In 1963, a development engineer at Triumph named Doug Hele suggested that the British firm build a flagship motor which would utilize three cylinders, but it took until 1968 and the looming 750cc Honda inline four before US riders got to ride the Trident (as well as the BSA twin, the Rocket 3). As noted in this Motorcycle Classics story, …
For many minibike collectors, the Silver Shadow is the Holy Grail. Speedway called it the world’s fastest mini-cycle thanks to a 12.5 horsepower Sachs 2-stroke motor and a weight of just 147 pounds. It’s also incredibly rare (I’ve seen estimates that just 22 were built), which means it can be surprisingly valuable – I’ve featured one in the past that …
One of 750 ever built, the Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica) was a limited edition homage to the mount of Eddie Lawson, 4x winner of the World Championship (among many other titles). It was aggressively set up, and with the exception of subpar shocks, consumers and reviewers loved this bike.
Here’s a contender for best motorcycle name ever – the Suzuki Street Magic!
The SRV250 was Yamaha’s baby cafe racer, a la the Honda GB500 – except the SRV was never officially sold in the US.
Bad markets make for great innovations. In the late 1960’s, the motorcycle market was in a bit of a slump. This forced the innovative companies to dig in and find where there is a market. Yamaha realized that although street bike sales were down, there was still a largely untapped and thriving off-road market available in the United States. Most …
Day 3 – June 24th, 2019 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC: ~145 miles
Built to look like a mini RZ500, the YSR50 also featured mini performance. The 49.3cc two-stroke engine was capable of pushing the bike up to 38 miles per hour, but companies like Team Calamari have been making stock performance numbers useless with years of aftermarket parts and performance modifications.
Honda brought the oldest and newest generations of Super Cubs available in the US to Jay Leno, who has featured them in his most recent video. Check it out here!
Friend of Bike-urious Dan D recently acquired a mini collection of British bikes he wanted and a Wards Riverside Scrambler that needs a new owner.
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve recently partnered with Iconic Motorbikes to create an auction site. Our first three bikes are up today, so come take a look!
Between 1991 and 1995, BMW produced 20,898 examples of the R100R – one of the last airhead boxers to ever wear a roundel on the tank. Basic specifications include a 980cc air-cooled twin with an oil cooler, Brembo brakes, a 5-speed transmission, and shaft drive.
Designed by Toshiaki Kishi (who would later go on to pen the VFR1200 and CBR1000RR), the Honda Hawk GT (NT650) was a naked V-Twin-powered sport bike that was ahead of its time. Released several years prior to Ducati’s iconic Monster, the NT650 was a solid bike, but the fact a few hundred more dollars got you the even sportier (and …
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This weekend, I’ll be attending my first World Superbike race in person at the “MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round”. Now that’s a mouthful. Nathan and I are riding up early Saturday morning – will we see you there?