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Monolever – 1988 BMW R100RS

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In Germany, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

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

In Italy, Touring by Abhi1 Comment

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 …

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Start a Fleet – 16 California Police Motorcycles

In America, Germany, Japan, Touring by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The very first police motorcycle was used in 1908. Since then, police departments have phased out units on horseback in favor of units on horses of the iron variety. Police fleets often include dual-sports and other specialty scoots, but the bulk of police motorcycles are large fully-dressed tourers that are ideal for long hours in the saddle. Harley-Davidson was the …