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1 of 148 – 1996 Bimota BB1 Supermono

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Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Bimota Supermono sold for $8,500. Ever looked at a BMW F650 Funduro and thought “I really hope an Italian company takes the engine out of that bike and makes a sportbike out of it?”. Turns out you weren’t the only one. The Bimota BB1 utilized the Rotax-developed 652cc thumper – an engine …

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1 Owner – 1980 Honda CBX Super Sport

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We’ve featured Honda’s classic six-cylinder bruiser several times before, but this one stands out as it’s had just one owner in a 34 year long life. Take care of the minor valve cover oil leak, enjoy the Corbin seat, and keep adding to the 38,544 miles. Find this Honda CBX Super Sport for sale in Mercer, Pennsylvania with an opening …

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Rock Store Photos

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For years, Paul Herold of Rock Store Photos has been making riders on the Snake look good thanks to excellent skills behind the lens. Check out his site for great photos of interesting bikes being used as they should be! And make sure you stop by and say hi to him when you’re running the Snake, he’ll be sure to …

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1965 Gilera 202 Super

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Post-Listing Update: This Gilera 202 Super did not meet reserve at $2,750. Founded in 1909, Gilera produced several small displacement racers until it was bought by Piaggio in 1969. One of the many street bikes built to help fund racing efforts was the Gilera 202 Super, an over-square thumper that features a lovely paint scheme on the tank.

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For a Good Cause – 1976 Kawasaki KZ900

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The Kawi KZ900 (successor to the Z1) was designed to be a “super-cruiser”, a reliable large-displacement bike that could go fast but also tour well. The end result was a 82 horsepower bike that was capable of hitting 120. Check out Motorcycle Classics if you want to learn more about the KZ900 and how successful it was as the “Son …

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Featured First – 1960 Greeves Ranger

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Post-Listing Update: This Greeves Ranger did not meet reserve at $3,415. Founded by Bert Greeves, the Greeves motorcycle company started when Bert was mowing his lawn and thought of mounting a lawnmower engine to the wheelchair of his disabled cousin to help with mobility. That led to a government contract, and Bert was inspired by his success to start building …

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1982 Laverda Jota 120

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 13 bids getting up to $9,100, this Laverda Jota 120 did not meet reserve on eBay. Laverda had been enjoying some decent success with its 3C model, a 1,000cc triple that provided more power than the twins it succeeded with minimal extra weight. The British importer of Laverda, Roger Slater, suggested they create a high-po version – …

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1986 Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf

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Introduced in 1983, the RG-Gamma series spanned displacements between 250 and 500cc – but the cream of the crop was the Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf – a bike made for just two years and only sold in Suzuki’s home market of Japan. None of them were officially exported. A replica of the race bike, it was full of the …

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Ducati 350 Desmo Racer

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Here’s an interesting example of a vintage racer built to compete in AHRMA 350cc: high 30s horsepower to the rear wheel, RPM cut off of about 10K, and classic Ducati history. With the frame from a Ducati Jupiter, a mid ’60s 450cc Desmo that’s been destroked, and lots of racing upgrades, this bike is ready for you to compete with. …

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Video Intermission – Ichiban Moto

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Ever feel like the world of cafe racers is a little too full of people who have no idea what they’re doing? Then you’ll get a kick out of Ichiban Moto, who’s creating a series of videos on how to build a cafe racer that parodies some of the common trends on Do The Ton, the biggest internet community for …

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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R

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The Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1-R was the brainchild of Wayne Moulton, known as the “Father of the Japanese Cruiser.” His belief was that a solid motorcycle could be moderately tweaked to form four versions, one of which is a sport-tourer.

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1964 Ducati Falcon 80

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Post-Listing Update: After not getting any action at $4,800, this Ducati Falcon was relisted at $4,600…where it still got no bites. One of the smallest Ducati’s of all time, the Ducati Falcon 80 has been ignored by most fans. A recent episode of the History Channel show American Restoration brought up awareness of the little Falcon, though the final asking …