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1988 Laverda SFC 1000

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Laverda RGS did not meet reserve despite 26 bids up to $11,100 on eBay. I’ve been on a little bit of a Laverda kick this last week, but it’s hard not to share these fantastic bikes when they come up for sale. So with that said, here’s one of the last examples of the classic orange …

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1966 Honda S90

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

In a weird alternative reality that I dream about, every motorcycle rider has a Honda S90 in the garage, so I’ve got to share them with the world when good examples come up for sale. This beauty has been restored both cosmetically and mechanically – you’ll get new paint, seals, fork springs/boots, tires/tubes, and much more. In addition, the top …

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Cafe Corsa – 1978 Ducati 900SS

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Bored out to 905cc, this bevel drive Ducati has just 78 miles on it since a restoration which took 3 years. The seller took special note to avoid modern parts, with the exception of the tires, battery, and mirrors, in an attempt to “keep the character” of this classic. You’ll get 40mm Dell’orto carbs, Marzocchi rear shocks, and plenty of …

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1978 KTM MC5 400

In Austria, Off-Road by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After being relisted, this KTM sold for $2,500 on eBay. The KTM MC5 was an expensive but well spec’d off-roader. Thanks to this, the 400’s were the bikes to beat in Southern California Open desert competition, according to Cycle World. For a review of this bike from Cycle back in 1978, head on over to Ye Old Cycle …

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1983 Kawasaki GPz750

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This GPz sold for $2,605 after 53 bids on eBay. This Kawasaki GPz750 (VIN: JKAZXDA16DA00271) has over 14,000 miles on the odometer, but you’d be hard pressed to tell that from the excellent cosmetic shape it’s in. Thanks to a recent restoration, you’ll get plenty of new parts and a new paint job. Buy this and pay …

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2003 Triumph Speed Four

In England, Sport by Abhi3 Comments

The Speed Triple has been a commercial success for two decades, but between 2002-2006 it had an inline 4 cylinder brother, the Triumph Speed Four. The naked variant of the TT600 sport bike, the Speed Four had the fuel injection problems fixed. The 599cc engine yielded 97 horsepower, good for a top speed of 155 mph and a 3.5 second …

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Video Intermission – On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter

In Blog by Abhi2 Comments

As motorcycle enthusiasts, most of you have probably seen (or at least heard of) the classic documentary, On Any Sunday. Well, the ‘sequel’ is coming out this fall, and the teaser trailer was just released a couple of days ago. Check out the trailer here, or head on over to the film’s website for more information. This tip from reader …

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No Reserve – 1970 Husqvarna 250 Cross Racer

In Off-Road, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the 60s, American motocross was full of heavy street bikes that had been poorly modified to play in the dirt. A man named Edison Dye was on a trip to Europe and noticed how riders were utilizing smaller and lighter bikes. After getting Malcolm Smith to try out a Husky, Dye became its importer to the states, and the …

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1981 Maico 490 Mega II

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Listing Update: Despite being relisted and getting 11 bids on eBay, this Maico 490 Mega II did not meet reserve at $5,555.55. Flaunting one of the best dirtbike names ever, the Maico 490 Mega II was considered by many to be one of the best open class motorcross bikes ever built. Back in the 80s, there was a lot of …

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1966 BSA Hornet

In England, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Hornet sold for $7,499 after 10 bids on eBay. In the 60s, the US was clamoring for desert racers, and fans of the BSA Lightning were hoping for a stripped down version from the British firm. Enter the BSA Hornet, a 650cc stripper-spec without lighting.