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1 Owner Italian – 1973 Benelli Tornado 650S

In Italy, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post-Sale Update: After 19 bids on eBay, this Benelli Toronado 650S sold for $3,105. Benelli is one of the very few motorcycles that has been around for over 100 years. An Italian company that has a great history in small displacement racing, the firm decided to specifically target the US and British markets with a vertical twin – the Benelli …

1 of 300 – 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica

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Post-Listing Update: This Aprilia RSV1000R Haga Replica did not meet reserve at $8,200. The Aprilia RSV1000R is one of the best sportsbikes to come out of Italy in the last couple of decades, though we think it suffers a little in public perception only because it doesn’t say Ducati on the tank. No problem – Aprilia fans know what they’re …

Willie G’s Cafe – 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

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Another one of those bikes that we can’t help but feature when we find one, the Harley-Davidson XLCR was a commercial flop that turned into an absolute cult classic. Designed by Willie G. Davidson, this bike was supposed to be a black beauty featuring HD’s most powerful production engine yet. The lovely siamese exhaust and bikini fairing were very unique – …

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Baby Blue Brit – 1996 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

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Post-Sale Update: Huh.  Despite 29 bids, this Royal Enfield Bullet 500 did not meet reserve as bidding only got up to $2,550.  We expected it would get higher, but that’s why we don’t claim to be psychics! The Royal Enfield Bullet is a classic British single that has the longest continuous production run of any bike ever – it’s been around …

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2000 Excelsior Henderson Super X

In America, Cruiser by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After 29 bids on eBay, this Excelsior Henderson Super X sold for $7,500. In the early 1900s, Excelsior and Henderson were two of America’s best motorcycle manufacturers. Excelsior produced the first motorcycle to official hit 100 miles per hour, while Henderson was producing the favored bikes of America’s police officers. There’s a reason for the similarities – …

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1979 Moto Morini 3 1 / 2 Strada

In Italy, Standard by Abhi3 Comments

The Moto Morini 3 1 / 2 is one of our favorite bikes from the 1970s. Expensive when it was released (the price point was comparative to bikes with twice the engine size), it was an incredible handler that was also capable of the ton. We’re still stunned that the 3 1/2 isn’t well known, but we aren’t surprised by …

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1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R was the brainchild of Wayne Moulton, known as the “Father of the Japanese Cruiser.” His belief was that a solid motorcycle could be moderately tweaked to form four versions, one of which is a sport-tourer.

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1952 Harley Panhead Custom

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Courtesy of reader Zack B, we’re mixing it up a bit today with a Harley Panhead Custom. The Panhead is actually the name for a HD engine – named because the rocker covers resembled upside-down pans. Produced for 17 years, the Panhead was (of course) a V-Twin, with two vales per cylinder. The original Captain America bike utilized one of …

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Carbon Fiber Rarity – 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera

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Post-Sale Update: After a few unsuccessful listings on eBay, this Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera sold for an unknown price directly through the MotoCorsa dealership/website. The Aprilia RSV 1000 R was one of the best superbikes to ever come out of Italy. Back in 2004, however, Aprilia took it upon themselves to make an even more incredible version – the …

Vintage Harley Racers

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Post Sale Update: After 17 bids, the RR350 did not meet reserve at $18,100. After 33 bids, the KRTT did not meet reserve at $19,100. The Keating Wheel company has got a pair of beautiful vintage Harley racers that we wanted to make sure our wonderful readers knew about.

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Black Beauty – 1975 Honda CR750

In Japan, Race by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: This Honda CR750 sold off of eBay, unfortunately the final price is unknown. It doesn’t get much better than this: an amazing bike, beautiful photos, and a great story. The Honda CR750 was one of the greatest race bikes to ever be produced- based on its success, a small amount of kits were sold to the public that …

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1974 BMW R90S

In Germany, Sport by Abhi2 Comments

Post-Sale Update: Apparently the seller did start bidding off too high. This BMW R90S never received any bids. The BMW R90S was a revelation when it was released to the world. Though it was modest from a physical appearance standpoint, it’s top speed of 125 mph was one of the factors that made this the best sportbike of the time, …

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1962 Matchless G80

In England, Standard by Abhi1 Comment

Post Sale Update: After 21 bids on eBay, this Matchless G80 did not meet reserve at $6,850. Built for nearly 20 years, the Matchless G80 was a big, beautiful 500 single that it’s a great choice for riders who do their own work. Parts were designed to be rebuilt instead of replaced, and of the classic singles, this bike is probably the …