If you’ve never heard of Omaze before, it’s a fundraising platform for nonprofits. They try to raise money by offering up interesting prizes and experiences in a raffle-style drawing. One of the current offerings is a Ducati Diavel 1260, and the proceeds to go benefit City of Hope.
Today on the auction site we’ve got a rare variant of the RZ500 – a JDM, aluminum-framed RZV500R!
I don’t get why these bikes are worth so much, but it now just seems like a given that a Christmas Special Z50 will sell for at least 4 grand. To be fair, the model is considered by some as the ultimate Honda Z50, as it was a limited edition that each of Honda’s top dealers got 2 of. Nearly …
In 1995, your only option for an American-built dirt bike was ATK. So it was rather exciting when the company announced that they were debuting liquid-cooled models. The 260LQ was an interesting option, as it was a 2-stroke, street-legal enduro – this one is currently road legal in California.
In 2004, Yamaha produced a limited production variant of the third generation WR450F. It was called the 2-Trac as it featured an Ohlins-developed 2-wheel drive system, and they’re very difficult to find now!
On my way out to San Antonio, I spent a couple of hours (not nearly enough time) meeting the team at Cycle Refinery – I’ve got some photos and a video to put together for you when I get back home. But the short story is, I love what they’re doing, and they’ve got some lovely JDM imports that are …
It’s been a little while since I’ve featured one of this engineering jewels, so let’s rectify that! The Honda CB-1 was a wonderful mid-sized standard in a time of replica racers. Originally built for the Japanese market, it was a beautifully balanced motorcycle that lost out in an American market that was obsessed with having as much horsepower as possible.
I’m not crying…you’re crying.
This bike’s a bit of a mystery to me. The seller makes several references to a Yamaha VR750 racer, which I’ve never heard of, and makes a suggestion: “it is not documented, but considering that there were very few VR750 based flat track bikes and engines at the race circuit, it is believed that these were a part of the …
Out of Office – Riding to San Antonio!View Post
BMW’s Paris-Dakar bikes are wildly collectible, but it’s still surprising to see one made out of a R80ST!
Dubbed the Widowmaker as it had a tremendous motor without the chassis or brakes to keep it control (and also because it’s a great nickname that gets exaggerated), the H2 Mach IV is one of the legends of motorcycling. Here’s an unexpected examples that’s at a turning point as a project – do you try to bring it back to …
Built by Coleman Keffer of the newly-created CKCustomBikes, this ’88 Sportster has been converted into a “Dual Sportster”.
If you’ve been following Asphalt and Rubber (and you should be, especially with the excellent EICMA coverage), you’ve seen Jensen’s descent into madness with regards to racing.
One of my favorite motorcycling books ever is Mat Oxley’s Stealing Speed. It’s always been an easy recommendation, but now it’s even easier as Mat has released a new version with artwork by Christian Papazoglakis!