Can someone tell me what kind of motorcycle this is??

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Can someone tell me what kind of motorcycle this is??

#1 Unread post by rthorne57 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:15 pm

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My granddad passed and left me his motorcycle. My mom sent me this picture while she was helping clean things up, but I obviously have no idea what it is. I'd like to know before I try to get it shipped to me. Thanks.

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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of motorcycle this is??

#2 Unread post by HYPERR » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:33 pm

Early to mid 1980s Honda V45 or V65 Magna
2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100
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#3 Unread post by agraebner » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:32 pm

This is not gospel but it will point you in the right direction I hope. It should be a v65 based off of the exhaust and the seat. Around me the v45s are not too hard to find but the v65 is more rare and demands a higher price. If it is a v65 its a BEAST they are very powerful and with a little suspension tuning a really nice handling bike. Wonderful bike a classic. Im sorry to hear about your grandfather. I lost my last grand parent when I was very young.
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#4 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:10 am

Yup, it's a Magna alright, just customized a little. Clean it up, simplify it back to stock and you'll have an awesome torque monster on your hand.

Sorry to hear about your Granddad too. Looks like he enjoyed riding and that motorcycle will come to mean something special to you when you take it out on the road.

Do you ride now?

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Re: Can someone tell me what kind of motorcycle this is??

#5 Unread post by rthorne57 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:39 am

Thanks everyone for the quick replies! I did post this in another thread too bc I wasn't sure how many people would care to read the "introduce yourself" posts, so sorry for that.

I don't ride now but have been wanting a bike for years. I'm currently in the Army and waiting to sign up for their free training classes when it doesn't conflict with training. I can't wait to get in the garage and start cleaning it up! It could use some TLC. This bike means a lot to me and reminds me of when he would take me out on rides with him when I was very young. Years of smoking and fighting cancer from espestice finally caught up to him.

Thanks so much again for your help. I'll be a long time member here for sure and have more questions down the road.

Ride safe.

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