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1993 Moto Guzzi 1000S

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Introduced in 1990 (and built for three years with slight revisions), Moto Guzzi’s 1000S is a cult classic that is hard to find for sale as owners rarely let them go. It did not sell particularly well, but the retro styling – it was designed to look like the 1975 750 S3 – has stood the test of time. This …

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1968 Norton N15CS Scrambler

In Dual-Sport, England by AbhiLeave a Comment

After Norton moved production to Plumstead in the early 60s, they had a few leftover engines from the Atlas line. They threw those engines into Matchless frames to create a series of hybrids under the Norton, Matchless, and AMC names – possibly the most confusing time in the history of the British firm. One of desert racers that was created …

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1981 BMW R80G/S

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In September 1980 at the IFMA bicycle/motorcycle show, BMW introduced the first GS. It was a dramatic change in the market, and while many riders were instantly enthralled, plenty of critics thought that a.) the bike was too big to be considered a true enduro and b.) the shaft drive was ill-suited for the task. The fans won out – …

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In Canada – Homebrew 3 Wheeler Build

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Sites like BikeEXIF are constantly saying that the Honda CX650 has become a new darling of the custom motorcycle world. Here’s something a little bit different using thatsame powerplant. Built with 136 ft of 1 inch square tubing and 3 sheets of 6061T6 aircraft alloy, this cool build is reminiscent of a Morgan 3 Wheeler.

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State Champion – 1971 Van Tech Yamaha 100 Flat Tracker

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Founded by Bill Van Tichelt, Van Tech ended up building aftermarket frames for small-displacement Japanese bikes like the Honda S90, Kawi 100/120, Bridgestone 90/100, and more. The main purpose was to reduce weight, but also give riders the ability to almost ‘hot swap’ engines and suspensions. As they claimed in one of their ads – you can “run a Hodaka …

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Restored – 1971 Ossa Pioneer 250

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When a Cycle World reviewer got a 250 Pioneer to cover for the magazine, he was so impressed that he bought one for himself. He called it “one of the ruggedest bikes made” and one that was “happiest in the boondocks.” This example has been restored, so it’s ready for another 30+ years of getting dirty on trail rides.

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1 Year Only – 2008 Suzuki B-King GSX1300B

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The best way to think about the Suzuki B-King is to consider it a naked version of the famous Hayabusa. Sold only for one year in the US, it features the 2nd generation, 1340cc Hayabusa engine that was retuned for more mid-range torque. When it was unveiled to the world as a prototype, this bike featured a 240 section rear …