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No Reserve – 2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312 With 5 Miles

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

It’s always cool when we can guarantee that a bike on the auction site is going to find a new home because it’s being offered with no reserve – but it’s not everyday that one of those no reserve bikes is a basically-new Italian classic. When it was released in 2008, this was the fastest production motorcycle in the world, …

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Restored – 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R

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Wayne Moulton has had quite a career in the motorcycling industry, including roles as President for Triumph Motorcycles America and Vetter Fairings, as well as Vice President of Kawasaki. He was known for a philosophy that “a popular motorcycle can have four different variations – a standard, a limited, a cafe racer and a touring bike.” He’s also known as …

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Two Digit Sandcast in Australia – 1969 Honda CB750

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As you probably know, the first 7,414 CB750s were built from sandcast molds before Soichiro Honda switched to a more expensive metal mold because there was clearly enough demand to justify the investment. As you also probably know, these “sandcast” bikes are now trading for crazy money. Here’s #28, and the seller states that it has all the unique features …

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Restored – 1984 KTM 495 MX

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9-7-20 Update: 5 months later, this MX is back up for sale with an unmet starting bid of $5,750 here on eBay. Available as the MX or MXC (motocross or cross-country off-roader), the KTM 495 was an absurdly fast Open class dirt bike – Rod Bush apparently took a re-geared example up to 123.75 miles per hour on El Mirage …

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1986 Honda NS400R

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In 1983, Freddie Spencer became the world’s youngest 500cc World Champion, and he did it on a Honda V3. Honda responded by releasing a 250cc production bike to commemorate the win, but it took them until 1985 to build something closer to the actual size of Freddie’s champion. That was the NS400R, and even though it gave up 100cc and …

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1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

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The XR750 is one of Harley-Davidson’s most iconic motorcycles – though it was never intended to be street legal. But what if Harley took a XR motor and shoved it in a Sportster frame? Willie G himself had a similar thought, and the XR1000 was born. It would pair the new-for-82 XLX chassis with a motor that retained the Sportster …

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In Canada – 1983 Honda NS250F

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Honda did not officially sell the NS250R in the United States, though a few have been imported through the gray market over the years. What you almost never see is the naked variant, the NS250F. Here’s one in British Columbia if you feel like bring it across the border yourself.