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2002 Aprilia RS250

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s …

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1985 Suzuki GS550E

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The Suzuki GS550 is one of those bikes you might consider forgettable but in the mid 1980’s before fully faired sportbikes became the norm this middleweight was quite revolutionary when judged against the bikes that were being sold just a few years earlier. The GS550 was Suzuki’s answer to the Kawasaki Gpz550 that was a smashing sales success in the …

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One Owner – 1993 Honda CBR900RR

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The first generation of the Honda CBR900RR, affectionately known as the Fireblade, was a revolution in the large displacement sport bike market. Despite a 50% larger engine, this bike weighed just 4 pounds more than the CBR600F2. Just as important, this bike was a whopping 76 pounds lighter than its lightest competition!

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1976 Yamaha XS360

In Japan, Less than 5k, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

In a 1976 Motorcyclist review, Bob Greene calls Yamaha’s XS360 “exceeding my every expectation of handling, performance, and comfort…What Yamaha’s done here is close much of the credibility gap betwixt little bike an dbig bike, evidenced by their expensive electrics and point adjustment systems, electric starter, trick flashers, and on and on. Small only in displacement and wheelbase, Yamaha’s new …

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Rare German Find – 1964 Göricke-Werke GÖ 100/4 S

In Germany, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

9-14-21 Update: Three years later, this bike is back up for sale. The seller “borrowed” Tim’s excellent description below to complement the new set of photos – find it still in West Palm Beach, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $3,500 here on eBay. Despite existing for some 90 years, Göricke-Werke AG has only been heard of by a …

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Euro Model – 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

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American riders are well aware of the legendary Kawasaki ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica), but what may come as a surprise is that the model was offered in additional colors besides the traditional Kawi green in different markets – 1984 had Stardust Silver as an option, while 1983 had Polar White, as shown with this example.

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No Reserve – Honda Neon Sign

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Over on the auction site we’ve got an unofficial (non-licensed) neon sign of the Honda Wing logo that a Honda fan had custom built. It features two NeonPro 8kV/30mA power supplies with independent power control via a pull cord and is equipped with a sliding wall mount. The dimensions are 48” wide X 38” tall X 7” deep and it …

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1987 Honda Super Magna

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For the 1987 model year, Honda added some dragster style to the Magna to compensate for the slight displacement reduction due to the ’83 motorcycle tariff (which expired in 1988). In other markets, this generation of the Magna was offered with a 750cc engine, but Americans got a 700cc motor to get around Harley’s whining. The 700cc engine was good …

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2004 BMW R1150R Rockster

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The BMW R1150R Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint job.

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5 Miles – 2004 Moto Guzzi MGS-01

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Post Sale Update: This Guzzi sold for $49,328 after 61 bids in Seattle Washington on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. 9-11-21 Update: 7 months later and this MGS-01 is now up for sale over on our auction site – find it still in Seattle, Washington with bidding up to $27,100 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.