Things picked up in Episode 4 – will the trend continue or will we regress to the charging issues of the 1st three episode as the guys have to deal with the inclines and lower temps of the Andes?
Built as a tribute to the KZ1000 piloted by Eddie Lawson while winning the 1981 and 1982 AMA Superbike titles, the ZRX series is a muscle-car version of the UJM. Like many muscle cars, this Galaxy Blue ZRX has some great modifications to make it go faster, turn/stop quicker, and sound better.
10-18-20 Update: Four years later, Robert VanSlyke notes in the comments that this REX is again up for sale. The asking price is down to $2,500 and it’s moved from Idaho to Arizona. It’s titled and still a runner – find it in Cave Creek, Arizona here on Facebook Marketplace. 9-12-16 Update: John K notes that this REX is back …
To celebrate their 95th Anniversary, Harley-Davidson created limited editions of the Road Glide and Road King. They created 800 of the former – here’s #373.
Specifically built for the US market (which wanted larger displacements and less vibrations), the 750cc triple motor in the BSA Rocket 3 was designed to extend the model line beyond 650 twins. BSA’s financials suffered with the production of this bike, but nearly 27,500 of the Triumph Trident/BSA Rocket 3 were produced between 1968 and 1975. The bike was initially …
When new in 2018, a Alta Redshift MXR would set you back $11,995 (add $750 for the fast charger). So, what does the market think a still-new example is worth for two years later, considering the company is no longer in business? Well, there’s four days left on this auction (which includes the fast charger) and bidding’s up to $11,400.
The seller notes that this former East German Police MZ is missing a saddlebag – to my untrained eye it appears that it might also need some decals and a few accessories. Still, it’s a cool rare find that’s been restored so it’s ready to ride.
Only sold in the US, Canada, and western Europe in 1988, the ZB50 was supposed to be a street sister to the Z50R dirt bike, but it ended up being too expensive for Honda to build and the US only got 3,058 examples before Honda killed it off.
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In 1992, Ducati took their 900 Supersport and added several choice extras to create a limited edition called the Ducati Superlight – 953 examples were sold over 2 years.
There isn’t much information and I wish the pictures were bigger, but this listing is too interesting to pass up seeing as the seller states that this MX hack has lots of race history and was a “trophy winner at Pikes Peak.”
The seller of this custom states that it was painted by Arlen Ness (it has his signature on the tank) and that it’s a survivor which will need some work as it’s not running.
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The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.
In 1983, Yamaha introduced the IT490, an evolution of the 465 and the biggest of the “International Trial” line. It was a heavy, powerful bike that was ideal for enduro or cross-country riding, though they had a nasty habit of pinging when the engine got hot.