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Franco Uncini's 1982 MotoGP title-winning Suzuki up for auction in Monaco

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on May 16th, 2009 at 4:03PM

With the global economy in shambles, classic car collectors have been looking to something more affordable: namely, motorcycles. That's why, for example, Pebble Beach is opening up its concours to two-wheelers for the first time this year. Unfortunately for racing enthusiasts, championship-winning steeds seldom pop up for grabs. The factories and riders themselves tend to hang onto them. But here's one notable exception: the Suzuki 500 XR40 with which legendary rider Franco Uncini won the 1982 MotoGP World Championship. Uncini's racing career was characterized by a checkered past filled... Read More

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