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Ner-A-Project – 1922 Ner-A-Car Barn Find

In America, Vintage by AbhiLeave a Comment

Designed by Carl Neracher in 1918, the Ner-A-Car was sold as a cheap automobile alternative. Approximately 10,000 were built and sold in the US, and another 6,500 were built and sold in England under license. The step-through design and bodywork kept riders clean, allowing them to wear ordinary clothes on their way to work or local shops. Production started in …

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Ending Soon – 1983 Honda CX650 Turbo

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1982, Honda introduced its first production turbocharged motorcycle, the CX500T. The next year, they bumped up displacement to form the Honda CX650 Turbo. While Kawasaki, and Suzuki also offered turbo’d competition, Yamaha and Honda were the most successful from a commercial standpoint. With that said, turbocharged production bikes never caught on, and only approximately 1,200 of these bikes ever …

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Join REV’IT’s Women ADV Team!

In Blog by AbhiLeave a Comment

Last year, REV’IT created an all-woman “team” of 4 riders to represent the brand in the US. Three of the four are returning, and they’re looking for two additional members. Do you (or someone you know) have what it takes?

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Lucky Livery – 1995 Cagiva Elefant 900 AC

In Dual-Sport, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

In 1989, Cagiva debuted a limited version of the Elefant adorned in the Lucky Explorer livery of their Paris-Dakar winner. It was the coolest of the Elefant line-up. In 1993, they went in a different direction than the usual motorcycle manufacturer and actually offered a cheaper, simpler variant. They called it the AC, and they were able to make it …

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Unexpected Motor – 1986 Porsche 928S Powered Trike

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by AbhiLeave a Comment

Porsche has gotten involved in motorcycle engine design before – they were brought on to help develop the Revolution motor for Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod back in 2002. That liquid-cooled motor developed a very non-Harley number of 120 horsepower, and that might be what inspired the creator of this crazy build to build a trike around a different Porsche motor – the …

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Impressive Clone – 1971 Rupp Black Widow

In America, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Rupp Industries was based in Mansfield, Ohio, and for nearly 20 years they were able to compete with Honda and other Japanese manufacturers for a share of the lucrative mini bike market. Their top-of-the-line competition bike was the Black Widow, which was based on the Roadster/2. This example is also based on the Roadster, because it’s unfortunately only a replica.

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Buford – 1975 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 K0 Custom

In Custom, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

I’m working on my review of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing, which is why I had to feature this crazy custom from the first year of Wing production. Named “Buford”, this interesting Gold Wing custom has nearly covered 500,000 miles…and it’s covered by 10 square feet of Icelandic goat fur. Now that’s a sentence I never thought I’d type out …

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Little French Tracker – 2014 Mash Seventy Five 125cc

In Custom, France, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Mash Motorcycles is one of those manufacturers you’ve probably never heard of before. First founded in 2014, the low-volume boutique manufacturer offers good looking inexpensive motorcycles powered by small-displacement (50cc, 125cc, 250cc, and 400cc) Chinese crate engines. Think Cleveland CycleWerks, but French. In its handful of years since being established, Mash has released a surprisingly expansive lineup including factory ADV …

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Austrian Two-Stroke – 1990 KTM 250 MX

In Austria, Less than 5k, Off-Road by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

In the 1990’s, KTM’s MX machines were routinely winning magazine shootouts, and though they weren’t without flaws the Austrian brappers were thought of as solid bikes. The dawn of the ’90’s would see the “Ready To Race” brand release a highly updated version of its quarter-liter MXer. The 1990 KTM 250 MX boasted ample smooth and tractable low-to-mid range power, …