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1982 Honda CBX Custom

In Custom, Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built by Norm Wilding, this restomodded CBX was featured at the 2019 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. Highlights of the work include a custom frame paired with several components from a 2018 Honda CBR1000RR SP: Ohlins forks and shock, Brembo brakes, and the wheels. It’s also got 6 Keihin FCR33 carbs, Woodcraft clipons, MotoGadget M-unit electrics, and a GPS speedo. Nathan and …

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1998 Yamaha R1

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Post Sale Update: This R1 sold for $10,914 in Houston, Texas on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. In my mind, there are three defining sportbikes of the 1990s – the Honda CBR900RR, the Ducati 916, and the Yamaha R1. Over on the auction site we’ve got a beautiful first-year example of the last option.

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198x NMR Honda Super Monkey

In Japan, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This NMR Super Monkey sold for $4,387 in Santa Monica, California on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. Over on the auction site, we’re handling an estate sale for someone who was clearly into small-displacement Japanese machines. There’s a lot of two-stroke repli-racers, but my favorite of the group is something I had never heard of before. Meet the Super …

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1971 Suzuki TS50

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this TS50 sold for a BIN of $2,500 on eBay in Reno, Nevada. Though the model name was TS50, many riders preferred Suzuki’s other name – the Gaucho. Suzuki advertised it by saying it that it was the “only one 50 made that’s a real motorcycle.” Here’s a first-year example that’s said to be …

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2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss Replica – 76/500

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Post Listing Update: This 1098R Bayliss was pulled off of eBay as the “item is no longer available.” In 2002, Ducati released a Bayliss rep based on the 998S. 7 years later, they did the same (honoring his third and last World Superbike Championship) but with the 1098R, this time limiting production to 150 examples in the US (500 worldwide) …

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Trackmaster Frame – 1977 Harley-Davidson XR750

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Post Listing Update: This XR750 did not meet reserve despite 19 bids up to $22,200. Tom Berry Sr., was a professional AMA flat track racer who competed between 1970 – 1980. He spent some of that time on this Trackmaster-framed XR750, then the bike was campaigned by Matt George and Rodney Noel before being “placed on display some years ago.”

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Track Ready – 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

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Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. Available in red/white and yellow/black, either option came with Kenny Roberts’ signature on the front fairing – this one’s been prepped for track duty and …

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962 Miles – 1989 Yamaha FZR400

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Post Sale Update: This Yamaha FZR400 sold for $7,500 after 20 bids on eBay in Manassas, Virginia. At a time when Japanese manufacturers were getting increasingly aggressive and race-oriented with their 400s to compete in their domestic Formula 3 championship, Yamaha introduced the FZR400 in 1986 as a bike to be enjoyed “on twisty public roads where the customers would …

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1960 Hercules K100

In Germany, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Hercules K100 did not meet reserve despite 8 bids up to $1,825 on eBay in Kingfield, Maine. In the US, Hercules is probably best known as the first company to sell a Wankel-engined bike to the public – the Wankel 2000. The firm started building bikes in 1904 and was sold to ZF Sachs in 1963, …