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Servicustom – 1967 Harley-Davidson Servicar

In 3 Wheels, America, Custom by Tim Huber0 Comments

With the rise of the automobile, motorcycle companies were forced to respond in the way of producing utilitarian scoot-based machines with the most common example being the Harley-Davidson Servicar. These machines were manufactured from 1932 to 1975 and saw dozens of changes and updates in its 43 years of production with some models having a car-like rear differential. While this …

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Still New – 2015 Honda NSF250R Moto3 Racer

In Japan, Race by Tim Huber0 Comments

Moto3 bikes are not your typical 250’s. With a 0-100kph in under 3 seconds and a top-speed of 250kph, these are undeniably professional-grade race-machines. RedBull did a cool article discussing Jack Miller’s KTM Moto3 Ride that you can read about here for more info on this featherweight 250’s.

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Technological Marvel – 1955 Victoria Swing KR21

In Germany, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

One of Norbert Riedel’s many contributions to the world of motorcycling was the design of the Victoria Swing, named for the fact that the motor was directly connected to the swingarm – it would rise and fall with the rear suspension! In addition, the Swing featured a push button shifter that utilized electromagnets. The Swing also offered an electric starter …

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Cafe or Scrambler? 2002 Suzuki Freewind Custom

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

This custom build project entitled “Lady O.” may appear to be just one more drop in the cafe racer bucket but upon closer inspection this one-off Suzuki is all kinds of unique. Beginning with the fact this bike started its life as a XF650 Freewind from 2002 which was the last year it saw production. The Freewind was essentially a …

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Number 2 – 2009 Bimota DB7

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

6-24-17 Update: Almost a year later, Tim Huber notes that this bike is back up for sale – you can find it with an asking price of $22,000 here on Craigslist in Henderson, Nevada. Post Listing Update: This DB7 did not reserve with bidding ending up at $16,100. The DB7 was Bimotas first superbike after their rebirth in 2003, and …

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Daytona 200 History – 1974 Yamaha TZ750A

In Japan, Race by Abhi0 Comments

Yamaha’s TZ750 is one of the legends of factory and privateer motorcycle racing. Cycle World called it one of the six greatest motorcycles of all time, and part of that honor came from the fact that a TZ750 won the Daytona 200 nine years in a row. Now, not all of them can be winners – this placed 23rd out …

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Savage Scrambler – 2000 Suzuki LS650 Custom

In Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

The Suzuki LS650, also known as a Savage, used to roll off the factory floor as a simple entry-level cruiser (it’s since been replaced by the S40 Boulevard). But it’s proven to be an interesting platform for cafe racers, as shown by companies like Ryca, as well as a starting point for scrambler builds, like today’s featured example from Droog …

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British Military Side-Valve – 1956 Triumph TRW

In England, Standard by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Triumph TRW is a fascinating machine that has become increasingly coveted in military collector circles in recent years. These 1950’s military Triumphs were never sold to the public (new from the manufacturer), which is a shame because these bikes (in my opinion) embody many quintessential elements of antique British motorcycles with its classic lines and recognizably British touches such …