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UK Spec – 1986 Honda VF1000FF

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The US first got a 1,000cc Interceptor from Honda in 1984 with the VF1000F. In Europe, the same bike was given the model name of VF1000FE. In April of 1985, the bike evolved into the VF1000FF, a model that was sold in Europe, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. The US never got the FF, which was discontinued in August 1987. …

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CR750 Tribute – 1971 Honda CB750

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Honda’s CR750 was an evolution of the ubiquitous CB750, sold in very limited numbers as kits to dealers to convert the stock bikes. Finding a genuine model is very difficult (and very expensive) nowadays, which is why riders often like to take current CB750s and turn them into their own versions of the CR. This one isn’t real, but it’s …

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1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100

In Japan, Less than 5k, Standard by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Inspired by Eddie Lawson’s race bike replica released in 1982, the ZRX was a tribute to a tribute. This bike and its 1200 successor are some of the best bang for your buck used bikes you can buy today. It had 1982 styling with some late nineties updates, balancing both time period’s style perfectly. That trademark faring at the front …

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Picture Perfect – Free Spirit’s 1981 Yamaha SR250 Custom

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While you’d probably never guess just by looking at it, this one-off Yamaha named “Primus” was the inaugural project for up-and-coming Slovakian customs outfit Free Spirit Motorcycles. The shop is headed up by Slavo Danko, a brand director at an advertising agency by day who recently began moonlighting as a bike builder. For Free Spirit’s first build, Slavo selected a …

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1965 Honda S90

In Japan, Small Displacement by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

In the mid/late sixties and early 70’s, Honda was busy. For one, they were developing and releasing arguably one of the most important motorcycles of all time, the CB750. Simultaneously, they were also putting a reliable, well-built engine into a series of purpose-built motorbikes. The single cylinder 90cc engine was the heart of their CL90, CT90, CD90, the iconic C90, …

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1998 Kawasaki KDX200

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k by AbhiLeave a Comment

Kawasaki introduced the KDX line as a small enduro in 1980. In 1986, they revised the KDX200 with lots of features from the KX125 motocrosser, and Kawi was one of the very few manufacturers offering a two-stroke enduro at the time. It was well loved by riders, so much so that even when Kawasaki introduced a 250 of the KDX …

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Italian Superbike Prototype – 1990 Gallina-Hayashi Quattro 750

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Roberto Gallina is an Italian motorcycle racer who competed in Grand Prix events in the 1970s on machines from Laverda, Motobi, Benelli, and Ducati. In the 1980s, Gallina founded his own race team, (Team Gallina) which went on to win back-to-back 500cc world championships in ’81 and ’82. He eventually opened a race shop in his hometown of La Spezia, …