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1957 Harley-Davidson Panhead Police

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: Wow. After 79 bids, this Harley-Davidson Panhead Police sold for $60,700. We’ve featured a Custom Panhead before, but today we’re featuring a cop bike. This Harley-Davidson Panhead Police is an ex-Massachusetts State Police bike which features a special-ordered left hand throttle.

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1988 Kawasaki KR-1

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the late 80’s, Kawi had some success with their KR250 road racer, and released the Kawasaki KR-1 as a wonderful little two-stroke race rep. It was quite successful, triggering increased competition from the big 4, and it set off a 250cc 2-stroke war among the Japanese – unfortunately us Americans didn’t get to enjoy these little demons. Well, 25 …

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1966 Yamaha YCS1 Racer

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The Yamaha YCS1 was a 180cc streetbike that utilized special cast iron cylinder sleeves and Yammy’s well-known Autolube system. While they offered a factory road racer option, this racer is a non-factory effort based on the stock frame that is claimed to have some history at Daytona. Find this Yamaha YCS1 Racer here on Craigslist for $3,000 in Chicago, Illinois. …

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1975 Harley-Davidson X-90

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Harley-Davidson X-90 sold for the BIN price of $2,950. One of the oddballs to come from Harley’s time when they were merged with Aermacchi, the X-90 was a minibike produced for just 3 years. This example is in ‘sparkling red’, and it comes with a fold-down handlebar to make it easier to transport the bike. The ’75 …

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Paralzyed Twin – 1977 Ducati 500 GTL

In Italy, Standard by Abhi5 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Ducati 500 GTL was pulled off eBay. Final sale price is unknown. In the early 70’s, Ducati’s management felt that the future of their mid-sized bikes was going to be with parallel twin engines. Despite the fact that Ducati had previous unsuccessful experience with such an engine type, the Italians decided to go for it, their first …

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1 of 150 – 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Replica

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ducati 999S Team USA Replica was a very limited edition of the Italian firm’s superbike of the time. Built to commemorate Ducati’s participation in the AMA, this bike was unfortunately nothing more than a cosmetic package built surprisingly around the S, and not the 999R model. With a MSRP of $19,999, Ducati released only 150 examples of the Team …

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1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

In Spain, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: After being relisted several times, this Metralla did not sell at $14,000, $13,700…or any price. In the 60s, Bultaco was known primarily for its off-roaders, especially in the US. Their streetbikes were normally relegated to stay in Bultaco Cemoto’s home country of Spain, which imposed regulations allowing Bultaco to only use one engine in a small variety of …

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Never Started – 2006 Harley-Davidson VRXSE V-Rod Destroyer

In America, Race by Abhi3 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Harley-Davidson VRXSE V-Rod Destroyer was pulled off eBay. Final sale price is unknown. A drag bike straight from the factory, the Harley-Davidson VRXSE was an in-house bike created by the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) department of H-D. With a skilled rider, one could knock-out ETs between 8 and 10 seconds right off the lot.

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1972 Ossa Stiletto

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this Ossa Stiletto sold for $2,475. The Ossa Stiletto is a simple 175cc enduro that’s notable for the flowy fiberglass bodywork that looks like it could be one piece. This specific example is in great mechanical shape and some scratches as to be expected of a 40 year-old bike. With several vintage stickers, …

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1989 Honda NT650 Hawk

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Frank Wu, this post is for you! In the late 80s, Honda introduced one of the first modern production naked motorcycles. Though the Honda NT650 (also known as the Hawk) was not a commercial success, it went on to inspire more prevalent motorcycles like the Suzuki SV650N, and has become an absolute cult favorite.