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The Modern-Day Widowmaker – 1997 Suzuki TL1000S

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: The seller yanked this Suzuki TL1000S from eBay. Back in the 70s, the Kawasaki H2 developed the reputation of a ‘widowmaker’ due to its incredible power and complete lack of handling. The Suzuki TL1000S also earned such a reputation when it was released in 1997, for slightly different reasons. This bike was introduced with a very unique rotary …

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Too Little, Too Late – 2002 Cannondale X440

In America, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Cannondale X440 was the swansong of Cannondale motorcycles, a subsidiary of the well-known American bicycling company. In the late 90s, Cannondale tried to move into motorsports, with an off-road bike and an ATV. Long story short, it was a disaster. $80 million later, the company declared bankruptcy, having left behind an interesting story of what happens when you can’t …

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1993 Ducati Superlight 900

In Italy, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: After 30 bids on eBay, this Ducati Superlight sold for $6,700. 10-2 Update: This Ducati Superlight is now back on eBay. Find it here! Post Sale Update: After 11 bids on eBay, this Ducati Superlight did not meet reserve at $6,099. In 1992, Ducati took their 900 Supersport and added several choice extras to create a limited …

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Allstate Puch Quadfecta

In America, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Not to be confused with the insurance company, Allstate was a distributor of motorcycles, scooters, and even a couple of cars between the 40s and the 60s. Through varying partnerships with Gilera, Puch, Vespa, Cushman, and others, Allstate sold vehicles through unconventional outlays. The Allstate Puch, as you could imagine, was built by the Austrian firm, Puch. What you might …

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163 of 250 – 1999 Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme

In America, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

10/1 Update: This Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme has been relisted here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $4,000. Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme did not meet reserve at $2,716 on eBay. The Buell X1 Lightning Carbon Fiber Extreme, besides being a mouthful, was one of two limited edition X1’s produced …

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1969 Suzuki T125 Stinger

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids, this Suzuki T125 Stinger sold for just $935! The Suzuki T125 Stinger was a 125cc bike with a great name and looks to die for. As teenagers of the time remember, this little screaming two-stroke twin-cylinder was the most exciting 125 bike of the time.

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The Black Bomber – 1967 Honda CB450 Super Sport

In Japan, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

10/11 Update – This bike again did not meet reserve at $6,100. 10-1 Update: This Honda CB450 Super Sport did not meet reserve at $5,900, and has now been relisted here. Bidding is currently up to just over $2,800. The Honda CB450 Super Sport Black Bomber is easily one of the most significant motorcycles to ever come out of Japan. …

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1966 Honda Benly 90

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: Unfortunately, this Honda Benly 90 failed to attract a single bid at $1,000. Ok, we’ll admit it – we have a problem. We’re addicted to the Honda S90 (and the very similar Honda Benly 90). We’re almost obligated to feature one when we find one for sale every 4 months or so. How much do we love this …

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30 Years New – 1982 Honda Z50 Tokyo LTD Monkey

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

9-30 Update: After garnering no bids, the seller has relisted this Honda Z50. Find it here, though they high opening bid has stayed unchanged, for now. The Honda Z50 is one of a popular series of bikes that actually started as a children’s ride at a Japanese amusement park. Eventually refined and put into mass production, the Z-bikes have earned …

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2009 Triumph Bonneville 50th Anniversary

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 15 bids on eBay, this Triumph Bonneville 50th Anniversary sold for $7,151. The Bonneville is one of the classic nameplates in motorcycling history. Inspired by the Bonneville Salt Flats where many a motorcyclist has aspired for top speed records, Triumph has produced three different runs of the Bonnie since 1959. As you’d expect form a bike that’s been …

1969 Kawasaki Sidewinder 250 F4

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Off-Road by Abhi3 Comments

The Kawasaki Sidewinder was a dual sport geared towards the expanding trail riding market in America. Produced for only two years, it utilized the same 238cc engine found other Kawi off-roaders to save costs, and it came with DeCarbon rear shocks and quick detachable lights to help quickly switch from on to off-road.

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1972 Montesa King Scorpion 250

In Off-Road, Spain by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Montesa King Scorpion 250 sold for $1,995 on eBay. The Montesa King Scorpion 250 was one of the bikes that changed public perception of what a dual sport machine was. Instaed of taking a street machine and tacking on ‘dirt’ features, Montesa introduced the concept of starting with a true off-roader, and then …

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2011 Moto Guzzi Griso SE

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Griso did not meet reserve despite 24 bids up to $9,600 on eBay. The Moto Guzzi Griso SE is a special edition of the venerable Griso, that is set off by beautiful Tenni paint reminiscient of Guzzi’s racebikes of the 1950s. The SE got several extras, including spoked wheels, the beautiful paint (and brow leather seat), …