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Guess That Bike – Rare Italian Edition

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The tank logo won’t help you on this one as it’s just a sticker. Still, are the body panels and remaining paintwork enough for you to identify this rare Italian project? If it helps (it probably doesn’t), I’ll add that this company was one of the many firms of the day that outsourced engine production…

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1981 Honda Gorilla Z50J Tokyo LTD

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

The nomenclature is pretty straightforward – what’s bigger than a Monkey? A Gorilla! Honda started offering a big brother to the Monkey in 1978, though they’re very difficult to find in the US. This one’s even harder to find, as it’s a limited edition called the Tokyo Limited (they made a similar version of the Monkey). Thankfully, Cycle Refinery in …

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Charlie Mavros Estate Auction of 200+ Motorcycles

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Kyriacos “Charlie” Mavros passed away last year in a motorhome crash while en route to an AHRMA race in Carolina, and his incredible collection of motorcycles (mostly sportbikes) is being offered up with no reserve in November by J. Wood & Co. It’s a staggering list of bikes for those of you that like to go fast on two wheels.

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November Customs – 1991 Kawasaki Zephyr 750 Custom

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Last month we featured an ’83 K100-based R80GS tribute project from the UK’s November Customs, and while I was a fan of their Bavarian build, it’s got nothing on their more recent 1991 Kawasaki Zephyr custom. Inspired by endurance racers, the Japanese four-banger features modern top-shelf components including inverted (Showa) Ducati 848 forks and triples, and Triumph Thruxton 1200 wheels …

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New Auction Bike – 2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

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Today on the auction site we’ve got a Tuono Factory from the first year of APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) – an advanced suite of electronics with traction control as well as independent wheelie and launch control that perfectly complements the glorious motor. This example’s got a few goodies such as a Graves slip on pipe and OFT Stage 2 …