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This coming fall, an all-new digital collector car auction will be hosted by Stratas Auctions and they will be featuring the rarest collectible automobiles designed by the renowned Countach designer Marcello Gandini.

The collection includes impressive examples of rare Italian cars that Gandini brought to life. Stratas Auctions will be offering one-of-a-kind bella macchina from his historic career from marques such as Lancia, Lamborghini, and Alfa-Romeo. The auction will start on September 8 until September 24.

The upcoming fall auction will be the highest profile auction that Stratas Auctions have handled so far and they aim to provide collectors and sellers with a simplified and transparent auction experience. They will feature coveted examples like the 1972 Lamborghini Jarama, 1972 Alfa-Romeo Montreal, and the impressive 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale. The upcoming September auction will feature a variety of vintage Gandini-designed sports cars.

Statas Auctions CEO Lance Butler shared, “With the recent unveiling of the new Lamborghini Countach in Pebble Beach, interest in Gandini and his body of work is at an all-time high in the collector car world. Stratas Auctions will be presenting some of Gandini’s most interesting automobiles that he ever designed for sale starting on September 8th.”

1972 Lamborghini Jarama
1972 Lamborghini Jarama

1972 Lamborghini Jarama
Estimated price: $140,000-$160,000

In 1970, the 2+2 Jarama coupe replaced the Islero and it is known as Lamborghini Founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s favorite model that he ever made. It was designed by Marcello Gandini and made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. They only produced 328 units of the beautiful example. Only 177 units of this specific example were produced, and it is the last of the honored front engine GT line.

The Lamborghini Jarama was made to be the perfect blend between the extremely popular Miura and Espada models. As such, to this day, it is one of the most elusive cars that collectors are trying to acquire. So, it is not surprising that Ferruccio’s own personal Jarama is meticulously kept and is even on display at the famed Lamborghini Museum in SantA’gata, Bologna, the company’s headquarters.

1972 Lamborghini Jarama
1972 Lamborghini Jarama

The rare example on offer is a 1972 Jarama finished in metallic green matched with tan leather interior. It is equipped with a powerful V12 DOHC engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Jarama also has a center locking magnesium alloy wheels matched with 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension as well as Girling ventilated disc brakes. The odometer of the Jarama shows that it has travelled 45,222 miles.

1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale

1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
Estimated price $500,000-$550,000

A new era in rallying was created single-handedly by the Lancia Stratos mainly because of its unparalleled racing success during the seventies and eighties. The Stratos is another masterpiece by the renowned Gandini and it was the first car designed from scratch specifically for the grueling competition that they knew it

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By: Reggie Sison
Title: The Best Gandini Cars on Offer at Stratas Auctions
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/the-best-gandini-cars-on-offer-at-stratas-auctions/
Published Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 03:37:57 +0000

 

 

 

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Level Up: A BMW K100 café racer with a John Player Special vibe

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BMW K100 café racer by Motocrew
Despite its increasing popularity, the 1980s K-series BMW remains a difficult bike to customize. There’s hardly an inch of it that isn’t blocky, angular, or just plain awkward—so it takes a sharp eye and deft hand to massage it into a slick and cohesive café racer. Enter Chris Scholtka.

Based in Cottbus, Germany, Chris splits his time between his job as a firefighter and his after-hours custom bike-building endeavor, Motocrew. He cracked the code for building razor-sharp BMW K-series café racers a while ago, and he’s produced a handful of them since. But his latest build—a 1984 BMW K100 café racer—hits a little differently.

BMW K100 café racer by Motocrew

The project was commissioned by a friend who had found a 1984 BMW K100 that was in great shape and wanted it customized. He naturally called Chris first—but Chris was hesitant to take the job.

“My first thought that it wasn’t a good idea,” he explains, “because I don’t want to build the same shit again and again. But this time my customer had a big enough budget to build something unique. So I said yes, and, after a couple of hours brainstorming with him, we settled on a basic setup.”

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Level Up: A BMW K100 café racer with a John Player Special vibe
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bmw-k100-cafe-racer-motocrew
Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 18:56:31 +0000

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Honda’s Updated 2024 CBR600RR Not Coming to America

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Back in November, we previewed a notable update to Honda’s CBR600RR platform for the European market. It now appears that version won’t be debuting in the US in 2024. Honda has announced a 2024 CBR600RR for the States, but as a carryover from last year, which is actually a continued carryover from the last major US update made in 2013. The 2024 US version of the CBR600RR will be priced at $12,199, a $100 bump over the 2023 MSRP.

The 2024 Honda CBR600RR in Grand Prix Red.
The 2024 Honda CBR600RR in Grand Prix Red. (Honda/)

It should be noted that the revised CBR600RR that will be available in European markets is an extension of the work Honda did on the platform a few years prior, when it released a revised version for Japan back in 2020. It’s likely those changes will eventually make it to the US, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer.

That said, Honda’s 599cc supersport remains an appealing option for riders in the US thanks to its deft combination of comfort, ease of use on the road, expertly calibrated braking package, and solid suspension setup. The extra horsepower of the overseas version and revised chassis would obviously be nice additions, but such is life sometimes.

We last sampled the CBR600RR in 2020, and despite some of its shortcomings (such as in the electronics department), the platform still proved its worth. Particularly for road riders who want a bike that is as great around town as it is on the track.

For those who want to enjoy the benefits of ABS, expect to pay $13,199. Both editions will be available to US customers in Grand Prix Red colors.

2024 Honda CBR600RR Technical Specifications and Price

Price:$12,199–$13,199Engine:599cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:67.0 x 42.5mmCompression Ratio:12.2:1Fuel Delivery:DSFI w/ 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectorsClutch:Wet, multiplateTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chainFrame:Twin-spar aluminumFront Suspension:41mm USD Big Piston Fork; fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travelRear Suspension:Unit Pro-Link HMAS shock, fully adjustable; 5.1 in. travelFront Brake:4-piston calipers, 310mm radial-mount full-floating discs (ABS optional)Rear Brake:220mm disc (ABS optional)Wheels, Front/Rear:17 in. / 17 in.Tires, Front/Rear:120/70-17 / 180/55-17Rake/Trail:23.5°/3.9 in.Wheelbase:53.9 in.Seat Height:32.4 in.Fuel Capacity:4.8 gal.Claimed Curb Weight:417 lb.Available:March 2024Contact:powersports.honda.com

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: Honda’s Updated 2024 CBR600RR Not Coming to America
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-cbr600rr-not-coming-to-america/
Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0000

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Twinning: A pair of Royal Enfield Continental GT café racers from Mexico

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Royal Enfield Continental GT café racers by Hardheads Motostudio
The first Royal Enfield Continental GT came out way back in the early 60s; a 250 cc café racer that couldn’t do the ton, but looked as cute as a button. Royal Enfield then put the Continental GT name on ice for half a century, before reviving it just as the modern café racer craze was reaching fever pitch. The ‘new’ Continental GT was a handsome nod to the past, but its 535 cc single-cylinder mill was hardly exciting.

It was only when Royal Enfield released their modern 648 cc parallel-twin platform that the Continental GT really came into its own. The current Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has all the style of a tasteful modern classic, with an updated engine that’s peppy, torquey, and easy to get along with. But if you ask the crew at Hardheads Motostudio, they’ll tell you that there’s still room for improvement.

Royal Enfield Continental GT café racers by Hardheads Motostudio

Based in the heart of Mexico City, Hardheads specializes in creating custom fairings and seats, developing accessories, and restoring classic bikes. Naturally, they also find time to build custom bikes—like these twin 2022-model Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 café racers.

Dubbed simply ‘HH5’ and ‘HH6,’ these Continental GTs hark back to the era of the original Continental GT. But there’s a lot more

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Twinning: A pair of Royal Enfield Continental GT café racers from Mexico
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/royal-enfield-continental-gt-cafe-racer
Published Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:56:20 +0000

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