I’ve featured a few diesel-powered motorcycles on Bike-urious, but they are typically gas-powered bikes that have had a diesel conversion. Here’s a rare example that was fitted with a diesel engine from the factory – an experiment that Royal Enfield tried between 1993 and 2000. They called it the Taurus.
The Z1 was Kawasaki’s “bigger is better” counter to the Honda CB750, and it was a legendary motorcycle that Team Green has recently tried to recapture the magic of. The 903cc motor was so big that Kawasaki couldn’t even sell it in their home country of Japan, which had a 750cc displacement cap at the time.
Sponsored by Milwaukee Tools, this Yamaha R1 was built in 2013 by Shaun Muir Racing in the UK to compete in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. The bike was quite successful at that goal, winning the 2013 running with TT legend Ian Hutchinson as pilot and then placing 2nd in the 2014 running with Michael Rutter (another multiple Isle of …
Well, this is one of the odder customs I’ve featured here on Bike-urious! This is first-gen BMW R100GS that’s been converted into a “retro military” custom – the seller says that it “would make a great showpiece for a veterans non-profit or VFW hall.” What do you think?
Over on the auction site we’ve got an interesting leather suit from arguably the most famous British motorcycle racer of all time, Barry Sheene. Barry won the 500cc World Championship in 1976 and 1977 aboard a Suzuki RG500 and his 1977 Championship stood as the last British solo motorcycle championship for decades until Danny Kent won the Moto3 Championship in …
With a custom paint job and lots of modifications (such as a 555cc big-bore kit), this Gamma isn’t for purists. But it was built by Rick Lance and should make for a very fun rider!
One of the few 100% Italian Bimotas of the 90s, the DB2 featured a 900cc 2 valve Ducati engine (best known for its usage in the 900SS).
I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a few of Allen Millyard’s fun builds over the years, but this is the first time I get to share one that’s for sale.
One of the most unique-styled motorcycles in recent memory, the Benelli TnT 1130 was a factory supernaked dominated by a torquey triple that produced 130 hp and 86 lb-ft.
The Yamaha TZR250 was manufactured and sold from 1986 until 1995 in three main iterations exclusively for the Japanese market, never being officially imported to the United States. Born out of the RD250, the model evolved from the more modest parallel twin 250 two stroke of the 2MA and 3MA variants to the 90-degree v-twin 3XV. This 3XV that stands …
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The Bultaco Streaker is a little jewel of a cafe racer that’s hard to find in the US as (rumors suggest) just 28 of them were imported before the EPA changed emissions regulations in ’79.
Designed to be the ultimate 996 at the time, the SPS (Sport Production Special) combined performance and beauty. The limited edition SPS was an uprated version that featured a modified engine and chassis. Nearly all the specifications were improved, such as the lighter Marchesini 5-spoke wheels and Ohlins rear shock. In 2000, Ducati upgraded the Showa forks to Ohlins units, …
A last ditch effort from Triumph to boost sales of the Bonneville, the TSX was basically a T140 that had been restyled by Triumph’s American division. Just 371 were built, 200 of which were exported to the United States. About 1/3 of the production run was in Midnight Black, the rest were like this example – Gypsy Red.
Here’s a rare MZ in the US that’s barely been ridden – will you change that?