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Wide Case Racer – 1968 Ducati 450 Non-Desmo

In Italy, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Though it could be plated for street duty because it’s got lights, a horn, and all that other good stuff, this 450 is currently setup for racing. Note that despite the “Desmo” on the tank, the original head was replaced with a conventional head for “reliability reasons” and the Desmo head is no longer available.

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1974 Kawasaki Z1

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

There are some really legendary models in motorcycling history that are able to be identified without regard to make or even year. Bonneville. CB750. H2. There are many others, but there is no doubt that the Z1 fits in that group.

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Building the Gromster

In Guest Writers, Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi0 Comments

Editor’s Note: About a year ago, David N (you’ll remember him from experiences like going to a Mecum auction or his recent visit to the AMCA Sunshine Chapter National Meet) told me that he was looking for a Grom to customize. When he explained what his plan was, I asked if he’d be willing to share the bike and his …

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1983 Honda CR250R

In Japan, Off-Road by Abhi0 Comments

Sellers – if you have questions about how you should be taking photos for a for sale listing, just look at this one. Then again, that might be expected considering the seller is noted MX photographer Joe Bonnello…

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Ex – AMA Superbike Racer – 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000

In Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Did you know that Michael Jordan (yes, the legendary basketball player) is a huge motorcycle racing fan? In 2004, he founded Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) to get involved with the sport, and they immediately started competing in AMA Superbike. In 2013, they signed up Danny Eslick to compete alongside Roger Hayden – Danny ran number 23, what Jordan was famous …

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Rob North Frame – 1971 BSA Rocket 3 Racer

In England, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Rob North isn’t as well known as he probably should be, but aficionados of Brit bikes know him as the fabrication guru who Triumph went to for frames in the early 70s. Rob apparently lives in California now but his frames live on as rights to his frame designs were sold off a couple of times and now reside with …

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Bikers Helping Bikers – Restoring “Engaged to Death”

In Blog by Abhi0 Comments

In 1956, Romolo Marcellini created a film called Engaged to Death – “a tale about rivalry and burning passion set in the dangerous and madcap world of two-wheelers.” It’s a fascinating look at 50s Italian race bikes (like the Moto Guzzi V8!) with looks at the manufacturers, racers, and even race strategy. Rodaggio Film has acquired the two existing 35mm …