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Ending Soon – 1973 MV Agusta 750S

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Post Listing Update: This 750S did not meet reserve despite 14 bids up to $41,600 on eBay in New York, New York. Earlier this week I shared a Magni Sport 1200S from the Stuart Parr Collection – it was built to look like the iconic MV Agusta 750S. Well, turns out Stuart’s also got one of those, and he’s putting …

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1962 Ducati 200GT

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When Ducati introduced the 200 Elite in 1959, it was their largest-displacement motorcycle. Three years later, Ducati created the 200GT – it lost the jelly bean tank for the larger one from the Diana and was more of an overall street bike than a racer with practicalities like valenced fenders as well as full tool box and air box enclosures.

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1 of 50 – 2017 Indian Scout FTR750

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Back in 2017, Indian returned to professional flat track racing after a 6 decade hiatus. They absolutely dominated the American Flat Track (AFT) Championship, securing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the overall standings. AFT rules stipulate that the motors used in competition have to be based on production designs, so Indian created a limited run of 50 Scout FTR750s for …

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Rare in the US – 1988 Cagiva Tamanaco

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Never officially imported to the US, the Cagiva Tamanaco was a diminutive dual-sport that looks like an absolute blast. Look at the stickers on this thing! “Fun & Function”, “Soft Damp”, “Twin Cooler”. In this case, the seller’s even added a couple of stickers of his own, such as a “BRAAAAP” on the inside of the right side hand guard.

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1999 Honda RS250R NX5

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Both Honda and Aprilia offered two-stroke sport bikes under the model name of “RS250”, but the Japanese variant was much more aggressive as it was a production racer available directly from the factory. It was first made available to privateer racers in 1985, going through four different generations until exiting Honda’s lineup in 2009.

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300 Miles – 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1M

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Post Listing Update: This R1M did not meet reserve despite 24 bids up to $18,100 on eBay in Stuart, Florida. The Yamaha R1M is the closest thing to a race rep that Yamaha has put out in many years – and 2019 was the last year of the debut model – 2020 brings some updates (Euro 5 emissions, ride-by-wire that …

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Street Legal – 1982 Ducati 750 TT1

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Post Sale Update: This TT1 did not meet reserve in the auction, but it sold afterwards on the Iconic Motorbike Classifieds for $30,800 including buyer’s fees. On the auction site we’ve got a beautiful TT1 owned by Michael Woolaway, the Design Director at Deus Ex Machina’s Venice location. He built it to compete in the Isle of Man this year, …

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2000 Magni Sport 1200S

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Post Listing Update: This Magni Sport 1200S did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $11,600 on eBay in New York, New York. An Italian with the heart of a Suzuki Bandit 1200, the Magni Sport 1200S had Bimota-like potential but it underwhelmed both from a performance and a sales standpoint.

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Picture Intermission – The Daniel Shoenwald Collection

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Even though it was a Saturday morning, Nathan and I were excited to be outside of a nondescript office building in Camarillo, California. Why? Because it was the office of ADVANCED Motion Controls, a company co-founded by Daniel Shoenwald in the 80s. OK, that’s not particularly exciting – but Mr. Shoenwald has tucked away a staggering collection of motorcycles in …