In 1994, Denny Berg worked with Cobra USA to take a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 and create an “American Classic” custom. It was a success on the show circuit, and the next year Kawi released a “Classic” version of the Vulcan. The next year, Kawasaki went back to Cobra, Denny, and Don Emde (son of the legendary racer Floyd Emde). Don …
LA-Barstow-Vegas 2016 – The ReturnView Post
Introduced in 1955, the Venom set itself up to be an alternative to the British sporting twins that were starting to dominate the market. The Venom really came of age when a factory prepped bike became the first ever motorcycle to average 100 MPH over the course of 24 hours at a track in France. In production from 1955 to …
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When I think of 2-stroke supermotos, I expect to see it on a race track. But this is street legal in the state of Illinois, plus the sprockets have been changed such that this bike can cruise at 60. Say hello to a crazy commuter option.
If you were a fan of supercross in the 90s, then Jeremy McGrath was your king. His list of career highlights is staggering, but the highlight might just be his 7 SX championships between 1993-2000. According to the seller, this was Jeremy’s personal practice bike between 1990 and 1992, right before he went on to dominate the sport.
Here we have a guy that is selling 7 vintage Husqvarna (and two Penton) motorcycles at the same time. It seems to me like he may have overestimated the number of Husky collectors that are available at any given time. It nearly ensures he won’t get much competitive bidding.
The Colson Corporation sold bicycles between 1917 and 1953, typically through retailers like Goodyear and Firestone. So why are you seeing one on a page about motorcycles? Because this first year Colson bicycle is equipped with a Smith Motor Wheel! Around 1910, Arthur William Wall developed a direct drive motor wheel to power a bicycle – it was the first …
At this year’s Retromobile show in Paris, an incredible collection of 10 AJS 7R race bikes stood out among a sea of beautiful automobiles. Said collection spanned from 1949 to 1962, and it was part of the collection of Bernard Guérin, a post-WWII racer who somehow kept his old race bikes as he acquired new ones.
First registered in the UK in 1958, this gorgeous hybrid features a customized Norton featherbed frame with a Vincent Rapide V-Twin engine. What a beauty.
The Yamaha XS650 was introduced in 1970, though it wasn’t until the end of the decade when Yamaha created a “Special” variant – it featured a teardrop fuel tank, pullback handlebars, and a wider rear tire.
John Penton had a huge impact on two legendary motorcycle manufacturers at roughly the same time. Husqvarna and KTM both owe some of their success to the Ohio farmer. When Penton’s wife died in 1958 he took a year off to ride motorcycles. In the course of that year he won the Jack Pine and the Corduroy off road on …
Congratulations to commenter Joe B, who was the first to identify that this perp was on a Honda XR650L from the early 90s. Bonus points to Facebook commenter Wynkin de Worde, who had a guess that was a bit more vague: “It’s stolen.”
Rokon was founded in the early 60s with the intent of developing a “moto-tractor” that featured two wheel drive. This task was achieved with a combination of shaft, chain, and belt drives, and it enabled riders to go nearly anywhere – as long as they weren’t in a rush!