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1984 Laverda RGS 1000

In Italy, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Laverda RGS sold for the opening bid of $13,000. The Laverda RGS 1000 is one of the last versions of the big triple, which tamed the “peaky” Jota engine, isolated the rider from vibrations with rubber mounts from the engine, and added the half-fairing. It was a true sport tourer, best on fast roads with long …

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6-Cylinders – 1980 Kawasaki KZ1300

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Post Sale Update: After 33 bids on eBay, this big KZ sold for $6,799. The Kawasaki KZ1300 was the last (and biggest) of the 6-cylinder bikes that did not have as much of an impact on the market as companies expected. Built for 10 years, the 1,300cc engine produced over 120 horsepower, which was one of the reasons why France …

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1979 BMW R100RS Hot Rod

In Germany, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of my newest readers just let me know he bought a bike from Moto Borgotaro, which was a pleasant reminder for me to check out their updated inventory. I’ve featured a beautiful Ducati 750GT from them before, but today I’d like to highlight a beautiful custom BMW R100RS they’re looking to sell. This bike has all kinds of goodies, …

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OEM Plus – Buell 1125CR Custom

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What originally started as a Buell 1125CR has now been turned into a custom sport-tourer thanks to plenty of newer OEM Buell parts. This kind of “OEM+” upgrading tickles my fancy – it’s what my friends and I used to do with 90s Honda’s – though I can’t say our end results were as fast as this bumblebee of a …

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689 Miles – 1981 Honda CBX SuperSport

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Honda wasn’t actually the first to put a 6-cylinder powerplant in a production motorcycle – Benelli earned that honor with the 750 Sei. Thanks to the modern day Goldwing, the idea of a 6-cylinder Honda isn’t a foreign concept, but it all started with the CBX. Built in response to a horsepower war started by Kawasaki, the CBX packed all …

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Original Owner – 1982 Honda CBX

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Post-Sale Update: This CBX sold for the opening bid of $7,900. Honda wasn’t actually the first to put a 6-cylinder powerplant in a production motorcycle – Benelli earned that honor with the 750 Sei. Thanks to the modern day Goldwing, the idea of a 6-cylinder Honda isn’t a foreign concept, but it all started with the CBX. Built in response …

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2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100S

In Italy, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Ducati Multistrada 1100S sold at the BIN of $5,300. 2/27 Update: This Ducati Multistrada 1100S is now up for sale with a BIN of $5,300 here on eBay. The Ducati Multistrada (Italian for many roads) was a semi-successor to the venerable Cagiva Gran Canyon and the Ducati Elefant. A bike that didn’t fit into any sort of …

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1956 Ariel Red Hunter

In England, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 37 bids on eBay, this Ariel Red Hunter sold for $7,000. A model that lasted for nearly 30 years, the Ariel Red Hunter was the name given to a grand variety of single-cylinder engines produced by Ariel from 1932-1959.

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Black and Gold – 1978 BMW R100RS

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2-11 Update: After being relisted countless times, including some BIN offers, this BMW R100RS is back up for sale with an opening bid of $2,599. Hopefully the reserve is low enough to actually be sold this time here on eBay. The BMW R100RS was the flagship of BMW’s late 70s lineup. With the world’s first full factory fairing, it was …

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Front Heavy – 1981 BMW R65

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I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a bike with so much visual mass in the front. I’m a big fan of the BMW R65, particularly the R65LS, which was a very distinctive middle-weight tourer. But someone has taken the touring concept to the extreme with this bike, which features a Hannigan fairing, Russell Day-Long seat, hard panniers, and heated grips. …

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Subaru Boxer Power – 1984 Yamaha Venture Trike

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Post Listing Update: This interesting trike got no action at the opening bid of $5,000. The Yamaha Venture Royale was an upscale tourer designed to compete with the Goldwing. Though it was a solid motorcycle, the most exciting thing about it was that Yamaha took the engine and modded it to become the heart of the genre-shifting V-Max. Today we’re …

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1972 BSA Thunderbolt

In England, Touring by Abhi4 Comments

BSA is probably best known for their Lightning, but they also had a touring complement known as the BSA Thunderbolt. Produced from 1964-1972, the bike had two major updates through its’ life. In our eyes, the designs got uglier over time – culminating in the bike we feature today.

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34th Annual Hansen Dam All British Ride

In 3 Wheels, Cruiser, England, Off-Road, Race, Small Displacement, Sport, Standard, Touring, Vintage by Abhi2 Comments

Every year, the Southern California Norton Owner’s Club hosts a wonderful get together at Hansen Dam. The combined show and ride features decades of classic British iron – and you’re bound to see great bikes from other marques, new and old. We got an invite from a local BMW mechanic friend and couldn’t say no. As you’ve come to expect …