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Restored – 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R

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Considered by many classic Triumph fans as the best year of the Bonneville, the 1970 was the last year before Triumph switched to the oil-in-frame design. This one’s been restored…though the Astral Red/Silver “color scheme on the tank was accidental but the paint laid down so well that it will ride on the bike unless the new owner wants it …

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1965 Jawa Manet 100

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Post Sale Update: This Manet sold for $1,844 after 19 bids on eBay in Addison, Illinois. Built between 1958 and 1969, the Manet S-100 was a Czechoslovakian scooter built by Povazske Strojirny that was claimed to return 100 mpg (no, that’s not where the name came from). During that production run, the company became part of Jawa – 51,244 examples …

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1983 Honda CB1100F

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Post Listing Update: This CB1100F was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. It was heavy, but it was fast. In fact, when Cycle World tested the CB1100F (an evolution of the CB900F) in January of 1983, they called it the fastest stock bike they had ever tested as it was able to hit over 140 miles per hour.

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Avonaire Fairing – 1968 BMW R69S

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Post Sale Update: This R69S sold for the BIN of $22,000 on eBay in East Palestine, Ohio. From a 1962 review in Cycle World: “Whatever the BMW’s merits in a contest of speed, it is still the smoothest, best finished, quietest and cleanest motorcycle it has ever been our pleasure to ride. To be honest, we think that anyone who …

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1995 Ducati 916 Varese

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Post Sale Update: This 916 sold for $9,801 after 6 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Marina del Rey, California. Over on the auction site today we’ve got a well-modified example of one of the early 916s. The first 2,663 examples of the Ducati 916 were built at the Cagiva factory in Varese – this came about as a fire …

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Mammoth In New Zealand – 1969 Munch Mammut

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Post Listing Update: This Munch did not meet reserve despite 42 bids up to $69,999 on eBay in Warkworth, New Zealand. Considered by some to be the world’s first superbike, the Munch Mammoth (Mammut) was revealed to the world four years before Honda opened some eyes with the CB750. It was aptly named, with a 996cc four-cylinder car engine from …

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Rare Project – 1980 Honda Cabina

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Post Sale Update: This Cabina sold for $880 after 10 bids on eBay in Torrance, California. At first glance, I thought this was a BMW C1, but it turns out it’s a scoot I had never heard of before – the 50cc Honda Cabina. Designed as a personal commuter ‘which combined the excellent mobility of a motorcycle with the comfort …

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2006 Honda Big Ruckus PS250

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The Ruckus was a surprising hit for Honda, due almost entirely to the aftermarket customization that has skyrocketed around the 50cc scooter. What many people don’t know is that Honda offered a ‘full-size’ version called the Honda Big Ruckus for 4 years in Japan and 2 years in the US/Canada.

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92 Miles – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

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Post Sale Update: This BMW BCR sold for $9,600 after 29 bids on eBay in Columbia, Pennsylvania. The base model R11S was a wonderful all-around streetbike similar to the Honda VFR800. BMW went above and beyond with a couple of limited editions, including the Boxer Cup Replika as featured today. BMW created a spec series to race these bikes, and …

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New In Box – 1987 Kamasura VRX250

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Post Sale Update: This monument to deception sold for $910 after 11 bids on eBay in East Syracuse, New York. In the November 12th, 1986 issue of Cycle News (you’ll need a subscription to their archive to view it), a Southern California company called Continental Marketing announced that they were undertaking some market research of a 250cc street bike that …