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NOS Flying Dragon Bodywork – 1973 Honda CB350

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Bike-urious reader Bob Kelly has established himself as quite an expert on the Honda’s Flying Dragon bodywork – and he’s offering up a CB350 with a NOS set! In ’72 and ’73, you could order an incredible set of alternate bodywork for CL350 or CL450 models – an idea that came from Honda’s paint department because they figured these crazy …

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1980 Kawasaki Z1-R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Z1-R is becoming one of the most collectible motorcycles to come out of Japan in the late 70s and early 80s. Most people associate the model with a lovely shade of light blue, so let’s go with one of the less common black models (the 1980 color) today.

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No Reserve – 2003 Aprilia Tuono Racing

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Just two days ago I was talking about how excited I was to be able to share some more No Reserve bikes on the auction site, and today we’ve got another special Italian. The modern Aprilia Tuono is a perennial shootout winner, but one of my favorites of the model goes back to the beginning – the limited production Tuono …

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Turbo Diesel Custom – 1985 Suzuki GS450

In America, Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Sparks Motors is the shop behind the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. When the builder/seller of this bike (Sam Turner of Head Turner Customs) was hired there, he decided to create a diesel-powered motorcycle on his personal time. Highlights include a 20 horsepower, 1,100cc agricultural water pump diesel engine with a custom tube frame chassis and art-deco inspired design. In …

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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100

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I recently featured a ’99 ZRX with just 147 miles that got a lot of attention – especially after it sold for $12,100! So here’s one with less than 4k miles – low enough so that it’s still pristine, but high enough that you wouldn’t feel bad about taking it for a rare spin, right?

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1972 Yankee Z500

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the early 70s, John Taylor of Schenectady, New York started building the Yankee Z500, an American dual-sport designed to compete with the best bikes coming out of Europe. Yankee Motor Company started by importing machines from OSSA, the Spanish off-road powerhouse, and then moved to modifying OSSA engines in their own custom frames. Eventually, they combined two OSSA 250cc …