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Restored – 1958 Ariel Cyclone

In England, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

A 650cc high-compression variant of the Huntmaster, the Ariel Cyclone was a very rare bike. It seems that the list of documented Cyclones is 174 over two years of production. Ariel called it their “Super Sports Twin”, thanks to a 40 horsepower engine that was an option on the Huntmaster.

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RSD Custom For LynZ Pastrana – 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster

In America, Custom by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Roland Sands originally built this particular Harley-based tracker for LynZ Pastrana, wife of MX legend Travis Pastrana. Sands started the build with a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200C that was stripped down and mechanically overhauled before going on to receive an RSD Vintage Softtail tank and a (fiberglass) Storz Performance Dirt Tracker tail. Other noteworthy elements of the RSD tracker include …

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Somehow Street Legal – 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

4-18-2019 Update: A year later, this H2R is back up for sale with a $5,000 discount. Find it with a BIN of $54,500 here on eBay. Post Listing Update: This crazy H2R did not get any interest at the BIN of $59,500. Introduced in 2015, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R was an absolute revelation – 300 claimed horsepower thanks to a …

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2000 Suzuki SV650

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Has there ever been a more universally loved bike that the Suzuki SV650? The more I immerse myself into the motorcycling community, I really wonder. This is all subjective of course, but there really isn’t a lot to complain about with the SV. It came along and dominated the mid-sized bike market in 1999. Even if you don’t love it, …

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1961 BMW R50S with Steib LS200

In 3 Wheels, Germany by AbhiLeave a Comment

The R50S was the little brother of the legendary R69S, and it was a relatively rare motorcycle in BMW’s history as just 1,634 were produced 1960 and 1962. This example was restored in 2012 and it’s been paired with a beautiful color-matched Steib LS200 sidecar.

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2007 Honda VFR800 Anniversary Edition

In Japan, Sport, Touring by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Honda engineers started down the path to produce a V4 motorcycle engine in 1978 to compete against two stoke race bikes of the time. Soichiro Honda didn’t like two stroke engines and didn’t want to race them. He was passionate about maximizing 4-stroke technology. He wanted a 4 stroke that could compete. The engineers eventually produced the NR500 race bike. …

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Video Intermission – KLR Rebuild Timelapse

In Intermissions by AbhiLeave a Comment

In December, FortNine released a video called “Killing the Un-Killable KLR650”, in which they paid tribute to the recently discontinued Kawasaki by running it through a series of torture tests. The bike eventually succumbed, and that’s allowed the FortNine folks to get some new video content by filming the rebuild and speeding it up to fit in 15 minutes – …