On August 4th, J Wood and Company will be auctioning off what seems to be the entire inventory of Raber’s Parts Mart – they estimate that it is $2.5 million “(retail value) of unavailable new and used parts unseen for years!” In addition to 15,000 square feet of parts that have been accumulated in 6 feet of shelves, there are …
From one angle, this is just a very ugly BMW K100RT in Big Bird Yellow. But if you look up at the front of the engine, you’ll notice one of the 200 turbo kits that were produced by RB Racing on behalf of Luftmeister. Now it’s ugly AND fast!
I’m not sure how, but this small displacement Suzuki sport bike has been imported to the US, and it’s plated in California! I’m hoping someone knows more about these bikes than I do, though, because I was under the impression that in ’92 Suzuki only offered a RG125 and RG200. Is the seller correct in saying this is a RG150?
As many of you saw in the last few days, random links on the website and/or daily email would take you to nonsense spam sites. It was very annoying and I sincerely apologize for the hassle. Fixing it was over my head from a technology standpoint so I hired a company to clean it all up, and according to them …
Someone’s got quite a collection of classic Japanese motorcycles and he’s letting it go. Honda fans will be especially excited, ut there’s plenty of Yamahas and Kawasakis as well.
After the “Last Edition” debacle, BMW brought back the R100RS as a Monolever (one rear shock). There were other changes as well – a slight shift in powerband for more torque and the expense of top end horsepower, lower gearing to make up for the powerband shift, a smaller carb, smaller valves, and upgraded front suspension/brakes.
The Honda CB1100F is cool enough by itself thanks to the fact that Cycle World called it the fastest stock bike they had ever tested (over 140 miles per hour) in January of 1983, but I think this one is even more interesting due to the period aftermarket Greer fairing.
In the beginning of June, Profiles in History is auctioning off some “Icons & Legends of Hollywood”. Normally I wouldn’t care about something like that, but there’s a few motorcycles that are on offer. Let’s check ’em out!
BSA is probably best known for the Lightning, but they also had a similarly-named touring complement known as the Thunderbolt.
I know not everyone agrees with me, but I love having a communication system on my helmet – I like listening to music and it’s nice to have the option to talk with Vy when she’s on the back. The two main players in the industry are Sena and Cardo, and the latter says they’ve made the next leap in …
When I was sent a link to this, I thought it was some sort of mis-timed April Fool’s joke. I was wrong – this is very real. Bosch is testing bike-mounted thrusters (the rest of this sentence is a let down because it does not involve the word rockets or grenades) that blast out a stream of air in an …
Triumph introduced the 5T Speed Twin in 1938, and it immediately set the standard for other English manufacturers when it came to parallel twins. It was one of Edward Turner’s most notable designs, and it had a long production life – it sold until 1966 with several revisions, though there was a gap in production from ’40-’47 due to WWII.
I’m a little late on this news so I apologize for the short notice, but Aprilia’s got a new program called Aprilia Racers Days where they’ll let you try out their newest hardware on a track. They’re going to Chuckwalla this Friday, so you better hurry up!
Sold in the US for three years, the Honda VTR250 has become a cult classic for riders that love small bikes. The liquid cooled 250cc engine was paired with a six-speed transmission, and interestingly, an inboard front disc – though by 1990 the front brake would change to the industry standard.
1962 was the first year that Yamaha sold bikes in the US, and it was also the debut year for the YDS2, a 2-stroke that Yamaha said featured “water resistant designs”. How times have changed.