after 38 bids on eBay, this Honda CX650T sold for $15,100!  Wow. In 1982, Honda introduced its first production turbocharged motorcycle, the CX500T. The next year, they bumped up displacement to form the Honda CX650T, one of today’s featured bikes. While Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha all also offered turbo’d competition, but Yamaha …

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2004 BMW R1150R Rockster

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Post Sale Update: This BMW R1150R Rockster is no longer available. The BMW R1150R Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint …

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1955 FB Mondial 200 Super Sport

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Post Sale Update: After 9 bids on eBay, this FB Mondial 200 SS sold for $6,375. The FB Mondial 200 SS (also known as the Super Sport) was one of the few street bikes developed by the niche Italian manufacturer. Specializing in high performance, small displacement bikes, FB Mondial hand built most of their motorcycles, resulting in production numbers between …

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1961 BMW R69S

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Post Sale Update: After 33 bids, this BMW R69S sold for $9,100 on eBay. The BMW R69S, produced from 1960 to 1969, was BMW’s sportbike of its day. With 42 horsepower, it was by far the most powerful bike BMW made at the time. You had to pay to play ($1,564 in 1966), but that extra money bought you one …

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63 Years, 168 Miles – 1950 Matchless G9

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Post Sale Update: After 4 bids on eBay, this Matchless G9 did not meet reserve at $10,101 The Matchless G9, almost identical to the AJS Model 20, were built produced for 10 years starting in 1948, and represent Associated Motorcycles’ attempt to produce the heavyweight parallel twins that seemed to be coming out of every British motorcycle company during the …

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1960 Velocette Viper

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The Velocette Viper was the little brother of the Velocette line, and the focus of our first international feature! Though it was never as popular as the Venom or Thruxton models, the 350cc-powered Viper still stayed in production for nearly 15 years.

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1995 MZ Silver Star

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Post Sale Update: Not much of an update, as there were no bids on this MZ Silver Star. The MZ Silver Star is an interesting and very rare “classic” styled bike with a single cylinder, four stroke, 494cc engine. This thumper produces 34 horsepower, which isn’t a large amount – but it’s only carrying around 322 pounds of bike.

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1949 Indian Scout 249

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Post-Sale Update: After 14 bids on eBay, this Indian Scout 249 sold for $5,500. The Indian Scout 249 was one of the last bikes made by Indian before it eventually went out of business in 1953. To be fair, Indian was on its deathbed since 1945, when Ralph Rogers bought a controlling interest and discontinued traditional Indian bikes like the …

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1 of 50: 2003 Moto Guzzi LeMans Rosso Corsa

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Post Sale Update: This Moto Guzzi LeMans Rosso Corsa failed to get any bids on eBay at a starting bid of $6,500. The Moto Guzzi LeMans Rosso Corsa is a rare version of an already rare bike. Only 50 of the Rosso Corsa editions were brought to the United States. Based on the previous generation of the venerable LeMans, this …

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1994 Honda Pacific Coast

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Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this Honda Pacific Coast sold for $6,500. The Honda Pacific Coast was considered a radical bike when it debuted, designed specifically for the US market (and named after the PCH). With its integrated trunk, unique bodywork, and automotive-like instrumentation, the Pacific Coast was marketed towards white-collar professionals as an easy daily rider.

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1986 Moto Guzzi Lario V65

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Post Sale Update: This Moto Guzzi Lario V65 sold on eBay for $2,150. The Moto Guzzi Lario V65 was almost like a baby LeMans, but it was one of the fastest pushrod 650cc bikes ever built. Capable of nearly 125mph, it at one point broke multiple Land Speed Records, and the distinctive bodywork made this MG stand out.

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1971 Suzuki T350 Rebel

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Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this bike sold for just $995. The 1971 Suzuki T350R was an evolution of the Suzuki T350 that had been introduced in 1969. Despite the name, this bike was actually powered by a 315cc parallel twin 2-stroke engine that was capable of reaching 60mph in just over 6 seconds, and was actually capable …