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Welcome to Bike-urious!

Do you find yourself here at Bike-urious because Jay Leno told you to come check it out? In that case, welcome! Read on to learn a little bit about what you’ve stumbled upon.

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Vintley – 1949 Vincent Rapide Chopper

Here’s a Harley-Davidson K model frame that’s been raked and stretched to fit a Vincent Rapide engine that had been to Lightning specs. That’s a sentence I never expected to write out before…

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1 of 4 – 1971 BSA Weslake 500cc

I’ve featured a few BSA Weslake powered bikes that utilized a Rickman frame, but here’s a bike that trumps them in rarity. Here’s a bike that was apparently one of four built by Richard Barnes in 1971 – one of which was for James Garner to run the Baja 1000 with.

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1975 Husqvarna 450 WR

In the 1960’s, Husqvarna had led the charge in turning British off-road bikes into relics. By the 70’s, Husky had become a dominant force in motocross, winning multiple world championships and Baja 1000s. 1972 was a banner year for the firm – their entire lineup was upgraded to 5 speed gearboxes with left-hand shifters, new frames, Motoplat injections, and a …