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One Year Only – 2008 Suzuki B-King

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Suzuki first debuted its Hayabusa in 1999 and it was met with fairly instant success – so much so that the model is still produced today and has gone largely unchanged in its near two-decade production run, (although rumors suggest its time may be soon coming to an end). Nonetheless, the Busa sold remarkably well, even in the US where …

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3-Wheel Tilters – Pair of Honda Gyros

In 3 Wheels, Japan, Scooter by Tim Huber0 Comments

The Honda Gyro is an all around fun little scoot. These tilting three-wheelers boast a leaning main body that allows for stability when cornering at speed, without losing a scooter’s traditional low-speed stability. With 49cc displacement, a turning radius of 5.5-feet (or 1.7-meters), an automatic (two-speed) transmission, and the bike’s ability to tilt/lean, the Gyro is a phenomenal gateway into …

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Walking Dead Replica – Daryl’s 1991 Honda CB750 Nighthawk

In Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Motorcycles evoke a sense of rebellion and bad-assery, something film and television (and marketing) has been aware of for decades. Want to immediately demonstrate a character is tough and independent? Throw ’em on a bike and voilà. Today’s best known example of this is AMC’s the Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon and his custom post-(zombie)-apocalyptic ’90’s CB750 Nighthawk. This famous two-wheeler …

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Need Some Japanese Parts? Large Collection For Sale

In Japan by Ted Clough0 Comments

A collector in Marietta, Georgia (just northwest of Atlanta) is selling off his collection of mostly Japanese motorcycles and parts. He has been collecting for several years, and has amassed an extensive collection of bikes and parts. He has listed several individually on Atlanta Craigslist, and summarized them in this listing. Here are just a few of the 50 bikes …

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Japan Only – 1991 Yamaha R1-Z

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

Just like the fantastic TDR250 that I’ve recently featured a couple of times, the R1-Z was never officially sold in the US and it features a retuned TZR250 motor. Unlike the TDR, this was limited just to Japan and it’s a naked sport bike. Two-stroke lovers, rejoice!

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2 Stroke Legend – 1974 Kawasaki H2

In Japan, Sport by Tim Huber0 Comments

Not unlike Kawasaki’s more recent H2 (and H2R) models, its first H2 model was a game changer that easily set itself apart from the rest of the two-wheeled offerings of its time. The three-cylinder two-stroke 750 was simply a beast, and while taming said beast in the form of keeping the front wheel down was supposedly somewhat of a challenge, …

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Christini AWD – 2012 Honda CRF450X

In Japan, Off-Road by Tim Huber0 Comments

This street legal 2012 Honda CRF450X example has been fitted with an array of solid aftermarket parts including a Christini AWD kit. The kits come complete with everything needed to turn a motorcycle into an AWD vehicle, including the modified forks, custom fuel tank, custom Talon front hub, engagement Switch, CNC triple clamp, and fork guards. These kits sell by …

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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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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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Ex-Shriner Ending Soon – 1969 Honda Dream CA77

In Japan, Standard by Abhi0 Comments

Nowadays, the Shriners are typically riding Harley-Davidsons – currently Harley even offers a Shriners special edition (but you have to show proof that you belong to the fraternity) alongside their Peace Officer and Firefighter special editions. In fact, they’ve become such a pairing that when you look at the application for the motorcycle unit of the El Zaribah Shriners of …

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NC35 – 1996 Honda RVF400

In Japan, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

One of the best riding 400 sportbikes ever built, Honda’s RVF400 (also known as the NC35) never officially made it out of the Japan. The grey market took care of European countries but it’s rare to find one of these in the US. You may have a little bit of trouble finding certain parts, but the joy you’ll get from …

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1965 Honda CL72 Scrambler w/ Belly Tank Trailer

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

The fine folks at Bring a Trailer (appropriately named in this case) have got one of the coolest bike/trailer packages I’ve seen in a while. A ’63 Honda Scrambler (’63 VIN but titled as a ’65) that was given a refresh 50 miles ago. It looks clean and normally it’d be interesting enough for a feature. But it’s overshadowed here …