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No Reserve – 1993 Yamaha GTS1000

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In his review of the Yamaha GTS1000, Mark Tuttle at Rider Magazine starts with, “Remember this bike. If the forkless Yamaha GTS1000 doesn’t prove to be the forerunner of a new era in motorcycle design, it represents a missed cue of colossal proportions.” Oops.

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Monolever – 1988 BMW R100RS

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Post Listing Update: this RS did not meet reserve despite 22 bids up to $5,605 on eBay. After the “Last Edition” debacle, BMW brought back the R100RS as a Monolever (one rear shock). There were other changes as well – a slight shift in powerband for more torque and the expense of top end horsepower, lower gearing to make up …

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First Year – 1977 BMW R100RS

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Post Listing Update: This R100RS sold for $6,100 after 5 bids on eBay. The BMW R100RS arguably launched the idea of the sport touring motorcycle, but I don’t feature many non-limited edition examples just because they’re fairly common place. But did you know that the earliest examples of the legendary model were all silver/blue with blue pinstriping and blue anodized …

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1979 Moto Guzzi 1000SP

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Post Listing Update: This Guzzi did not meet reserve despite 13 bids up to $3,500 on eBay. When Moto Guzzi released the SP Spada, they debuted it with a fairing designed in their wind tunnel. I find it to be a bit goofy looking, but it results in excellent weather and wind protection. So while the SP doesn’t come up …

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1982 Laverda Mirage 1200TS

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Post Sale Update: This Mirage sold for $11,100 after 30 bids on eBay. Imported from South Africa in the early 90s, this Laverda Mirage is still rocking the international license plate. The giant aftermarket fairing and shortened exhaust detract significantly from the originality (and in my opinion, the styling), but I’m hoping the latter sounds greats with the famous 180 …

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1983 Benelli 900 Sei

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Post Sale Update: The seller added a BIN of $14,000, and that’s what this Sei sold for! 1-7-2018: Over two years later, the new owner has put about 100 miles on this beautiful Sei and is now offering it up for someone else to be the 5th owner. It has since moved across the country and is now available in …