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Omaze Drawing – 2020 Ducati Diavel 1260

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If you’ve never heard of Omaze before, it’s a fundraising platform for nonprofits. They try to raise money by offering up interesting prizes and experiences in a raffle-style drawing. One of the current offerings is a Ducati Diavel 1260, and the proceeds to go benefit City of Hope.

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Street Legal – 1996 ATK 260LQ

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In 1995, your only option for an American-built dirt bike was ATK. So it was rather exciting when the company announced that they were debuting liquid-cooled models. The 260LQ was an interesting option, as it was a 2-stroke, street-legal enduro – this one is currently road legal in California.

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1989 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750

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On my way out to San Antonio, I spent a couple of hours (not nearly enough time) meeting the team at Cycle Refinery – I’ve got some photos and a video to put together for you when I get back home. But the short story is, I love what they’re doing, and they’ve got some lovely JDM imports that are …

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1990 Honda CB-1

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It’s been a little while since I’ve featured one of this engineering jewels, so let’s rectify that! The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.

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1980 Yamaha XV750 Flat Tracker

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

This bike’s a bit of a mystery to me. The seller makes several references to a Yamaha VR750 racer, which I’ve never heard of, and makes a suggestion: “it is not documented, but considering that there were very few VR750 based flat track bikes and engines at the race circuit, it is believed that these were a part of the …