Tagged: 1981

Real-World Italian: 1981 Ducati Darmah SD900 for Sale

Real-World Italian: 1981 Ducati Darmah SD900 for Sale

The Ducati Darmah was just about the end of the line for Ducati’s bevel-drive v-twin motorcycles, aside from a handful of Hailwood Replicas and S2 models, before the move from gears and tower-shafts to...

Far Ahead of Its Time: 1981 Bimota HB2 for Sale

Far Ahead of Its Time: 1981 Bimota HB2 for Sale

As sleek and sexy as exotic cars and motorcycles may appear to the uninitiated, it’s under the skin where the really beautiful stuff generally lives. After all, you can cloak a pedestrian four-banger Fiero...

Good Things in Small Packages: 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza

Good Things in Small Packages: 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza

Although styled to match their bigger siblings, Moto Guzzi’s V35 and V50 models shared few mechanical components and, in some ways, were more refined, sophisticated machines. They shared the longitudinal engine configuration and shaft-drive...

Bruiser from Down Under: 1981 Laverda Formula Mirage for Sale

Bruiser from Down Under: 1981 Laverda Formula Mirage for Sale

While currently located in New Zealand, this Laverda Formula Mirage has a very American sensibility. In spite of their accents and the fact that they drive on the wrong side of the road, enthusiasts...

The Anti-UJM: 1981 Ducati Pantah 600SL for Sale

The Anti-UJM: 1981 Ducati Pantah 600SL for Sale

Ducati’s original Pantah is perhaps the “anti-UJM”. Where many motorcycles of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s seemed cut from a very similar cloth, with the characteristic unfaired, transverse inline four, and stepped dual-seat,...

1981 Laverda 1000 Jota

1981 Laverda 1000 Jota

Another Laverda just popped up for sale! There’ve been so many of these lately, you’d think they were easy to find in nice shape. They aren’t. Laverda was never all that popular in the...

1981 Honda CBX for Sale

1981 Honda CBX for Sale

Designed ostensibly to capture the glamour of Honda’s six-cylinder racing bikes, it seems strange that the CBX to evolved into the angular, faired monoshock machine you see here. But the bike never really did...

1981 Ducati Supersport 900 for Sale

1981 Ducati Supersport 900 for Sale

Speaking of square-case Ducatis…  There’s not much time left on this 1981 Ducati Supersport 900. The SS models are among the most collectable Ducatis and were the first bikes to feature their signature “Desmodromic”...

1981 Moto Guzzi Monza for Sale with 99 Original Miles?!

1981 Moto Guzzi Monza for Sale with 99 Original Miles?!

Moto Guzzi is famous for its big, agricultural v-twin machines.  But in the late 1970’s, they introduced their smaller displacement alternatives to the bigger sport and touring machines.  Although big bikes have always been...