In 1956, BSA released an updated version of the Gold Star. Known as the DBB34, it featured a new head, 38mm Amal carb, swept-back exhaust, and clip-on handlebars. That year, BSA won both the Clubmans Senior TT and Clubmans Junior TT races at the Isle of Man – but the Gold Star wasn’t just successful on pavement. BSA also created …
Built by Stan and Pearl Friduss, this Guzzi race bike competed in AHRMA Middleweight Superbike for years, though it’s been sitting for some time and it needs to be awoken from a slumber.
Kawasaki’s H2 750 is one of the craziest motorcycles of all time because it pairs an incredible motor with a chassis that simply could not keep up. This bike keeps the motor and takes it to the next level, but also eliminates the whole “need for turning” aspect that helped the stock bike the nickname of the Widowmaker.
Built as a replica of a Guzzi factory race bike created for Dr. John Wittner, this incredible Guzzi features an extensive list of modifications and has been successfully raced in its current form since 2013.
I wish I had more details on this, but it’s too good not to share. Someone’s built a NSR500 replica with a Honda RC51 frame and a Yamaha RD500cc 2-stroke engine, and it’s up for sale!
In the late 80s, Harley-Davidson decided that they wanted to take a crack at AMA Superbike, where they’d be allowed to compete against 750cc fours with 1,000cc twins (just like Ducati). Homologation rules required the production of 50 bikes around the world, so Harley ended up getting the bikes certified and legalized in Germany (though the common rumor is that …
This started as a CB750F Super Sport, but it has been turned into “the ultimate Freddie Spencer tribute bike that will win races.”
The Triumph Bonneville got its name from the Bonneville Salt Flats – this example pays homage to its history as it earned the Production Pushrod 650cc motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville in 2018 with an average speed of 111.410 miles per hour.
The seller of this example calls it a ’50s period-correct hot rod that has set several 500cc Vintage Sidecar land speed records at Bonneville.
Author: August. If there is one bike I have a lot of experience with it is the RC51. I bought my first one late in 2004, it was a 2003 model that was very clean and had some nice mods, I had never ridden one, but I knew it was special and I knew I wanted it. At $9,000 it …
Turning the fastest production bike of the period into a drag racer may seem like a bad idea for some but others would highly encourage such ideas!
Raced in AHRMA in the late 1990s by Floyd Crow (as shown in the featured photo), this R75/5 was later made street legal and enjoyed on the street. The seller acquired it and put it back into race state – what would you do with it?
Over on the auction site, we’ve got one of the most incredible sport bikes I’ve ever seen. This is a Pierobon X80R kit that was built by Michael “Woolie” Woolaway (formerly of Deus Ex Machina fame and now at Saddlemen).
In the late 80’s, Kawi had some success with their KR250 road racer so they released the KR-1 as a wonderful little two-stroke race rep. It was quite successful, triggering increased competition from the big 4, and it set off a 250cc 2-stroke war among the Japanese – unfortunately us Americans didn’t get to enjoy these little demons. But here’s …
For KTM fans, the letters RFR are something special. They stand for Rally Factory Replica, and they designate bikes that compete in legendary races like the Dakar Rally. This one’s participated in the Dakar, as well as the FIM Rally (now called the Desert Challenge) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb!