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2009 Aprilia SVX 5.5

In Italy, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia SVX 5.5 is a absolute rocket of a dual-sport supermoto. With a V-Twin engine that produces nearly 70 horsepower, and less than 320 pounds of curb weight, this bike is an incredible performer that is probably one of the most hooligan friendly bikes produced in the last twenty years.

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Yamaha TW200

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Ready for a laugh (in the good way)? Check out this Yamaha TW200, which has been modified beyond belief. The stock TW200 is an unique runabout that features a fat rear tire and excellent gas mileage and has become a slow but very capable dual-sport. This bike takes the fat rear tire concept to an extreme, with an ATV tire …

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1967 BSA Lightning

In England, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BSA Lightning was one of three bikes BSA was cranking out in late 1960s. These three bikes played different roles – the Thunderbird was a touring rig, the Spitfire was a supersport bike, and this lovely Lightning was the ‘tweener – more of an all-around sport bike.

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BMW K1200R Power Cup

In Germany, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

The BMW K1200R Power Cup was a factory built racer that competed in a one-make championship which ran in parallel with the European MotoGP races. Replacing the BMW BoxerCup, which featured the BMW R1100S, the PowerCup bikes were based on the K1200R, but had some extra aerodynamic enhancements (particularly the belly fairing) and a custom exhaust which helped free up …

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1962 Harley Davidson Pacer

In America, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

The Harley Davidson Pacer is one of a series of two-stroke, three-speed small displacement thumpers made by HD from 1948 to 1966. After World War II, blueprints for a 125cc bike created by DKW were given to the US, UK, and the Soviet Union as a tiny part of war reparations. In addition to the Pacer, this also resulted in …

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1985 Yamaha V-Max

In Cruiser, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 24 bids, this Yamaha V-Max sold for $4,550. The Yamaha V-Max was the quintessential example of 1980s muscle bikes that Japanese manufacturers came out with after Honda introduced the Magna. Suzuki also had a competitor called the Madura, but the Yamaha V-Max is the hands-down favorite of Bike-urious’ staff. Considered a power cruiser, this bike took a …

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1980 Harley Davidson XR750

In America, Dual-Sport by Abhi2 Comments

The Harley Davidson XR750 is a legend in dirt-track racing, the winningest bike in AMA racing history. It’s also well known for being the bike of choice of the quintessential stunt rider, Evel Knievel. Knievel used the bike from 1970 to 1977 – Harley Davidson stopped sponsoring the daredevil after he was convicted of assaulting someone. The XR750 still gets …

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2002 Aprilia Caponord

In Dual-Sport, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia Caponord, internally designated as the ETV1000, was Aprilia’s response to the surge in demand for big adventure bikes. Production began in 2000, with a detuned, but more robust, version of the Rotax 1000cc V-Twin used in the RST Futura. The Aprilia Caponord is a rare sight on American roads, but its owners are very passionate about it and …

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2011 TM 250 MX

In Italy, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

The TM 250 MX is a rare sight in the United States. Based out of Italy, TM has been selling motorcycles since 1977 and has been producing exotic (and expensive) two-stroke machines with well-designed engines. TM’s engine designs were so good that they’ve been adopted by many teams in the World Karting Championships. After a brief hiatus starting in 2005, …

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1966 Honda Superhawk CB77

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update:  After 16 bids, this Honda Superhawk sold for $3,900 on eBay. The Honda Superhawk, internally designated as the CB77, has the distinction of being Honda’s first sportbike. This bike, in many ways like the Vincent Black Shadow, set the template for the next 20 years of motorcycles. Unlike the Black Shadow, though, the Superhawk was known for …

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Easy Rider Captain America

In America, Cruiser by Abhi2 Comments

Post Sale Update – This Easy Rider Captain America style is no longer for sale. Quite possibly the best-known chopper in the world, the Captain America bike from Easy Rider is…not what we’re featuring here today, unfortunately. Instead, we’ve got, as Tenacious D would say, a tribute. Easy Rider had three stars – Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and the Captain …

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2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia Dorsoduro is Aprilia’s first road-going supermoto, a mid-sized 750cc that hits the sweet spot between weight and power. Reminiscent of the Ducati Hypermotard, with Italian heritage and a mid-sized V-twin engine, the Dorsoduro (Italian for ‘hard back’) provides incredible fun in short bursts. And when we say short bursts, we mean it – you can trigger the low-fuel …

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50 Miles a Year – 2001 BMW F650GS Dakar

In Dual-Sport, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update – this BMW F650GS has sold for $4,100. The BMW F650GS was the first single-cylinder BMW made since the 1960s and the first chain driven bike from the Motorrad. One of BMWs best-selling bikes, it was a dual-sport that was offered in 3 flavors – standard, lowered, and the Dakar. The Dakar, featured here today, was a …

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1982 Yamaha Seca Turbo 650

In Japan, Sport by Abhi4 Comments

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Yamaha Seca Turbo 650 sold on eBay for $1,600. The Yamaha Seca Turbo was one of the quintessential examples of the 1980s Japanese movement to bring turbochargers to motorcycles. Right after Honda brought out the CX Turbo (an example of which is found here on Bike-urious), Yamaha brought out a turbocharged variant of …