May 30th, 2023 – London, England
Isle of Man 2023 – Day 2
May 29th, 2023 – London, England to…London, England.
Isle of Man 2023 – Day 1
This week I’m across the pond to see something I’ve wanted to check out for years – the Isle of Man! Last week I asked for some suggestions and y’all came through with excellent advice that I will be frequently referring to over the next few days. Let’s do this!
Advice Needed: I’m Going To The Isle Of Man!
Next week I get to check something off my bucket list – the Isle of Man TT! I leave on Sunday and will be out there for a few days, but I’ve never been before. Have you? If so, I’d love your thoughts and recommendations!
1991 Bimota Tesi 1D 904
Bimota’s Tesi 1D was the first generation of their wild hub-center steering platform. The D in 1D stands for Ducati as the powerplant was the 93 horsepower twin from the 851, but a model refresh in 1991 came with a displacement bump to 904. Just 20 example of the 904 were built between 1991 and 1992 – a small portion …
No Reserve – 1981 Suzuki RB50 GAG
If you own a JDM 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition, then we’ve got the perfect complement over at Iconic Motorbikes! This is a Suzuki RB50 (also known as a GSX-R50 or a GAG50) that’s been custom painted to look like it’s bigger brother. On top of that, someone replaced the OEM single square headlight with some dual rounds to better …
Video Intermission – Yours Truly On RevZilla’s Highside/Lowside Podcast
My buddies Zack Courts and Spurgeon Dunbar are the co-hosts of RevZilla’s Highside/Lowside podcast, and they recently asked me to join them as a guest for an episode discussing the new Kawasaki ZX-4RR. If you have 90 minutes to kill on your commute, click on through to hear what we had to say!
1971 Ducati Silver Shotgun 250
Thanks to its distinctive silver metal flake fiberglass bodywork, Two Wheels called this the Desmo Mark 3 the Ducati Silver Shotgun. It’s one of the rarest desmo singles and it’s quite visually stunning.
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200 With Ural Sidecar
The Stelvio was Guzzi’s pavement-focused competitor to the GS and Multistrada. The NTX was more off-road oriented (and it’s the only option the US got), and this one’s set up to carry a rider and some friends (and a whole lot of gear) on a variety of terrains.
Signed By Rossi – 2010 Yamaha R1 LE
Yamaha launched an all-new R1 in 2009, and it captured the hearts of many a rider thanks to the crossplane crankshaft that gave the R1 a defining sound and more predictable traction at the limit. The following year, they released a Limited Edition of which featured a replica of the livery on Valentino Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha Team MotoGP race bike. …
Video Intermission – Iconic Sold RSD’s Honda CR500 Cafe Racer!
In exciting news, my buddy Roland Sands has asked us Iconic to auction off some his collection – and we’ve started with a couple of interesting pre-sales! One of the bike is Roland’s CR500-powered “cafe racer”, and his team created a fun video explaining what the bike is about before it goes to its new home in Canada.
Picture Intermission – Alpinestars Motor Morning
This weekend, Alpinestars hosted a “Motor Morning” at their US headquarters in Torrance, California. It’s something that they used to do fairly regularly, though this is just the second time it’s happened since COVID. This is the first time they’ve featured motorcycles in addition to cars, and they asked Iconic Motorbikes if we could bring a few to display. They’ve …
Picture Intermission – 4/2 Sunday Ride
Here’s some highlights from a quick ride to the Rock Store today!
391 Miles – 1992 Suzuki DR350
Introduced in 1990, the DR350 was a basic dual-sport (kick start only for the first four years) that served recreational trail duties well. It wasn’t a game changer and I normally wouldn’t feature something like this but here’s one with just 391 miles.
1997 Ducati 916
I’ve got to be frank – we all know the 916 and we all love the 916 (though I’d get a 998 for easier maintenance). We have a nice one with less than 4,000 miles over at Iconic, and I’m really just sharing this because I’m sort of shocked what a base 916 is going for right now…