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240 HP – Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III

In America, England, Sport by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III got one offer, but it wasn’t good enough to move the bike. 2-25 Update: 2 months later, this Carpenter Racing Triumph Rocket III is back up for sale, but this time on eBay. Find it with a BIN of $17,499 or best offer here on eBay. The Triumph Rocket III made quite …

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2001 Buell S3T Thunderbolt

In America, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

As I was admiring a friend’s Ducati Paul Smart this weekend, I remarked that more motorcycles should have frames in colors other than black. This Buell S3T Thunderbolt (in addition to being the basis of the police-spec Defender) features a very distinctive paint scheme of Volcano Gray plastics on an Orange frame and wheels. This beauty is being sold by …

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1968 BSA Victor 441 Special

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: 2 hours after this writeup, this BSA Victor 441 Special sold at the BIN price of $5,500. Hope you were able to get a peek beforehand! In the early 60’s, BSA’s race team was developing a large single in the hopes of winning the 500cc world motocross championship. A 441cc engine ended up being the ticket, which helped …

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1974 Rickman Triumph

In Cafe Racer, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

Yoshinobu Kosaka, commonly known as Yoshi, is the founder of the popular vintage shop in SoCal called Garage Company. His story is an interesting one, but the current chapter involves plenty of classic bikes – particularly Triumphs. One of his best known Triumphs is a ’74 Rickman chassis with a ’67 Triumph 650cc twin powerplant.

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<1 Mile - 2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Yamaha took their incredibly popular 1000cc sportbike and modified just 500 examples into near-production racers. The Yamaha R1 Limited Edition bikes have been in hot demand ever since, but this one stands out from its 499 brothers as it has just 0.1 miles on the odometer.

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1974.5 Maico 440 GP

In Off-Road, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Simply put, the ’74 1/2 Maico 440 GP is one of the most desirable vintage MX bikes ever produced. Today we’ve got an example that’s gone through the catalog from the marque experts at Maico Only, including a brand new reed valve engine built by Eric Cook. You’ll get Ohlins shocks, Sun rims, and Works Wheelsmith forks, along with a …

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1967 Aermacchi 350 Sprint Road Racer

In Italy, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite being relisted a couple of times, this Sprint did not meet reserve. The Aermacchi 350 Sprint was part of a joint venture with Harley-Davidson, created when H-D bought 50% of Aermacchi to help them compete in the small bike market. Originally a 250cc, the bike was also offered as a 350cc which had success in GP racing …

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2008 Ducati Desmosedici D16RR

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Ducati Desmosedici D16RR might just be the greatest sportbike to ever come out of Italy. The RR stands for Racing Replica, and it was a limited production (just 1,500 examples) version of the Desmo MotoGP racebike piloted by Casey Stoner in the world’s greatest motorcycle race series.

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Nicest Around – 1967 Yamaha YCS-1 180 Bonanza

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: This Bonanza did not sell, despite being relisted. I don’t think I’ve seen an original YCS-1 in this kind of shape – but I’ve also never seen such a high asking price for one! The Yamaha YCS-1 180 Bonanza was a lovely small-displacement 2-stroker that was also available in a scrambler variant.

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1966 Honda S65

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

You all know that I love the Honda S90, so when reader Mark K. found the little brother Honda S65, I just had to share it with you. 6.2 horsepower, 56 miles per hour, and a claimed 190(!) miles per gallon. What else do you want to know?