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DG Race Replica – 1975 Honda CR125M Elsinore

In Japan, Less than 5k, Off-Road, Race, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

In the 1970’s, motocross racing had become fairly mainstream with several top racers becoming household celebrity names. In this highly competitive era, the big manufacturers poured absurd amounts of funding into race R&D, driving the constant evolution of MXers. Despite the large staff and state of the art facilities that the big mocos possessed, a few talented wrenchers created something …

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1971 Jawa Bizon 350

In Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Built between 1970 and 1973, the Bizon (Bison) was a distinctively-styled motorcycle designed to capture sales in export markets. It wasn’t tremendously successful, and just 4,436 examples were built.

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Japan Only – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Suzuki’s Limited Edition variant of the first-generation was a special bike, but if you if you want something special AND incredibly rare in the US, then here’s the JDM-version of the Limited Edition. Lucky for you, it’s already been legally imported and registered in Washington. I’ve only featured a couple of these in the past and they’ve all been through …

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Roland Sands x Technics – 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron

In America, Cruiser, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

Roland Sands has built one-off motorcycles of all kinds, the vast majority of which are pretty awesome customs. Some are obviously more extensive transformations than others, but even the lesser-involved builds are easily distinguishable from the donor bike’s stock form. Often times RSD-built bikes are the work of the company’s design team, but Roland himself is often personally responsible for …

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First Year – 1988 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03

In Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

The first generation of the Africa Twin was introduced in 1988 in response to Honda’s success with the NXR750 racebike – it would end up winning Paris-Dakar four years in a row, starting in 1986. Honda already had the single-cylinder NX650 and the V-Twin Transalp, but the Japanese company decided another big trailie was needed. History has shown that they …

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Jim Granger Owned – 1990 Honda RC30

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

If you’re passionate about Honda’s legendary RC30, you’ve probably heard of Jim Granger. He’s an expert when it comes to the model, so any example that’s been under his care is worth a close look. According to the seller, this example was Jim’s personal bike between 1991 and 2014 and it features a lot of trick HRC parts.

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Pristine “Britmota” – 1966 Rickman Matchless G50

In England, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Matchless G50 is a fairly iconic purpose-built British racer developed in the late 1950’s. The G50 was modeled after the AMC AJS 7R racer, only with its displacement bumped up to 500cc from 350cc. Production began on the G50 in ’58 and would continue into the mid-1960’s – less than 200 models were built, making these legendary British racers …

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1 of 750 – 2012 BMW K1300S HP

In Germany, Sport, Touring by Tim Huber0 Comments

BMW’s HP – High Performance – machines distinguish themselves from the rest of BMW Motorrad’s offerings as an elite class of machines, though the HP label has been slapped onto some Beemer scoots that – in my opinion – arguably don’t deserve to wear the prestigious extra to letters. The K1300S HP earns its HP moniker, and then some. HP-models …

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Video Intermission – The First Ride by MCM

In Intermissions by Abhi0 Comments

Mighty Car Mods is all about two Aussie friends that love cars and it’s actually the world’s #1 DIY automotive show on YouTube. They have a supplemental channel with extras and behind the scenes stuff, and that’s where they’ve just shared a video about the conversion of a Suzuki GN250.

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Little-Known German Project – 1936 Presto Werke Type 208

In Germany, Small Displacement by Tim Huber0 Comments

Presto Werke (or Presto-Werke Günther & Co) may be one of the biggest and most influential manufacturers you’ve probably never heard of. Founded in 1897, the German company produced bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, cars, and trucks, closing its doors in the late 1950’s after failing to bounce back from WW2. The company was based out of Chemnitz for most of its …