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Allen Millyard Build – 1975 Honda “SS250”

In Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

I’ve featured the amazing custom builds of Allen Millyard before but until today I haven’t been able to share one of his builds that was actually for sale. Today is a good day – at least for those of you in the UK. Meet the Honda “SS250”, named because it’s a 1975 Honda SS50 frame with the 250cc motor from …

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1 of 150 and Brand New – 2005 Petronas FP1

In England, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

As Erik Buell will tell you, starting a motorcycle company is no easy task. Even if you’re offering a solid product, getting marketing, a dealer network, and infrastructure set up can often make or break a company’s shot at success. The latter is essentially what happened to the short-lived motorcycles division of Petronas. Only 150 units (50 for racing, 100 …

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Steyr-Daimler-Puch 250 Racer

In Austria, Race by Abhi1 Comment

8-15-17 Update: 4 years later, this gorgeous racer is back up for sale. Reader Peter S just let me know that it’s now available in Marina Del Rey, California for $10,500 (about a 33% discount) at Chequered Flag here on Hemmings. Post-Sale Update: This Steyr-Daimler-Puch 250 Racer was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Unfortunately, this is a hard …

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Scrambled Brit – 1969 BSA 441 Victor Special

In Dual-Sport, England by Tim Huber0 Comments

It’s hard to look at the 1969 BSA 441 Victor and not swoon over it at least a little bit. For its time, it was rugged-looking. The mid-scrambler pipe and polished aluminum tank with the front half partially adorned in a gloss yellow didn’t exactly hurt it in the looks department either. These bikes exude an old-school cool that wonderfully …

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Built for Japan – 1986 Ducati 400 F3

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

From the early 80s through the early 90s, Japan featured some of the best 400cc motorcycles in the world because strict licensing laws made it very difficult to own bigger bikes (before 1993, it was illegal for OEMs to sell a bike bigger than 750cc in the country). Cult classics like the CB-1, VFR400R, RVF400, FZR400, and plenty more were …

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Cosmetic Custom: 1982 Honda FT500

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

Single-cylinder machines make for solid flat track builds. The power on these examples are surprisingly well suited for dirt ovals, especially for a road bike engine. Despite this being a 35-year-old machine, it was just recently rebuilt and has been kept pretty immaculate in the roughly 275 miles put on it since the build was completed. With so many ultra …

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Gear Review – REV’IT Zircon Jacket

In Reviews by Abhi0 Comments

Over the last few months, I’ve had a particular hankering for motorcycle gear that doesn’t necessarily look like motorcycle gear. So when I went to see my buddy Dennis Afanasyev of Beach Moto for something to wear while riding the REV’IT #95, he was quick to suggest the Rev’It Zircon jacket. I’ve made the Zircon part of my regular rotation …

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Factory AMA Superbike – 2012 Pegram Racing BMW S1000RR

In Germany, Race by Abhi0 Comments

According to the seller, 2012 was the last year that BMW factory-sponsored a race team in the US. Here’s the A-bike from that campaign, the Pegram/Foremost Racing S1KRR. After the season, the bike was re-wrapped in the original graphics package, and in 2015 the motor was rebuilt by Pegram Racing. The amount of money that’s been thrown into this bike …