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Ending Soon – 2006 Kawasaki ZZR600 With Zero Miles

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1995, Kawasaki replaced the ZX-6 with the ZX-6Ras their top-of-the-line 600cc sportbike. But they kept the ZX-6 around as a cheaper option that was a better all-around bike. In 2004, the model got a name change to ZZR600, and then in 2005 Kawi pulled off the generational gap again – they took the ’04 ZX-6R (which had been replaced …

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1985 Safari 300MT Turbo

In Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Motor Bike Imports of Pennsauken, New Jersey was founded in 1964, and they created the Safari name to distribute a range of mopeds built by companies in Italy including Rovet and MZV. For the 1978 model year, Safari debuted two new models with top tanks – they were called the 300MT and 400MT, where MT stood for “Motorcycle Tank.” It …

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Original Owner – 1964 Fuji Rabbit 90 S-202

In Japan, Scooter by AbhiLeave a Comment

Japan’s first scooter was built in 1946 by Fuji. Called the Rabbit S-1, it was released six months before Vespa’s first model. The Rabbit was the name given to Fuji’s scooter lineup, and it ranged from the top-of-the-line Superflow down to the S-202 which was later introduced as an entry-level offering for those who just needed cheap transportation.

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No Reserve – 1999 ATK 490 Enduro

In America, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

By sleeving down their 605, ATK created a 490 lineup around a belt-driven Rotax motor that included a XC (cross country), dirt tracker, and enduro models. Each bike was equipped with serious hardware – Paioli forks, Ohlins PDS shock, Excel wheels, Pro Taper bars, SuperTrapp muffler, and even billet hubs and triple clamps.

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2003 Honda RC51 SP2

In Japan, Less than 5k, Race by AugustLeave a Comment

Author: August. If there is one bike I have a lot of experience with it is the RC51. I bought my first one late in 2004, it was a 2003 model that was very clean and had some nice mods, I had never ridden one, but I knew it was special and I knew I wanted it. At $9,000 it …

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130K Miles – 1989 Yamaha FZR400

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

At a time when Japanese manufacturers were getting increasingly aggressive and race-oriented with their 400s to compete in their domestic Formula 3 championship, Yamaha introduced the FZR400 in 1986 as a bike to be enjoyed “on twisty public roads where the customers would actually be riding and enjoying them.” The US got it in 1988, and many riders preferred it …

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In Canada – 2009 Yamaha MT-01

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Blackfoot Motorsports in Calgary, Alberta is selling off their collection of motorcycles (including the DR800 we recently shared), and one of the more interesting finds is a Yamaha MT-01 – the original “Master of Torque.” The MT-01 was never officially sold in the US. But other lucky markets were able to buy it between 2005 and 2012, and it was …

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1986 Moto Morini Camel

In Dual-Sport, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Moto Morini Camel was an incredibly rare dual sport built to capitalize on the dual sport craze that flared up as the Paris-Dakar rally got popular. The Camel featured a 500cc V-Twin – its little brother, the Kanguro, got a 350cc engine.