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1983 Suzuki GS750E

In Japan, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

The seller of this example calls it a ’85 model, however at that point Suzuki had cut displacement down to 700 to get around the tariffs that Reagan implemented to help Harley-Davidson. My guess is that this is actually from 1983.

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“R7” Kit – BMW R nineT

In Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

When talking about the most substantial motorcycle designs in history, BMW’s R7 is seldom left out of the conversation. The wonderfully Art Deco-styled two-wheeler boasts a radical aesthetic that’s managed to stand the test of time profoundly well. For well over half-a-century, owning an R7 example has been limited to something of a pipe dream. Thanks to a shop in …

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Titled Grey Market NC35 – Honda RVF400

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The staff of MCN considered Honda’s RVF400 (also known as the NC35) to be one of the best riding 400s of all time, saying “in its day it handled with all the agility and precision of a 250cc Grand Prix bike compared to old litre-sized buses like the GSX-R1100, and relatively big supersports machines like the FZR600.”

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Venier Customs ADV Build “VX Traveler” – 1999 Cagiva Gran Canyon

In Custom, Dual-Sport, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Custom adventure motorcycles are a rare breed in the bespoke bike world. While one might think one-off ADV builds would be immensely popular considering the rise in scrambler style builds, the reality is a lot of adventure bikes don’t lend themselves particularly well to extensive customization. But with a little patience and creativity, these on/off-road tourers can make for fantastic …

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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750TT

In America, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

James “Pat” Conroy (AHRMA member #128) has built three excellent XR TTs over the years – one of which won the AHRMA Formula 750 Championship in 1991, 1992, and 1993. In his words, this is a “virtually new ’72 XR750 TT with a brand new 2002 engine built by Carl Patrick”, and it needs a new home.

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BMW V8 Twin Turbo in Finland – 2018 ProBoost M1

In Custom by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Even though motorcycle history has shown that bikes and turbos don’t make for commercially successful cocktails, some turbo fans will never give up. ProBoost is a Finnish company specialized in turbo systems for motorcycles and snowmobiles. To show off their capabilities, they’ve also built a complete bike with a BMW twin-turbo V8 motor. Meet the M1.

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1974 Yamaha TX500

In Japan, Standard by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In the beginning of the 70’s, while Honda and Kawasaki explored 4-stroke motors and managed to break the 750cc and even 900cc barriers of displacement, Yamaha was sticking with two-stroke engines for their middleweight bikes like the RDs (250cc and 350cc). But with their new TXs models, Yam decided to create a new four-stroke middle-size bike between the RDs and …

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Spaceframed Scooter – Upgraded 2001 Italjet Dragster 180

In Italy, Scooter by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Founded in ’59 by Leopoldo Tartarini in Bologna, Italjet has built its name on producing small displacement bikes and scooters. For a brief period around the turn of the millennium (2000-2002), Italjet even campaigned its F125 racer in the 125cc World Championship (Moto3). Back in the 1990s, the Italian marque revamped its product line by introducing a handful of new …

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1985 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 MKIV

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The fourth of five generations of Guzzi’s iconic LeMans, the Mark IV was full of upgrades from previous generations. But one of the modifications was generally frowned upon – a 16″ front wheel. Moto Guzzi didn’t change any other aspects of the steering geometry of the bike to compensate for the two-inch reduction in front wheel diameter, and the media …