Fastest Streetbike of the Era: 1978 Laverda 1000 Jota w/ Slater UK Ties

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This 1978 Laverda 1000 Jota was reportedly owned for a time by Richard Slater of Slater Laverda–the Italian marque’s UK importer throughout the 1970’s. Based on the successful 3C, the Jota came to fruition after a meeting between Mr. Slater and company execs–the result was an exotic sportbike powered by a 981cc air-cooled triple that produced nearly 100 horsepower with a dry weight of around 525 pounds. Known as the fastest production motorcycle of its day, this Jota comes with a letter of authenticity from Slater Laverda, and the seller says it continues to be used almost every week and adds that it’s recently been serviced and is ready to ride. Find it here on eBay in Miami, Florida for $20,900 OBO.

Fastest Streetbike of the Era: 1978 Laverda 1000 Jota w/ Slater UK Ties

Most examples we’ve seen wear red, orange, or green, but we’re really digging the gold metallic paintwork on this one. The seller notes that the tank, side fairings and wheels were repainted to factory specs by Slater Laverda in 2014. This one is without the large nose fairing seen on some others, though both setups look great.

Fastest Streetbike of the Era: 1978 Laverda 1000 Jota w/ Slater UK Ties

Stopping power is through twin 11″ Brembo discs at the front end, with another 11″ single out back. The seller says that new Dunlop rubber was fitted at the same time the wheels were repainted.

Fastest Streetbike of the Era: 1978 Laverda 1000 Jota w/ Slater UK Ties

The cockpit features dual guages, drop bars, and a 20-liter fuel tank with which to lay on when reaching for the bikes 130 mph top speed. It’s refreshing to see a relatively well-used 16,890 miles on the odometer–these bikes are for riding. A factory tool kit is included and stored under the refinished seat.

Fastest Streetbike of the Era: 1978 Laverda 1000 Jota w/ Slater UK Ties

The Jota’s heart is a 981cc air-cooled twin-cam triple with a trio of 32mm Dell’Orto carbs, connected to a traditional one-down, four-up 5-speed gearbox. With 97 horses and 90 lb. ft. on tap, output was impressive for the day, and its 130 mph top speed made the Jota the fastest production street bike of its time.

No Reserve: 1988 BMW R100GS

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This 1988 BMW R100GS is powered by a 980cc boxer twin paired with a rebuilt five-speed transmission and shaft drive. The bike was purchased five months ago by the seller, who subsequently replaced the head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, cylinder base O-rings, and pushrod tube seals as well as rebuilding the carburetors and adjusting the valves. This R100GS shows 30k miles and is offered at no reserve with factory side cases, service records dating to 2008, a tool kit, and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name.

No Reserve: 1988 BMW R100GS

Finished in Alpine White with blue accents, the R100GS featured a six-gallon steel fuel tank as well as plastic fenders and bodywork. Chips are present on the bodywork and corrosion can be seen on the header pipes, collector box, and exhaust. Suspension consists of 40mm Marzocchi forks up front and a Paralever swingarm with a mono-shock in the rear.

No Reserve: 1988 BMW R100GS

Options include BMW side cases, a tail rack, and engine protection bars. The wire wheels feature rim-edge spokes which allow the use of tubeless rubber, and new tires of the purchaser’s choosing will reportedly be installed following the close of auction. A walk-around video has been provided by the seller.

No Reserve: 1988 BMW R100GS

The fairing covers a 120-mph speedometer, a clock, warning lights, and a voltmeter with a chipped rim. Approximately 30k miles are shown on the five-digit odometer. The charging system has been upgraded with a Thunderchild diode board.

No Reserve: 1988 BMW R100GS

The 980cc boxer twin produced 60 horsepower in stock form and features 40mm Bing carburetors as well as an oil cooler mounted to the engine protection bar. The seller recently replaced the head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, pushrod tube seals, and cylinder base O-rings. The carburetors were rebuilt with vapor honing, the valves adjusted, and the cylinder heads re-torqued to factory specifications.

No Reserve: 1988 BMW R100GS

The five-speed transmission was rebuilt by Tom Cutter at Rubber Chicken Racing and features a modification to the circlip on the output shaft. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a shaft drive. Service records are available dating back to 2008. Cold start and riding videos are provided below.

No Reserve: 1978 Husqvarna 390 AMX Automatic

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This 1978 Husqvarna 390 AMX was originally purchased by the current owner’s father in upstate New York for scrambles and enduro competitions. The left-side case cover was cracked after just three races and the bike was then put into storage for nearly four decades. Following the original owner’s passing, the bike was refurbished by the seller’s shop, Texas Two Strokes, with the aim to preserve where possible while replacing the worn components. Power is from a 384cc 2-stroke single, which is paired with an automatic transmission and has been fitted with a Mikuni carburetor. The cracked side cover was also replaced along with the seat cover and plastic fenders. The seller is now offering this Husky at no reserve in Texas on behalf of the current owner. The bike is not street legal and is sold on a bill of sale with removed parts and receipts from the refresh.

No Reserve: 1978 Husqvarna 390 AMX Automatic

The fuel tank is finished in green with white striping and polished knee pads. The seat has been recovered, and the plastic fenders and number plate were replaced. Paint chips and scratches are visible on the tank, and the seller notes surface corrosion on the exhaust and right side of the swing arm. Period Trelleborg Motocross tires will require replacement before the bike can be ridden any considerable distance.

No Reserve: 1978 Husqvarna 390 AMX Automatic

The cross-braced handlebars show wear, and the Magura drive engage lever has been fitted with a new cable. The seller believes the bike has seen approximately 20 hours of total use.

No Reserve: 1978 Husqvarna 390 AMX Automatic

Power is supplied by a reed-valve 384cc 2-stroke single upgraded with a Mikuni carburetor. The automatic transmission functions with a centrifugal clutch that operates a series of a dog clutches sequentially to engage progressively higher gears. The seller replaced many of the engine internals before adding a new front sprocket and chain. The air cleaner canister shows scratches, and the front sprocket cover is missing.

No Reserve: 1978 Husqvarna 390 AMX Automatic

The removed Preston Petty bodywork is included along with the cracked case cover, Husqvarna cross bar pad, new side number plates, and the correct Bing carburetor.

No Reserve: 1991 Honda XRV650 RD03 Africa Twin

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This 1991 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03 is powered by a liquid-cooled 647cc V-twin paired with a 5-speed transmission and shows 92k kilometers (~57k miles). Equipment includes an MRA windscreen and a Marving slip-on exhaust. The bike was recently acquired by the selling dealer, and a service performed last month included a valve adjustment, oil change, replacement clutch, and more as outlined in the listing below. This Africa Twin is now offered at no reserve in Rammelsbach, Germany.

No Reserve: 1991 Honda XRV650 RD03 Africa Twin

The Africa Twin’s design was influenced by the Dakar-winning NXR750 and features a low front fender, hand guards, and a lower engine guard. A small dent is noted in the 6.34-gallon fuel tank.

No Reserve: 1991 Honda XRV650 RD03 Africa Twin

The 43mm Showa fork features 9″ of travel from the factory and is shielded, as is the front disc brake. The rear swingarm features a Pro-Link mono shock with 8.25″ of travel. Gold-rimmed wire-spoke wheels are fitted with dual-sport tires.

No Reserve: 1991 Honda XRV650 RD03 Africa Twin

Instrumentation consists of a 200-km/h speedometer, 9k-rpm tachometer, water temperature gauge, and 6-digit odometer showing under 92k kilometers (~57k miles).

No Reserve: 1991 Honda XRV650 RD03 Africa Twin

The liquid-cooled 647cc V-twin features three valves per cylinder and produced 57 horsepower in stock form. Service performed in April 2019 included an engine oil and filter change and a valve adjustment, as well as the installation of new clutch plates, a clutch cable, and D.I.D chain. The brake fluid was also changed at this time.

1962 BMW R69S

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This 1962 BMW R69S is the 652nd built and is powered by a rebuilt 594cc boxer twin paired with a 4-speed transmission and shaft drive. This early example is not equipped with sidecar mounting tabs or a hydraulic steering damper, and the first 1,275 R69Ss built were not equipped with gusseted frames. The bike formerly resided in Texas, where it was reportedly stored indoors by the previous owner. Since acquiring the bike the seller has performed an oil change and adjusted the valves. This R69S is offered with Georgia registration and a bill of sale.

1962 BMW R69S

The bike is finished in black with hand-painted white stripes, and older aftermarket mufflers are fitted. The seller notes touch-ups on the bodywork, with some repainted areas on the tubular frame. The engine front cover has been polished and the foot brake lever has been chromed.

1962 BMW R69S

The seller notes that the bike is not equipped with side car mounts. It is also not equipped with the gusseted frame used on later R69S models. The front shock covers and handle-bar perches are both unpainted, and corrosion is noted on the wheel spokes, handlebars, risers, fasteners, and steering friction damper knob.

1962 BMW R69S

The bike is equipped with a steering friction damper rather than the hydraulic damper used on later bikes. Instrumentation consists of a 120-mph speedometer, with the neutral warning and charging indicator lights mounted to the headlight shell below the speedometer. Approximately 47k miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer.

1962 BMW R69S

The air-cooled 594cc boxer twin is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission with shaft-drive to the rear wheel. Per the seller, the motor has been rebuilt within the last 100 miles, and new pushrod tubes and carburetor intake tubes were fitted at that time. A later-style fuel petcock has been installed, and a ding is visible on the right side exhaust header.

1962 BMW R69S

Servicing under current ownership included an oil change and a valve adjustment. Wear is noted on the finned exhaust nuts.

No Reserve: 1974 Honda CL360 Scrambler

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This 1974 Honda CL360 Scrambler was recently acquired by the selling dealer as an unfinished project and subsequently refurbished with a repaint, a new seat cover, carburetor rebuilds, and mechanical adjustments as well as installation of a new battery and spark plugs. Power is from a 356cc overhead-cam parallel twin paired with a six-speed transmission, and approximately 50 miles have been ridden since completion of the work. This CL360 is offered at no reserve with a manual, a tool kit, and a clean Tennessee title.

No Reserve: 1974 Honda CL360 Scrambler

The seller purchased the bike as a stalled project, and subsequently had the fuel tank and side covers repainted in red single-stage enamel. A photo taken during the process is shown in the gallery below along with close-ups of the resulting finish. The chrome wire wheels wear knobby tires, and show corrosion on a number of their spokes. Progressive rear shocks have been added.

No Reserve: 1974 Honda CL360 Scrambler

The seat was recovered in brown vinyl, the handlebars replaced with lower Euro-style versions, Coke-bottle grips were installed, and the control cables were lubricated. Instrumentation consists of of a 110-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 9,200-rpm redline, and a 5-digit odometer showing 11k miles.

No Reserve: 1974 Honda CL360 Scrambler

The 356cc OHC parallel twin is paired with a six-speed transmission and features rebuilt carburetors as well as a replacement battery, spark plugs, and fuel lines. The cam chain, ignition points, and valve clearances were adjusted, and an oil change was performed. The exhaust system shows areas where holes have been welded closed.

A walk-around video with the engine running can be seen above. A factory tool kit and owner’s manual are included in the sale.

No Reserve: Original-Owner 2007 Ducati Sport 1000S

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This 2007 Ducati Sport 1000S was purchased new by the seller at Ducati of Santa Barbara in California and now has just 5k miles. Power is provided by a Dual Spark 992cc L-twin paired with a 6-speed gearbox, and modifications include a set of Termignoni silencers, an open air box, tuned ECU, and a dry clutch conversion. The last timing belt service was performed in 2016, and a new set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires was installed less than 100 miles ago. This Ducati SportClassic is now offered with the factory keys, removed parts, tool pouch, manuals, and a clear California title in the seller’s name.

No Reserve: Original-Owner 2007 Ducati Sport 1000S

The 1000S model came equipped from the factory with a half fairing reminiscent of Ducati’s 1960 and 1970s race bikes. This example is finished in red over a matching red frame and features a white stripe. The 2-person saddle can be fitted with the removable rear cowl pictured above and is shown uncovered in the gallery. An aftermarket rear fender/license plate holder is currently installed.

No Reserve: Original-Owner 2007 Ducati Sport 1000S

Wire-spoke wheels and a twin-shock swingarm came standard on the SportClassic lineup. Oxidation is present in the factory hardware and on the chrome spokes and nipples. Braking is managed by triple Brembo discs. The linkage for the shifter has been rearranged by the seller and the bike is now configured with a GP shift pattern (one up and five down).

No Reserve: Original-Owner 2007 Ducati Sport 1000S

The instrument pod houses a retro-look 160-mph speedometer and a matching 11k-rpm tachometer. Just over 5k miles are shown on the digital odometer.

No Reserve: Original-Owner 2007 Ducati Sport 1000S

The air-cooled 992cc L-twin features two spark plugs per cylinder and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Utilizing components from a Ducati Hypermotard, the seller has converted the bike from a wet to a dry clutch. A machined engine side cover and NCR titanium clutch cover were added with the conversion. A pair of satin black Termignoni slip-ons are currently fitted along with the corresponding air box cover and ECU.

No Reserve: Original-Owner 2007 Ducati Sport 1000S

Records dating back to new accompany the sale, as do an assortment of removed parts and the factory books, keys, and tools. The seller’s video can be viewed below.

1974 Kawasaki Z1 900

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This 1974 Kawasaki Z1 motorcycle is powered by its original 900cc engine and features all new painted tank and Doremi bodywork in the last two years. The bike features replacement OEM components and some replacement parts from Emgo. The seller has had it for two years and it is titled in the seller’s business name. There are 25,816 miles showing on the odometer.

1974 Kawasaki Z1 900

The carburetors were cleaned and adjusted in late 2018. Also new from Doremi are the seat (new and still covered in plastic), side and main stands, and the 4×4 exhaust system.

1974 Kawasaki Z1 900

The photo below and another in the gallery show the seat uncovered.

1974 Kawasaki Z1 900

The grab rail, rear shocks, chain guard, new rear turn signals, and handlebars were sourced from Emgo. Handlebar controls and gauges are in good condition and functioning properly.

1974 Kawasaki Z1 900

The seller notes no issues other than some minor rust underneath the original chrome fenders.

1960 Moto Guzzi Stornello Sport 125cc

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This 1960 Moto Guzzi Stornello Sport 125cc was reportedly refurbished by the previous owner of a period of ten years, and was completed four years ago. The selling dealer acquired it from the previous owner’s son four years ago, and the bike has covered a reported 200 miles since completion. The bike is finished in red over a black frame, and is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine paired with a 4-speed transmission. A Keihin carburetor is fitted, and a factory-type Italian carburetor is also included. This Moto Guzzi is offered by the selling dealer in Texas with a clean California title.

1960 Moto Guzzi Stornello Sport 125cc

The bike was refurbished under previous ownership, including a repaint of the bodywork and refinishing of the black frame, suspension components, and trim. The bike is equipped with a single pea-shooter-style muffler and leading-shoe drum brakes.

1960 Moto Guzzi Stornello Sport 125cc

Steel-rimmed wheels measure 17″ in diameter front and rear and are fitted with 2.5″ front and 2.75″ rear tires. The bike retains factory lighting and a rear license plate mount, and is equipped with a black vinyl tandem seat.

1960 Moto Guzzi Stornello Sport 125cc

Instrumentation consists of a single Veglia combination odometer and speedometer, on which the needle has broken off the spindle. 235 miles are shown, approximately 200 of which were added by the seller. The bike is equipped with a 6-volt electrical system powered by a flywheel-driven magneto.

1960 Moto Guzzi Stornello Sport 125cc

The 123cc single-cylinder engine features an aluminum cylinder head with two parallel overhead valves, and factory-rated output was approximately 7 horsepower. A Keihin carburetor is currently fitted, and a factory-type Italian carburetor in need of a rebuild is included. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 4-speed transmission and drive chain. A tune-up was performed under current ownership.

A start-up and ride video is viewable above.

 

No Reserve: 1976 Kawasaki KZ-750 B1 Twin

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This 1976 Kawasaki KZ750 B1 comes from the model’s first year in production and is powered by a 745cc parallel twin paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The bike is said to have remained with its original owner through the mid-1990s, and with the second owner until its acquisition by the selling dealer earlier this year. The bodywork is finished in metallic red with polished fenders, and aluminum wheels from a later Kawasaki have been fitted along with new tires. An oil change has been carried out along with replacement of several bulbs, the speedometer cable, and the rear brake master cylinder. This KZ750 is offered with a tool kit, owner’s manual, and clean Wisconsin title.

No Reserve: 1976 Kawasaki KZ-750 B1 Twin

The fuel tanks, side covers, and seat cowl are finished in dark metallic red with factory-style pinstripes and badging. The seller notes corrosion at the bottom of the aluminum fork tubes, and close-up photos of the lighting and bright trim are provided in the gallery. The 19″ and 16″ cast aluminum wheels are reportedly from a later Kawasaki, and have been with new Challenger tires.

No Reserve: 1976 Kawasaki KZ-750 B1 Twin

The bike is equipped with a black vinyl tandem seat featuring a grab handle for the rear passenger. A photo of the inside of the tank taken through the fuel filler is provided in the gallery below.

No Reserve: 1976 Kawasaki KZ-750 B1 Twin

Instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 7,800-rpm redline, and an indicator panel. The selling dealer notes that several indicator lights have been replaced and a new old-stock speedometer cable has been installed. Approximately 13k miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer, with total mileage unknown.

No Reserve: 1976 Kawasaki KZ-750 B1 Twin

The overhead-cam 745cc parallel twin features two valves per cylinder, and its factory output was rated at 55 horsepower at 7k rpm. Power is sent rearward through a 5-speed transmission and single drive chain. The selling dealer has performed an oil and filter change as well as installing an updated rear brake master cylinder. A walk-around video is viewable below.