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This Weekend – Bull City Rumble

I’m going to be in Utah for the Bonneville Vintage GP, but this weekend will also offer the 11th edition of the Bull City Rumble, a vintage motorcycle/scooter rally in the vein of Mods vs. Rockers.

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Rare Airhead – 1991 BMW R100

Though BMW sold a similar bike called the R100R for a few years afterwards, the BMW R100 Classic is quite an oddball. Information is very scarce on this bike, as it seems just 180 were sold in the US and Japan in 1990/1991.

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1982 Suzuki GS650GT

Built between ’81-’83, the GS650 was available in several forms – including one with styling inspired by the Katana. The GT was the shaft driven standard which often did commuting duty in the 80s. Here’s an example that’s been recently restored, yielding a UJM in good shape that could be a fun starter bike.

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1962 Norton Manx Replica

The Norton Manx was a racing bike built for a whopping 15 years built in long stroke and short stroke variants. The Manx has a long, complicated history, but in recent times there has been a resurgence in its popularity for classic motorcycle racing, leading to aftermarket firms specializing in service and parts supply for these classics. If you know …

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The 2015 Gypsy Run

Next weekend (September 11-13) will make way for the 9th Gypsy Run, a ‘traditional run’ on the East Coast inspired by the El Diablo.

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Needs Some Work – 1975 Cooper Islo 250

At one point in time, Frank Cooper was the US distributor for Maico. He thought he could create a bike that slotted between Japanese and European dirt bikes in price, with the hope that it would handle like a European bike but be reliable like a Japanese bike. Enter the Cooper 250 Enduro, created to give off-roaders the best of …