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Italian Woody – 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 S

In Italy, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Ducati Monster 1100 S is now marked as sold – final sale price unknown. From a visceral standpoint, I believe the Monster has become worse with every generation (kind of like the new Mini Coopers, but that’s a story for another day). With that said, the new Ducati Monster 1100 S is still a fun bike that’s …

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Keep It Above Ground – 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

In America, Cruiser by Abhi5 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this 1973 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide sold for $9,300. After HD gave the FL series electric starters in 1965, they renamed the model the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. Harley added a second disc brake in ’73, but what’s more interesting is what got removed this year – both hand shifters and the kick starter were …

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Video Intermission: Stunts with a BMW K1600GT

In Blog, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Chris Pfeiffer is a well-known stunt rider who has been using BMWs for the last few years – I first discovered him with this amusing video of him goofing around on a F800R through the BMW Tower in Munich: Someone on r/motorcycles/ just linked to another impressive piece of riding by Pfeiffer, except this time he’s on the 765 pound …

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2,645 Miles – 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Slingshot

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Post-Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSX-R 750 Slingshot sold for $8,350. The last year of the 2nd generation of the Gixxer, the 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 L featured “Slingshot” carbs. Though this bike looks very similar to the ’89 model, there were a tremendous amount of incremental changes. helping to cement its place as the best …

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1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

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Post-Listing Update: Despite 34 bids getting up to $18,911.88, this Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich did not meet reserve on eBay. The 750 F1 is already a rare, classic Ducati, but today we take it one step further. Ducati produced three limited editions of the F1, and the Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich was the first and rarest.

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1 of 300 – 1997 Ducati 916 Senna II

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1-30 Update: Alright, it’s back again – but the seller doesn’t seem interested in adjusting his price, so it’s the last time we’ll feature it. Find this Senna II for sale for $23,600 here on eBay. 12-21 Update: This Ducati 916 Senna II is back up for sale here on eBay at the same BIN price of $23,600. In honor …

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Fully Farkled – 2007 BMW G650X XChallenge

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

A slightly tangential evolution of the F650GS, the BMW G650X XChallenge was arguably the German firm’s most dedicated off-roader. With help from Aprilia and an engine from Rotax, the XChallenge (pronounce Cross Challenge) was defined as a “hard enduro”, whatever that means. Today we’ve got an example that’s been beautifully modified for serious dual-sporting adventures.

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First Year, 585 Miles – 1959 Triumph Bonneville T-120

In England, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

1-29 Update: Apparently I don’t understand how to sell motorcycles. Even though the seller had no luck selling this bike the last time it was up for sale, it’s now up for sale for even more – $22,999 here on eBay. The Triumph Bonneville T-120 might be the quintessential example of the classic British bike. And today, we’ve got a …

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Waterfall Pipes – 1975 Honda CB400F

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Post-Sale Update: The blue example is still available on ADVRider, but the red model sold for $3,500 after 42 bids on eBay. More of an evolution rather than a revolution, the Honda CB400F has one of the most distinctive exhaust systems ever produced – known by some as the “waterfall pipes”. Though it wasn’t as fast as its competition, this …

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Road Racer – 1967 Royal Enfield Interceptor GP7

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In 1967, Royal Enfield had an evolution of their biggest bike to create the Series 1A Royal Enfield Interceptor GP7. The magneto was eliminated, replaced by coil ignition, and US bikes got a new tank, seat, instrument mounts, handlebar, and mudguards. The GP7 was the ‘road racer’ variant, one of only two 750cc twin-cylinder engine bikes made in Britain at …

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Excuse the Photos – 1998 Buell S3T Defender

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Post-Sale Update: After just 2 bids on eBay, this Buell S3T Defender sold for $2,751.02. Because I’m very dependent on the seller when it comes to quality photos, I’ll never pretend that the photos of bikes I feature are as nice as what you’ll see on BikeEXIF. I usually avoid listing a bike with terrible photos, but I have to …

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Mini BMW R65

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Panda Moto is a French company that specializes in modifying current BMW bikes. In fact they recently made the news again with the R1232, a bike built to look like BMW’s first bike, the R32, but with the engine from a R1200. But today we’re interested in something a bit older. Several years ago, Panda Moto built a series of …

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1973 Cooper 250 Enduro

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At one point in time, Frank Cooper was the US distributor for Maico. He thought he could create a bike that slotted between Japanese and European dirt bikes in price, with the hope that it would handle like a European bike but be reliable like a Japanese bike. Enter the Cooper 250 Enduro, created to give off-roaders the best of …