Built around a Kawasaki KZ550, this oddball is the “Mowercycle”.
Imported from Japan, this RZV500 is currently titled in Washington State so you’d be fine enjoying it in any state but California.
Though it was typically in the shadow of Yamaha’s TY250, the Suzuki Exacta RL250 was still a solid trials bike that’s now quite suitable for vintage competition. They’re relatively rare in the US as they were only imported in 1974 and 1975, and this example stands out as it was given a “cosmetic restoration”.
When Honda released the CB750, a lot changed. The entire motorcycling world, and industry had to take a deep breath and adjust. Some manufacturers took longer to do so than others. Some downplayed the tectonic shift that the new Honda was, and those who did either barely, or didn’t survive. Adapt or die.
The XL100 evolved into the XL100S in 1979, and it continued that way until the model was discontinued in 1985. This ’83 model looks to be in good shape and it has just 463 miles.
Officially, 1994 was the last year of production for the venerable CT70. 4 years later, Honda’s patent would expire and the world was flooded with clones. This example has just 148 miles and the seller claims it’s like new. In his or her words, “this bike has always been stored in a climate controlled environment and it shows.” The sale …
Today on the auction site we’ve got an interesting project – a Yamaha RZ500 that’s spent the last three years outside in Santa Monica so it almost looks like it was dug up out of Atlantis.
I know I’m hitting you with a lot of bikes from the new auction site, so I’ve resolved to tone it down a bit and only show you the most interesting stuff. There’s a minty CBR929RR that’s about to end soon, but I want to focus this post on an adorable YSR80 with a sidecar.
At first glance, this looks like a very yellow BMW R1150RT with a sidecar. But those boxer valve covers are fake – they just help hide a 15 gallon fuel tank. Instead, you’ll have to peek underneath the rear of the sidecar to find a 325 horsepower twin turbo motor out of a Mazda Eunos Cosmo! Meet “Rotohak”, presumably named …
I can’t remember where I met Dan Riley of Gunn Design, but I know that I’ve enjoyed every conversation I’ve had with him. He’s currently offering up a customized Suzuki dirt bike via raffle – each of the 120 entries will cost you $50.
This interesting combination of features a TZ250 chassis and bodywork with a RD400 Daytona motor that’s been bored out. Impressively, it’s also titled in California. It’s lovely, and it weighs around 260 pounds.
Imported through the Rockford Scooter company, Bridgestone sold a variety of motorcycles in the US, ranging in displacement from 50cc from 350cc. Here’s one of the babies, a 50cc BS7-D, sometimes called the Surfrider Sportster.
Today on the auction site we’ve got a rare Terra Racing-liveried variant of the Honda NSR250SP MC18.
Today on the auction site we’ve got a former MotoAmerica Superstock racebike – plus it comes with a spare rolling chassis!
The 1985 model of the DR250 was the “F”, which was visually distinguished by a front disc brake as well as yellow paint job with yellow fork lowers.