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1954 Honda Dream 4E

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Post Sale Update: This Honda Dream 4E sold for the opening bid of $10,900. We’re continuing the Honda theme today with a very old, very rare Honda Dream 4E. After WW2, the Japanese economy was in depression, and only a few manufacturers were able to survive. One of the reasons Honda was able to make it through was the revolutionary …

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1 Owner Italian – 1973 Benelli Tornado 650S

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Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this Benelli Toronado 650S sold for $3,105. Benelli is one of the very few motorcycles that has been around for over 100 years. An Italian company that has a great history in small displacement racing, the firm decided to specifically target the US and British markets with a vertical twin – the Benelli …

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Baby Blue Brit – 1996 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

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Post-Sale Update: Huh.  Despite 29 bids, this Royal Enfield Bullet 500 did not meet reserve as bidding only got up to $2,550.  We expected it would get higher, but that’s why we don’t claim to be psychics! The Royal Enfield Bullet is a classic British single that has the longest continuous production run of any bike ever – it’s been around …

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1979 Moto Morini 3 1 / 2 Strada

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The Moto Morini 3 1 / 2 is one of our favorite bikes from the 1970s. Expensive when it was released (the price point was comparative to bikes with twice the engine size), it was an incredible handler that was also capable of the ton. We’re still stunned that the 3 1/2 isn’t well known, but we aren’t surprised by …

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1962 Matchless G80

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Post Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Matchless G80 did not meet reserve at $6,850. Built for nearly 20 years, the Matchless G80 was a big, beautiful 500 single that it’s a great choice for riders who do their own work. Parts were designed to be rebuilt instead of replaced, and of the classic singles, this bike is probably the …

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1 Year Only – 2008 Suzuki B-King

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Post Sale Update: Despite 17 bids, this Suzuki B-King did not meet reserve at $6,100 on eBay. The best way to think about the Suzuki B-King is to consider it a naked version of the famous Hayabusa. Sold only for one year in the US, it features the 2nd generation, 1340cc Hayabusa engine that has been retuned for more mid-range …

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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 …