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1966 Benelli 125

In Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

One of the many bikes sold under the Benelli/Montgomery Wards Riverside partnership, this 125 is claimed to be great running low mileage example complete with the original black license plate. With the exception of some clubman bars and levers, it’s very stock. Find this Baby Benelli for sale here on Moto Guzzino in California for $2,995.

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Custom Honda CX650 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Japan by Abhi8 Comments

Built by retired master tech Kevin Murphy, this bike is based on a CX650 Turbo frame that has been joined with the front frame section of a GL500. That’s combined with suspension from a CBR954RR and the gas tank and exhaust system from a European-market GL650. Lots of different Honda parts came together to make this pleasant custom which sort …

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Brand New – Mondial Piega 1000

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

A niche Italian manufacturer that specialized in high performance, small displacement bikes between the 40s and the 70s, Mondial made their name with World Championship road racers in the 50s, and motorcycles like the Mondial 200 Super Sport. The company went out of business in 1979, but was brought back to life in 2000 by a Italian newspaper tycoon, and …

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Meet a Reader – Barry Baxter

In Interview by Abhi3 Comments

Like a surprising amount of Bike-urious readers, Barry Baxter is an accomplished pilot, with all kinds of licenses and tickets (commercial, instrument, multiengine, helicopter, aerobatics, and instructor). He’s flown over 100 different types of aircraft and has over 4,000 hours of flying time. I don’t know what it is about pilots and motorcycles, but they sure do seem to go …

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Auction Preview – Bonhams Grand Palais Paris

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So the giant auctions in Vegas have come and gone, but the circuit keeps going. In two weeks (February 5th), Bonhams is having an auction in Paris with some very cool motorcycles up for sale. As usual, here’s some of my favorites. This time I’m highlighting 7 – not necessarily what I think are the best buys, but rather bikes …

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2005 Benelli Tornado Tre

In Italy, Sport by Abhi3 Comments

Benelli was one of the many companies that struggled to survive the onslaught of Japanese competition, starting all the way back in the 60s. As years passed, Benelli was bought and sold several times until production was shut down and the company was merged into Moto Guzzi in 1988. 2002 marked the return of Benelli, with their first new bike …

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1974 Laverda 750 SF2 Custom

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Laverda 750 SF2 was not particularly impressive on paper: just 65 horsepower out of 744cc at a time when the “Superbike” category was getting into full swing. But it’s an attractive bike – some think it’s better looking than its bigger brother triple.

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Meet a Reader – Steve Gross

In Interview by Abhi2 Comments

I first met Steve Gross when he left a comment on a BSA Victor I featured – he noticed that it was being offered by a famous seller. A few emails later, it was clear he had some great stories and was very entertaining – the story about the bedliner R1200GS never fails to make me laugh. I thought you …

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Meet a Reader – Steve Ross

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Steve Ross is an absolute gearhead – once you hear about his collection, you’ll understand why I’m so excited to have him as a reader. After I featured a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport for sale a few weeks ago, Steve added some wise words in a comment that made me think he was worth hearing more from. So I pinged …

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Interview – George Dockray

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Back in July, I featured a drop-dead gorgeous custom Moto Guzzi. It was a mix between a cafe racer and an endurance racer replica, and it’s one of the coolest Guzzi’s I’ve ever seen. The builder/owner, George Dockray, ended up reaching out to discuss this bike and some of his other motorcycles. I instantly knew that he was someone that …