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New Auction Bike – 1998 Honda CBR900RR Erion

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The CBR900RR was a game changer for motorcycles when it was introduced in the early 90s. Honda released the 4th generation in 1998, but that coincided with Yamaha’s generational leap of the R1. Still, the Honda had earned itself a loyal following, and this example is a treat thanks to the Erion Racing-inspired livery.

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1981 Honda Gorilla

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

If you’ve been following this site for a while, you’re more than familiar with the Honda Monkey. But did you know that starting in 1978, Honda made a bigger brother called the Gorilla? There were no folding-to-fit-in-a-trunk pretensions, it was just a small motorcycle with an excellent name! They’re incredibly difficult to find in the US, but here’s one waiting …

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2007 Ducati SportClassic GT1000

In Italy, Standard by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Did anyone see the Tron Sequel from 2010? I saw it in the theater with my son in 3D, and I loved it. Then the critics panned it, and the movie ended up being kind of a flop. They even cancelled plans for a follow-up movie. I stand by my original feelings. It’s a fun, if flawed movie. What wasn’t …

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Vesco Bodied – 1975 Honda CB400F

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8-11-2019 Update: Over 4 years later, this Vesco-bodied Honda has made its way to the Midwest, but now it needs a new owner. Find it with an unmet opening bid of $1,500 or an optimistic BIN of $10,500 here on eBay Post Sale Update: After 24 bids on eBay, this CB400F sold for $2,375. However, it was then relisted a …

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1982 Suzuki Katana GSX1100SZ

In Japan, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

So many modern motorcycle designs are either modern interpretations of a worshipped design from decades past or a straight recreation of a classic with hidden modern components. Suzuki is one of the latest to attempt it with the 2020 Katana. When the original Katana was designed in the early 80’s, there wasn’t a nostalgia market like there is today to …

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Video Intermission – Petrolicious – 1967 Bultaco Metralla 250 Mk2: Rolling Myth

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When it was released, the Metralla Mk2 was the fastest two-stroke motorcycle you could buy. It held that title for a short time – you should check out Mat Oxley’s book Stealing Speed to learn why two-stroke development was at a fever pitch during this decade – but even as other companies built faster bikes, the Metralla was still fantastically …

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Gift Intermission – OddBike Merch

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One of my favorite motorcycle websites is Jason Cormier’s OddBike, in which he ‘obsesses over weird motorcycles from around the world.’ His work is impeccably researched, and it’s a great place to learn about two-wheeled oddballs. Whenever I feature a bike for sale that Jason has covered, I make it a point to share his thoughts.