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1998 Ducati 916 SPS

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

A limited edition of one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made, the Ducati 916 SPS (Sport Production Special) was more than a pretty face. Thanks to upgrades to the drivetrain and chassis, this was the ultimate 916. 1,058 examples were built in 1998, and this is number 830.

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52 Miles – 1993 Kawasaki Zephyr ZR1100

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the early 90s, Kawasaki introduced the Zephyr, a retro-styled bike which emulated the legendary Z1. It was available in a wide variety of displacements but the big boy was the 1100, which utilized an evolution of the 8V DOHC air-cooled unit from the GPz1100. The hope was that you’d get modern convenience with classic looks, though the seat of …

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE

In Italy, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Around the turn of the century, Pierre Terblanche started designing for Ducati. One of his first designs was the divisive 1999 Supersport 900. It may have been hard to believe at that time that he would go on to help design one of the arguably best looking and iconic Ducati bikes of the last 20 years.

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2017 Motus MST

In America, Touring by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Motus Motorcycles were forced to shut their doors in September of 2018. Not an uncommon end to many smaller motorcycle companies, but when you take a closer look at what Lee Conn and Brian Case created, to me it’s one of the more disappointing. Their drive was to create an American made, sport touring motorcycle that would rival any on …

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1991 Honda Monkey Baja

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1991, Honda released a new variant of the Monkey/Z50R. Called the Baja, it featured rally-style dual headlights in addition to the taillight and turn signals. They were not officially sold in the US, but this example has made its way across the Pacific for you to enjoy.