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1 of 150 – 2010 Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This 848 did not get any action at the $8,800 opening bid. The Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition is one of the very, very few Ducatis that was exclusive to the United States. Built to honor Nicky Hayden, one of Ducati’s MotoGP riders, this bike celebrates Nicky’s American heritage with the red-white-and-blue theme. This exact paint scheme was …

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1925 Gnome et Rhone Model D

In Standard, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 16 bids on eBay, this Gnome et Rhone Model D sold for $6,495. The Gnome et Rhone Model D is an incredibly rare bike from a French company best known for making aircraft engines. Before they were nationalized, however, they blessed the world with some interesting motorcycles and bicycles.

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1954 Honda Dream 4E

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Honda Dream 4E sold for the opening bid of $10,900. We’re continuing the Honda theme today with a very old, very rare Honda Dream 4E. After WW2, the Japanese economy was in depression, and only a few manufacturers were able to survive. One of the reasons Honda was able to make it through was the revolutionary …

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1 of 390 – 1994 Ducati 888SPO

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Post-Sale Update: After 5 bids on eBay, this Ducati 888SPO did not meet reserve at $7,900. The Ducati 888SPO was a limited edition of the 888 – only 390 were produced over two years. Featuring the trademark desmo valve V-Twin, this 888 produced 94 horsepower and were very much suited to track time. Though road legal, the riding position is …

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2002 Jawa Speedway

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Post-Sale Update: After 36 bids on eBay, this Jawa Speedway sold for $2,605.55. We can’t imagine many readers will actually have a need to own this bike, but we wanted to take the opportunity to spread the word a little about speedway racing, an incredible type of motorsport that does not get enough love in the US. Imagine bikes weaving …

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1 Owner Italian – 1973 Benelli Tornado 650S

In Italy, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this Benelli Toronado 650S sold for $3,105. Benelli is one of the very few motorcycles that has been around for over 100 years. An Italian company that has a great history in small displacement racing, the firm decided to specifically target the US and British markets with a vertical twin – the Benelli …

1 of 300 – 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica

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Post-Listing Update: This Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica did not meet reserve at $8,200. The Aprilia RSV1000R is one of the best sportsbikes to come out of Italy in the last couple of decades, though we think it suffers a little in public perception only because it doesn’t say Ducati on the tank. No problem – Aprilia fans know what they’re …

Willie G’s Cafe – 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

In America, Cafe Racer by AbhiLeave a Comment

Another one of those bikes that we can’t help but feature when we find one, the Harley-Davidson XLCR was a commercial flop that turned into an absolute cult classic. Designed by Willie G. Davidson, this bike was supposed to be a black beauty featuring HD’s most powerful production engine yet. The lovely siamese exhaust and bikini fairing were very unique – …

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Baby Blue Brit – 1996 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: Huh.  Despite 29 bids, this Royal Enfield Bullet 500 did not meet reserve as bidding only got up to $2,550.  We expected it would get higher, but that’s why we don’t claim to be psychics! The Royal Enfield Bullet is a classic British single that has the longest continuous production run of any bike ever – it’s been around …

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2000 Excelsior Henderson Super X

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After 29 bids on eBay, this Excelsior Henderson Super X sold for $7,500. In the early 1900s, Excelsior and Henderson were two of America’s best motorcycle manufacturers. Excelsior produced the first motorcycle to official hit 100 miles per hour, while Henderson was producing the favored bikes of America’s police officers. There’s a reason for the similarities – …

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1979 Moto Morini 3 1 / 2 Strada

In Italy, Standard by Abhi3 Comments

The Moto Morini 3 1 / 2 is one of our favorite bikes from the 1970s. Expensive when it was released (the price point was comparative to bikes with twice the engine size), it was an incredible handler that was also capable of the ton. We’re still stunned that the 3 1/2 isn’t well known, but we aren’t surprised by …

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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R 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.