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Ready to Race – Indian FTR750

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In 2019, Estenson Racing switched from the Indian FTR750 to the Yamaha MT-07 in their pursuit of victories in the American Flat Track Twins class. This looks to be one of their ex-racers, which was likely ridden by Jake Johnson, JD Beach, or Kolby Carlile.

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Motobi Tribute – 1972 Benelli Sport Special Custom

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Post Sale Update: This Benelli sold for $4,300 after 11 bids on eBay in State College, Pennsylvania. Benelli and Motobi merged in 1962, and the resulting company performed a GM-esque bit of brand engineering by offering up similar bikes under different names. One of those pairings was the Benelli Super Sport (also known as the Sport Special in Europe) and …

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Ex-MotoGP in England – 1993 ROC Yamaha YZR500

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As Mat Oxley argues in this piece called The Day MotoGP Nearly Died, ” the early 90s were the “nadir” of premier-class motorcycle racing. “The reasons for the empty grids were simple: there was no money, there were no bikes and the bikes that were there kept hurling their riders to the ground and breaking their bones. Too many riders …

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Zero Miles in Canada – 1995 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R

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Introduced in 1994, the ZX-9R was Kawi’s response to the instant classic Honda CBR900RR. It made a bit more power but it could not compete on weight, and Kawasaki lagged behind in sales. Weight won’t be an issue with this one, as I doubt it’s ever going to get ridden – the odometer shows less than 1 kilometer on it!

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1976 Penton KTM Hare Scrambler 250

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Post Sale Update: This Penton sold for $10,100 after 56 bids on eBay in La Plata, Maryland. In 1968, John Penton and KTM started their fruitful relationship when they built some prototypes that eventually became the Penton Berkshire, powered by Sachs 100cc engines. In ’73, the Penton Hare Scrambler was introduced with a new 250cc KTM engine, and the rest …

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1989 Yamaha FZR1000

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Post Sale Update: This FZR sold for $8,550 after 51 bids on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. 6-11-20 Update: This FZR is back up for sale with several changes – the seller reached out to me to let me know that the wheels and turn signals are now stock, it’s had a tune up, there’s new photos, and the reserve has …

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1962 Ducati 200GT

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Post Sale Update: The seller let me know that he sold this for $8,500 to a rider in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations! 6-11-20 Update: The seller has lowered his asking price to $8,750. When Ducati introduced the 200 Elite in 1959, it was their largest-displacement motorcycle. Three years later, Ducati created the 200GT – it lost the jelly bean tank for …

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1982 Honda CB900F

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In the late 70s, Honda offered both a CB750F and a CB900F, but per their marketing department the US only got the 750 and Europe only got the 900. Both markets were upset about this because humans always think the grass is greener on the other side. It took a few years, but Honda eventually satisfied the US by bringing …