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Marco! – 2000 Aprilia RS250 Cup

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s …

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Dual-Sport Ducati – 1987 Cagiva Elefant 650

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Abhi4 Comments

Post-Listing Update: This Elefant got no love at the opening bid. The Cagiva Elefant is an interesting odd-ball – an Italian dual-sport with the heart of a Ducati. Available with a 900cc or 650cc engine, this is definitely the most unique option compared to the KLR, DRZ, and XL/XR options available from Japan.

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Anyone Have Racing Experience?

In Blog by Abhi2 Comments

Loyal readers, Bike-urious is considering organizing a motorcycle endurance challenge designed to bring creative motorcycle enthusiasts together. With an emphasis on themed bikes, and silly, safe fun on motorcycles rather than outright speed, this will be a cheap form of enjoyable motorsport. Do any of you have racing experience, whether it’s as a participant, volunteer, or organizer? I’d love to …

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Supersport World Champion – 2013 Yamaha R6

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha R6 did not attract any bids at $109,999. It’s not every day that you’re given the opportunity to buy a bike that’s won a World Championship, but if you’ve been on the prowl…today’s your day. This Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha R6, piloted by Sam Lowe, has just won the 2013 World Supersport Championship and is …

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1985 BMW K100 Wulf Gerstenmaier Special

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Wulf Gerstenmaier is a German painter who now resides in the Caribbean and runs an art school. What does that have to do with this motorcycle website? Well, decades ago, he ran one of Germany’s best aftermarket companies for BMW parts. Utilizing his art background, he went as far as to develop custom bodywork which was supposed to be more …

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1969 BMW R50

In Germany, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

With 68k on the clock, this numbers matching BMW R50 (#644839) has lived a good life so far, and there should be plenty left. It’s claimed to still be a first kick bike, and it’s relatively original, though some parts have been repainted. Find it for sale in Richmond, Virginia for $8,500 here on eBay.

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Approaching the End – 1974 Norton 850 Commando

In England, Sport by Abhi6 Comments

The Norton 850 Commando was one of the most popular motorcycles ever made. For 5 straight years it was “Machine of the Year” in the UK, and even Norton themselves were surprised as the success as the engine was a pre-unit design. This was because money was very tight at the time for Norton, so they instead focused on chassis …

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1971 American Eagle 350

In America, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This American Eagle 350 did not meet reserve as bidding only got up to $1,851. The story of Jack McCormack is an interesting one, starting as a 16 year-old racer and ending with the formation of American Eagle, a motorcycle company that outsourced all of its manufacturing. Somewhere in the middle, he was one of the most important …

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Snowbird – 2005 Honda CRF450X

In America, Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi4 Comments

Post-Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Honda CRF450X sold for $4,500. Living in Southern California, I’m almost always glad the weather is warm enough to ride all year-round. This is one of the very few times where I wish there was snow on the ground. The Honda CRF450X is already one of my favorite street-legal dual-sports, but this …

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1968 Benelli Fireball 50

In Dual-Sport, Italy by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Benelli Fireball 50 did not get any action at the opening bid of $1,500. This Benelli Fireball 50 has been with the same family since new nearly 50 years ago, and has just 701 miles. It’s almost entirely original, it runs well, and it even has the original MSO and sales slip from Cosmopolitan Motors, which we …

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2008 Moriwaki MD250H

In Japan, Race by Abhi2 Comments

Moriwaki is a Japanese engineering firm which produces nearly everything for bikes. With lots of race experience, they’ve become a trusted name in Japan and amongst a certain few here in the states. Using the Honda RS125 as a base, and their own propietary frame, swingarm, and much more, they created the Moriwaki MD250H as a ready to go road …

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1980 Yamaha TZ350 Nico Bakker

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: Yet again, this Yamaha TZ350 Nico Bakker did not attract any attention. Even before I started this site, I’d seen this Yamaha TZ350 Nico Bakker for sale. Though it didn’t meet reserve at $18,000 a year or two ago, it’s back up for sale with a lower BIN price now. A mid-teens race bike with pedigree? Click through to …

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1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: This Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R sold for a best offer of an unknown amount less than $4,500. It’s rare to find a low-mileage, well-kept Japanese sportbike from the 90s, so I was excited to see this little beauty available in the definitive Kawasaki Green. With a Yoshimura pipe (that I love) and some miscellaneous carbon fiber pieces (that I …